Discovery Learning

At the Lerner College Trading Center

Lerner College Trading Center

The primary objective of the Lerner College Trading Center is to increase the quality of the academic experience within the Lerner College by allowing our students to experience real time hands-on professional applications of the industry, and empowering our faculty with high-tech teaching tools. This discovery-based learning facility allows the Lerner College to stay abreast of the fast-paced world of financial markets. We offer our students a real world experience that provides them with a unique skill set. Students in Finance, Economics, HRIM, Accounting, MIS, and other classes use the center to put theory into practice. Workshops teach students the basics of working with sophisticated financial software. Professional training courses and executive education classes are also conducted in the center. When the trading center is not used for classes and workshops, it is available for students to complete research and assignments.

The Lerner College Trading Center is a 2,200 square foot educational trading facility designed to replicate the trading floors in investment banks, brokerage houses, and hedge funds on Wall Street. We incorporate the same computer hardware, software, networks, and market data feeds that are found in every financial institution throughout the world. The center contains sixteen classroom workstations, four research room workstations, an instructor podium, and real-time feeds to two tickers and four LCD displays.

Fall and Spring Semester Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 10pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 8pm

Winter/Summer Semester Hours
Monday - Friday: 9am- 5pm

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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