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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 the lowest overall lab fees in aviation, its own fleet of ten aircraft and an experienced and dedicated instructor staff, Delaware State University 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 Delaware State University and the College of Business. The mission of the Program is to provide an industry standard and relevant educational experience that produces high quality aviation professionals who distinguish themselves and reflect the quality of their aviation program education. Aviation Management graduates will be qualified for advanced training to fill the future vacancies in Air Traffic Control, Federal Aviation Administration, airline companies, and the airport administration career fields.   Professional Pilot graduates will complete their FAA requirements for Private Pilot, Instrument, Commercial, Multi-Engine and Certified Flight Instructor ratings while earning their Bachelor's Degree. Graduates of our FAA Approved Part 141 Aviation program get hired. The Delaware State flight training program will open 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 $10,458 and $20,320 for each helicopter 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 seeking certification. Our program is approved by the State of Delaware Education Department for Veterans flight training. Make your mark on the world in the air!  Select the tabs on the left sidebar or call for more information.        

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•  Programs
      - Graduate (MBA)

•  Flight Planning

•  Safety

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.       Lab - Helicopter 2014-2015 Fees     AVIA-102L-50  Private Pilot Lab $15,585 AVIA-201L-50 Commercial I Lab $10,458 AVIA-202L-50 Commercial II Lab $20,320 AVIA-307L-50 Commercial III Lab $13,462       Flight lab fees are based on the following cost per flight hour:   Aircraft - Airplane Per Flight Hour     Warrior  PA-28-151/161 $115 Arrow  PA-28R-200/201 $130 Tomahawk  PA-38-112 $85 Seneca  PA-34-200 $225     Aircraft - Helicopter Per Flight Hour     Enstrom  280FX $398 Hiller  UH-12C $398  


   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. Click here for a 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   For students interested in the 150-hour program in which students earn both an undergraduate accounting degree and an MBA, click here.   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



Williamson Bio

  Joan W. Williamson, CPA Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance College of Business Delaware State University 1200 N. DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901-2277 Phone:  302-857-6928 Email: EDUCATION PhD, University of Delaware MBA, University of Pittsburgh MDiv, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary BS, Delaware State University Professional Certification: CPA  -- Pennsylvania PUBLICATION TOPICS • Corporate financial crisis and deregulation • Use of Analytical procedures- hospitality & tourism industry vs. Auditing and financial accounting • Corporate fraud and regulation PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Professor Williamson’s research, presentations and proceedings are listed in the International Review of Business Research Papers, Annual Hawaii International Business Research Conference, The Consortium Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, Academy of Business Disciplines, and International Applied Business Research Conference    

Bernadette Bio

  Bernadette M. Ruf Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance College of Business Delaware State University 1200 N. DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901-2277 Phone: 302-857-6917 Email: EDUCATION PhD, Accounting, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University M.Acct., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University BA, SUNY at Plattsburg AREAS OF EXPERTISE • Managerial Accounting • Accounting Information Systems • Corporate Social Responsibility • Accounting Ethics PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Dr. Ruf’s research has been published in Journal of Information Systems; the Journal of Business Finance & Accounting; Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting; Journal of Business Ethics; Journal of Management; and others. Her papers have been presented at national meetings of the American Accounting Association; the Allied Academies; the Decision Sciences Institute, International Association for Business and Society.    

Katz Bio

  Michael A. Katz, J.D. Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance College of Business Delaware State University 1200 N. DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901-2277 Phone: 302-857-6918 Email: EDUCATION Juris Doctor, Widener University School of Law BA, Political Science, State University of New York at Buffalo PUBLICATION TOPICS • Employment Law • Contract Law • Social Responsibility PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Professor Katz’s research has been published in the Atlantic Law Journal, the Midwest Law Review, the Delaware Business Journal, and the Atlantic Economic Journal as well as in various conference proceedings.  His papers have been presented at numerous Academy of Legal Studies in Business International Annual Meetings as well as Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business and Atlantic Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Meetings.        

Bieker Bio

    Richard F. Bieker   Dr. Richard F. Bieker is Professor of Economics at Delaware State University. He teaches in the area of Economics. He earned his PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Kentucky and is a Certified Financial Planner.  In addition to teaching at Delaware State University he has served as a  faculty member or visiting scholar at a number of other institutions in the U.S, including the University of Delaware, Purdue University,  the University of Michigan and Central Michigan University.   He also served as a visiting   faculty member at Slovenská Poľnohospodárska Univerzita (SPU) v Nitre. Dr. Bieker is the author or co-author of over 75 journal articles, technical monographs and books.  His works have appeared in a variety of  refereed journals including the Social Science Quarterly, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Growth and Change, Financial Counseling and Planning, Journal of Education for Business, Northeastern Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Southwestern Economic Review,  Journal of Economics and Finance, and others.  His current research focuses on asset allocation in defined contribution pension plans, analysis of factors affecting economic growth in selected Eastern European countries and the impact of  accreditation on the quality and cost of higher education.    

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