The Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems (MIS) is one of five departments in the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics. Two bachelors degrees are offered, a BS in Accounting and a BS in Management Information Systems (MIS). In addition, there are 3 types of MIS minors available: MIS minor, GET Global Enterprises Technology with or without an immersion project. At the graduate level, an MS in Accounting and an MS in Information Systems & Technology Management are offered. Many of our students are also candidates in the UD Honors program.
The Department is considered a premier recruiting source by the Big 4 accounting firms and is very important to the recruiting efforts of national, regional, and local firms who provide internships and hire UD students. Public accounting dominates job placements, but more corporations and major banks, such as JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and DuPont among others, provide more options for those students not interested in public accounting. The location of the University allows the Department to draw students and potential employers from a large population base.
The accounting program provides preparation for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and other professional certifications.
Admission to the Department of Accounting and MIS
Students entering the University of Delaware must apply through the University's centralized Admissions Office. Admission to Department programs has become increasingly selective. For the last few years, the average SAT scores (math and verbal) of the Lerner College’s entering students have been above 1,200. Students who enter UD in other disciplines are allowed to transfer into the Lerner College and into the Department, but those students must go through an application process in which GPA is the predominant determining factor for acceptance. As demand for the major has risen, the GPA required for these internal transfers to become accounting and MIS majors has also increased. More information on changing majors is located at the registrar’s site.