Gannon University Introduces Restructured Business Program Curriculum
Posted: August 26, 2014
Gannon University's Dahlkemper School of Business restructured
and enhanced its program curricula and will now offer one Bachelor
of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree with the
opportunity to major in 10 different areas.
The two-year process of reviewing and redesigning the business
program reduced the number of degree offerings from eight to one
and increased the number of majors from eight to 10. This
restructuring also expanded the number of core courses offered, the
number of courses that include experiential learning, and the
number of elective courses.
The revised curriculum will be introduced in Fall 2014. Each
major will consist of the business core and six in-depth courses
related to the expertise sought by the student. The accounting
major includes seven accounting courses in order to meet the
requirements to sit for the CPA exam. The increased number of
elective courses allows most students to complete two majors (such
as finance and management) without exceeding the minimum credit
hours required for graduation.
"We don't want to limit our students' possibilities by teaching
them how to do something, we want to teach them to think
so they can do anything," said Director of Business Administration
Donna Mottilla, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Engineering & Business, W.L.
Scheller, Ph.D. said, "This new program will give graduates more of
what managers are looking for in new hires. I am especially excited
about our integration of SAP® - the internationally accepted
business software system - into both core and major