Public Accounting Report ranks UD 23 out of its Top 25

For Undergraduate Rankings Schools With 22+ Full-Time Accounting Faculty for accounting programs.

Accounting tells a story

Students analyze, record & communicate financial data

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MIS makes IT happen

Major integrates technology & business

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Faculty accolades

Lerner’s Dragone wins 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award

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Department of Accounting & MIS

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.

Our Students
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.

Supporting Our Mission
The Department’s faculty is committed to offering distinctive and innovative educational opportunities related to professions in accounting and management of information systems.  We are proud to team with alumni and the businesses community to assure the success of our students.  If you would like to explore the many ways to join our mission or support our commitment to students, please contact the Department Office.

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.

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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