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  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Minor
  • Erie, Pennsylvania
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  • Leverage Your Career Success with Expertise in Accounting from Gannon University

    Accounting is the language of business. Gannon’s accounting concentration will lead you to master the theories and practices of accounting to prepare you for careers that include financial management, business transaction tracking, merger and acquisition strategy, information systems development, tax strategy and wealth management, and more.

    • Learn from faculty experts who hold extensive professional and academic experience.
    • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) SmallAccredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
    • Accelerate your education to earn both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in business administration in just five years.

    Learn to Lead the Way in Accounting

    • Develop a sound understanding of accounting theory and practice, as well as ethical principles necessary for professional careers in public accounting, business or government.
    • Learn to think analytically, understand business processes, and strengthen your ability to communicate in professional settings.
    • Depending upon your interest and career goals, you can choose a track in forensic accounting or fulfill the traditional accounting requirements.

    Experience an Exceptional Learning Environment

    • The program’s location in the Center for Business Ingenuity gives you the opportunity to experience local and national internships and service-learning projects through access to the Small Business Development Center, Erie Technology Incubator, and Northwest Pennsylvania Beehive Network.
    • Companies located just blocks from campus offer another avenue for internship experiences that often lead to full-time employment offers upon graduation.

    Inspire Your Academic Success

    Gain real-world knowledge through key accounting courses including:

    Intermediate Financial Accounting: Examine major financial statement accounts to understand accounting theory and practice.

    Forensic Analysis: Examine the investigative techniques used by accountants to conduct forensic examinations; learn the skills needed to assist businesses in detecting and preventing fraud via financial statement analysis, investigation and documentation of evidence.

    Financial Auditing: Understand the theory and practice of auditing, duties and responsibilities of the auditor, as well as standards and procedures performed by public accountants.

    Achieve the Possibilities

    Students will gain a high-quality education that enables success in the rigors of graduate school or a future profession. Through an array of program opportunities,  you can:

    • Secure valuable career opportunities in positions including auditor, budget analyst, business consultant, financial consultant, forensic accountant, tax preparer and more.
    • Earn an average median salary of $67,190 for an accountant, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Dahlkemper School of Business Students evaluate and integrate core knowledge across the breadth of functional business areas to solve problems and capture opportunities.
  2. Dahlkemper School of Business Students apply leadership and team building skills to develop strategies, manage resources and achieve goals.
  3. Dahlkemper School of Business Students recognize the importance of ethical issues, integrity, inclusiveness, and social responsibility in real-world business behavior.
  4. Dahlkemper School of Business Students identify, analyze, evaluate, and solve business problems using both discipline specific and cross functional integrative thinking.
  5. Dahlkemper School of Business Students utilize written and oral communication skills to effectively interact with stakeholders.
  6. Dahlkemper School of Business Students recognize global business concepts and practices that present opportunities and challenges in an environment of diversity and multiculturalism.
  7. Dahlkemper School of Business Students demonstrate concentration knowledge and appropriate application of the business concepts, opportunities, and practices in their respective business major.
Katherine Mraz

Katherine Mraz Accounting

“My time in the accounting program has exceeded all of my expectations. I was able to apply the skills that I had learned in my accounting classes to successfully complete an internship and secure an offer for full-time employment.”

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  • Receive hands-on learning through real-world courses, projects and valuable internship experiences that prepare you to become a professional in the field.
  • 13:1Enjoy a personalized experience inspired by Gannon’s faculty experts and a low student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1.
  • Apply for generous financial aid packages and scholarship awards.

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