Entrepreneurship

    • A new field called social entrepreneurship is emerging in which for-profit businesses are formed to address social issues. It is entirely possible to both do good and create value for customers.

    You Will Learn

    Accepting risk and using initiative, the entrepreneur creates new ideas, products, business ventures, industries and even markets.

    The core idea that drives the entrepreneur is creating value for the customer by recognizing opportunities and identifying the resources needed to exploit them. The student who majors in entrepreneurship will take a unique set of courses designed to develop the thought processes and skills required to turn possibility into reality.

    You Will Experience

    Students can explore the numerous opportunities interning at many different sizes and styles of businesses, they will also have the unique opportunity to get internships in Gannon-affiliated, entrepreneurship-focused organizations such as the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Erie Technology Incubator (ETI), which are both located on Gannon's campus.

    You Will Achieve

    Your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration will qualify you for many career entry positions. Such opportunities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • change agent
    • join a family business
    • operations management
    • project management
    • sales
    • start your own business

    You will Study

    Students obtaining a degree in business administration are able to choose from ten majors including accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, healthcare management, international management, management, marketing, risk management, sport management and marketing or supply chain management. The collaborative curriculum allows students to take courses in the various majors, including courses such as:

    ENTR 310: Organizational Innovation

    This course examines how individuals and organizations innovate. This is accomplished by studying organizations of all sizes to see what can be learned about the creative process of innovation, specifically around idea generation, evaluation and implementation. By the end of the semester, students will have identified and evaluated several product, service and non-profit ideas of their own.

    FINC 419: International Investments

    This course reviews and presents an analysis of the major investment vehicles, the instruments, the market, as well as the concepts of techniques used to analyze investments in a global context.

    SMGT 370: Principles of Sports Management

    This course covers the business of sport, including ethics in sport management, managing employee diversity in the sports industry, organizational theory and the study of sport, sport governance, international sport governance, basic law applied to sport, economics and sport, accounting and budgeting, financing sport, sponsorship, and group decision making and problem solving.

    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.

    You Will Earn

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

    • Starting salary: $43,500
    • Mid-year salary: $71,000

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