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Faculty listing: http://www.lerner.udel.edu/departments/finance/faculty-staff
The Department of Finance offers students two opportunities to major, or even double major within the department. Professional education in finance serves to develop the capabilities of students so that they may assume positions of leadership and responsibility at all levels of financial management in our society. The undergraduate degree program in Finance reflects the growing demand for greater financial management capability in banking and in the financial services related industries. An Honors Degree option is available.
The major in Financial Planning and Wealth Management serves the needs of students preparing to enter this exciting and growing field. Financial planning has been ranked in recent years as one of the ten best career choices, and employment opportunities are projected to expand rapidly in the coming years. Prospective employers include financial planning firms as well as other companies that provide related products and services such as banks, insurance companies, and brokerage firms.
To earn the major in Finance or Financial Planning and Wealth Management, one must: (1) earn a minimum of 121 credits, (2) achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of C (2.0) on all work undertaken at the University of Delaware, (3) fulfill the course requirements of the major, and (4) achieve at least a C- in specified business, finance, accounting, and economics courses. Only one of the five required upper-level courses in Finance may be taken at another AACSB-accredited institution, unless advance permission is granted.
Students majoring in Finance or Financial Planning and Wealth Management may also pursue a minor in International Business and/or apply to the minors in Advertising, Beverage Management, Business Analytics, Economics, Entrepreneurial Studies, Event Management, Global Enterprise Technologies, Management Information Systems, Restaurant Management, Social Entrepreneurship, Spa & Wellness Management, and Trust Management as well as minors offered outside of the Lerner College.
Students in either major also take a broad range of courses throughout the University that are outside the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics. These include a specified number of courses in the humanities, sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and in disciplines that develop specific skills in mathematics, statistics, and written and oral communication. The math and statistics courses, as well as ENGL 110 , require a grade of C- or better. Additional electives are also required to give each student the opportunity to choose courses most consistent with his or her interests.