Department of Finance

Centers

Lerner Trading Center

The primary objective of the Lerner Trading Center is to increase the quality of the academic experience within the Lerner College by allowing our students to experience real time hands-on professional applications of the industry, and empowering our faculty with high-tech teaching tools. This discovery-based learning facility allows the Lerner College to stay abreast of the fast-paced world of financial markets. We offer our students a real world experience that provides them with a unique skill set. Students in Finance, Economics, HRIM, Accounting, MIS, and other classes use the center to put theory into practice. Workshops teach students the basics of working with sophisticated financial software. Professional training courses and executive education classes are also conducted in the center. When the trading center is not used for classes and workshops, it is available for students to complete research and assignments.

John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance

Established in 2000 in the Lerner College, the vision of the Weinberg Center is to propose progressive changes in corporate structure and management through education and interaction. The Center provides a forum for business leaders, members of corporate boards, the legal community, academics, practitioners, graduate and undergraduate students, and others interested in corporate governance issues to meet, interact, learn and teach. Using the fully endowed Edgar S. Woolard, Jr. Chair of Corporate Governance as the base for the Center, our goal is to develop programs that will generate local, national and even international interest.

 

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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