Gannon University

Erie, PA

Gannon University

Erie, PA

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Launch your career at Gannon University

At Gannon University’s Dahlkemper School of Business, the classroom is more than a place to learn—it’s a launchpad. It’s a place where new ideas are incubated, careers and companies are created, and leaders are forged. It’s where your entrepreneurial spirit will be activated and you’ll be prepared to join—and transform—the new world of multidisciplinary global business. The ingredients to build your strengths are all here: inspired teaching in a facility designed as a corporate headquarters, a global web of alumni, and numerous opportunities and innovative technologies.

Inspired by academic success
The Dahlkemper School of Business offers 12 business programs that can prepare you to become an entrepreneur and business leader of the future. As the first business school in northwestern Pennsylvania with nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate programs, the Dahlkemper School has been offering innovative education for more than 70 years and boasts some of the most unique programs in the region, such as Entrepreneurship and Risk Management & Insurance. The flexibility of our programs allows you to personalize your academic experience. Many of our students have earned two undergraduate Business concentrations within a four-year period or an undergraduate degree and an MBA in a five-year period. 

In the Dahlkemper School, you’ll find committed faculty focused on your future success. Our graduates have secured successful careers with Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, leading health care providers, nonprofit organizations, and federal, state, and local government offices.

Classrooms get real
At Gannon, we emphasize a healthy blend of classroom instruction and real-world experience. The Dahlkemper School provides access to the Business Information Systems Laboratory, an innovative space where you can collaborate with students from global partner institutions on simulated business projects. This integrative environment provides a gateway to valuable networking and internship opportunities. 

Learning through experience is a common theme in the Dahlkemper School. For example, we’ve developed an entrepreneurial space within our Center for Business Ingenuity to help you become a successful business owner with the aid of regional and University experts. This collaborative culture allows businesses, faculty, and students to share ideas in a facility that looks and feels like a major corporate headquarters. Many of our students have even started actual businesses while at Gannon and continue to work with services in the CBI after graduation. In addition, students can engage in international internships, dual-study programs, and study abroad options through international partner institutions in China, Germany, and Poland.

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Location is everything

Gannon University is comprised of two vibrant campuses in Erie, Pennsylvania, and Ruskin, Florida. The Erie campus is central to many businesses and organizations that provide students with hands-on learning opportunities. This urban campus in the heart of downtown is within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and seven miles of Lake Erie beaches. It’s also within a two-hour drive of Cleveland, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh. Gannon’s Ruskin campus is a dynamic, beautiful area between Tampa and Bradenton that rates high on measures of livability and attractiveness. This campus puts you at the center of a rapidly expanding health care sector with opportunities to engage in educational outreach activities.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “My experience in the Business Administration program at Gannon has been one filled with rich interactions with students and professors representing a variety of experiences and fields. Having solid academic programs and access to local businesses that showed us tangibly how business is carried out was something that helped prepare me for my career. A highlight of my experience was being able to connect with professors one-on-one throughout my years. They helped enrich my understanding of the business world, from what to prepare for in graduate school to working for a Fortune 500 Company to entering the New York City start-up environment.”

    • Ryan Hamilton '20