School of Business & Education

Earn a Teaching or Business Degree from GMercyU

About the School of Business

GMercyU will help you become a leader in today's competitive business world. Our accredited undergraduate and graduate business degree programs 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.  

College of DistinctionTop Business School

Named a College of Distinction for 2022-2023 (and in 2021-2022), GMercyU also earned a 2021-2022 Business College of Distinction honor.  In 2019, GMercyU was recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal for being a top business school, and in 2017, for having a top MBA program.

Internship Opportunities

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.

Small Classes Taught by Expert Faculty

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.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Gwynedd Mercy University’s School of Business is housed in the university’s newest building, University Hall, that features advanced classroom technology including a real-time stock ticker. 

IACBE
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.

IACBE Student Learning Assessment Results (2016-17) (PDF)
IACBE Public Disclosure of Student Achievement (2019-20) (PDF)

*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.

  • B.S. in Digital Communications — The perfect launching pad for a career in writing, social media, broadcasting, or public relations for communication majors.

IACBE Accredited Undergraduate Programs

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. 

  • 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.

The following online accelerated business degree programs can be completed in an online, accelerated format.

+In addition to the University's Middle States accreditation, these programs have special accreditation through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education.

The following online MBA degree programs are offered in an accelerated format. They can be completed completely online.

+In addition to the University's Middle States accreditation, these programs have special accreditation through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education.

About the School of Education

GMercyU’s School of Education will help you become the teacher or education administrator you aspire to be. With state-of-the-art technology and experienced educators as your guide, you will develop the teaching, classroom management, and educational leadership skills you need to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of students.

Through our Teacher Apprentice Program (TAP), our undergraduate education majors participate in classroom observations beginning in their first semester on campus and then continue to gain hands-on experience through pre-student and student teaching opportunities.

The Hands-On Experience and Support to Succeed

  • Personal advisor to guide you through all four years of your program
  • Dedicated Field Placement Director to support you in your student teaching experiences
  • Certification Coordinator for Education to help ensure you meet the requirements to become a certified teacher in Pennsylvania

Each of the following four-year undergraduate education degree programs are offered on our Main Campus in Gwynedd Valley, Pa., and include extensive opportunities to spend time in school classrooms beginning as early as your freshman year.

  • B.S Education Studies 
    All undergraduate education majors start out in our Education Studies program. Once you’ve completed at least 45 credits with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and passed a Basic Skills Assessment Test as required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, you may apply to one of the teacher certification programs listed below.

  • B.S. in Early Education (PreK-4) 
    This program will prepare you to become a certified Pre-K through grade 4 teacher in Pennsylvania. Upon completion of this program and the passing of the Pennsylvania Department of Education teacher certification test, you will be eligible to apply for PreK-4 teacher certification in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

  • B.S. in Early Education (PreK-4) and Special Education (PreK-12 ) 
    This dual major will prepare you to become certified as a teacher in both PreK-4 and PreK-12 Special Education in Pennsylvania. Upon completion of this program and the passing of the required Pennsylvania Department of Education tests, you will be eligible to apply for PreK-4 and Special Education (PreK-8) teacher certifications in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

  • B.S. in Special Education (PreK-12) 
    Prepare to become certified as a special education teacher, PreK through grade 12. This degree is also the perfect path for pursuing an applied behavioral analysis (ABA) certification program on the graduate level, which could further boost your salary and employment opportunities as a special education teacher.

  • 5 Year (4+1) BS/MsEd: Fast-Track Master of Science in Education Program 
    Interested in teaching secondary school? Students in our Biology or History program can earn their bachelor's degree and master's degree in education in just five years.

Some programs offered by the School of Education 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 and course descriptions.

Prepare for leadership at all levels of education with Gwynedd Mercy University’s innovative programs created and overseen by award-winning Program Director Raymond Bandlow, PhD.

Interested in an education or business degree? Contact an admissions counselor or request information today!