Department of Business Administration

Business Administration Advising

Professional education in business administration serves to develop the capabilities of students so that they may assume positions of leadership and responsibility at all levels of management in our society.

Students pursuing a program of study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science within the Department of Business Administration must select one of five majors: international business studies, management, marketing, sport management, or operations management. Honors Degree options are available in all the majors except sport management. Students may apply to the minors in management information systems, economics, or a variety of other fields. Minors in advertising, international business/international business with language are available for students majoring in HRIM, HPIS, ENTR, marketing, management, operations management, MIS, sport management, accounting, or finance. Minors in advertising, business administration and international business studies are also available to students majoring in Economics and majors outside of the college.

Each candidate for a degree must: (1) earn a minimum of 121 credits (122 credits for sport management majors, 126 credits for international business studies majors), (2) achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of C (2.0) on all work undertaken at the University of Delaware, (3) fulfill the course requirements of the degree program, and (4) achieve at least a C- in specified business, finance, accounting, math and economics courses. Students seeking a Bachelor of Science Degree in any major within the Department of Business Administration may take only one of the four required upper-level courses in their major at another institution unless advance permission is granted for credit earned in residential study-abroad courses.

The Department of Business Administration Office is located in: 
236 Lerner Hall
(302) 831-2554

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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