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 $1.4 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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