You Will Learn

International management students will learn how business is conducted within domestic and international markets. Students will learn how to serve international customers and how to strategically capture international business opportunities. International management students are strongly encouraged to participate in Gannon’s learning abroad and global service opportunities.

You Will Experience

Students will experience an innovative education in the Center for Business Ingenuity, utilizing state-of-the-art technology and global software through the SAP® University Alliances program. Students will receive hands-on opportunities through internships and service-learning projects with local and national businesses, as well as through the unique collaboration between Gannon University’s Dahlkemper School of Business, Small Business Development Center and Erie Technology Incubator.

You Will Achieve

Career opportunities include, but are not limited to, the following positions in the field of international management:

  • global logistics manager
  • global sourcing manager
  • international business consultant
  • international human resources manager
  • international market analyst
  • international sales representative

You will Study

Students obtaining a degree in business administration are able to choose from 10 concentrations to prepare for a career in the field of their choice. Students also have the opportunity to complete the Master of Business Administration or Master of Public Administration degree with one additional year of study through the five-year MBA/MPA program.

The Dahlkemper School of Business offers innovative courses to prepare students to become business leaders in the global economy. Three of the many course selections are:

BCOR 240: Marketing in the Global Environment

Students in this course will learn the process of creating and presenting a marketing plan by applying the strategic decisions of marketing, including capturing marketing insights, connecting with customers, shaping market offerings, delivering customer value and successfully growing the business enterprise.

ENTR 310: Organizational Innovation

An examination of where entrepreneurs get their ideas and discover different types of entrepreneurial opportunities will be studied. This course focuses on understanding the process of idea generation, idea evaluation and developing a comprehensive business plan.

BCOR 485: Global Policy and Strategy

As a project-based course, Global Policy and Strategy requires students to integrate analytical skills by analyzing business opportunities and challenges to make more effective business decisions.

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 business vary depending on the location and type of organization.

  • accounting: $67,190
  • distribution manager: $86,630
  • finance manager: $117,990
  • financial analyst: $80,310
  • healthcare manager: $94,500
  • human resources manager: $104,440
  • insurance underwriter: $65,040
  • market research analyst: $62,150
  • marketing manager: $128,750
  • sales manager: $113,860

All salary information is compiled from data gathered from the Bureau of Labor Statistics ( and/or PayScale (

Admission Requirements

General Requirements

  • Completion of 16 academic units at the high school level, four of which must be English; three in mathematics, including algebra I and II; and two in science; the remaining seven units are to be comprised of social sciences and foreign language.
  • Your academic course selection, grades, rank in class, guidance counselor recommendation and SAT/ACT scores will be carefully reviewed for admission consideration.
  • Demonstrate motivation and curiosity through interests and extracurricular activities.

Next-Step Requirements

Transfer students with an associate’s degree in arts or science may be able to complete this major through Gannon’s Next–Step Program. Next–Step guarantees acceptance of up to 64 credits with grades of C or better and allows students to enter Gannon with junior-level status.

#GU Possibilities

  • Gannon’s Dahlkemper School of Business has partnerships with universities located in Germany, Poland, and China, providing several learning abroad opportunities for international management students.
  • The demand for business professionals with specialized skills in international management is expected to increase as businesses establish operations abroad and seek to develop stronger relationships with global partners.
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