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 $1.4 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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