Gannon University Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge (I-HACK)

Gannon University announces the launch of the Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge (I-HACK).

Accounting

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Erie, Pennsylvania

Students learn from Gannon’s expert accounting faculty affiliated and actively involved with professional accounting organizations such as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and the American Accounting Association (AAA).

  • GU Possibilities
    • Students will learn from Gannon’s expert accounting faculty, who are affiliated and actively involved with professional accounting organizations such as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and the American Accounting Association (AAA).
    • Gannon’s accounting students participate in a variety of hands-on, service-learning experiences such as the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
    • The Dahlkemper School of Business was the first business school in northwestern Pennsylvania with both undergraduate and graduate programs to receive global accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
    • The Dahlkemper School of Business delivers a values-centered business curriculum that provides students with advanced business knowledge through the development of critical-thinking skills, effective communication skills, ethics-based decision making, comprehension of global business concepts, leadership and team-building skills, and the desire to become a lifelong learner.

    You Will Learn

    Accounting is a promising and highly rewarding career. Demand for qualified accountants trained in preparing financial documentation is expected to increase in response to the escalating data-driven decision-making and financial regulations in organizations of all types. Accounting students will gain analytical skills, develop an understanding of business processes, strengthen their ability to communicate effectively and become aware of the importance of the ethical and social responsibilities of accounting. 

    You Will Experience

    Students will experience an innovative education in the Center for Business Ingenuity, utilizing state-of-the-art technology and global software. Students will receive hands-on opportunities through internships and service-learning projects with local and national businesses, as well as through the unique collaboration between Gannon University’s Dahlkemper School of Business, Small Business Development Center and Erie Technology Incubator.

    You Will Achieve

    Career opportunities include, but are not limited to, the following positions in the field of accounting:

    • auditor  
    • budget analyst  
    • business consultant  
    • financial accountant  
    • financial planner  
    • forensic accountant  
    • Internal Revenue Agent  
    • managerial accountant  
    • tax preparer/planner  

    You Will Earn

    Salaries in business vary depending on the location and type of organization.  

    • accounting: $67,190
    • distribution manager: $86,630
    • finance manager: $117,990
    • financial analyst: $80,310
    • healthcare manager: $94,500
    • HR manager: $104,440
    • insurance underwriter: $65,040
    • market research analyst: $62,150
    • marketing manager: $128,750
    • sales manager: $113,860

    All salary information is compiled from data gathered from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov) and/or PayScale (payscale.com).  

    You Will Study

    Example Course Descriptions

    Students obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) are able to choose from 13 concentrations to prepare for a career in the field of their choice. Students also have the opportunity to complete the Master of Business Administration with one additional year of study through the five-year MBA program.

    Liberal Studies Core

    The Liberal Studies Core Curriculum is one reflection of Gannon University's commitment to its Catholic identity. The Core's design offers students a defined, integrated, shared experience as the foundation for their undergraduate program.