The mission of the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics is to foster scholarship and to offer distinctive, innovative educational opportunities related to the successful management and leadership of organizations operating in an environment of scarce resources, rapid change, global competition, and advances in technology.
The Lerner College offers baccalaureate degrees in Accounting; Economics; Economics Education; Finance; Hospitality Industry Studies; Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management; International Business Studies; Management; Management Information Systems; Marketing; Operations Management; and Sport Management. Honors degrees are available in many degree programs.
Minors are offered in Advertising, Business Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurial Studies, Global Enterprise Technologies, International Business Studies, International Business/International Business with Language, Management Information Systems, and Restaurant Management. Enrollment in minors is limited and certain qualifications must be met. The Certificate of Business Essentials is also offered to non-business majors.
Undergraduate students are admitted as new students into the Accounting; Economics; Economics Education; Finance; Hospitality Industry Studies; Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management; International Business Studies; Management; Management Information Systems; Marketing; Operations Management; or Sport Management degree programs, or as Undeclared Business majors. The undeclared students must select a major in the Lerner College by October 1 of their sophomore year. Students already admitted to the University of Delaware who are matriculated in other programs may apply to change their degree program to Accounting, Economics, Finance, International Business Studies, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing,Operations Management or Sport Management after successfully completing the required microeconomics course, macroeconomics course, and calculus course, and earning a minimum of 28 credits at the University of Delaware. Students may apply to change their major into Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management after successful completion of 15 credits. Students should consult with the appropriate department as to application deadlines within the Lerner College. Review for admission consideration will first be performed for students who have completed all their coursework (including the microeconomics, macroeconomics, and calculus courses) at the University of Delaware. The major criterion used for admission selection is academic performance. Applications for admission to the minors are also reviewed and have similar criteria. Additional information and application forms are available in the five departments; application forms are also available on-line.
Note that Lerner College students who were previously dismissed for academic deficiency and are now applying for readmission to the University may be eligible for readmission into their degree program in the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics if they: (1) have met with the Lerner College's assistant dean during advance registration of each semester and term in which they were dismissed, and obtained the dean's prior approval to take courses in the University of Delaware Division of Professional and Continuing Studies to qualify for readmission into the Lerner College, (2) have a minimum of 60 earned credit hours at the time they were dismissed, (3) were enrolled as a Lerner College student at the time of their dismissal, and (4) have a minimum cumulative grade point index of a 2.0 after taking courses in the University of Delaware Division of Professional and Continuing Studies. Only courses that were approved by the Lerner College's assistant dean prior to enrolling in the courses will count towards readmission into the Lerner College.
Also note that Lerner College students who have earned 59 credit hours or less at the time they were dismissed will not automatically be considered, nor are they guaranteed readmission into the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics. The major criterion for readmission selection is academic performance. Upon dismissal from the Lerner College, the student must meet with the Lerner College's assistant dean to discuss and determine a University major that he or she is best academically qualified to pursue prior to enrolling in courses during the dismissal period. If a major in business continues to be the most appropriate major for the student to pursue, in order to qualify for readmission, the student must: (1) have obtained the assistant dean's approval, prior to the beginning of each semester or term, to take courses in the University of Delaware Division of Professional and Continuing Studies, and (2) have a cumulative grade point index of a 2.0.
All dismissed Lerner College students who seek readmission into the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, regardless of their total number of credit hours must, with prior approval of the assistant dean, take courses in the University of Delaware Division of Professional and Continuing Studies. Students will only be permitted to take a maximum total of 7 credit hours each semester or term in the Division of Professional and Continuing Studies during their dismissal period. If a major outside of the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics is determined to be more appropriate for the student to pursue, the student must meet with the assistant dean of the college in which the major is offered and comply with that college's readmission policy.
Dean's Scholar Program
Minor in Entrepreneurial Studies
Certificate of Business Essentials
Discovery- And Service-Based Learning Opportunities And Clinical Experiences in HRIM
Accounting and Management Information Systems
Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management
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