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 governmental leaders
through research, seminars, and consulting activities.
The business curriculum is designed to give
students both a broad liberal arts background 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 Operations major deals with the operation of
both manufacturing and nonmanufacturing enterprises. Areas of concern to the operations
manager include purchasing, plant organization, maximizing production efficiency
and inventory management.
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 business administration
graduates in the media, in government, and with nonprofit organizations
such as hospitals. employment opportunities for graduate 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
Check the Dictionary of Occupational Titles
under section 18 for additional
- Participate in Internships,
Field Experience Placements and Alumni Mentor Network.
- Sample UD Field Experiences: GBW International,
American Cancer Society
- Take courses in computer science, information
systems, marketing and statistics.
- Acquire skills in inventory control.
- Gain experience through co-op or internship programs.
- Join relevant student organizations to develop leadership skills.
Some Employers of Operations Management Majors
Deloitte and Touche
Ernst and Young
Ferguson Enterprises (Wolseley)
Pepsi Bottling Company
U.S. Department of Defense
W.L. Gore and Associates
Other Sources of Information
Academy of Management - Operations Management Division
American Management Association
Institute for Operations Research & the Management Sciences
Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Journal
National Consortium for Black Professional Development
2210 Goldsmith Office Center, Ste. 228-A
Louisville, KY 40218
Operations Management (news weekly for securities processing and technology professionals)
Production and Operations Management Society
State of Delaware (list of agencies)
The Riley Guide
The Student Union (from the Institute for Operations Research & the Management Sciences)
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)
- 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 Insurance Careers (CSE 145)
- Opportunities in Banking Careers (CSE 150)
- Graduate Programs in Business, Education,
Health, Information Studies, Law & Social Work (GS 40)
- National Association of Colleges & Employers
Annual, Vol. 2
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: January 26, 2011 (CH)