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 $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, 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 Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and MBAprograms.org’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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