About Lerner College

Accreditation

University of Delaware Clock

The business and accounting programs in the Lerner College of Business and Economics are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). The documents in this section describe the process and assessment outcomes for the College. The College's accreditation was reaffirmed during the 2000-2001 academic year. The self-study term for AACSB reaffirmation review was Fall 2009, with an AACSB team visitation scheduled for Winter 2010-2011.

The information presented throughout this accreditation site fulfills purposes beyond AACSB professional accreditation. The University of Delaware and the Lerner College are committed to implementing student learning outcomes assessment programs. The student outcomes assessment program has one central goal: to create a University of Delaware culture of continuous academic improvement that is focused upon student learning. Assessment programs also support the efforts of the institution for reaccreditation by Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Through the campus-wide student learning outcomes assessment program, all academic departments are expected to define clear, concise and measurable student learning outcomes, identify opportunities within and outside of the classroom and the curriculum for students to achieve those outcomes, apply measures to assess whether the desired outcomes are being achieved, and use the results of the assessment for decision-making that improves instruction, strengthens the curriculum, and forms the basis for policy development and resource allocations.

Documents Submitted to AACSB International

Lerner College Fifth Year Maintenance Report

Addendum to the Lerner College Report

Department of Accounting Fifth Year Maintenance Report: Volume I, Volume II, Volume III, Volume IV

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

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