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  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Minor
  • Erie, Pennsylvania
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  • Discover Your Career Venture with Expertise in Entrepreneurship from Gannon University 

    Gannon’s entrepreneurship concentration prepares highly motivated students to discover, create and pursue the business opportunities that motivate them most using calculated risk and high initiative. Through hands-on coursework and internship experiences, you’ll learn the business of creativity and innovation, and develop the knowledge needed to turn your entrepreneurial possibilities into business realities.

    • Increase your professional marketability through internships, service-learning projects and hands-on coursework.
    • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) SmallAccredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
    • Learn from experienced faculty experts who have owned and operated businesses as professionals in the field.

    Learn to Lead the Way in Entrepreneurship

    • Master the operational aspects of an entrepreneurial venture and analyze customer needs, industry trends and competitive environments to create solutions that provide distinct value to both customers and investors.
    • Understand, create and analyze financial statements to gather information needed to run an entrepreneurial venture.
    • Learn to effectively present entrepreneurial venture opportunities to gain needed support and resources to pursue those opportunities.

    Experience an Exceptional Learning Environment

    • The program’s location in the Center for Business Ingenuity gives you valuable local and national internships and service-learning projects through access to the Small Business Development Center, Erie Technology Incubator, and Northwest Pennsylvania Beehive Network.
    • Earn your education on a campus located in the center of a rich environment of startup and growth-stage businesses – some of which were started by program alumni.

    Inspire Your Academic Success

    Gain real-world knowledge through key entrepreneurship courses including:

    Organizational Innovation: Understand the entrepreneurial process including how to generate and evaluate ideas to find worthwhile opportunities.

    Entrepreneurial Finance: Learn about financial issues confronting start-up ventures and how financial statements are created and interpreted, as well as how to raise needed funds and value a company.

    New Venture Creation: Integrate your knowledge from core business courses to create a comprehensive business plan around an original business idea; present an elevator pitch, written business plan and formal investment presentation to a professor acting as a consultant.

    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:

    • Accelerate your education to earn both a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master in Business Administration.
    • Secure valuable career opportunities in the entrepreneurship realm as a business owner, business consultant, sales professional, business developer, project manager and more

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.
Laurel Harris

Laurel Harris Entrepreneurship

“Gannon University’s entrepreneurship program has given me the knowledge and confidence to become a successful entrepreneur … I have been challenged to participate in mock business practices. Whether it be pitching ideas, giving speeches, or developing business models, Gannon’s entrepreneurship program has challenged and prepared me to succeed in the business 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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