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Business Studies

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  • Map Your Professional Path with a Business Studies Degree from Gannon University

    Gannon University’s business studies degree offers students who are interested in business a flexible and creative education. The program combines liberal arts coursework with a solid foundation in business fundamentals, so you can study the area(s) of business that interest you without being confined to selecting one discipline. Create a customized course of study that aligns with your career goals and be prepared to meet the ever-changing business needs of today’s marketplace.

    • Learn from faculty experts who hold extensive professional and academic experience.
    • Accelerate your education to earn both a bachelor’s degree in business studies and Master of Business Administration or Master of Healthcare Administration in just five years.
    • Pursue internships with companies that frequently hire upon graduation.

    Learn to Lead the Way in Business Studies

    • Study an array of subjects including accounting, management, marketing and economics, all of which reflect the multidisciplinary nature of business.
    • Tailor your business studies coursework to cover an array of business topics of your choice.
    • Develop the technical and soft skills that employers are seeking in today’s professional environment.

    Experience an Exceptional Learning Environment

    • Leverage opportunities for internships and service-learning projects through the Small Business Development Center, Erie Technology Incubator, and Northwest Pennsylvania Beehive Network, all located within Gannon’s Center for Business Ingenuity.
    • Enhance your program knowledge with complementary minor options such as the minor in innovation and creativity, in which you will turn creative thought into actionable innovation while learning within the Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge.

    Inspire Your Academic Success

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

    Project Management: Learn the techniques of planning, scheduling, reporting, controlling and managing projects; understand roles including risk and contingency, budgeting, resource allocation and scheduling.

    Principles of Sport Management: Study sport business topics and complete experiential learning projects in the field; apply traditional business theory and practice to the sport business setting.

    Global Logistics: Examine globalization’s implications, the impact of supply-chain strategies on logistics decisions as well as information flows and technology use. Apply your knowledge to case studies and service-learning opportunities.

    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:

    • Develop your skills and knowledge as a business professional, as well as enhance your career possibilities and earning trajectory.
    • Business graduates can enter a variety of fields upon graduation including banking, real estate or finance, management or consulting, marketing or sales, or even small business ownership.
    • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, earn a median annual salary of $49,470 in a management analyst role; these positions are expected to grow 14%between 2020-2030.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Communicate effectively with diverse audiences
  2. Critically analyze ideas from multiple sources to draw well-supported recommendations and solutions
  3. Apply knowledge and skills across business functions and interdisciplinary boundaries
  4. Integrate new information into existing frameworks of knowledge
  • 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.