The Lerner MBA
Our top-ranked program provides you a solid foundation in leadership, management and analytics. You will have the flexibility to specialize in majors or concentrations and the opportunity to enhance your skills in communication, networking and emotional intelligence.
Choose the format that best suits your work-life schedule: full-time, part-time, online or hybrid. As a Lerner MBA student, you will be supported by dedicated professors, career services and advising professionals who work together to develop a customized education and career plan for you.
Return on Your Investment
An MBA can be your pathway to a better salary. And it is worth the investment when you get great returns. Lerner MBA alumni from the class of 2020 received an average salary raise of $16,000 while pursuing their degree – by now, they have already earned back their investment.
AVERAGE SALARY: $88,230 (5-year avg.)
AVERAGE SALARY INCREASE: $16,000
Less than $45,250*
*Tuition for the on-campus program is $45,232; it is less for Delaware residents and online students. Total cost and time to complete the MBA varies, depending on fees, personal schedules and curriculum choices.
A Curriculum Customized for Your Career
Whether you want to advance in your current job or change careers, you need an MBA that adapts to your unique goals. Lerner’s core MBA courses and seminars ensure you develop must-have business skills and techniques. With an MBA specialization, you advance your expertise with a major, concentration or by choosing your own elective courses.
BUAD 620 – Fundamentals of Analytics
BUAD 631 – Operations Management and Management Science
BUAD 640 – Ethical Issues in Domestic and Global Business Environments
BUAD 670 – Managing People, Teams and Organizations
BUAD 680 – Marketing Management
BUAD 690 – Corporate Strategy
ECON 603 – Economic Analysis for Business Policy
FINC 650 – Financial Management
BUEC 601 – Building Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking (1 credit)
BUEC 603 – Communicating, Branding and Career Networking (1 credit)
Focus your MBA with a specialization in one of 9 different fields.
- Business Analytics
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Health Management
- Hospitality Business Management
- Information Technology
- International Business
- Strategic Leadership
Flexible Format Options
2 years; 3-4 courses per semester
3 years; 1-2 courses per semester
Earn the Lerner MBA from anywhere
Mix and match in-person and online courses
You will add depth and dimension to what you learn through the learning experiences you have and the relationships you build.
- Compete with a team of your peers in the Carol A. Ammon Case competition
- Grow through a one-on-one mentorship with a seasoned executive
- Work as a graduate intern in an industry setting
“There are a lot of MBAs out there, but there aren’t a lot of leaders with MBAs out there.”
Lerner students develop their leadership skills through the experiences they have in practical application, mentorships and peer connections.
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Careers & Networking
Take advantage of career and networking opportunities through Lerner’s global alumni network. Delaware is one of the nation’s most important centers of business. Strategically located within an easy commute of Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York City, the state provides access to some of the world’s most influential leaders of industry.
At Lerner, we read every application individually and use a portfolio approach. This means that we consider your whole application and no single factor will guarantee or disqualify you from admission.