Interdisciplinary Programs

Financial Services Analytics (FSAN)
The Ph.D. in FSAN is a cross-disciplinary program offered by the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics and the College of Engineering at the University of Delaware, and was funded in part by a grant from JPMorgan Chase. The program is the first of its kind and will take a lead in shaping and defining the research area of FSAN. It will develop fundamental theories of FSAN, create new data-driven decision-making tools and technologies for financial services industry, and train researchers and professionals.


Global Enterprise Technology (GET)
The Global Enterprise Technology Minor enhances the education of undergraduate students in all majors across the University of Delaware in the use and deployment of computer systems used in global organizations. GET prepares students for successful careers in large-scale, technology-leveraged global operating environments. The GET curriculum focuses on five key areas: enterprise systems knowledge and skills; large-scale software development and project management; data management and modeling; problem-solving skills and virtual teamwork, collaboration and communication.


Horn Program in Entrepreneurship
Our degree programs serve the needs of students who may wish to launch a startup, develop sustainable solutions to important social problems or foster innovation for an established company. Our students learn how to recognize opportunity, generate ideas, validate innovative business models, gain buy in from others, bring new technologies to market and launch new ventures.


International Business
International Business Studies focuses on in-depth study of a region of the world with heavy emphasis on advanced language skills and international studies to accompany a strong curriculum of business and international business courses. Along with the requirements below, all International Business Studies majors must complete a fall or spring semester abroad studying in a region of the world consistent with their language of choice.

Global business is expanding and creating a need for managers who have skills and knowledge to handle business problems and opportunities in the international arena. Graduates of the MSIB program will be proficient in at least two languages, culturally sensitive, with an international orientation, business & quantitative skills and an interdisciplinary broad perspective to have a career in the international markets.


Certificate of Business Essentials
This certificate is available on an application basis to students within the University who are non-business majors. It provides the student with an overview of basic economics, accounting, and the business fields are management, marketing, finance, and operations.

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’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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