The undergraduate program in finance prepares students to assume leadership positions at all levels of financial management for careers in business, industry, government, and public or private corporations.
Students can earn a major in either finance or in financial planning. The finance major prepares students for careers in the investment fields and in corporate finance. Similar to the finance major, a major in financial planning prepares students to plan and manage the financial interests and growth of assets of individuals and institutions.
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There is also an opportunity for strong students to pursue a dual major such as a second major in accounting or a minor in international business, management information systems (MIS) or economics. (Note: accounting, international business, MIS and economics should be hyperlinked to those sections.)
The Lerner College of Business and Economics sponsors a number of student organizations and honor societies that provide major specific and career development opportunities to its members. Two business organizations are of special interest to students who are finance/financial planning majors and minors. These organizations are the Blue Hen Investment Club and the Student Financial Management Association. Learn more about these and other Lerner-sponsored student organizations.
Blue Hen Investment Club
The Blue Hen Investment Club is the University of Delaware's student-managed investment fund with $1.8 million assets under management. It is open to students of all majors who are willing to commit to managing a portion of the university's endowment. Over the years, the fund has created leaders who have found careers with institutions such as Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, UBS, PwC, EY, KPMG and McKinsey & Company.