Gannon University

Erie, PA

Gannon University

Erie, PA

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At the Dahlkemper School of Business, the classroom is more than a place to learn; it’s a launchpad.

It is a place where new ideas are incubated, long careers and new companies are created, and leaders are forged. It’s where your entrepreneurial spirit is activated to join the new world of multidisciplinary global business—and to transform it. Inspired teaching in a facility designed as a corporate headquarters combined with a global web of alumni and innovative technology provide the perfect environment to build your strengths and change your world.

Inspired by academic success
Gannon University’s Dalhkemper School of Business, the first business school in northwestern Pennsylvania with undergraduate and graduate programs that are both nationally accredited, offers a bachelor’s degree in business administration with 12 different areas of concentration.

The School of Business 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. 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.

You will find a committed faculty focused on your future success as a business professional. 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
Here at Gannon, we emphasize a healthy blend of real-world experience in addition to classroom instruction.

Learning through experience is a common theme in the Dahlkemper School of Business. Our Center for Business Ingenuity is designed like a corporate headquarters and is home to our Erie Technology Incubator and the Gannon University Small Business Development Center that support your pursuit of being a successful entrepreneur. Additionally, we offer many opportunities for engaging in international internships, dual-study programs, and learning abroad options with international partner institutions. Add this all together, and you’ve got a launchpad for pursuing your academic passions, igniting and supporting your entrepreneurial spirit, and broadening your horizons with experiences that take learning beyond the classroom.

Let Gannon University be the launchpad for your future business career.

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Location is everything

Gannon University is comprised of two vibrant campuses in Erie, Pennsylvania, and Ruskin, Florida. Gannon’s 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 to restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and Lake Erie beaches close by, and is within a two-hour drive of Cleveland, Buffalo, Pittsburgh and Niagara Falls, Canada. Gannon’s Ruskin campus is located in a beautiful area between Tampa and Bradenton that rates highly on measures of livability. The 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