Department of Business Administration

Business Administration

The minor in Business Administration provides students in degree programs in Economics and those outside the Lerner College of Business and Economics with an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the basic concepts of business administration. Completion of the requirements for the minor provides a basic understanding of the language and major functional areas of business. The minor is awarded only to students who have applied and been admitted to the program. 

Majors outside the Lerner College of Business and Economics Required Courses:

ACCT 200 Survey of Accounting 4
BUAD 301 Introduction to Marketing 3
BUAD 306 Operations to Marketing 3
BUAD 309 Management & Organizational Behavior 3
ECON 100 Economic Issues & Policies 3
FINC 200 Fundamentals of Finance 3
MATH 201 Introduction of Statistical Methods I 3
Total Credits   22

Majors in the Economics Degree Program Required Courses: 

ACCT 207 Accounting I 3
ACCT 208 Accounting II 3
BUAD 301 Introduction to Marketing 3
BUAD 306 Operations Management 3
BUAD 309 Management & Organizational Behavior 3
FINC 311 Principles of Finance 3
Total Credits   18

*STAT 370 may be substituted for MATH 201

Application Process & Eligibility
Apply online with UDSIS. Applications are reviewed each September and February. To be considered, applications must be completed by the free drop/add date at the beginning of each semester. 

The minor is awarded only to students who have applied and beed admitted to the program. Admission will be based on the availability of seats and the GPA of the student; a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 will be required for consideration. Students must have completed 28 credits at the University of Delaware prior to application. The credits required for the minor may also be used to meet other distribution requirements, such as degree breadth requirements and professional electives. Students must earn a grade of C- or better in all of the required courses. 

(Only open to majors in Economics and those outside of the Lerner College of Business & Economics)



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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