• Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Erie, Pennsylvania

Students expand their knowledge of economics and build professional skills through a grant-funded Economics Book Club, in which students meet weekly and experience a distinguished speaker and video series.

  • GU Possibilities
    • Economics students can participate in the Economics Book Club, which is funded by a grant. Club members meet weekly to read and discuss books dealing with economic issues.
      Students can expand their knowledge of economics and build their professional skills through a grant-funded distinguished speaker and video series.
    • 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 economics concentration provides an excellent background in the financial and quantitative modeling that business professionals use to conduct analysis and research. Economists are needed to analyze issues such as health care, taxes, energy and international trade policy. Students who complete an economics concentration are able to summarize their findings after analysis of economic trends and factors, industries, business competition and risk profiles. An economics concentration will enable a student to prepare for advanced study in fields such as law, political science and economics.

    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 business field:

    • economic analyst
    • economic consultant
    • financial analyst
    • healthcare economics consultant
    • management consultant
    • market analyst
    • policy analyst
    • political analyst

    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  
    • human resources 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 ( and/or PayScale (   

    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.