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MBA Program Testimonials

One of the best ways to analyze a process, experience, place or in this case, Gonzaga's MBA program, is to hear directly from people who have personally experienced it. With that in mind, we encourage you to take a few minutes to explore the alumni profiles below.



Ciera Thornton, MBA '21

AVP, Senior Commercial Underwriter at Umpqua Bank

"Gonzaga has tremendous resources. I’ve already secured a job because of the fact I was in the program. If you’re willing to engage and you put yourself out there, there’s a lot to gain.”

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Jackie Tanios, MBA '21

Account Based Marketing Manager at Ignitium: ABX Orchestration

“The Simpsons might have taught me the language but Gonzaga taught me how to communicate, how to listen, and how to go out in the business world and be a leader. I walked away from every class feeling heard, important, and valuable.”

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Brandon Leslie, MBA '19

Business Analyst at Horizon Air

“I decided to pursue my MBA as an investment in myself and to accelerate my career. I chose Gonzaga for its deep network, competitive price, accelerated one-year option, and strong reputation in both academics and athletics."

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Jennifer O'Callaghan, MBA '18

SVP of Marketing and Analytics at Numerica Credit Union

“The Gonzaga MBA program challenged me to ask better questions, come up with more creative solutions, think critically about ethical decisions, and lead with purpose. It transformed me from a subject matter expert into a business leader.”

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Brian Ulrich, MBA '12

Director of Operations, Marketing and Learning at Northwest Farm Credit Services

"To me, academic quality, class sizes, reputation, and the quality of the students and alumni were very important factors. I did a fair amount of research and chose the best program in the region."

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Marcela Warter, MBA '11

Vice President, Customer Success at Sendlane

"The power and recognition of an MBA from Gonzaga have allowed me to differentiate myself. Through the holistic approach to leadership, business development, and strategy, I have been granted credibility and given the springboard to pursue the career of my choice."

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Eric Agnew, MBA '11

Senior Director of Revenue Operations at Ignitium: ABX Orchestration Agency

"I knew that in order to achieve my career goals, I would need to round out my education in a few areas. My MBA enabled me to get thrown into any situation and be capable of thriving."

Kelli Drew

Kelli Drew, MBA '10

Senior Accountant, External Reporting Department at Itron

"From the network you build to your ability to think strategically, a Gonzaga MBA will help you both short and long term. For me, getting my MBA helped me think from different perspectives and move from a tactical mindset into strategic thinking."

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Andrew Sorenson, MBA '09

Operations Director, Strategic Manufacturing Capabilities at Nike

"The Gonzaga MBA program forced me to think bigger, to comprehend a wider range of perspectives, and simultaneously to better understand the impacts of my decisions. Without a doubt, one of the best investments I’ve ever made in myself.”