Department of Accounting & Management Information Systems


Problem-solvers. Intelligent. Committed. Team-Oriented. Companies who hire our accounting and MIS students say they have these characteristics and more. Our department is unique in that it integrates two business disciplines that require strong analytical thinking—accounting and management information systems. This integration enables our students to use both their problem-solving and technological skills to solve business problems.

Finding Your Dream Job. Our department has had strong success in placing our students in many top companies in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Each year, our department provides a number of opportunities for students to meet and interact with managers from dozens of global companies who offer jobs and internships to our students.

To explore these opportunities reach out to a department advisor, faculty member, or one of your experienced peers on the Accounting/MIS Student Advisory Board.

Accounting Students

Management Information Systems Students

To really understand how business works, you must understand accounting. Accounting professionals must not only understand financial documents, they must also be able to use those numbers to make complex business decisions.

Accounting students are always in demand. Accounting has been named one of the top careers in a number of publications, both for job satisfaction and for starting salaries.

Accounting Students:

  • Become experts in understanding and interpreting financial documents.
  • Receive foundational knowledge that is critical for preparing for the Certified Public Accountant’s examination.
  • Work with faculty who are experts in management, cost, financial, and tax accounting.

By relying on their knowledge of information technology, MIS students provide the insight needed to solve today’s most difficult business problems.

MIS professionals continue to be in demand because they understand how to use networking, social media, and the Internet to create new opportunities for today’s businesses.

Management Information Systems (MIS) Students:

  • Become experts in IT concepts, tools, and management.
  • Learn how to leverage technology to provide a competitive advantage for today’s connected world.
  • Work with faculty who are experts in the management, development, and use of information technology.

Have more questions? Contact the Accounting & MIS Department at (302) 831-2961, Room 206 Purnell Hall.

Undergraduate program In Accounting & MIS:

To read about the course descriptions for Accounting and MIS, click here. Click subject search as ACCT. To obtain textbook information for accounting and MIS, click here.

To obtain a syllabus, please contact Lisa Berry, Department Administrative assistant.

To determine transfer credit options, visit Registrar. The Department of Accounting & MIS also maintains its own list. Contact the department office manager at Eileen Sklodowski. If you do not see the course you wish to transfer on these pre-approved lists, then you must obtain the appropriate forms from the registrar.

To determine course requirements for an Accounting major or MIS major or minor and double majors or other business majors, please click here.

To learn about the University's resources for International students, click here.

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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