Entrepreneurship

  • Program Overview

    Gannon University believes that people can change the world one great idea at a time. Whether you are interested in starting your own business or nonprofit organization, joining a family business, working for a small or mid-size company or becoming a change agent within a larger corporation, Gannon’s Entrepreneurship major is right for you.

     A student within the Entrepreneurship major, you will develop an understanding of how to create value by recognizing attractive opportunities and identifying the unique resources needed to exploit them. Being a successful entrepreneur requires that you not only have a complete understanding of all the individual business functions such as accounting, marketing and management, but more importantly how they all need to work together to create a successful venture. You will learn not only how to understand your customers needs, but also how to fulfill them. You will learn not only how to create budgets, forecasts and financial statements, but also how to interpret them. And finally in your senior year, you will apply all the knowledge you’ve accumulated to create a comprehensive business plan around a business or nonprofit idea that you think will change the world. It will be an experience you will never forget as you spend the entire semester preparing for one event, the presentation of your business plan to a panel of established business executives who will determine your one and only grade for the course.

    Once you graduate from Gannon’s Entrepreneurship major, you will be ready to enter into one of the fastest growing and most dynamic environments that exist in business. According to the United States Small Business Administration, small businesses represent 99.7% of all employers and they provide 60-80% of net new jobs annually.

    Entrepreneurship is more than a major. It’s a way of thinking. It’s a way of life. 

    Program Options

    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
    • Bachelor of Science for Graduates of Two Year Colleges
    • Entrepreneurship Minor

    Liberal Studies Core

    The Liberal Studies Core Curriculum is one reflection of Gannon University's commitment to its Catholic identity. The Core's design offers students a defined, integrated, shared experience as the foundation for their undergraduate program.