About Lerner College

Department of Business Administratrion Contributions

  1. A Diverse and Stimulating Undergraduate Academic Environment
    • Continue to develop stimulating new academic programs that help all University students satisfy career goals. Collaborate with the College of Engineering in developing an engineering management undergraduate program.;
    • Conduct curricula reviews and evaluate existing undergraduate business programs with the goal of offering flexible, high quality, societally-relevant, and academically rigorous programs that are among the best in the country and the world./li>
    • Identify and encourage high-ability students to enroll in the Dean’s Scholar and Honors programs.
  2. A Premiere Research and Graduate University
    • Participate in a feasibility study for a college-wide Ph.D. program in Business, with possible concentrations in Marketing, Management, and/or International Business.
    • Consider strategic hires of new faculty in targeted areas to improve national reputation and to attract highly qualified doctoral students. Improve the retention and support of research-productive faculty.
    • Consider more active collaboration with the Operations Research graduate program and the proposed Engineering Management graduate program.
  3. Excellence in Professional Education
    • Participate in the ongoing evaluation of the MBA program’s relevance to current societal needs, with the ultimate goal of enhancing the program’s national and international reputation.
    • Support the appointment of “Professional Practice Faculty” or “Distinguished Scholars in Residence” whose roles may include outreach, research, and instruction.
    • Support College efforts in offering enhanced professional and executive certification programs, in cooperation with the Division of Professional and Continuing Studies.
    • Partner with graduate professional programs across campus to provide business programming for students in non-business fields.
  4. The Initiative for the Planet
    • Consider a new course offering in sustainable consumption or “green” marketing.
    • Support faculty research in sustainability issues.
  5. The Global Initiative
    • Continue development of the International Business Studies programs—the major for Lerner College students and the minor for students outside the Lerner College.
    • Support College efforts to increase international undergraduate enrollment.
    • Support faculty research on global topics and host international visiting scholars.
  6. The Engaged University
    • Expand project-based learning opportunities involving faculty, students, and business clients, at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
    • Support the appointment of “Professional Practice Faculty” or “Distinguished Scholars in Residence” whose roles may include outreach, research, and instruction.

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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