Department of Accounting & MIS

Internships

ACCOUNTING 364 – “Accounting in Practice”

This course is an internship in an accounting firm or with an accounting department in a corporation. It is for accounting majors who have had intermediate accounting and is normally completed during the summer between the junior and senior years. Students obtain their own internship through the help of Career Services Center. They will be listed on Blue Hen Careers. Typical companies include the Big Four, local CPA firms, DuPont, and major banks. Student must have the internship approved by the instructor in charge of the course. There is a 2-3 page paper required detailing the work experience and a communication from the firm offering the internship verifying that the student completed the required work. This course can be used to meet the required Discovery Learning Experience (DLE). Either Accounting 363 or 364 can be used to meet an accounting elective requirement (but not both). For questions, contact Jeff Gillespie, 220 Purnell Hall, 831-1790.

MISY 364 “MIS in Practice”

MIS majors and MIS minors also have various internship opportunities working in the field of Management Information Systems where a student’s academic knowledge can be applied to a real world technology situation. Students obtain their own internship through the help of Career Services Center. They will be listed on Blue Hen Careers. Typical companies include the Big Four, banks, corporations and non-profit organizations. Students/Employers must submit a detailed description of the internship experience which must be approved by both the Area Head of MIS and the MIS Project Coordinator. This course meets the University’s requirements for the Discovery Learning Experience, which every student must have to graduate. For questions, contact Clinton White, 208 Purnell Hall, 302-831-6902.

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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