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Committed to excellence, the University of Delaware provides distinguished faculty, a welcoming campus, and great student achievement. It began in 1743 as a private academy and has grown into a thriving, technologically advanced, research-intensive four-year public institution. Accredited by the MSCHE, UD boasts its global impact through ten colleges and over 300 programs, including an online MBA.

Business School

When students become a part of the Lerner College of Business & Economics, they begin to learn how to “transform business and society through inspirational education and pioneering scholarship.” It has been AACSB-accredited for over 50 years, proving a standard of excellence in its highly-ranked programs that span five academic departments serving over 4,100 students. Just an hour from Philadelphia and Baltimore and two hours from New York City and Washington, D.C., Lerner students have a wealth of access to countless business leaders and corporations.


Undergraduates choose from 17 majors, including Business Analytics, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality Business Management, International Business Studies, Management Information Systems, and Operations Management. They also have the option to earn a bachelor’s and master’s in just five years through the Accelerated 4+1 Degree program.

There are Master’s degrees in Business Administration, Accounting, Economics & Applied Econometrics, Finance, Economics & Entrepreneurship for Educators, International Business, and Hospitality Business Management. Doctoral students pursue a Ph.D. in Economic Education, Hospitality Business Analytics, Economics, or Financial Services Analytics. Flexible online degrees include an online MBA, hybrid MBA, online Master’s in Accounting Practice, and online Master’s in International Business.


A few of the many rankings include #32 Best Online MBA, #38 Best Online MBA for Veterans, and #84 Best Undergraduate Business Programs by US News & World Report. CEO Magazine ranks Lerner #48 in Global Online MBA and Top Tier MBA Program, while Poets & Quants ranks it #34 Best Online MBA and #53 Best Undergraduate Business Schools.

Online MBA Requirements

This entirely online MBA can be completed full-time in just 16 months for those in a hurry. Otherwise, one can complete it at their own pace. The required 44 credits can be filled by customizing the degree with one major, up to three concentrations, or a unique combination of electives. Concentration options are Healthcare Management, International Business, Business Analytics, Finance, or Strategic Leadership.


Required core courses include Fundamentals of Analytics, Financial Reporting & Analysis, Economic Analysis for Business Policy, Operations Management & Management Science, Marketing Management, Corporate Strategy, Financial Management, Ethical Issues in Domestic & Global Business Environments, two Professional Development Seminars, and Managing People, Teams & Organizations.

Application Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor’s from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0. If you do not meet certain standards, you must submit a GMAT/GRE score. Other submissions include an online application, a $75 fee, a personal statement, one unofficial copy of transcripts, two letters of recommendation, a resume, and a report of experience for work, community service, volunteering, and internships.


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