Management Information Systems

  • GU Possibilities
    • Students experience real-world management information systems projects by participating in internships with local businesses.
    • The management information systems concentration is an innovative and collaborative program between Gannon's Dahlkemper School of Business and the computer science department.
    • 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

    With a concentration in management information systems, students will learn how to use technology to analyze and apply computer databases, networks and business information systems. Students will be able to organize information to generate regular reports from information systems on every level of management within an organization. They can also design performance assessments for business functions such as accounting, finance, marketing, production and human resources. There is growing need for business professionals who have knowledge and skills in business analytics.

    You Will Experience

    You will experience an innovative education in the Center for Business Ingenuity, utilizing state-of-the- art technology and global software through the SAP® University Alliances. 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:

    • business analyst
    • cybersecurity analyst
    • database administrator
    • e-business analyst
    • marketing analytics manager
    • network administrator
    • quality assurance analyst
    • system administrator/analyst

    You will Study

    Students obtaining a degree in business administration are able to choose from 10 concentrations to prepare for a career in the field of their choice. Students also have the opportunity to complete the Master of Business Administration or Master of Public Administration degree with one additional year of study through the five-year MBA/MPA program.

    The Dahlkemper School of Business offers innovative courses to prepare students to become business leaders in the global economy. Three of the many course selections are:

    BCOR 240: Marketing in the Global Environment

    Students in this course will learn the process of creating and presenting a marketing plan by applying the strategic decisions of marketing, including capturing marketing insights, connecting with customers, shaping market offerings, delivering customer value and successfully growing the business enterprise.

    ENTR 310: Organizational Innovation

    An examination of where entrepreneurs get their ideas and discover different types of entrepreneurial opportunities will be studied. This course focuses on understanding the process of idea generation, idea evaluation and developing a comprehensive business plan.

    BCOR 485: Global Policy and Strategy 

    As a project-based course, Global Policy and Strategy requires students to integrate analytical skills by analyzing business opportunities and challenges to make more effective business decisions.

    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 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 (