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  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Erie, Pennsylvania
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  • Lead a Visionary Enterprise with Expertise in Management from Gannon University

    Every organization needs skilled leaders to manage individuals and groups. The most effective leaders understand organizational culture, adapt to or inspire change, identify and implement effective strategies, and facilitate the efforts of others to accomplish organizational goals. Gannon’s management concentration provides you with a practical and comprehensive curriculum, valuable networking opportunities, and hands-on internship and service-learning experiences that will prepare you for your future career with local and global industries, consulting firms, or governmental agencies.

    • Connect with expert faculty to foster professional development with a low student-to-faculty classroom ratio.
    • 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 and master’s degree in business administration in just five years.

    Learn to Lead the Way in Management

    • Prepare for your future success in the business management field by considering both the environmental and human perspective and impact of business activity.
    • Become a forward-thinking leader who is able to apply critical thinking and analytical skills to produce practical solutions to multi-faceted business issues.
    • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the moral and ethical aspects of leadership and explore how managers contribute to a holistically prosperous world through business activity.

    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.
    • Engage in hands-on learning projects and internship opportunities, service-learning activities and career planning to prepare to enter your field.
    • Earn academic credit and practical experience through international travel or study abroad opportunities offered through the Dahlkemper School of Business.

    Inspire Your Academic Success

    Gain real-world knowledge through key management courses including:

    Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability: Learn to critically research, analyze and ascertain the interrelationships between business activity and human prosperity and the disparity of theoretical concepts in achieving this endeavor.

    Project Management: Understand principles of project management and the importance of planning, documenting and leading to ensure accountability in achieving goals.

    Issues in Global Business: Develop perspective on the global and long-term effects of political and economic thought and practice.

    Achieve the Possibilities

    Students will gain 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:

    • Engage with local for-profit and nonprofit community partners to develop skills that are essential to the business environment.
    • Secure highly sought-after careers as a human resources manager, management consultant, operations manager, operations research analyst, project manager and more.

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.
Joseph Deemer

Joseph Deemer Business Administration

“The hands-on experience that you get here at Gannon has really boosted my confidence in my abilities. Whether you are doing in-class simulations, presentations or even volunteer work, you get a lot of exposure to real-world situations.”

  • 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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