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Gannon University Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management and Business Administration
Gannon University

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management and Business Administration

Erie, USA

4 Years


Full time

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USD 17,975 / per semester



Gannon University is excited to offer students the exceptional opportunity of a Dual Degree Program in Industrial Management and Business Administration in collaboration with Esslingen University in Germany, near Stuttgart. This program entails a year of comprehensive study at Esslingen, inclusive of a valuable internship experience at a prominent global company.

Successful completion of the program grants students degrees from both Gannon and Esslingen, presenting a truly global prospect for those aspiring to pursue a career in international business. Notably, Stuttgart stands as a renowned epicenter for international business, particularly within the automotive industry, hosting major players like Daimler Benz, Porsche, and their extensive supplier networks.

You Will Experience

The Dahlkemper School of Business is located in the heart of Erie's central business district in the Center for Business Ingenuity, which is within walking distance of major employers, including Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, leading healthcare providers, nonprofit organizations, sports teams, and federal, state and local government offices. Students will receive hands-on learning working alongside entrepreneurs and business professionals through Gannon's Small Business Development Center and Erie Technology Incubator.

Esslingen University is located near Stuttgart (15 minutes by public transportation), one of the world's leading areas for the automotive industry and manufacturing. Many of the global companies situated in this area have subsidiaries around the world in need of talented management graduates with international experience and motivation. The internship experience via Esslingen University will underscore students' international ambition and managerial expertise. From Daimler Benz to Porsche, Bosch, and Volkswagen and many of their supplier organizations are present in and around Stuttgart.

You Will Achieve

Students obtaining a dual degree from Gannon University and Esslingen University will become proficient in process and quality management as well as some more technical aspects of management in the manufacturing setting. The international experience, which is performed solely in English, can be greatly augmented by the students learning German. Several courses are required in the curriculum, but studying and working in the country for a full year allows students to become proficient, at least in conversational and business German. Students will live in international dorms while in Esslingen and have classes with students from a variety of nations and backgrounds.



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