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Aviation Department Office
Ms. Marlene Cox
Phone:  302-857-6713
Fax:  302-857-6719
We train tomorrow's airline, corporate and military pilots today! The Aviation Program provides students with quality education and experience in preparation for careers in the aviation industry. Curricula in the Program lead to a Bachelor's of Science degree with concentrations in Aviation Management or Professional Pilot. With competitive overall flight lab fees, its own fleet of ten aircraft and an experienced and dedicated instructor staff, Delaware State University (DSU) is simply the best Flight Education opportunity on the east coast of the United States. The faculty of the Aviation Program subscribe to the philosophy and the mission of DSU and the College of Business. Our mission, is for the DSU Aviation Program to establish the highest quality of aviation-education and related training, in order to develop highly successful aviation professionals with a global perspective. We will do this through a student-centered learning environment, emphasizing academic excellence through innovation and integrity in teaching, professional development, applied and instructional research and outreach.  Our Aviation Management graduates will be qualified for advanced training to fill the future vacancies in Air Traffic Control, Federal Aviation Administration, both regional and major airline companies, corporate aviation and all levels of airport administration career fields. Our Professional Pilot graduates will complete their FAA requirements for the Private Pilot License, Instrument rating, Commercial License, Multi-Engine and Certified Flight Instructor ratings while earning a Bachelor's Degree. Graduates of our FAA Approved Part 141 Aviation program get hired into a Professional Pilot job leading to a career in aviation. The DSU flight training program opens the door to commercial and/or military aviation careers for those with the ability and tenacity to meet the rigorous academic and physical skills demanded of them. The pillars of the Aviation Program are Dedication, Safety, Unity, Attitude, and Professionalism. Current flight training lab fees vary between $3,255 and $9,486 for each fixed-wing certification and are subject to revision. Charges incurred for FAA flight physicals, knowledge exams, and certification flight tests with FAA flight examiners are the responsibility of the student. Our program is approved by the State of Delaware Education Department and the Veteran’s Administration for Veterans flight training. Make your mark on the world, and in the air with DSU Aviation!  Select the tabs on the left sidebar or call for more information.          

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Training Course Outline (TCO)

  Aviation Program Training Course Outline (UDWS188K) April 2014 This document includes the Safety Practices and Procedures required by 14 CFR Part 141.93(3)(i) through (x)     Delaware State University Training Course Outline   Safety Procedures and Practices........................................................................................ Section A Private Pilot – Airplane Certification................................................................................. Section B Instrument Rating – Airplane............................................................................................ Section C Commercial Pilot – Airplane Certification........................................................................ Section D Flight Instructor Certification............................................................................................ Section E Flight Instructor Instrument – Airplane Certification........................................................ Section F Additional Aircraft Class Rating Multi-Engine................................................................ Section G Private Pilot – Rotorcraft Helicopter Ground Course....................................................... Section H Commercial Pilot – Rotorcraft Helicopter Ground Course................................................. Section I Additional Category or Class Rating – Rotorcraft Helicopter Ground Course.................. Section J    

Flight Training Fees

Flight Training Fees 2014-2015     Lab - Airplane 2014-2015 Fees     AVIA-102L  Private Pilot Lab $7,353 AVIA-103L  Instrument Rating Lab $7,605 AVIA-201L  Commercial I Lab $9,586 AVIA-202L  Commercial II Lab $4,982 AVIA-307L  Commercial III Lab $5,914 AVIA-401L  CFI-Airplane Lab $4,958 AVIA-431L  CFI-Instrument Lab $3,255 AVIA-361L  Multi-Engine Lab $6,319 AVIA-471L  Multi-Engine Instructor Lab* $8,291 *Multi-Engine Instructor is not required to complete the degree.    


Introduction In Delaware State University’s accounting program, students learn to think strategically and perform complex analysis of real-world business problems. Through a combination of classroom lecture and hands-on experience, students develop the professional skills and knowledge to succeed in this profession, while obtaining a foundation to pursue credentials, such as: certified public accountant (CPA)  certified management accountant (CMA) certified internal auditor (CIA) Because many states require students to complete 150 hours before sitting for the CPA exam, Delaware State University offers a five-year, 150-hour program in which students earn both an undergraduate accounting degree and an MBA.   Required Courses The Bachelor of Accounting degree consists of 33 credit hours beyond the general management degree. Sample course schedule.   Course Number  Course Name Credit Hours  42-305  Intermediate Accounting I  3.0 42-306  Intermediate Accounting II  3.0 42-307  Cost Accounting  3.0 42-308  Managerial Cost Accounting  3.0 42-423  Auditing I  3.0 42-311  Individual Tax  3.0 42-402  Business Law  3.0 42-405  Accounting Information Systems  3.0 42-430  Advanced Accounting  3.0 42-427  Governmental Accounting  3.0 42-xxx  Accounting Elective  3.0   Course schedule students interested in the 150-hour program in which students earn both an undergraduate accounting degree and an MBA.   Course Descriptions   Professional Preparation   Graduates of the accounting program enter the job market with the professional skills and experience that employers’ value. All students in the program develop the ability to understand and apply core business fundamentals and accounting fundamentals think creatively and apply accounting knowledge in innovative ways communicate professionally use information technology for research, decision making and problem solving write accounting research reports that incorporate qualitative and quantitative data analysis and integrate information from multiple sources identify ethical dilemmas and uphold professional responsibilities work effectively in diverse settings that include individuals of varying educational backgrounds, experience, gender, age, race, and national origin Student Clubs The Accounting and Finance Club and student chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants are very active student organizations. These organizations sponsor networking events, job fairs, guest lectures, and are involved with the institute of Management Accountants and Association of Government Accountants. Internships and Professional Experience Students have the opportunity to gain practical work experience through internships at accounting firms, government agencies, and corporate accounting organizations.    

Accounting Faculty

Dr. Bridget Anakwe
Mr. Michael Katz, J.D.
Ms. Susan Muzorewa
Dr. Bernadette Ruf (Chairperson)
Dr. Joan Williamson

Careers In Accounting

A degree in accounting paves the way to many career opportunities:

  • Public accountants offer financial reporting, auditing and assurance, tax and consulting services.
  • Management accountants provide support for and participate in decision making, planning and budgeting, control and performance evaluation, and strategy in business and other organizations.
  • Government accountants support financial management, financial reporting, internal controls, compliance with policy, planning and budgeting in government agencies.
  • Internal auditors monitor internal controls and compliance with policies, assess enterprise risk, promote efficiency and effectiveness in organizations, and contribute to effective corporate governance.

Recent Placements

  • Ernst & Young
  • KPMG
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Bank of America
  • Hertz, Rental Car
  • Hirsh Industries


Finance and Banking

  Program Overview Delaware State University students may pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in finance and banking. The concentration is designed to prepare students for careers in banks and other financial institutions, as well as in financial management of a broad range of other firms. In addition, many students choose to work for regulatory agencies and other government agencies.     Our program offers a series of fundamental and advanced courses in finance. Students obtain a thorough understanding of the basic concepts, principles, operating procedures and analytical techniques necessary for them to succeed in the business world.   Advanced courses provide opportunities to explore fundamental principles in greater depth and to apply them to real-world situations.   Required Courses At the undergraduate level, the finance and banking concentration consists of a minimum of 18 beyond the required 33 credits of upper level management core courses. Click here for a sample course schedule.   Course Number Course Name Credit Hours 43-315 Financial Markets & Institutions 3.0 43-418 Investments 3.0 43-420 Commercial Bank Management 3.0 43-449 Senior Seminar in Financial Mgmt 3.0 43-xxx Finance and Banking Elective 3.0 43-xxx Finance and Banking Elective 3.0   Course Descriptions Facilities Delaware State University students gain the access to state-of-the-art facilities with current equipment, hardware and software.  The College of Business Financial Network Trading Room is one of the few facilities of its kind at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) and it facilitates students’ learning in the real world settings. Moreover, two Bloomberg Terminals are installed in the trading room to provide real-time financial data and track market activities, simulating the environment widely experienced by financial professionals and regulatory agencies. The hands-on simulations plus the Bloomberg Product Certification afford Delaware State University students significant advantages in securing internship and career opportunities.  Internships Our students have taken advantage of internship opportunities at such businesses as AIG, J.P. Morgan Chase, Nehemiah Gateway, Ernst & Young, Smithsonian Institute and B.G. PHARM, etc. The internship is typically undertaken after the junior year as finance & banking concentration.    


Finance Faculty

Dr. Young Kwak
Dr. Nandita Das
Dr. Zi “Nancy” Ning

Careers in Finance

  • Financial management
  • Banks and other depository institutions
  • Investment/securities companies
  • Real estate/mortgage firms
  • Insurance companies
  • Government or not-for-profit organizations

Recent Placements

  • Bank of America
  • Discover Financial Services
  • Morgan Chase
  • Comcast
  • Travelers Insurance Company
  • Dover Federal Credit Union



Department of Business Administration Research Centers

Center for the Study of Innovation Management The Center for the Study of Innovation Management (CSIM) housed in the Department of Management, College of Business at Delaware State University is a research unit focused on the study of innovation management in organizations. Innovation management is defined as the activities, processes, routines and systems that foster knowledge creation, transformation, dissemination and sharing as it moves an organization towards change and adaptation in their pursuit of value creation and competitiveness. Entrepreneurship is intrinsic to this concept of innovation. The CSIM has a multi-disciplinary orientation in its programs and activities and embraces academic research from colleagues with expertise in psychology, sociology, human behavior, cognitive science, organizational behavior, management, marketing, information systems, economics, accounting, finance and other disciplines applicable to the study of innovation management. Director: Dr. Carlos M. Rodriguez Center for IT Services The Center’s mission is to provide professional IT services to the government agencies, non-profits and small business enterprises in and around Delaware through active student involvement & learning and applied research. The purpose of the center includes, but is not limited to: (a) Offer professional IT services to non-profits, government agencies, and business organizations located in and around Delaware at affordable cost, (b) Maintain relationships with government agencies and industry in and around Delaware, and (c) Provide real-life experience to students in the area of IT services and project management. Director: Dr. Chittibabu Govindarajulu Delaware Center for Transportation The objective of the Delaware Center for Transportation Management is to become a premier resource in the State of Delaware for teaching, training and research in transportation management. The Center will be housed in the College of Business at Delaware State University. The Center will be headed by a Director with project-based staff support. The Center will work closely and collaboratively with the Delaware Department of Transportation (DELDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and business and industry in Delaware. Director: Dr. Nanda K. Viswanathan

Small Business Consulting

Small Business Consulting DCED provides consulting services to aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. This technical assistance is provided to individuals who need guidance and expertise to start and grow their business ventures. Information is provided on a host of topics including: business plan development, understanding financial statements, and loan package preparation. FREE One-on-One Business Consulting Examine Business Problems  Develop Practical Solutions Assist with Business Plan Development  

Food Business Incubator Center

  The mission of the Food Business Incubator Center (FBIC) is to nurture, support, and sustain food and agricultural industries in the Delaware region by providing business and technical training, resources for product and process evaluation and incubation, and a trusted source for information and guidance. The kitchen incubator at Delaware State University (DSU) is managed by the Delaware Center for Enterprise Development in collaboration with the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM). The commercial kitchen incubator is located in the Bank of America Building on DSU's Dover, Delaware campus. The incubator provides a low-cost commercial and licensed facility that can be used by food producers. Incubator tenants will time-share space according to the amount of time needed while saving considerable expense over equipping their own kitchens. The FBIC provides low-cost kitchen facilities that can be used to produce food items for business. The commercial, licensed and certified kitchen is available by appointment and provides dry and cold storage, on-site assistance and access to computers, printers, fax, copier and a variety of office equipment. If you would like additional information about the kitchen incubator, please contact Audrey Scott Hynson, Incubator Manager at (302)857-6951.

Success Stories

FBIC Helps Businesses Succeed! The Delaware Center for Enterprise Development’s Food Business Incubator Center (FBIC) provides services to start up food businesses to help them to grow into successful businesses.  Many clients come to the Center with an idea, unwavering passion, and a willingness to take a risk. That is a perfect description of Mageline Kelly, owner of Mageline’s Confiserie who now manages and operates a very successful high-end pastry business.   “DCED helped me.  They gave me the guidelines on how to start my business in the right way. They enrolled me in their free food safety training (ServSafe®) class. I wanted to learn everything the right way.  They gave me the confidence to go out there and know that I have a good product.  They told me how to do a business plan, which I knew nothing about and now, after traveling to Paris for training from renowned experts, I am running a very successful business.  I use the FBIC commercial kitchen at least twice a month to make my beautiful and delicious Macaroons I am living in my passion and my business has prospered. I am so glad the people at DCED believed in my dream and were able to help me!” Mageline has been a FBIC client since 2010. Mageline is kneeling beside Chef Ollive Christien in Paris France Mageline’s First Display in Dover, Delaware   Chef Stephanie G Chef Stephanie G & Company serves  Greater Philadelphia, DE, NJ & MD. She is the sole owner of Twice The Spice Caterers, Twice The Spice Personal Chef Service & Twice The Spice Heat & Serve.  Stephanie operates a high demand business.  She is able to meet her demand by using the low-cost commercial licensed kitchen for her Kent County clients.   She is certified in food safety training (ServSafe®). Chef Stephanie and was  honored as the 2nd runner up for the best business plan in City of Wilmington Delaware’s Small Business Success Series program.  Stephanie is coached by the DCED FBIC staff in making many of her critical business decisions. Every month she expresses her passion through her remarkable website which classically highlights her specialties (see samples below). Visit Chef Stephanie G’s  website at   The FBIC is available to help your business grow.  We provide training, business education, workshops, seminars, one-on-one consultations and a commercial licensed kitchen.  FBIC also provided demonstrations in food safety and in canning fruits and vegetables for value-added producers and farmers.  Contact the FBIC at 302.857.6951 to start and grow your food business.

Business Economics

Welcome Welcome to the homepage of the business economics concentration. Here we have provided you with information that you will find helpful in learning about the exciting field of economics. In addition, the information on this page will help you determine whether economics is the right major for you.  If, after reviewing the information on this page, you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us.  We will be happy to assist you in any way that we can as you make the very important decision of choosing your major field of study. What is economics? Economics is sometimes referred to as the queen of the social sciences. Economists are the only social scientists who are awarded the Nobel Prize each year for their contributions to the body of social science knowledge. To see the wide range of issues to which economists have applied economic principles, take a look at the contributions of Economists who have won the Nobel Prize. An understanding of economics is also necessary for successfully completing studies in business disciplines such as finance, marketing and strategic management. Finally, statistical studies have shown that students who complete an undergraduate degree in economics are well prepared to enter law school. One study found that the average Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) scores of economics majors ranked first among 15 different majors. In another study, economics majors ranked third among 29 different majors. What you must do to successfully complete the degree program in economics To successfully complete the degree program in economics, you must develop the skills to think logically, utilize quantitative tools to analyze data  and communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing. See the AEA website for further information about the skills that you will need to succeed in the field of economics.  The curriculum sheet contains the exact list of courses that you must complete to earn the degree in business economics at Delaware State University. The course descriptions site describes the content of each of the economics courses that you must complete.   Economics is a challenging major, but we think that you will find it to be an exciting one as well. As you work your way through the program, we are here to help you, especially on those occasions when may feel discouraged. What do economists do? If you are successful in earning an undergraduate degree in economics, there will be many employment opportunities available to you.  With an undergraduate degree in economics, you will be well-qualified to pursue a career in many different occupations with private for-profit firms, as well as with the government and nonprofit organizations. You will also be prepared to pursue graduate studies in economics, business or enter law school. For more information about the types of careers available, click on the careers tab on the AEA website. The Famous Economics Majors page contains a list of famous people who earned an undergraduate degree in economics. By reviewing this list you will see the wide range of careers that economics majors have pursued. Finally, to learn about the employment outlook and earnings for people trained as economists see the Occupational Outlook Handbook. To see the types of careers that economics majors who graduated from Delaware State University have pursued, see Where are our graduates?   How much do economists earn? The average starting salary in 2012-13 for graduates with a bachelor’s degree in economics and no experience was $48,500. To see how this salary compares to the salaries of other majors go to the AEA website, click on the careers tab and scroll down to career earnings.  


Economics Faculty:

Dr. Richard Bieker
Dr. Michael Casson
Dr. Jan Christopher
Dr. Rachel Mathers