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 knowledge.
The B&E faculty develops 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. 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 schools.
International Business Studies is a collaborative major offered by the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics in conjunction with the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department in the College of Arts and Sciences. The major is designed to prepare students to live and conduct business effectively in a particular region of the world. With an equal emphasis on business and international studies, including advanced language training; students learn to apply principles from all business areas to a region of the world in the native language.
International Business Studies majors may choose among six languages, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish. Their international studies curriculum also includes appropriate regional courses in Anthropology, Art History, Geography, History, International Relations, Philosophy, and Political Science. The business curriculum includes all of the core requirements of the other Business Administration and Finance Department majors plus a set of major courses which focuses on international business. Two requirements set the International Business Studies major apart from other business programs: 1) advanced language proficiency and 2) a semester abroad in a region of interest.
Potential employers will include multinational corporations, such as DuPont, Bank of America, and W. L. Gore & Associates, who hire other business majors from the Alfred Lerner College, as well as foreign-based companies that have operations in the U. S., such as AstraZeneca, Nestle and Sony.
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 international business graduates in the media, in government, and with nonprofit organizations such as international agencies. Employment opportunities for graduates of this degree program include sales, marketing research, account management, insurance, advertising, merchandising, consulting, and supervision. For additional information, students should visit the departmental office, 236 Alfred Lerner Hall, (302) 831-2554, the Business department website , or the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics Office of Undergraduate Advising, 102 Purnell Hall, (302) 831-4369.
Check the Dictionary of Occupational Titles under section 164 for additional related careers.
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