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There is a world of possibilities at Gannon University—the possibilities that are within you. You will learn here, form lifelong friendships here, and grow here, because at Gannon, it’s within your reach. Our hands-on, real-world, faith-inspired, success-driven academics are what make a Gannon education stand out. Here we help make your desired college experience possible. It’s what happens when you believe.

Inspiring academic success 
Gannon University’s Dahlkemper School of Business, the region’s first nationally accredited business school, integrates cutting-edge theory with the latest business technologies to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for successful professional careers.

The Dahlkemper School of Business offers some of the most unique programs in the region, such as Entrepreneurship and Risk Management. New programs in Healthcare Management and Supply Chain Management are now offered as well. Undergraduate Business students can remain at Gannon to complete their Master of Business Administration (MBA) with just one extra year of study. Gannon offers both Master of Business Administration and Public Administration programs on campus and online to provide options and accessibility that allow you to personalize your academic experience.

Students enrolled in one of Gannon’s more than 10 business programs benefit from the exceptional learning environments within the new Center for Business Ingenuity, a collaborative ecosystem that brings together students, faculty experts, industry professionals, and entrepreneurs. This integrative environment provides a gateway to valuable internship and networking opportunities, both in the classroom and in the Erie community.

Location is everything
Gannon’s campus is located in the
heart of downtown Erie, close to internships and co-ops with businesses, industries, startups, and local entrepreneurs. Gannon is centrally located and is a short drive from prominent business districts in Pittsburgh, Buffalo, and Cleveland.

Students enrolled in the Sport Management and Marketing program will gain practical skills and knowledge through hands-on class projects and collaboration with business professionals from local minor league sports teams, including the Erie Otters. Gannon’s location provides real-world experience with numerous minor league, professional, and college teams and departments.

Located on the shores of Lake Erie in Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Gannon has something for everyone to enjoy. On-campus students can experience everything from fishing, skiing, movies, and dances to athletic events and tax-free shopping. With more than 80 on-campus clubs and organizations at Gannon, there’s always something going on.  

Classrooms get real
At Gannon we emphasize a healthy blend of classroom instruction and real-world experience.

In the heart of Erie’s central business district, students will gain practical experience in Gannon’s Center for Business Ingenuity (CBI), which brings together the Dahlkemper School of Business with the Erie Technology Incubator and Small Business Development Center in an environment that helps facilitate the future of business and entrepreneurship in northwest Pennsylvania.

By bringing together these three entities, the CBI encourages an unprecedented level of collaboration between business students and budding entrepreneurs, seasoned business faculty, and consultants in a facility that looks and feels like a major corporate headquarters. This type of collaboration further enhances the delivery of services to entrepreneurs in the community and promotes a synergistic culture as businesses, faculty, and students mix and share ideas in an ecosystem where faculty and student-led businesses can flourish and expand.

Students in Gannon’s undergraduate and graduate programs will experience unique real-world application in the Business Information Systems Laboratory (BISL). This state-of-the-art laboratory utilizes SAP® software applications available through Gannon’s participation in the SAP University Alliances program, several interactive, large-screen displays, and wide broadband Internet access for data integration, business simulation, visualization, and team operations. This real-world, hands-on environment provides students with a competitive edge and prepares them for their careers.




Associate Degrees
• Business Administration

Bachelor’s Degrees
• Accounting
• Entrepreneurship
• Finance
• Healthcare Management
• International Management
• Management
• Marketing
• Risk Management and Insurance
• Sport Management and Marketing
• Supply Chain Management
• Undecided Business

Master’s Degrees
• Business Administration
• Public Administration

Affiliation: Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie

Programs: More than 58 undergraduate programs, 24 cooperative professional school options, 11 pre-professional programs, seven associate degree programs, 27 master’s degrees, and four doctoral degrees, including a Doctor of Nursing Practice

Financial Aid: More than $37 million awarded annually; early notification of scholarships and financial aid

Atmosphere: Values-centered community with a low 13:1 student-faculty ratio

Erie, Pennsylvania; and Ruskin, Florida

Enrollment: 4,416

20 NCAA Division II athletic teams and varsity scholarship–granting teams in women’s acrobatics and tumbling, as well as competitive cheerleading