About Lerner College

Department of Accounting and MIS Contributions

  1. A Diverse and Stimulating Undergraduate Academic Environment  
    • Enhance and enrich an already nationally-recognized accounting program and initiate the integration of IFRS into the curriculum.
    • Revise and promote the MIS major and minor. Employer demand is very strong for MIS majors, and the minor has proven to be a career enhancing addition for all major fields of study.
    • Institute a mentoring program for Accounting and MIS students from under-represented groups to ensure their retention and success rates.
    • Develop a one-credit course for students to work toward the qualification of Certified IS Auditor (CISA). 
  2. A Premiere Research and Graduate University
    • Hire and support research-productive diverse faculty to enhance the scholarship reputation of the department. 
  3. Excellence in Professional Education
    • Implement a 4 + 1 BS/MS in accounting degree to comply with legislation requiring 150 credits to be certified as a CPA.
    • In cooperation with the Office of Professional and Continuing Studies, develop and offer a Certificate in IFRS and other high-demand professional programs. 
  4. The Initiative for the Planet
  5. The Global Initiative
    • Develop a course in IFRS to be offered at the graduate level, cross listed as an elective undergraduate course. This course will contribute to the internationalization of the curriculum and will fill a need to train professional accountants in this region who will require IFRS certification.
    • Develop additional Study Abroad offerings for both Accounting and MIS majors.  
  6. The Engaged University
    • Expand outreach efforts to major employers and alumni to identify new career opportunities for students and to strengthen offerings to ensure currency and relevancy in the Accounting and MIS disciplines.
    • Promote and expand professional outreach programs in the community, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit program for low income families.
    • Continue to connect with and engage the local business and non-profit communities in UD/business partnerships through the MIS project class in which students develop meaningful solutions to real world problems.

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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