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 $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, 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 Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and MBAprograms.org’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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