Risk Management and Insurance

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Graduates from Gannon’s Dahlkemper School of Business hold high-level positions with Fortune 500 companies, such as Erie Insurance Group.

  • GU Possibilities
    • Graduates from Gannon’s Dahlkemper School of Business hold high-level positions with Fortune 500 companies, such as Erie Insurance Group.
    • For the third consecutive year, a risk management and insurance student from Gannon has been selected for a distinguished internship or scholarship with the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices, Ltd. (NAPSLO). Gannon students have successfully competed against students from the top risk management and insurance programs in the country for this valuable hands-on experience.
    • 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

    Risk management and insurance students will gain an understanding of the principles and mechanics of insurance, financial planning, employee benefits and risk management. Students will also study ways to mitigate business risk. Graduates of the program will have the knowledge and skills necessary for careers in the risk management and insurance industry.  
 

    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 risk management and insurance:

    • claims adjustor  
    • cyber and IT risk manager  
    • industrial safety manager  
    • insurance agent or broker  
    • insurance fraud investigator  
    • risk manager  
    • strategic risk consultant  
    • underwriter  

    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.