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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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Faculty Profile

Program Faculty:
Dr. Cynthia R. Mayo
Dr. June E. Clarke
Mr. George Friorile (adjunct)
 
Project Manager
Mrs. Georgann Smith

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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.  

Delaware Center for Enterprise Development

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Overview The Delaware Center for Enterprise Development (DCED) at Delaware State University has assisted in the development of enterprises since 1992. DCED is the community outreach arm of the College of Business. It provides business training and entrepreneurial education for youth and adults, supports community economic development initiatives and offers one-on-one technical assistance to entrepreneurs. The mission of the Delaware Center for Enterprise Development (DCED) is to educate current and prospective entrepreneurs and enterprise managers through training programs, technical and managerial assistance and by providing access to capital. Newsletter Coming Soon Programs Food Business Incubator Center Small Business Workshops Junior Entrepreneurs in Training (JET) Wall Street 101 Mobile Entrepreneurial Training (MET) Success Stories
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Staff Profile


Lillie Crawford
Director
Phone: 302-857-6954
e-mail:  lcrawford@desu.edu

Audrey Scott-Hynson
Manager Food Business Incubation Center and JET Instructor
Phone:  302-857-6951
e-mail:  ascotthynson@desu.edu

Tashika Perry
Program Assistant
Phone: 302-857-6949
e-mail:  tperry@desu.edu

Marketing

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  Introduction The marketing major offers preparation for professional leadership roles in a wide variety of careers. Graduates of the program commonly go into advertising, product management, public relations, customer service, sales, retailing, research, market analysis and data management. Delaware State’s international faculty provide students with the global perspective to compete successfully for jobs in the growing fields of transnational marketing, trade, and distribution. Marketing students cultivate superior communication skills, which are crucial to the success of any organization in the media-driven environment of the 21st century. They also tackle project-based assignments that involve real-world problems, while developing the ability to think creatively, strategically, and analytically. Professional Preparation The three-course Professional Development sequence, required of all majors in the College of Business, provides career enrichment and preparation. Spread out across the sophomore, junior, and senior years, it cultivates success-oriented attitudes, behaviors, and habits of mind. Students develop specific skills such as public speaking and presentations writing networking time management negotiation dressing for success teamwork and leadership Most program courses meet in the Bank of America building, a professional learning environment that features multimedia classrooms, seminar rooms, distance-learning capabilities, and state-of-the-art computer facilities. Faculty Diversity is a major strength for the Delaware State business faculty. We call our department the “mini-United Nations,” because our professors come from six different countries. Faculty are heavily involved in research and actively publish their findings in leading journals in their respective fields. They also are well connected professionals who use their networks and personal experience to guide students in their career development. Delaware State instructors offer a lot of individual attention and mentorship, including guidance in the job market. Research and Experience All students in the College of Business gather first-hand observations and experience by completing as a management exposure experience (MEE), a 200-hour internship or mentoring relationship. In addition, all College of Business students can take part in programs sponsored by the Delaware Center for Enterprise Development, headquartered right on the DSU campus.          

Management Information Systems

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  Introduction In the business environment of the 21st century, no resource is more valuable than information. It drives strategic planning, personnel decisions, marketing, investment, product development, and nearly every other aspect of an organization. A degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) prepares students for leadership roles in this critical, exciting discipline. Delaware State’s program is built around interactive assignments that build highly marketable, workplace-ready skills. Students gain first-hand experience working with computer hardware and software networking programming languages specialized software communications software the Internet Graduates enter the job market with a suite of professional skills and a broad, multidisciplinary understanding of management, organizational behavior, the economy, technology, and global competition. Professional Preparation Graduates with a management information systems degree can compete successfully for employment in positions such as software designer, network analyst, programmer, database administrator, and research specialist. The three-course Professional Development sequence, required of all majors in the College of Business, provides career enrichment and preparation. Spread out across the sophomore, junior, and senior years, it cultivates success-oriented attitudes, behaviors, and habits of mind. Students develop specific skills such as public speaking and presentations writing networking time management negotiation dressing for success teamwork and leadership Most program courses meet in the Bank of America building, a professional learning environment that features multimedia classrooms, seminar rooms, distance-learning capabilities, and state-of-the-art computer facilities. Faculty Diversity is a major strength for the Delaware State business faculty. We call our department the “mini-United Nations,” because our professors come from six different countries. Faculty are heavily involved in research and actively publish their findings in leading journals in their respective fields. They also are well connected professionals who use their networks and personal experience to guide students in their career development. Delaware State instructors offer a lot of individual attention and mentorship, including guidance in the job market. Research and Experience All students in the College of Business gather first-hand observations and experience by completing as a management exposure experience (MEE), a 200-hour internship or mentoring relationship. In addition, all College of Business students can take part in programs sponsored by the Delaware Center for Enterprise Development, headquartered right on the DSU campus.        

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