International Management

    • Students in international management are required to have an experience abroad in the form of a semester abroad at a partner university in Germany or a university organized study trip to China, among others.

    You Will Learn

    Business majors who study international business learn how business is conducted within their home country, as well as other countries. Students focus on learning how to serve customers in international markets, how to take a local business global, as well as how to develop global manufacturing networks. Intrinsic to being successful in an international business setting is a specific knowledge of history, cultures and political economy, which is why the international management degree program requires foreign language proficiency and strongly recommends study abroad at one of our many partner universities.

    You Will Experience

    International internships are highly desirable and highly competitive. Through our international university partnership network, internships at global companies are available. International management students are challenged by performing international projects for external entities and are graded on their value-add to the entity. Gannon works closely with state agencies responsible for the internationalization of Pennsylvania businesses to create projects and opportunities for students.

    You Will Achieve

    After successfully completing an international business program, business majors should be able to secure any number of positions within the business field. Such career opportunities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • consulting services
    • marketing-related position
    • start their own company

    You will Study

    Students obtaining a degree in business administration are able to choose from ten majors including accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, healthcare management, international management, management, marketing, risk management, sport management and marketing or supply chain management. The collaborative curriculum allows students to take courses in the various majors, including courses such as:

    ENTR 310: Organizational Innovation

    This course examines how individuals and organizations innovate. This is accomplished by studying organizations of all sizes to see what can be learned about the creative process of innovation, specifically around idea generation, evaluation and implementation. By the end of the semester, students will have identified and evaluated several product, service and non-profit ideas of their own.

    FINC 419: International Investments

    This course reviews and presents an analysis of the major investment vehicles, the instruments, the market, as well as the concepts of techniques used to analyze investments in a global context.

    SMGT 370: Principles of Sports Management

    This course covers the business of sport, including ethics in sport management, managing employee diversity in the sports industry, organizational theory and the study of sport, sport governance, international sport governance, basic law applied to sport, economics and sport, accounting and budgeting, financing sport, sponsorship, and group decision making and problem solving.

    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.

    You Will Earn

    Salaries in the industry vary depending on the location and type of organization.

    • Starting salary: $43,500
    • Mid-year salary: $71,000

    All salary information is compiled from data gathered from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov) and/or PayScale (payscale.com).