Business Administration

  • Associate of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Minor
  • Erie, Pennsylvania

Business administration students learn to start and manage a business firm and gain an understanding of global business concepts. The flexibility of this major allows students to customize their course of study in business.

  • GU Possibilities
    • 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

    The world of business is dynamic, adaptive and increasingly global. To respond to the changing field of business and prepare students for an interdisciplinary business environment, Gannon’s Dahlkemper School of Business offers a nationally accredited curriculum that awards a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with concentrations in 13 business disciplines. With this innovative, ethics-based curriculum, students can expect a comprehensive course of study that embraces the fundamentals and technical aspects of all areas of business.

    You Will Experience

    The Dahlkemper School of Business is located in the heart of Erie’s central business district in the Center for Business Ingenuity, which is within walking distance of major employers, including Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, leading healthcare providers, nonprofit organizations, sports teams, as well as federal, state and local government offices. This unique location provides students with opportunities for meaningful and relevant internship and employment experiences. Students will receive hands-on learning working alongside entrepreneurs and business professionals through the Small Business Development Center at Gannon University and Erie Technology Incubator. Students are also provided international opportunities through Gannon’s learning abroad programs and the Dahlkemper School of Business’ agreements with partner universities in Germany, Poland and China.

    You Will Achieve

    Students obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree may choose from the following academic concentrations:

    • accounting
    • business administration
    • economics
    • entrepreneurship
    • finance
    • healthcare management
    • international management
    • management
    • management information systems
    • marketing
    • risk management and insurance
    • sport management and marketing
    • supply chain management

    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.