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Online MBA

  • Accelerated
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Online
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  • Gain Applicable Knowledge and Succeed in Business

    Gannon University is a student-oriented teaching university.  This philosophy guides our approach to curriculum design, teaching, and advising.  We recognize and understand the dramatic changes ongoing in the world of business.  The mission of the Gannon Online MBA Program is to provide students with the vision, values, and skills required to lead successful professional and rewarding personal lives within this exciting new world.  Our approach is to pay careful attention to each student, challenge them to grow, and help them to reach their own personal and career objectives.  Courses in the Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program are rigorous and challenging by design, but the faculty is prepared to work with each student to build the skills needed for the business world of the 21st century.

    Gannon University's MBA program was founded in 1970 and our experience as the region's first and largest graduate school of business has taught us some important lessons. Simply having a master's degree, regardless of the type of degree or apparent status of the degree-granting institution, is no assurance of success. To succeed in business, individuals need real skills, an understanding of the world of business and an appreciation for life. Our network of over 1,400 MBA alumni is a proud testament to Gannon's ability to make success happen for its graduate students. Gannon MBA Alumni include Presidents/CEO's, Vice Presidents, CFO's, Treasurers, and Managing Partners.  In addition, over 60 have earned advanced degrees, including doctorates from some of the most prestigious academic institutions in North America (Indiana University, University of Michigan and University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, Stanford University to name a few).  More than 45 Gannon MBA's are currently teaching in colleges and universities.

    It’s time you experience the possibilities that come with a Gannon MBA.

    Gannon's online MBA is ACBSP-accredited and a GMAT waiver is available.

    What Makes Our Online MBA Different

    The purpose of the Gannon University Online Master of Business Administration Program is to develop leaders with a sound understanding of the role of business in society. Globally accredited by ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs), our program centers on honing ethical decision making and problem solving skills, via content with an applied, practical application, in the functional areas of business. Our dedicated faculty and seasoned practitioners offer a dynamic and diverse learning experience for students, whereby our graduates are equipped with transferable skills that are easily adapted to different areas of business, government, and industry, both domestically and globally.

    Virtual Information Sessions

    We invite you to join us for a virtual information session to learn more about Gannon University's online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. Schedule a 1:1 Virtual Information Session here. 


    Career Outcomes: Salaries and Jobs

    Gannon's online MBA degree does more than help you get a job - it can position you for a long career in a variety of industries at a higher-than-average salary. A recent study conducted by Forbes shows that post-MBA starting salary with bonuses can be up to 50 percent higher than pre-MBA starting pay. As an MBA graduate, you can use your knowledge to work as a marketing, finance or human resource manager - three positions that according the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics have an annual median pay ranging from $99,720 up to $199,740

  • State Authorization

    View Gannon's State Authorization for more information on SARA and state authorization. Have a complaint about a distance education program or courses? Read the state contact information document to learn more about filing a complaint.

    Student Success

    Gannon's Online Engagement Coordinator facilitates our online new student orientations, implements strategies to ensure that online students are active in their online courses, and provides general online student support through a variety of high-touch methods to engage students and support student retention efforts. Gannon online students can reach out with general questions about online learning or how to remotely access Gannon's comprehensive student services.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate and integrate core knowledge of the functional business areas using appropriate qualitative and quantitative tools
  2. Critically analyze and synthesize relevant cross-functional information to make a defensible recommendation towards solving complex unstructured business problems
  3. Develop effective leadership and ethics-based decision-making skills, to support the welfare of both organizations and communities
  4. Apply best practices in team settings, collaborative projects, and online/remote environments
Santosh Bhusal

Santosh Bhusal MBA in Business Analytics

When asked why he chose to pursue an MBA, Santosh said he plans to become an entrepreneur in the future, and he believes that a degree in Business Analytics will position him for success in a wide range of activities. After graduation in May 2022, he wants to work as a Business Analyst.

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Megan Loibl

Megan Loibl MBA in Business Analytics

When asked why she pursued the Business Analytics MBA, she said , “working at Gannon, I wanted to learn how to better track, analyze, and present data to further university initiatives”. After completing her MBA in May 2022, she wants to continue working in Higher Education, but with more well-rounded skills and knowledge to help her advance her career.

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Ryan Thomas

Ryan Thomas Masters of Business Administration

Ryan is pursuing his MBA to enhance his supply chain career by acquiring the necessary skills to excel in the field such as procurement, purchasing, supply chain operations management. Additionally, he plans to become a business owner one day, and an MBA will help him learn the “ins and outs” of how to successfully manage a business. When asked what his plans after graduation in december 2022 were, he said; “The military sparked a liking for logistics that I never knew I had before and I have come to really enjoy the field over the years. Therefore, I want to carry that passion forward and utilize my MBA to become a successful Supply Chain Professional.

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Courtney Brumagin

Courtney Brumagin Masters of Business Administration

"I chose Distance Education at Gannon University because: It was the most convenient way for me to still attend Gannon through the height of the pandemic and further my education. The professors and other classmates were extremely helpful during the last part of my undergraduate with that being remote and they were during my graduate classes as well. I enjoyed my time at Gannon and the professors that helped along the way. I do live in Erie and work a full-time job and I was able to juggle school life, work, and my social life all while finishing my degree using Distance Education thanks to Gannon."

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  • Online Learning Readiness Assessment

    Online instruction can be different from instruction in the classroom.  Before enrolling in an online program at Gannon, you should first assess your readiness for stepping into the online learning environment. Your results from the online questionnaire will help you identify the requirements necessary to succeed at online learning and areas you may need to explore before starting your online program.

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