Imagine sharpening your quantitative and analytical skills daily, while gaining the kinds of hands-on, real-world experience that corporate recruiters value.
Plenty of business schools acknowledge the importance of developing intellectually, emotionally and professionally — inside and outside the classroom — but few match Lerner for the variety and quality of internship, research, service learning and other experiential learning opportunities.
Lerner students make a habit of exceeding expectation, from winning the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Challenge 2013 to taking the Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge for the Philadelphia region.
Conferences and Speakers
As you earn a business degree you also build a network and gain perspective thanks to the continuous stream of conferences and special guests hosted by Lerner. Speakers include well-known company presidents (Chaplin Tyler Executive Leadership Lecture Series) and frequently cited scholars (W.L. Gore Lecture Series in Management Science). Topics range from macroeconomic trends to corporate governance, cybersecurity to risk management.
Whether you’re simulating hedge fund strategies or staffing for a major hotel conference, Lerner puts you in the center of the action with state-of-the-art facilities.
The Lerner College Trading Center
Replicates trading floors at Wall Street investment banks, brokerage houses and hedge funds.
The JPMorgan Chase Innovation Center
Allows Lerner faculty, students and JPMorgan Chase employees to work on joint applied research projects.
Vita Nova Restaurant
Offers students an experience-driven learning environment where they operate and manage a gourmet restaurant for lunch and dinner.
The Marriott Learning Center
A hotel serving the public and the campus community, where hospitality students gain first-hand management experience by rotating through different staff positions in the hotel.
The Horn Program in Entrepreneurship
Provides students with active engagement with entrepreneurs, business leaders and members of the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem.