About Lerner College

Graduate and Executive Programs Contributions

  1. A Premiere Research and Graduate University
    • Develop a long-range plan to elevate professional graduate programs into national and international prominence. Conduct a comprehensive curriculum review of the MBA and EMBA program requirements to revise and enhance content.
    • Strengthen EDGE principles in the core/required classes. Utilize technology, internet and web options, and additional media to promote graduate programs and to incorporate additional delivery and learning methods into the coursework.
    • Determine appropriate strategies in efforts to be recognized in the Business Week Part Time program rankings.
  2. Excellence in Professional Education
    • Develop and initiate executive education short courses and certificate programs.
  3. The Initiative for the Planet
  4. The Global Initiative
    • Increase international presence by promoting exchange programs, joint degree programs and new study abroad initiatives with partner universities.
  5. The Engaged University
    • Expand outreach efforts to determine if additional opportunities exist for offering onsite programs similar to the UD MBA currently being offered at AstraZeneca.
    • In collaboration with the newly-established College Career Services unit, support efforts to develop additional internship, mentorship, and placement opportunities.
    • Strengthen partnerships with MBA alumni and the business community, possibly through student/alumni roundtable discussions, an MBA Career Fair, or guest lecturers through an MBA Speaker Series and/or an enhanced Tyler Executive Leadership Lecture Series.

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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