Department of Business Administration

Roles and Responsibilities

Advisees have the responsibility to:

  • clarify personal interests, values, goals and abilities;
  • acquire knowledge of University policies and procedures and curricular requirements for their chosen program(s) of study;
  • keep scheduled appointments with their advisors;
  • seek help from their advisors and ask questions if something is unclear;
  • actively prepare for advising sessions and bring relevant information and materials to advising sessions;
  • follow through on recommendations and referrals made during an advising session; and
  • accept responsibility for their decisions.

Advisors have the responsibility to:

  • assist advisees with the development of educational goals consistent with their interests and abilities;
  • provide advisees with accurate information related to University policies and procedures and curricular requirements for the Lerner College’s majors and minors;
  • keep regular office hours for advising sessions;
  • assist advisees with course selection and monitoring their academic progress; and
  • enhance advisees’ awareness of University resources and make referrals to other University offices when appropriate.

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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