Information Technology Services

Virtual Lab

The Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics is dedicated to enhancing the student experience by implementing innovative and effective technology solutions. Lerner College is proud to welcome you to the Lerner College Virtual Lab.

The Lerner College Virtual Lab is an online extension of physical lab space. It provides access to a full Windows 7 operating system and all the software available in the current lab environment. The Virtual Lab is accessible from anywhere and available 24/7 with an appropriate computer and a capable internet connection. The Virtual Lab is being offered as an opt-in opportunity to interested students who are currently using a personal computer to complete coursework and will require access to specific software.

The Virtual Lab utilizes the Citrix receiver to provide connectivity between your personal computer and the virtual desktop. The Citrix receiver is freely available for installation on Windows and Mac.

The Virtual Lab is built around providing a reliable and consistent experience. To achieve this goal any changes made within the lab environment are reverted during logoff and all desktops are restored to a pristine state. Cloud storage is provided allowing files to be saved remotely and accessed seamlessly between Virtual Lab sessions.


Be a Part of the Virtual Lab

Before participating in the virtual lab please be aware of the following:

This is a pilot program of the Lerner College Virtual Lab. We are committed to providing you the best experience possible but cannot guarantee the service will be available at all times. We will make you aware of any planned outages. However, ensure that you plan accordingly for both scheduled and unscheduled outages.

The Virtual Lab is accessible from anywhere with an internet connection but performance will be best on the UD network.

You will receive periodic surveys on the Virtual Lab where you will be asked to provide feedback based on your experience.

You will be required to schedule an appointment at the TechDeck @ Lerner College to setup your computer and receive training on accessing the Virtual Lab.


  • Current enrollment in MISY160
  • Apple Mac OS X laptop/desktop
  • Reliable internet connection

How do I participate in the Lerner College Virtual Lab:

Send an email to and provide the following information:


If you have any additional questions please email

*MyFiles will always be accessible from your Virtual Desktop. Web access to MyFiles is currently only accessible on the UD network.

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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