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Enrollment

  • Undergraduate: 3,369
    (Source: UD’s Office of Institutional Research Facts & Figures)
  • Graduate: 651

Faculty

  • 140 tenured and tenure-track faculty

Academics

  • 5 departments
  • 15 undergraduate majors
  • 16 undergraduate minors
  • 10 master’s programs
  • 3 doctoral programs

After Graduation

96% of Lerner graduates are employed or pursuing further education. The UD Career Outcomes website shows what students do after graduation. See the employment and continuing education data for Lerner bachelor’smasters or doctoral graduates.

100 Years of Opportunity

  • 1917 – UD establishes first undergraduate major in business administration
  • 1952 – UD creates MBA program
  • 1965 – UD founds College of Business and Economics
  • 1966 – College receives AACSB Accreditation (undergraduate)
  • 1971 – Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship opens
  • 1972 – First study abroad program in business travels to Switzerland
  • 1982 – College receives AACSB Accreditation (graduate)
  • 1984 – Accounting programs receive AACSB accreditation
  • 1995 – Economics program awards first-ever business doctoral degree
  • 1996 – College creates Blue Hen Investment Club to manage $500,000 portfolio; Vita Nova, UD’s fine dining restaurant operated by hospitality students, opens
  • 2002 – Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics becomes new college name; Lerner creates Hospitality Associates for Research and Training
  • 2008 – Lerner builds Trading Center
  • 2010 – Lerner establishes Center for Applied Business and Economic Research
  • 2011 – JPMorgan Chase Innovation Center opens
  • 2012 – Lerner founds Institute for Financial Services Analytics
  • 2015 – UD Marriott Center for Tourism & Hospitality debuts Advanced Learning Interactive Classroom Environment
  • 2016 – Lerner establishes first-of-its-kind trust management minor; Lerner Trading Center becomes Geltzeiler Trading Center
  • 2017 – More than 30,000 alumni across the globe

Location

  • One-hour drive to Philadelphia and Baltimore
  • Two hour-drive to NYC and Washington DC

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AACSB Accredited

Lerner is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). AACSB accreditation is earned by less than 5 percent of the world’s business programs.