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Center for IT Services

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  Mission 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. Purpose of the Center Offer professional IT services to non-profits, government agencies, and business organizations located in and around Delaware at affordable cost Maintain relationships with government agencies and industry in and around Delaware Provide real life experience to students in the area of IT services and project management Provide internship and full-time employment opportunities for Information Systems students Conduct applied research in the field of Information Systems in collaboration with other scholars in the field Promote open-source technologies Provide increased visibility to Department of Business Administration in the community Strive to secure external funding from Private, State, and Federal agencies Objectives of the Center Provide affordable IT Services at very low pricing structure through student and faculty involvement to government agencies, non-profits and small business enterprises. These services include but not limited to the following: Offer Web Design, Development, Hosting, and Maintenance Offer Information Technology Consulting Offer IT Infrastructure Design and Consulting Provide opportunities to CoB Students to gain: Real life work experience in subject specific areas Experience with Open-Source Technologies Experience in the area of client consulting, requirements determination, and project management Improvement in written and oral communication skills Internship and full-time employment opportunities Provide opportunities to the Department of Business Administration to: Enhance industry-academic partnership Provide increased visibility to the department’s MIS faculty members Understand industry trends that help in improving course curriculum, new courses, new programs, and teaching methodologies Provide a consistent revenue stream Provide opportunities to College of Business and Delaware State University to: Enhance industry-academic partnership Provide increased visibility to the College and University Opportunity for Promoting sponsorships and donations from Private, State, and Federal agencies Relation to Department programs and course curriculum The center will be housed in the Department of Business Administration, College of Business. Students involved in the activities of the center will augment their academic knowledge with real life experience in different areas of MIS such as Web-Design and development, system analysis and design, networking and telecommunications, and database development depending on specific requirements of the clients. Through their involvement in the center, students will be exposed to emerging and existing open-source technologies, thereby enhancing their skills. Oral and written communication, an integral part of DSU’s academic, will also be enhanced for the students participating in the center’s activities. The center will also provide research opportunities and challenges to the existing MIS faculty of the department through collaborations. Industry interactions will also enhance faculty understanding of industry needs which in turn will help design better curriculum.  
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Dr. Chittibabu Govindarajulu
Director, Center for IT Services
Chitti@desu.edu

 

Center for the Study of Innovation Management

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  Antecedents The Top 100 R&D spenders along with the top 50 companies in each of the three highest-spending industries: auto, health care, and computing and electronics in the world spent more than $350 billion on R&D in 2007. This amount represent 71% of the total spends of the global innovation 1000 firms (source: Global Innovation report, Booz & Company, 2008). Fifty-five percent of these companies’ total R&D spending occurs outside their home countries. These firms search economic environments that allow lower costs, access to talent and skilled professionals, technology bases, innovation management knowledge, and market proximity and insights. In today’s demanding global marketplace, firms must innovate to survive and flourish. These firms put innovation on the front burner and approach innovation as a systematic, enterprise-wide process. More important, developing innovation management capabilities and having the right resources devoted to technology, product, and processes are cornerstones of high performing businesses. Successful entrepreneurship innovation requires rigorous process to harvest and manage ideas, allocate resources, devise metrics, and the use of cross-functionality. There is not executive task more vital and demanding than the sustained management of innovation and change. Without doubt, the development of innovation capabilities and innovation management should preclude solid growth, strategic, and financial performance as firms build their domestic and international competitiveness. The State of Delaware is not immune to these trends as these demands impact its competitive structure and economic technology base. It is known that world-class universities attract the business interest as well as their capital. Businesses partner with universities and research centers to develop new technologies, commercialize and market these technologies and derivatives, and recruit talented and well-trained workers and professionals. Moreover, these businesses prefer to locate closer to centers of new knowledge, innovation, and research. It is a strategic goal of the state of Delaware to strengthen its capacities for innovation, intellectual leadership and management, and technology commercialization as it guarantees jobs in emerging high-tech and high-wage industries (Markell, Jack: Plan for Broadening the Reach of Higher Education, 2008). As such, the Center for the Study of Innovation Management, CSIM at Delaware State University will significantly contribute to build these relationships with industry, state officials, and other Delaware-based stakeholders. More important, this center will provide innovation knowledge and leading management insights to support the nurturing of an innovation culture and the management of innovation initiatives at the regional, national, and international levels. Purpose  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, systems that foster knowledge creation, transformation, dissemination, and sharing as it moves 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. Mission The Center for the Study of Innovation Management, CSIM is a research unit within the College of Business focused on bringing the advances of theories, methods, and applications in the area of innovation management to the academic and curriculum endeavors and the regional industrial, commercial, and organizational communities to promote development, growth, and firms’ competitiveness at the state, national and international levels. Its Values The Center for the Study of Innovation Management is committed to: i. Academic excellence and the highest standards of quality research. ii. Professional integrity and upmost sense of honesty, transparency, and ethical behavior. iii. World-class efficiency and productivity in its research and programming activities. iv. Enhancement, nurturing, and development of the human capital associated with the center to its fullest. Functions i. Generate, promote, and disseminate research projects and news advances in the intersection of innovation, technology, product development, entrepreneurship, and knowledge management. ii. Build relationships and act as liaison with local, regional, national industries and international organizations to assist these in their efforts to incorporate center’s study findings and promote applied innovation in their markets. iii. Work in partnership with other international research centers in joint research programs in innovation management, faculty research collaboration and exchange, international consortium research projects, and other activities consistent with the mission of the center. iv. Assist and collaborate primarily with the local government and official units in the State of Delaware in the creation, design, promotion, and support of efforts to increase the innovation output and capabilities of critical small and large enterprises within a diverse manufacture, commercial, and service industries in the region. v. Provide advice as to incorporate new developments and content into the curriculum structure mainly of the academic programs in the Department of Management and College of Business, and secondly in other research programs at Delaware State University. vi. Promote and economically support interested faculty and students’ involvement to pursue new academic initiatives and new learning in the area of innovation management in the Department of Management, College of Business, and Delaware State University. Research Sustainability As a research center, the following metrics are used to assess the CSIM performance: i. Contribute to the research publication profile of the Department of Management and College of Business. As such, provide evidence of research productivity conducive to maintain the qualifications of faculty members as required by the AACSB accreditation body. ii. Generate, promote, and support Delaware State University students’ pursue of advanced degree research studies in management and related disciplines. Programs The center carries out professional activities to support the following initiatives: i. Research Program This program emphasizes the generation of knowledge, application, and practice of new advances in the area of innovation management and entrepreneurship. ii. Industry Liaison Program Support and assist regional organizations in achieving national and international competitiveness through the design and implementation of innovation initiatives and capabilities. Assist the commercial and industrial regional community in the training of employees and development of new skills and competencies at the managerial level. iii. Academic Curriculum Design Program Generate transfer mechanisms to bring the results of the Center’s research program to the development and enrichment of the Department of Management’s curriculum, executive training, and high-level senior management programs. iv. Cooperative Transferability Program Collaborate with other research centers from diverse institutions, i.e. universities, firm based research centers, colleges, universities, and technical centers in the State of Delaware and internationally in the creation and transferability of new knowledge and research in the field of innovation management. Research Themes The CSIM conducts research categorized into the following themes: i. Technology Innovation and Valuation ii. New Product Innovation and Development iii. Innovation Management and Organizational Performance iv. Models of Innovation and Internationalization Patterns v. Innovation and Entrepreneurship Organization Structure The strategic growth and management of the center is supported by the following structure and staffing: Director of the Center for the Study of Innovation Management Responsible for the strategic development and research programs carried out in the center. Administrative Assistant of the Center for the Study of Innovation Management Responsible for the operation and management of day to day activities and personnel, fiscal accountability, managing of communications and marketing, support of programs and scholarly projects, collaboration with external entities, and compliance with procedures and norms as requested by the College of Business, University, and funding entities. Faculty Research Associates Faculty from the Department of Management and other colleges at Delaware State University interested in carry out research programs and projects. Other faculty members from educational and research institutions at the national and international level will qualify under this association. Industry Associates Professionals and practitioners from organizations, firms, businesses, and corporate research centers from the State of Delaware interested in being members of research teams and task forces. Research Assistants Students that have demonstrated serious and intrinsic motivation to carry out research projects. Only students that have demonstrated a higher level of maturity, excellence, and professionalism will be invited to be associated with the center. Industry Advisory Board The center has a board of industry professionals selected from the business community in the local, region, and national areas. These members support the center’s mission and are consulted on the academic, research, industry liaison, and programming endeavors. They are active in their disciplines and reflect a strong industry composition (technology, health, electronics, manufacturing, services, etc.). The advisory board is expected to recommend and review general guidelines for programs and activities of the center in consultation with the Director of the CSIM. These recommendations should benefit the center, university, community, and other constituents. Facilities The Center for the Study of Innovation Management is housed in the College of Business at Delaware State University.   Center Services The following are the areas in which the center may offer its services to the academic, industry, and government communities: Identification of strategic industrial sectors and subsectors that may adopt new technologies such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, and other derivatives. 1. Determine the domestic and exporting potential markets for intermediate and finished products within specific industrial sectors. 2. Diagnostics and evaluation of production and manufacturing capabilities. 3. Potential impact of advanced technologies in the production process. Identify value generators of activation and assimilation. 4. Evaluation of potential use of materials and raw materials and the use of different technologies for particular production processes and technologies. 5. Use impact of technologies in: a. Production and manufacturing evaluation. b. Operation analysis of robust manufacturing and components assembly. c. Evaluation of aggregate production variations from period to period. d. Capacity analysis for production volume and manufacturing processes. e. Impact de different technologies in the manufacturing output. f. Design capabilities for products and demand satisfaction. Analysis and Diagnostic of Market Expansion Capabilities 6. Analysis of the use of specific technologies by area of application. E.g. Bioanalysis, pharmaceutics, therapy and bio medicine, biosensors, magnetic resonance, engineering of biological textiles, aerospace, information technology, consumer products, etc. 7. Product analysis at the B2B and B2C markets. 8. Aggregate value analysis and contribution of different technologies from the following perspectives: economics, markets expansion, technology integration, development of innovation capacities and development of product portfolios. Analysis and Diagnostic of Innovation Capabilities 9. Evaluation of capabilities to adopt new and improve technologies and existing methods. Determine which technologies can be adopted. 10. Identification of technology platforms and determination of resistances to the adoption of technologies. 11. Technology development and strategic network analysis. 12. Customer value model and profitability. 13. Diagnostic of existent and details of new product development models and processes and analysis of adaptation capabilities. 14. Analysis of capabilities to develop commercial prototypes. Market Estimation for Intermediate and Finished Products. 15. Estimation of potential markets for existing and new products offered by manufacturing firms (continuous innovation and penetration). 16. Estimation of potential markets for existing products with differential advantages. (market extension). 17. Market potential for innovative products (radical innovation). 18. Market potential for radically new concepts and application of Kano methodologies.

Admission Policies and Procedures

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Application Process To be considered for admission to the MBA program, applicants must submit: (1) a completed application form; (2) official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate work; (3) official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score results; (4) two recommendation forms completed by persons acquainted with their ability for graduate study; (5) applicant's resume; and (6) the applicants' statement of philosophy, objectives and career aspirations. The MBA program has a rolling admission policy whereby applications are decided upon as they are received. Applications and supporting documentation for admission should be sent to the following address: MBA Office Delaware State University Bank of America Bldg. Rm 106 1200 North Dupont Highway Dover, DE 19901-2277 Requirements for Unconditional Admission For admission to the MBA Program, applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and possess the ability to do graduate work of high quality. For unconditional admission, candidates must have earned a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade-point-average of 2.75 (on a 4.00 point scale) and achieve a total score of at least 950 points (based on the following formula: 200 times the overall undergraduate grade-point-average plus the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score, except that the minimum acceptable GMAT score must be 400. In addition applicants must have completed Foundations requirements. Requirements for Conditional Admission Applicants not meeting the unconditional requirements may be admitted conditionally if (1) they have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade-point-average (GPA) of 2.50 and earn a minimum of 400 on the GMAT; (2) have an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or at least 3.25 upper-division GPA and have not completed the GMAT; or (3) have completed all other requirements except the Foundations. Change of Status A candidate admitted conditionally must complete a total of three MBA core or elective courses (nine credits) and earn at least a "B". Candidates conditionally admitted must complete the Foundations requirements and submit satisfactory GMAT scores before registering for their fourth course. Satisfactory GMAT score is based on the formula: 200 times overall MBA GPA plus GMAT score equals to or greater than 950 points (200 x MBA GPA + GMAT score >= 950). Minimum acceptable GMAT score is 400. Requirements for Non-Traditional Applicants Applicants may apply for admission as non-traditional students if they have: (1) higher or professional degree beyond the baccalaureate degree; (2) significant relevant work experience; or (3) national or regional certification in a professional field. Applicants may petition for the GPA, GMAT, and CBK requirements to be waived. All requests for waivers must undergo a review and certification by the Director of the MBA Program (refer to the MBA Handbook for further information). Waiver Requirements for Non-Traditional Applicants To be considered for a non-traditional status, the student must first complete an application to the MBA program through the Graduate School. The student must then complete a Non-Traditional Consideration Request Form and submit to the Director of the MBA program. The request must include the following supporting documents: (1) Evidence of degrees beyond the baccalaureate degree (if applicable); (2) relevant work experience, that is, five years or more in a managerial or supervisory position; (3) contact person for work verification (name, title, address, and telephone number); (4) copies of national or regional certification (include state and expiration date); and (5) any other relevant information. Admission to Candidacy Status After completing a minimum of nine (9) semester hours and a maximum of fifteen (15) semester hours of MBA courses, students must apply for admission to candidacy for the MBA degree. Students may not enroll in more than 18 credit hours of the MBA Program without candidacy approval. GMAT scores must be on file and all Foundations requirements must be fulfilled in order to apply for candidacy. Students admitted conditionally must remove all conditions prior to the application for candidacy status. Transfer Credit MBA students may transfer a maximum of nine (9) graduate credits from another accredited institution toward the master's degree, provided they earned a grade of "B" or higher in the course for which transfer credit is sought. The transfer credit must be directly related to the MBA course requirements and must have been completed not more than five (5) years of the student's date of application. Scholarship and Tuition Waivers The MBA program offers (through the Graduate School) limited scholarship funds and tuition waivers to students. All financial assistance is offered to students on a first come first serve basis. Only students who have been accepted into the MBA program will be considered for the limited funds that are available. Given the limitation of available funds, students are encouraged to explore other sources of funding.   
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Why should you choose our MBA program?

1. Accelerated program geared towards working adults.

2. The best value in the Tri-State Area.

3. MBA candidates interested in pursuing full-time accelerated program can complete the degree in 12 months by taking three courses (9 credit hours) per term. Regular full-time students can complete the program within an 18-month period by taking two courses per term.

4. MBA classes are offered during the evening hours and weekends. Those interested in part-time study can complete the degree requirements within two years by attending, at least, one summer session.

5. Courses are taught by highly-trained professors who want to see you succeed.

Master's Program

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  The Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree Program is designed for working professionals and aspiring managers from a wide range of backgrounds who wish to advance their careers or acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as managers and leaders in the new economy. Candidates integrate and apply business and organizational concepts and techniques in the functional areas of organizational management. The program is flexible enough to accommodate both full-time and part-time (professional and accelerated) students. MBA candidates interested in pursuing full-time accelerated program can complete the degree in 12 months by taking three courses (9 credit hours) per term*. Regular full-time students can complete the program within an 18-month period by taking two courses per term. MBA classes are offered during the evening hours and weekends. Those interested in part-time study can complete the degree requirements within two years by attending, at least, one summer session. (*MBA classes are offered in 8-week terms whereby classes meet twice a week from Monday through Thursday; Weekend classes will meet once on Saturdays).
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Why should you choose our MBA program?

1. Accelerated program geared towards working adults.

2. The best value in the Tri-State Area.

3. MBA candidates interested in pursuing full-time accelerated program can complete the degree in 12 months by taking three courses (9 credit hours) per term. Regular full-time students can complete the program within an 18-month period by taking two courses per term.

4. MBA classes are offered during the evening hours and weekends. Those interested in part-time study can complete the degree requirements within two years by attending, at least, one summer session.

5. Courses are taught by highly-trained professors who want to see you succeed.

Department of Business Administration Faculty Members

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  Professors: Dr. Awadzi, Winston Dr. Beugre, Constant Dr. Cynthia Mayo Dr. Kim, DaeRyong   Associate Professors: Dr. Govindarajulu, Chittibabu Dr. Rodriguez, Carlos Dr. Sadoughi, Mohamad Dr. Viswanathan, Nanda Dr. Wilson, Kathlyn   Assistant Professors: Dr. Mahee, Richard Dr. Nunlee, Martin Dr. Pinjani, Praveen  

Graduate (MBA) Program

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Mr. Kishor C. Sheth, MBA Director
School of Management
1200 North Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302.857.6906
Fax: 302.857.6945
E-mail: ksheth@desu.edu

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Master's Program The Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree Program is designed for working professionals and aspiring managers from a wide range of backgrounds who wish to advance their careers or acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as managers and leaders in the new economy. Candidates integrate and apply business and organizational concepts and techniques in the functional areas of organizational management. Application Process To be considered for admission to the MBA program, applicants must submit: (1) a completed application form; (2) official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate work; (3) official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score results; (4) two recommendation forms completed by persons acquainted with their ability for graduate study; (5) applicant's resume; and (6) the applicants' statement of philosophy, objectives and career aspirations. Graduate Faculty Courses are taught by qualified professors who want to see you succeed. Our faculty members have terminal degrees in their respective discipline and have published several research articles in recognized journals.
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Why should you choose our MBA program?

Accelerated program geared towards working adults.

The best value in the Tri-State Area.

MBA candidates interested in pursuing full-time accelerated program can complete the degree in 12 months by taking three courses (9 credit hours) per term. Regular full-time students can complete the program within an 18-month period by taking two courses per term.

MBA classes are offered during the evening hours and weekends. Those interested in part-time study can complete the degree requirements within two years by attending, at least, one summer session.

Courses are taught by highly-trained professors who want to see you succeed.

Hospitality and Tourism Management

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210 Bank of America Building
302.857.7992
Cynthia R. Mayo, PhD, RD, MBA Director
cmayo@desu.edu

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Introduction Delaware State brings a real-world focus to its Hospitality & Tourism Management degree, providing graduates with a big advantage in the job market. Students complete two internships totaling 600 hours of work experience in the hospitality management industry. While on campus, they have access to state-of-the-art lodging, restaurant, lodging, and event planning and management facilities. And in the classroom, they gain a broad foundation in business fundamentals while developing specialized expertise in hospitality and tourism management. DSU is the only HBCU whose HTM program is accredited by both ACPHA (Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration) and AACSB (Association to Advance College Schools of Business). As an HBCU, Delaware State promotes a multicultural perspective in all programs, including the hospitality and tourism major. This is a highly marketable skill in the hospitality industry, because international travel is an important growth area. Our graduates enter the work force fully prepared for management careers with major hotel and restaurant chains, travel agencies, and tour companies. Mission The Hospitality Management Program prepares students to become leaders who demonstrate the necessary managerial skills and competencies to make positive contributions to the global hospitality industry. Program Learning Outcomes Demonstrate knowledge and application of technology, as well as oral and written communication competencies needed to function in professional and other settings. Assess, develop and apply requisite competencies of Hospitality and Tourism Management, to include accounting and finance, cost controls, event planning and management, food production and restaurant operations, sanitation and safety practices, travel and tourism planning and management/leadership and hospitality law. Analyze, evaluate and solve managerial problems that utilize quantitative reasoning concepts, critical thinking in all sectors of the hospitality industry in a global, cultural and diverse society. Evaluate leadership and ethical decision-making competencies based on standards set by the industry. Gather data and assess results, employ problem-solving techniques, and use information literacy concepts related to HTM. Student Learning Outcomes The complete set of HTM programs student learning outcomes can be accessed here. HTM Course Descriptions HTM course descriptions can be found in the DSU undergraduate catalog. For more detailed information about HTM program curriculum, degree requirements, and more, see the HTM Competitive Guide. Professional Preparation Graduates from the Hospitality and Tourism Management program are ready to step directly into entry-level hospitality management jobs, with the potential for rapid advancement. The program covers all areas of hospitality and tourism management, including quality control financial accountability and controls personnel evaluation leadership and management procurement, production, and management of lodging, food, events and services oral and written communications computer literacy Students learn to think strategically and make solid decisions. Classroom assignments are project-based and simulate real-world managerial and business problems. In addition, students gain valuable experience via internships and field placements. Faculty Professors in the hospitality and tourism management program possess many years of industry experience. All are well known within the industry and have served in the Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (CHRIE). Their strong professional ties enable them to connect students with good opportunities for internships, summer job placements, and full-time job interviews after graduation. Faculty are extremely accessible. They take an active interest in their students, providing mentorship, advice, and guidance that can ensure success both inside and outside the classroom. To find more information about a faculty member, click the link on the right. Research and Experience The hospitality management program has an outstanding internship program. Students must complete two internships, for a total of 600 working hours. Some placements occur right in Dover, but students frequently travel for their internships to high-profile locations such as Walt Disney World (Florida) or the MGM Grand (Las Vegas), or to one of the many properties in the Marriott, Hyatt, Sodexo, Thompson, or Sheraton chains. HTM Competitive Guide Download the latest HTM competitive guide.   
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Program Faculty:
Dr. Cynthia R. Mayo
Dr. June E. Clarke
Mr. George Friorile (adjunct)
 
Project Manager
Mrs. Georgann Smith

Professional Pilot

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Introduction Little-known fact: Delaware State operates the only full-service, university-based flight school in the mid-Atlantic area. We offer very affordable fees, expert professional pilot instructors, and a state-of-the-art fleet of planes. Students spend hundreds of hours in the cockpit, while getting classroom instruction on airplane mechanics, air traffic control, engines and instruments, aviation, law, and other aspects of flight operations. Upon completion of their Aviation Professional Pilot degree, students are qualified to operate commercial airlines, charter planes, corporate jets, and military aircraft. With the nation’s pilot workforce rapidly aging, employment prospects are bright for young pilots: Experts project the industry will soon need to hire 9,000 or more new pilots per year. In the 20-year history of Delaware State’s flight school, 100 percent of our graduates have gone on to careers in the aviation industry. Professional Preparation In the course of fulfilling Professional Pilot program requirements, students will earn their FAA licenses for Private Pilot, Instrument, Commercial, Multi-Engine, Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument. The flight program is approved by the State of Delaware Education Department for Veterans Flight Training. Faculty All members of the Delaware State flight school faculty have spent many years working in flight operations. Their backgrounds cover all sectors within the industry, including military, commercial, and private planes; airport management; air traffic control; safety and regulation; and aerodynamic engineering and product design. As a result, students are exposed to a broad range of perspectives and insights. All of our faculty are committed to the program values of dedication, safety, unity, an attitude of success, and professionalism. Research and Experience The Aviation Professional Pilot program offers many opportunities for career development and networking. Our internship agreements with Continental Airlines and DuPont Aviation enable students to develop real-world experience and skills within the flight operations industry. We also maintain close ties with the local chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen and the Organization of Black Airline Pilots (OBAP), offering an Aviation Career Education (ACE) Camp and the OBAP Solo Flight Academy.     
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Aviation Management

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Introduction  In addition to educating pilots, the Aviation Program at Delaware State lays a strong foundation for a wide range of careers in the aviation industry. With an Aviation Management degree, students gain first-hand experience and knowledge in subjects such as airport management air and ground safety economics and finance personnel management aviation law and regulations Employers seek out Delaware State’s aviation graduates because the program has such a good track record. Our students have access to excellent facilities and a first-rate faculty, and they have gone on to great success as airport administrators, air traffic controllers, industry analysts, transportation regulators, and executives for aviation corporations. In the 20-year history of our flight school, 100 percent of our graduates have gained employment within the aviation industry. Professional Preparation A new generation of leaders is needed in air traffic control and airport administration, as the current generation is rapidly approaching retirement age. With an Aviation Management degree, graduates will be qualified to fill those vacancies. We have an excellent working relationship with the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA). Many of our undergraduates have work-study jobs with DRBA during school, and/or gain full-time jobs there after graduation. The Aviation program is approved by the State of Delaware Education Department for Veterans Flight Training. Faculty All members of the Delaware State flight school faculty have spent many years working in the aviation industry. Their backgrounds cover all sectors within the industry, including military, commercial, and private planes; airport management; air traffic control; safety and regulation; and aerodynamic engineering and product design. As a result, students are exposed to a broad range of perspectives and insights. All our faculty are committed to the program values of dedication, safety, unity, an attitude of success, and professionalism. Research and Experience The Aviation Management program offers many opportunities for professional development and networking. Our internship relationships with Continental Airlines, DuPont Aviation, and the DRBA enable students to develop real-world experience and skills within the aviation industry. We also maintain close ties with the local chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen and the Organization of Black Airline Pilots (OBAP), offering an Aviation Career Education (ACE) Camp and the OBAP Solo Flight Academy.  airport management air and ground safety economics and finance personnel management aviation law and regulations  
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Bachelor's Programs

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  Accounting In Delaware State’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 getting full preparation to gain one or more credentials as a certified management accountant (CMA), certified internal auditor (CIA), or certified public accountant (CPA). Because many states require students to complete 150 hours before sitting for the CPA exam, Delaware State offers a five-year, 150-hour program in which students earn both an undergraduate accounting degree and an MBA. Business Economics The Business Economics concentration will prepare students for careers in business, government, law, or academics by providing them with a sound understanding of economic theory and the ability to apply the tools of economic analysis in decision making. The analytical and quantitative skills developed in this concentration will enhance the students’ career opportunities in a rapidly changing economy, which requires that individuals be able to absorb new information quickly. The concentration in Business Economics consists of 18 credit hours. Twelve (12) of these credits are required, and six (6) may be satisfied by choosing elective courses in Business Economics. The additional hours must be selected in consultation with the student’s advisor. Finance And Banking Students choosing to concentrate in Finance & Banking will master the functional areas of the field including the study of financial management, investments, financial markets and institutions, international finance and new venture financing. Students are prepared as professionals skilled in the acquisition, development, and utilization of funds for economic and social purposes. Students can also choose the option of pursuing graduate studies. The concentration in Finance & Banking consists of 18 credit hours. Twelve (12) of these credits are required, and six (6) may be satisfied by choosing from elective courses in Finance and Banking listed. The additional hours must be selected in consultation with the student’s advisor.  

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