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  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Minor
  • Erie, Pennsylvania
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  • Invest in your Future with Expertise in Finance from Gannon University

    Perhaps no skill in business is more essential than the determination of value. Gannon’s finance concentration will help you learn key financial theories and management strategies from stock market simulations to portfolio management, and apply what you’ve learned through internships, service-learning projects and collaborations with clients operating in the Center for Business Ingenuity. You’ll be well prepared upon graduation to apply your ethical financial leadership in careers that give back to communities.

    • Learn from faculty experts who hold extensive professional business experience in their fields.
    • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) SmallAccredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
    • Enjoy program flexibility that lets you obtain two majors in four years and a Master of Business Administration in one additional year.

    Learn to Lead the Way in Finance

    • Become immersed in the latest methods and strategies of how to value projects, investments, companies and entire industry sectors.
    • Master the ethical ways that individuals and businesses efficiently invest, allocate financial resources and raise needed capital.
    • Develop foundations in financial management, financial markets, financial institutions, investments, security analysis, portfolio management and financial modeling and planning.

    Experience an Exceptional Learning Environment

    • The program’s location in the Center for Business Ingenuity gives you access to valuable local and national internships and service-learning projects through the Small Business Development Center, Erie Technology Incubator, and Northwest Pennsylvania Beehive Network.
    • Compete in the CFA Research Challenge and the CFA Collegiate Personal Finance Planning Competition.
    • Participate in the Student Investment Trust Club to apply concepts learned in class to real-world investing and trust fund management.

    Inspire Your Academic Success

    Gain real-world knowledge through key finance courses including:

    Security Analysis and Portfolio Management: Determine the value of an enterprise based on fundamental business factors and learn to select investment portfolios that achieve long-term financial objectives.

    Financial Models: Integrate finance, accounting, statistics and computer skills to develop project financing, pricing, financial statements and valuation models using Excel.

    Retirement and Estate Planning: Gain financial planning skills and knowledge needed to choose and develop retirement and estate plans that meet an individual’s financial objectives.

    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:

    • Develop your expertise in a program that has strong ties to local industries and nonprofits that provide opportunities for guest speakers, internships and project work.
    • Join the 80% of program alumni who are employed in the field just one year after graduation or others who are pursuing graduate education.
    • Earn an average median salary that ranges from $81,590 to $129,890 for financial analysts, advisers and managers, 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.
Joseph Deemer

Joseph Deemer Finance

“The hands-on experience that you get here at Gannon has really boosted my confdence in my abilities. Whether you are doing in-class simulations, presentations or even volunteer work, you get a lot of exposure to real-world situations.”

  • 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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