Welcome to the Lerner difference.

For 100 years, the Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics has been driving the business forward in Delaware and beyond by creating opportunities, launching and strengthening companies, shaping communities and helping students to reach their full potential, something we call Opportunity, Inc.

Opportunity is incorporated into everything we do. It is our commitment to offer you a highly-personalized combination of classroom, co-curricular, applied research, mentoring, shadowing, internship and professional experiences that will challenge you to find what most inspires and fulfills you

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Why Lerner

Choosing what to study is one of the biggest decisions of your life. Where you choose to study is just as important.

At Lerner, you can make the most of opportunities to learn, innovate, research and experience business in one of the nation’s most important centers of business. Opportunity is incorporated into everything we do.

There are dozens of reasons to choose the Lerner College for your business degree, but our students agree that these five things figured heavily in their decision to choose Lerner:

1. Unique opportunities

Hands-on learning experiences abound in our experiential learning centers, during internships with top firms and as students manage the $2-million Blue Hen Investment Fund. And there are more than 100 study abroad courses for undergrads and grads.

2. Our Reputation

UD and Lerner College are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Most Lerner business and accounting programs are also accredited by AACSB International.

3. Accomplished faculty

Lerner faculty care about each student’s success. They are also focused on scholarship and research relevant to their fields and to business education.

4. Connections

You’ll make career and networking connections with successful business leaders in Lerner’s 30,000+ strong alumni network and through participation in internships, student clubs and job interviews with top firms.

5. Location

More than 1 million businesses, including over 50% of all publicly-traded U.S. companies and 64% of the Fortune 500 choose Delaware as their legal home. The Delaware court system sets precedents in corporate governance for the entire U.S.

Experiential Learning

Many business schools acknowledge the importance of developing intellectually, emotionally and professionally — inside and outside the classroom — but few matches Lerner for the variety and quality of internship, research, service learning, and other experiential learning opportunities.

Business Competitions

Lerner students make a habit of exceeding expectation, from winning the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Challenge in 2013 to winning the Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge for the Philadelphia region in 2015. Each year, students compete in the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship’s Hen Hatch start-up funding competition and the Carol A. Ammon Case Competition.

Conferences & Speakers

As you earn a business degree you also build a network and gain perspective thanks to the conferences, lectures, and seminars hosted by Lerner. Speakers include well-known company presidents and frequently-cited scholars.

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Career Preparation & Development

The staff and services of the Lerner Career Services Center help you plan your future with internship and mentorship programs for undergraduate and graduate students. Unique opportunities, like the Global Enterprise Technology immersion internship and the Graduate Internship Program, set Lerner apart.

Study Abroad

The University of Delaware study abroad program is ranked amongst the top 20 in the nation. Lerner College students benefit from a global perspective, whether they participate in an undergraduate program, one-week graduate study abroad trips or international internship.

Research

Get to know faculty as mentors and advisors, and work with them in some of the most innovative areas in business. Research centers at Lerner include: Center for Applied Business & Economic Research, Center for Economic Education & Entrepreneurship, Institute for Financial Services Analytics and Hospitality Associates for Research & Training.

Advising

The Lerner Office of Undergraduate Advising and graduate advisors for MBA and M.S., M.S. and Ph.D. students help you explore the many opportunities to get the most out of your education and career development opportunities.

Student Organizations

Choose from a number of organizations that will foster professional development and build your network. Organizations include: Hospitality Club, Financial Management Association, Minority Business Student Association, National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), Women in Business, Blue Hen Investment Club, MBA Student Association and others.

Facilities

Whether you’re simulating hedge fund strategies or staffing a major hotel conference, Lerner puts you in the center of the action with state-of-the-art facilities.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Lerner is committed to creating connections and fostering dialogues that support diversity and equity.

The educational mission of UD is to offer learning experiences that prepare our students to live in an increasingly diverse and global world.

At Lerner, we welcome the opportunity to understand and appreciate both the shared and unique background and talents that all of us offer – students, staff, faculty, and community. Our aim is to foster diversity and inclusion throughout all aspects of life at Lerner. We join our efforts to diversity initiatives campus-wide.

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  • English (US)

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Executive courses

University of Delaware, Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

The master of accounting practice (MAP) is designed for students who did not major in accounting as undergraduates but now want to pursue the professional practice of acc ... [+]

Prepare for a rewarding career in accounting.

The master of accounting practice (MAP) is designed for students who did not major in accounting as undergraduates but now want to pursue the professional practice of accountancy through graduate study and prepare to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination. You may also find this program beneficial if you have some academic preparation in accounting and are seeking to update or increase your accounting knowledge.

Program Requirements

Prerequisites

You may have majored in any area during your undergraduate study. However, the MAP program requires students to have taken ACCT 207 Introduction to Financial Accounting and ACCT 208 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (or their equivalents) before beginning coursework. If you do not hold an undergraduate business degree, you may be required to complete several additional courses in order to satisfy the AACSB general skills, business and management knowledge requirements. This will be determined based on your prior coursework and does not need to be completed before starting the MAP program.... [-]

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September 2020
English (US)
Full time
1.5 - 2 years
Campus
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MSc

University of Delaware, Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

Extend your education and advance your studies in each of the major areas of accounting — financial, managerial, information systems, auditing, and taxation, as well as s ... [+]

Lead more. Contribute more. Earn more.

Extend your education and advance your studies in each of the major areas of accounting — financial, managerial, information systems, auditing, and taxation, as well as supporting fields of finance and quantitative methods.

Prepare for a leadership role in an accounting career, such as public accounting, information systems consulting, industry, finance or government. Or prepare for further study in a Ph.D. program leading to a career in an academic setting.

Program Highlights Concentration Options

Choose from concentrations in analytics, controllership, financial management or management information systems, or build your own in-depth study by combining elective courses.... [-]

USA Newark
September 2020
English (US)
Full time
Part time
1 - 2.5 years
Campus
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University of Delaware, Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

Lerner College recognizes that financial management is key to both asset management and asset creation in every industry. The master of science in finance program covers ... [+]

Prepare to meet the market’s finance needs.

Lerner College recognizes that financial management is key to both asset management and asset creation in every industry. The master of science in finance program covers both quantitative and qualitative aspects of financial decision making, including risk management, capital budgeting, investments, financing, and corporate governance. Emerge ready to meet the growing demand for principled financial experts capable of practical, hands-on business problem-solving.

Program Highlights

The Lerner M.S. in finance curriculum is based on the financial theory and empirical methods employed by professionals practicing corporate finance, financial security valuation, financial modeling, portfolio management, financial services management, financial risk management, and corporate governance. The program explores essential theories and cases of best practice across:... [-]

USA Newark
September 2020
English (US)
Full time
Part time
12 - 18 months
Campus
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University of Delaware, Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

As a working professional in the hospitality industry, you recognize the need to sharpen your analytical skills and gain a wider strategic view so that you’re ready for a ... [+]

Become a bold leader in the hospitality industry.

As a working professional in the hospitality industry, you recognize the need to sharpen your analytical skills and gain a wider strategic view so that you’re ready for a larger managerial role.

Established brands in the hospitality industry are seeking more market share while emerging brands are trying to identify and claim niche markets. Our intensive program will help you predict future change and lead with confidence.

The M.S. in hospitality business management is available as a thesis or non-thesis program. The 1-year non-thesis option is ideal for you if you’re already working in hospitality – the operational management skills you’ll gain are immediately applicable to your career. The 2-year thesis option prepares you for an academic career – its focus on research makes it the perfect step into a Ph.D. program.... [-]

USA Newark
September 2020
English (US)
Full time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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University of Delaware, Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

Advance your technical and people skills with an M.S. in information systems and technology management. Your degree will prepare you to become a valuable employee who can ... [+]

Master technology and manage people.

Advance your technical and people skills with an M.S. in information systems and technology management. Your degree will prepare you to become a valuable employee who can manage change and innovation in any industry – your team and your employer will rely on your skills to understand technology and manage people well.

Program Highlights

The M.S. in information systems and technology management program emphasizes communication skills – exposing you to industry presentations, and challenging your ability to synthesize ideas through group work and written reports. You and fellow early and mid-career professionals will add to your experience in management and business and prepare to move into senior technology-oriented roles in your organization. The degree also propels those with solid skills and experience in a technical field who want to move into broader management roles.... [-]

USA Newark
February 2020
English (US)
Full time
18 months
Campus
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