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 $1.5 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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