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  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Minor
  • Erie, Pennsylvania
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  • Capitalize Your Future Career Success with Expertise in Economics from Gannon University

    Gannon’s economics concentration prepares you to address key economic issues using powerful tools of analysis. You’ll build an excellent foundation in the financial and quantitative modeling used by business professionals. You will apply that foundation to analyze economic and industry trends, business competition, risk profiles and other factors that drive high-impact solutions to economic issues across industries. When you graduate, you’ll be well prepared to enter careers with high-earning potential or advance your education in fields such as law, political science and economics.

    • Learn from faculty experts whose research includes topics like forensic science, voting behavior, health care, media and more.
    • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) SmallAccredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
    • Tailor your academic interests by pursuing complementary courses in math, data science, political science, philosophy or pre-law.

    Learn to Lead the Way in Economics

    • Understand how certain human decision processes impact issues of scarcity and tradeoffs at the individual and societal levels.
    • Master the financial and quantitative modeling that business professionals across the globe use to conduct analysis and research.
    • Develop strong analytical and critical thinking skills in an applied environment to increase your career marketability.

    Experience an Exceptional Learning Environment

    • Earn your education using state-of-the-art technology and global software including IBISWorld and Stata.
    • The program’s location in the Center for Business Ingenuity gives you valuable local and national internship and service-learning project opportunities through access to the Small Business Development Center, Erie Technology Incubator, and Northwest Pennsylvania Beehive Network.
    • Participate in the Political Economy Reading Group, Political Economy Summer Retreat, and Economic Movies Series.

    Inspire Your Academic Success

    Gain real-world knowledge through key economics courses including:

    Comparative Economic Systems: Study how societies of differing social, political and economic preferences organize themselves to satisfy human needs, emphasizing socialism, capitalism and modern variations theories and practices.

    Game Theory: Explore major elements of game theory and apply game theoretic principles to business, finance, public policy and everyday life situations.

    Discussions in Political Economy: Discuss readings, lectures and debates relating to topics in political economy.

    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 grant-funded research project opportunities through the small program size.
    • Become a highly skilled and knowledgeable career professional in fields such as a banking, data science, law, business policy, financial analysis, and more.
    • Earn an average starting salary of $105,020 in an in-demand career with a projected annual growth of 14%, 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.
Kyle Peck

Kyle Peck Economics

“This curriculum allows for students to experience every side of the business world. I have had experience in supply chain management, marketing, entrepreneurship, human resources management and much more. This level of engagement and thoroughness I believe has fully prepared me for the professional world.”

  • 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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