Interdisciplinary Programs

Financial Services Analytics (FSAN)
The Ph.D. in FSAN is a cross-disciplinary program offered by the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics and the College of Engineering at the University of Delaware, and was funded in part by a grant from JPMorgan Chase. The program is the first of its kind and will take a lead in shaping and defining the research area of FSAN. It will develop fundamental theories of FSAN, create new data-driven decision-making tools and technologies for financial services industry, and train researchers and professionals.

Global Enterprise Technology (GET)
The Global Enterprise Technology Minor enhances the education of undergraduate students in all majors across the University of Delaware in the use and deployment of computer systems used in global organizations. GET prepares students for successful careers in large-scale, technology-leveraged global operating environments. The GET curriculum focuses on five key areas: enterprise systems knowledge and skills; large-scale software development and project management; data management and modeling; problem-solving skills and virtual teamwork, collaboration and communication.

Horn Program in Entrepreneurship
Our degree programs serve the needs of students who may wish to launch a startup, develop sustainable solutions to important social problems or foster innovation for an established company. Our students learn how to recognize opportunity, generate ideas, validate innovative business models, gain buy in from others, bring new technologies to market and launch new ventures.

Mathematics and Economics
Students with strong quantitative interests are encouraged to consider the mathematics and economics program (MAEC) in the College of Arts and Sciences. Details of this program are provided in the Undergraduate Course Catalog and the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

For questions regarding the economics courses in this program, please contact Professor Elizabeth Bayley, Undergraduate Program Advisor for the MAEC students.

International Business

International Business Studies focuses on in-depth study of a region of the world with heavy emphasis on advanced language skills and international studies to accompany a strong curriculum of business and international business courses. Along with the requirements below, all International Business Studies majors must complete a fall or spring semester abroad studying in a region of the world consistent with their language of choice.

Global business is expanding and creating a need for managers who have skills and knowledge to handle business problems and opportunities in the international arena. Graduates of the MSIB program will be proficient in at least two languages, culturally sensitive, with an international orientation, business & quantitative skills and an interdisciplinary broad perspective to have a career in the international markets.

Certificate of Business Essentials
This certificate is available on an application basis to students within the University who are non-business majors. It provides the student with an overview of basic economics, accounting, and the business fields are management, marketing, finance, and operations.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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