Welcome to the College of Business!
The faculty and staff of Delaware State University’s College of Business are pleased to welcome Wesley College students to our program. You’re going to experience a supportive atmosphere in cutting-edge, nationally accredited programs that will give you the skills, habits, and connections you need to succeed in your chosen career.
Over the past year, we’ve intentionally accelerated our efforts to better prepare business-school students to excel in a rapidly changing job market.
Delaware State’s College of Business is one of only 25% of the nation’s business schools – and one of fewer than 10 HBCUs – that has received accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). As a result, our chapter of the Beta Gamma Sigma academic honor society will give you opportunities to network and connect with top business school students at more than 612 chapters across the country.
We have three academic departments offering six bachelor’s degrees, including our unique Aviation B.S. degree with concentrations in Aviation Management or Professional Pilot, a Master of Business Administration (MBA), and a Master of Science in Sport Administration.
We have many things happening in the College of Business that will help you prepare for a great career after graduation:
- For DEEP Day, our annual professional development program, we empower you with the necessary interpersonal, networking, and professional development skills that will enable you to successfully engage and navigate your chosen industry both virtually and face-to-face.
- The “Garage,” a student-accessible innovation/ideation/maker space in our Bank of America Building which opened virtually in 2020, supports you in identifying needs and solving problems rather than limiting them within a specific discipline.
- Our Innovation Café, in partnership with the Department of Chemistry and Food and Nutritional Sciences Program, provides an educational, experiential, and collaborative café space that develops and fosters food entrepreneurship through the operations of a café, food product development/design, health and wellness, and sustainability.
- We offer the most robust Management Information Systems concentration in the area, built on the foundation of a strong relationship with SAP. Through our SAP Center of Excellence, we offer Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) certifications and a two-week ERP Academy that ends with an SAP software-certification exam that is critical for employment at any company that does manufacturing. Many of our alumni are employed by Deloitte to consult with clients on this software.
- We’re partnering with JPMorgan Chase on the development of an MIS/CIS co-op and on the creation of a “tech navigator” that will enable us to communicate the importance of technology across campus and on how IT will intersect with your particular discipline.
- We have upgraded our Trading Floor with new terminals, tickers sponsored by Rise Vision, big-screen TV monitors, and software from Morningstar and Telemet America that enable you to do in-depth, real-time research and analysis.
- We have a tradition of successfully competing in national business case competitions – placing 1st nationally in Hewlett Packard’s 2019 case competition. We host a business case competition during our DEEP Day and will compete this fall in the National HBCU Stock Market Challenge organized by StockTrak, and we are working with various innovation competitions to increase the number of minority participants and hope to host one ourselves on campus soon.
- Corporate partners like Bank of America, Barclays, and Vanguard work with our new Office of Student Engagement (OSE) to develop innovative career pathways, internships, and enhanced mentoring programs such as the Black Male Initiative and the Executive Pipeline of Diversity (POD) Mentoring Program that are specifically developed to increase workplace and career access for students of color.
- Through our Economic Development Leadership Institute, we’re empowering students with the skills and training necessary to become economic development leaders imagining and creating smart communities who can actively engage in their economic growth through comprehensive workforce and business reform and development.
- Eighty percent of your time is spent outside of the classroom, so we offer co-curricular programs that will support your career goals. That’s why we created the Office of Student Engagement and launched programs such as the Night Shift. We have 11 organizations including the Sport Management Association, Economics Club, Marketing Club, Investment Club, Ladies of Vision and Enterprise (LOVE), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and Campus Entrepreneurs’ Organization that offer workshops, virtual meetings, and speakers. The College sponsored a retreat for leaders of these organizations.
We can’t wait for you to arrive this fall. The combination of innovative, self-sustaining and career-enhancing programming and you bringing your passion to the table will make for a great academic experience!
Michael Casson, Ph.D., is Dean of Delaware State University’s College of Business.