About Lerner College

Why Choose Lerner

The Lerner College's unique programs emphasize experience-driven learning and evidence-based analytics.

Do you want...

...to join a college that offers 5 of the most popular majors at the entire University of Delaware?
...the opportunity to manage $1.5 million of the University's endowment through the student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund?
...the experience of running an award-winning restaurant or managing a hotel?
...the chance to make your business idea a reality through a unique start-up experience and entrepreneurial hub?
...the internship experience of a lifetime at a high-technology development center of a global bank?
...be prepared to continue your education in graduate school, along with 12% of our students?
...gain employment upon graduating with an average starting salary of $49,528?
...join our network of over 23,000 alumni, including the likes of Lawrence F. Probst III (’72 BUAD), chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee and of the board of directors of Electronic Arts; Michael S. Geltzeiler (’80 ACCT), CFO and group executive VP at NYSE Euronext; or Dana Herbert (’88 HRIM) owner of Desserts by Dana and winner of TLC’s Next Great Baker?
























Then the Lerner College is right for you! Our use of hands-on learning and group project work is well regarded by employers of our graduates, while data-driven management and analytic methodologies underpin all of our fields and are a distinctive feature of Lerner College activities in teaching and corporate outreach. We invite you to join us on our Way Forward!

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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