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Business Administration

  • Associate of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Minor
  • Erie, Pennsylvania
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  • Drive Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation with Expertise in Business Administration from Gannon University

    Gannon’s business administration program prepares you for exciting leadership and management roles across any industry and business. You’ll develop skills that withstand the ever-changing nature of business, gain knowledge in all functional areas of business, and learn in an entrepreneurial environment that blends classroom learning with real-world experiences. You’ll also tailor your academic experience by choosing two concentrations that will lead you to dynamic career opportunities.

    • Learn from faculty experts who hold extensive professional and academic experience.
    • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) SmallAccredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
    • Accelerate your education to earn both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in business administration in just five years.

    Learn to Lead the Way in Business Administration

    • Develop the necessary skills for effective and productive collaboration.
    • Demonstrate strong leadership in both entrepreneurism and ethical practices.
    • Obtain a strong academic foundation in core business functions and choose two areas of specialization.
    • Master competencies in a flexible program of study while discovering the wealth of opportunities a career in business has to offer.

    Experience an Exceptional Learning Environment

    • The program’s location in the Center for Business Ingenuity gives you valuable local and national internships and service-learning projects through access to the Small Business Development Center, Erie Technology Incubator and Northwest Pennsylvania Beehive Network.
    • Develop and diversify your business knowledge; join graduates who have a key advantage in possessing a skillset that enables them to create value in multiple business settings throughout their professional careers.

    Inspire Your Academic Success

    Gain real-world knowledge through key business administration courses including:

    Organizational Innovation: Explore the entrepreneurial process, idea generation, types of entrepreneurial opportunities, and components of a business plan; evaluate start-up companies and develop your own ideas for products, services and nonprofits.

    Digital Marketing: Develop a business strategy that incorporates digital marketing best practices and an understanding of multi-channel traditional and digital approaches to establish competitive market position and differentiate goods and services.

    Supply Chain Risk Management: Examine supply chain vulnerability; review specific types of risk, consider actions that improve efficiency and risk, present methods to identify risks, and study continuity planning.

    Achieve the Possibilities

    Students will earn a high-quality education that enables success in the rigors of graduate school or a future profession. Through an array of program opportunities, you can:

    • Secure practical experience through internships, service-learning projects and coursework with local industries, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.
    • Complete your coursework while earning credentials including MOS Excel Certification, Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Project Management.
    • Earn a median annual salary of $96,640 in a career field that is expected to grow by 6% from 2019 to 2029, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Dahlkemper School of Business Students evaluate and integrate core knowledge across the breadth of functional business areas to solve problems and capture opportunities.
  2. Dahlkemper School of Business Students apply leadership and team building skills to develop strategies, manage resources and achieve goals.
  3. Dahlkemper School of Business Students recognize the importance of ethical issues, integrity, inclusiveness and social responsibility in real-world business behavior.
  4. Dahlkemper School of Business Students identify, analyze, evaluate and solve business problems using both discipline specific and cross functional integrative thinking.
  5. Dahlkemper School of Business Students utilize written and oral communication skills to effectively interact with stakeholders.
  6. Dahlkemper School of Business Students recognize global business concepts and practices that present opportunities and challenges in an environment of diversity and multiculturalism.
  7. Dahlkemper School of Business Students demonstrate concentration knowledge and appropriate application of the business concepts, opportunities and practices in their respective business major.
Nicholas Carneval

Nicholas Carneval Business Administration

“My experience in my program was great because of Gannon’s ability to fit their students with professors who have had professional experience in the workforce ... My program has prepared me with knowledge on the different types of career paths I could take in my specialty along with education on the job market itself.”

Kyle Peck

Kyle Peck Business Administration

“This curriculum allows for students to experience every side of the business world. I have had experience in supply chain management, marketing, entrepreneurship, human resources management and much more. This level of engagement and thoroughness I believe has fully prepared me for the professional world.”

  • Receive hands-on learning through real-world courses, projects and valuable internship experiences that prepare you to become a professional in the field.
  • 13:1Enjoy a personalized experience inspired by Gannon’s faculty experts and a low student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1.
  • Apply for generous financial aid packages and scholarship awards.

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