Finance

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Finance students have the opportunity to become a member of The Student Investment Trust at Gannon, which allows students to apply the concepts learned in their coursework by investing trust money in the stock and bond markets.

  • GU Possibilities
    • Finance students have the opportunity to become a member of The Student Investment Trust at Gannon, which allows students to apply the concepts learned
      in their coursework by investing trust money in the stock and bond markets.
    • Gannon’s recent finance graduates are employed by organizations such as Erie Insurance Group, Bank One, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Citigroup, PNC Bank, The Vanguard Group, Chemical Bank and the Chicago Board of Trade.
    • 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

    Finance students will develop an understanding of financing, business investments, optimal dividend payments, lending regulations, and financial products and services. Gannon’s flexible scheduling and variety of course options makes it easy to combine a major in finance with another area of business specialization, such as accounting or entrepreneurship, providing students with the necessary skills to gain a competitive edge and become more marketable in today’s business field.

    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 finance:

    • financial advisor  
    • financial analyst or wealth manager  
    • financial manager  
    • financial or estate planner  
    • insurance agent or broker  
    • investment banker  
    • portfolio manager  
    • professional sales         

    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.