Department of Accounting & MIS


Problem-solvers. Intelligent. Committed. Team-Oriented. Companies who hire our accounting and MIS students say they have these characteristics and more. Our department is unique in that it integrates two business disciplines that require strong analytical thinking—accounting and management information systems. This integration enables our students to use both their problem-solving and technological skills to solve business problems.

Finding Your Dream Job. Our department has had strong success in placing our students in many top companies in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Each year, our department provides a number of opportunities for students to meet and interact with managers from dozens of global companies who offer jobs and internships to our students.

To explore these opportunities reach out to a department advisor, faculty member, or one of your experienced peers on the Accounting/MIS Student Advisory Board.

Accounting Students Management Information Systems Students
To really understand how business works, you must understand accounting. Accounting professionals must not only understand financial documents, they must also be able to use those numbers to make complex business decisions.

Accounting students are always in demand. Accounting has been named one of the top careers in a number of publications, both for job satisfaction and for starting salaries.

Accounting Students:
  • Become experts in understanding and interpreting financial documents.
  • Receive foundational knowledge that is critical for preparing for the Certified Public Accountant’s examination.
  • Work with faculty who are experts in management, cost, financial, and tax accounting.
By relying on their knowledge of information technology, MIS students provide the insight needed to solve today’s most difficult business problems.

MIS professionals continue to be in demand because they understand how to use networking, social media, and the Internet to create new opportunities for today’s businesses.

Management Information Systems (MIS) Students:
  • Become experts in IT concepts, tools, and management.
  • Learn how to leverage technology to provide a competitive advantage for today’s connected world.
  • Work with faculty who are experts in the management, development, and use of information technology.

Have more questions? Contact the Accounting & MIS Department at (302) 831-2961, Room 206 Purnell Hall.

Undergraduate program In Accounting & MIS:

To read about the course descriptions for Accounting and MIS, click here. Click subject search as ACCT. To obtain textbook information for accounting and MIS, click here.

To obtain a syllabus, please contact Lisa Berry, Department Administrative assistant.

To determine transfer credit options, visit Registrar. The Department of Accounting & MIS also maintains its own list. Contact the department office manager at Eileen Sklodowski. If you do not see the course you wish to transfer on these pre-approved lists, then you must obtain the appropriate forms from the registrar.

To determine course requirements for an Accounting major or MIS major or minor and double majors or other business majors, please click here.

To learn about the University's resources for International students, click here.

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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