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SBGE Dean's Speaker Series / April 27

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

The 2015-16 SBGE Dean’s Speaker Series wraps up with our third invited executive this year, Doug Deardorf, CEO of NiSoft.  Undergraduates will hear from this successful SPU alumnus who leads a multinational software company.  Wednesday, April 27, 11:00 AM, Library Seminar Room.

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2016 Social Venture Plan Competition

Thursday, April 14, 2016, 2 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Teams from Seattle Pacific University and neighboring schools will present their social venture plans at the "SVPC Showcase" on Thursday, April 14.  They have been planning and preparing for this competition since November.  Join us to help select the award winners or just to appreciate the exciting plans these students will be promoting.

MAM-SSM Open House

Open House and Pizza Night, April 6

Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 6 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Join us on April 6th to learn more about the transformational, 1-year Master of Arts in Management Program at Seattle Pacific University.

Our application deadline is April 15th, so this session is the perfect chance to learn about the program and ask last minute questions before you apply!

Meet with current students, alumni, and faculty to get an inside view into this innovative program to learn how you can accelerate your career and make a social or environmental impact at the same time.  RSVP

McKenna Hall

Graduate Open House, Tuesday, March 29

Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 5 p.m.–7 p.m.

We invite you to learn more about our graduate business programs! The SPU business school offers three programs for working professionals: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MS-ISM), and Master of Arts in Human Resources (MAM-HR). At this event, you will have an opportunity to visit with faculty and admissions representatives.

Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP at Eventbrite


In addition, regular information sessions are held on most Tuesdays, noon to 1:30 pm in the McKenna Hall conference room.  Contact Dr. Miller to RSVP for these lunchtime sessions.

McKenna Hall

Graduate Open House, Tuesday, January 26

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 5 p.m.–7 p.m.

We invite you to learn more about our graduate business programs! The SPU business school offers three programs for working professionals: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MS-ISM), and Master of Arts in Human Resources (MAM-HR). At this event, you will have an opportunity to visit with faculty and admissions representatives.

Light refreshments will be served.  RSVP with Dr. Jacqueline Miller via our Eventbrite page.


In addition, regular information sessions are held on most Tuesdays, noon to 1:30 pm in the McKenna Hall conference room.  Contact Dr. Miller to RSVP for these lunchtime sessions.

Inside the MS-ISM

Inside the ISM, Tuesday, November 17th

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 5 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

A special event introducing prospective students to the Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MS-ISM) degree program will be held on November 17, 5:00-7:15 p.m.  The evening will begin in the McKenna Hall Conference Room with ISM faculty and admission representatives.  At 6:00 p.m., visit Dr. Ryan LaBrie's Information Systems Management and Strategies class. If you are interested in this unique opportunity, please RSVP here.

Dan Price of Gravity Payments

Burton and Ralene Walls Distinguished Speaker Series (Annual)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 12:15 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

This fall, the School of Business, Government, and Economics welcomes Dan Price, Founder and CEO of Gravity Payments, Tuesday, November 17, 12:15-1:45. This is our 15th year of introducing outstanding business leaders to our students. 

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Inside the MBA

Inside the MBA, Tuesday, November 10th

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 5 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend a special event introducing prospective students to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program will be held on November 10, 5:00-7:15 p.m. The evening will begin in the McKenna Hall Conference Room with MBA faculty and admission representatives.  At 6:00 p.m., visit Dr. Denise DanielsLeadership in Organizations class. If you are interested in this unique opportunity, please RSVP here.

Orlando Ashford

Dean's Speaker Series, Orlando Ashford, President, Holland America Line

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 9 a.m.–10 a.m.

This quarter's SBGE Dean's Speaker Series welcomes Orlando Ashford, President, Holland America Line. Mr. Ashford will tell his story and discuss ideas from his book, Talentism.
As Holland America Line president, Orlando Ashford oversees sales, marketing, revenue management, deployment, itinerary planning, public relations, hotel operations and strategy. Before joining Holland America, Mr. Ashford was president of the Talent Business Segment of global consulting firm Mercer. Previously, he was senior vice president, chief human resources and communications officer of Mercer's parent, Marsh & McLennan Companies. He has also held executive positions at the Coca-Cola Company and Motorola Inc. His book, Talentism, examines how technology and human networks can bridge skills gaps, enhance business performance and improve society.

McKenna Hall

Graduate Open House, Tuesdays through December 1

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 12 p.m.–
Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 1:30 p.m.

We will be holding Graduate Information Sessions each Tuesday, through December 1, noon-1:30 p.m., in the McKenna Hall Conference Room (2nd floor) on the SPU campus.  Come learn about the MBA, MS-ISM, and specialized MA in Management programs.  To RSVP, send an email note to Dr. Jackqueline Miller, our Graduate Coordinator (drj@spu.edu), or just drop in at your convenience.  We look forward to meeting you and discussing your next steps in your career preparation and lifelong learning. 

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