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With undergraduate and graduate business degrees offered on campus and online, GMercyU will help you become a leader in today's competitive business world. Here, you’ll learn from experienced faculty who know business from the boardroom, not just the classroom.
Gwynedd Mercy University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. For a listing of our accredited programs, visit IACBE Accredited Programs.*
Our accredited undergraduate and graduate business degree programs in Pa. focus on today’s most in-demand skills, including communication, problem-solving, and leadership.
Depending on the program you choose, you can earn your degree on our Main Campus in Gwynedd Valley, Pa. or in an accelerated online format.
Choose the option that fits your life!
Each undergraduate business degree program below is offered on our Main Campus in Gwynedd Valley, Pa. and is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education. As an undergraduate business major, you also have the option of enrolling in our 4+1 MBA graduate program provided you meet eligibility requirements.
B.S. in Accounting* – Our Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree will prepare you to meet a critical need in any organization. We also offer an accounting degree with a CPA track, so you can earn the extra credits you need to be on track for CPA licensure. In 2016, our CPA exam pass rate was 73.3%, compared to the national average of 56%, according to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.
B.S. in Digital Communications – The perfect launching pad for a career in writing, social media, broadcasting, or public relations for communications majors.
B.S. in Finance – Our Bachelor of Science in Finance will give you a seat at the financial table of any business or organization.
B.S. in Management– A degree in management from GMercyU will open the door to a wide array of opportunities in the business world.
B.S. in Marketing – Our diverse marketing curriculum will prepare you for a range of career opportunities in the business and non-profit world.
B.S. in Sports Management – Our B.S. in Sports Management will help transform your love of sports into a career.
Some programs offered by the School of Business may require a criminal background check, child abuse clearance, specific immunizations, and other health-related clearances to participate in experiential learning required as part of your undergraduate curriculum. In addition, some careers require a criminal background check and/or certain immunizations as a condition of employment. See the undergraduate catalog for more information.
*Licensure: This program was designed to meet the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) education licensure requirements in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. While the exam is the same no matter where it's taken, each state has different education and experience requirements that must be met in order to become a licensed CPA. If you reside in a different state, you should carefully review your home state’s CPA licensure requirements prior to enrolling in this program. We will work with you to find out what your specific state requirements are. For more information, please visit our Program Licensure Requirement page.
If you enroll in an undergraduate business degree program, you have the option of staying for a fifth year to complete your 4+1 MBA program. If eligible, you will take 12 graduate credits during your senior year as part of your undergraduate tuition and then complete the remaining credits in year five in a combination of on-ground and online classes
Hybrid (On-Ground and Online) MBA Degree
If you're looking to earn your MBA in a way that fits your life, our combination on-ground and online MBA program is an excellent choice. Core courses are offered two evenings a week and concentration courses are offered online. You can choose from concentrations in Health Care Administration, Strategic Management and Leadership, or International Business.
The following online accelerated business degree programs are offered through the School of Graduate and Professional Studies and can be completed in an online, accelerated format.
+In addition to the University's regional accreditation, these programs have special accreditation through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education.
The following online MBA degree programs are offered through the School of Graduate and Professional Studies in an accelerated format. They can be completed completely online.
Gwynedd Mercy University’s School of Business is housed in the university’s newest building, University Hall, which includes advanced classroom technology including a real-time stock ticker.
GMercyU business students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through internships at some of the area’s top companies, such as Aetna, KPMG, Merrill Lynch and Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
If you’re looking for experienced business faculty who will take a genuine interest in you, GMercyU is the place to go. Our classes are small, which gives you plenty of opportunities to get to know your professors and for them to get to know you. Our faculty also have a wide network of professional contacts so you can build your business network before you graduate.
GMercyU was recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal for being a top business school and having a top MBA program in 2017.
Welcome to the School of Business! On behalf of the faculty of the school, I look forward to welcoming you to one or more of our programs.
The School of Business is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). We offer several degree options, including accounting, finance, management, marketing, sports management, and business education. While enrolled as a student in the school, you can also pursue a minor in accounting or business administration. Accounting students have the option of the traditional track or the CPA track, which provide students with the additional credits needed to be on the CPA track.
The Gwynedd Mercy University campus offers traditional four-year programs for students. If you are a working adult student, you may pursue an accelerated/online business degree through our School of Graduate and Professional Studies. Our accelerated business programs are offered completely online.
In the School of Business at Gwynedd Mercy University, you will have many options for enhancing your classroom-based knowledge with real-world experiences. We strongly encourage students to take part in internships opportunities during the junior and senior years. Our students have interned in a wide range of business, ranging from top four CPA firms to small entrepreneurship. We offer study abroad opportunities, such as our scheduled winter program to Great Britain and France. You will have the opportunity to become a member of our student chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), or our business club, where you will be able to network with area business professionals and attend guest lectures.
The faculty of the School of Business are dedicated professionals who provide an exceptional educational experience that incorporates state-of-the-art technology, real-world application, and innovative learning opportunities such as the business simulation/case approach, which enables students to compete against students worldwide.
Please come visit Gwynedd Mercy University and sit in on one of our courses. We look forward to seeing you!
Heather L. Pfleger, EdD
Dean of the School of Business and Education
*To register a complaint with the IACBE, please contact International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) at https://iacbe.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Procedure-for-Third-Party-Complaints.pdf.