Gannon University Introduces Restructured Business Program Curriculum

Posted: August 26, 2014

Gannon University's Dahlkemper School of Business restructured and enhanced its program curricula and will now offer one Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree with the opportunity to major in 10 different areas.

The two-year process of reviewing and redesigning the business program reduced the number of degree offerings from eight to one and increased the number of majors from eight to 10. This restructuring also expanded the number of core courses offered, the number of courses that include experiential learning, and the number of elective courses.

The revised curriculum will be introduced in Fall 2014. Each major will consist of the business core and six in-depth courses related to the expertise sought by the student. The accounting major includes seven accounting courses in order to meet the requirements to sit for the CPA exam. The increased number of elective courses allows most students to complete two majors (such as finance and management) without exceeding the minimum credit hours required for graduation.

"We don't want to limit our students' possibilities by teaching them how to do something, we want to teach them to think so they can do anything," said Director of Business Administration Donna Mottilla, Ph.D.

Dean of the College of Engineering & Business, W.L. Scheller, Ph.D. said, "This new program will give graduates more of what managers are looking for in new hires. I am especially excited about our integration of SAP® - the internationally accepted business software system - into both core and major courses."