Accreditation and Licensure

  • The Dahlkemper School of Business is proud to be the first area institution of higher learning to be awarded national accreditation of its undergraduate and MBA programs by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

    In 2000, the Dahlkemper School of Business underwent a rigorous review process leading to this prestigious recognition. The ACBSP evaluated curriculum, research, internships, faculty and teaching methods and found Gannon to be exemplary.  

    The Council for Higher Education (CHEA) has formally recognized the ACBSP. The ACBSP was the first and is currently the only business accrediting agency to achieve such a distinction.  CHEA acts as a national policy center and clearinghouse on accreditation for higher education.

    The ACBSP accreditation was the latest in a long line of local and regional firsts for the Dahlkemper School of Business. The Dahlkemper School of Business was the first in the region to have both the undergraduate and graduate business programs accredited by a national accrediting body for management education.

    ACBSP accreditation, coupled with the University's existing national and regional accreditations, is an assurance of the Dahlkemper School of Business' academic excellence and program quality. This unique distinction aids prospective students and employers in assessing the stature of the Dahlkemper School's undergraduate and graduate programs. Equally important, it confirms Gannon University's continuing role as the region's institutional leader in undergraduate and graduate business education.

    Undergraduate Student Outcome Measure

    2012-2013

    2013-2014

    2014-2015

    Fall Enrollment

    314

    339

    353

    Degrees Conferred

    66

    54

     

    Freshman Retention Rate % (Fall to Spring)

    90.7

    85.4

    89.4

    Job Placement Rate %

    88

    90

    98

    ETS Major Field Test Average Score

    149

    147

    146