Undergraduate Students

Business Undeclared Policy

Declaring a Major

All Business Undeclared students are required to declare a major within the Lerner College by October 1st of their sophomore year.  Students with a declared major, other than Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management and Hospitality Industry Studies majors, may change their major until October 1st of their sophomore year. 

Students are guaranteed their choice of major(s) from the following:

  •     Accounting
  •     Economics (B.S. or B.A.)
  •     Economics Education
  •     Finance
  •     Hospitality Industry Studies
  •     Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management
  •     International Business Studies
  •     Management Information Systems
  •     Management
  •     Marketing
  •     Operations Management
  •     Sport Management

After October 1st of their sophomore year students may still declare or change their major(s), but will be subject to department admission requirements.  Students are not guaranteed the major of their choice after October 1st of their sophomore year.

Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management majors and Hospitality Industry Studies majors interested in changing their major to another business area must apply to the department and are subject to department admission criteria.  For additional information, see our document on internal change of majors.

Students interested in the Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation major should contact Tricia Monnig at tmonnig@udel.edu to obtain an application.

How Do I Declare?

Log on to your UDSIS account and submit a request for change of major/minor form.  Indicate the major(s) of your choice.

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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