Professional education in Business Administration
serves to develop the capabilities of students so that they may assume positions
of leadership and responsibility at all levels of management in our society. Through
its emphasis on undergraduate and graduate education as well as faculty research,
the Department of Business Administration at the University of Delaware seeks
to be a leader in the discovery, dissemination, and application of business related
The faculty of the Department of Business Administration
develop each student through a variety of teaching techniques: lectures,
case studies, role playing, seminars, and directed study. No single teaching
technique is emphasized to the exclusion of others. To enhance the instructional
process, the department faculty is actively involved with business and government
leaders through research, seminars, and consulting activities.
The business curriculum is designed to give
students both a broad liberal arts background and a strong professional
education. Within the Bachelor of Science (BS) program, students can major
in marketing, management or operations. Students may also pursue a minor
in international business and/or apply to the minors in management information/decision
support systems, economics or a variety of other fields. The business program
is accredited at both the graduate and undergraduate levels by the Association
to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the sole agency recognized
by the U.S. Department of Education as the accrediting body of business
The Management major focuses on learning principles
and theories that effect the management of individuals, groups, and organizations.
Course work in areas such as organizational behavior, human resource management,
administrative theory, and international management emphasize the processes of
planning, organizing, directing and controlling organizational behaviors in order
to accomplish organizational goals.
Although some careers in business demand the
expertise developed by graduate education, there are numerous opportunities
for those seeking employment after college. Most graduates find positions
in private business, although there are jobs for management graduates in
the media, in government, and with nonprofit organizations such as hospitals.
Employment opportunities for graduates of this degree program include sales,
marketing research, account management, insurance, advertising, merchandising,
purchasing, production control and supervision. For additional information,
students should visit the departmental office, 236 Alfred Lerner Hall, 831-2554,
the departmental website at www.lerner.udel.edu/Business,
or the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics Office of Undergraduate
Advising, 102 Purnell Hall, 831-4369.
Sample Job Titles
|Bachelor's Degree/Entry Level
|| Further Education/Experience
|*human resource assistant
Check the Dictionary of Occupational Titles under section 018 for additional
- Participate in Internships,
Field Experience Placements and Alumni Mentor Network.
- Sample UD Field Experiences: Quiet Resorts Public
Relations, Congressional Management Foundation, Matlack Inc.
- Develop competency in statistics and computer systems.
- Consider concentration in statistics and operations/data processing.
- Join relevant student organizations to develop leadership skills.
- Gain experience through co-op or internship programs.
Some Employers of Management Majors
ACE USA Insurance
Bethany Beach Police Department
Black & Decker
Ernst and Young
Ferguson Enterprises (Wolseley)
New York Life Insurance
Other Sources of Information
American Management Association
Careers in Business
Community Career Center
Consulting Information Services
Internet Nonprofit Center
Nonprofit Career Network
Opportunity NOCs (Nonprofit Organizations' Classifieds)
Starting Your Business
State of Delaware (list of agencies)
The Riley Guide
Resources for Finding Employment
Found at the Career Services Center's Career Library (first floor):
- Blue Hen Careers -- Internships, Part-time, Summer, and Full-time Jobs -- All in one place
- Top Careers for Business Graduates (CSE 83)
- Great Jobs for Business Majors (CSE 84)
- Careers in Focus - Business (CSE 85)
- Careers in Focus - Business Managers (CSE
- What Can You Do with a Major in Business?
- Careers in Business (CSE 99)
- Careers in International Business (CSE 100)
- Management Consulting (CSE 111)
- Opportunities in Human Resource Management
Careers (CSE 121)
- Opportunities in Insurance Careers (CSE 145)
- Opportunities in Banking Careers (CSE 150)
- Opportunities in Sales Careers (CSE 179)
- Opportunities in Real Estate (CSE 181)
- Career Opportunities in the Nonprofit Sector (CSE 654)
- Graduate Programs in Business, Education,
Health, Information Studies, Law & Social Work (GS 40)
CSC's Internet Resources
Further information including: Skills to Develop, Strategies
for Contacting Employers, Grad School Information and where to get assistance
is available in the CAREER LIBRARY located at 401 Academy Street.
Last updated: December 15 , 2011 (CH)