About the School
Committed to learning, leadership and service, our students make a difference in business and society. Our connected learning community brings people together from all backgrounds - rich in talent and ready to change the way the world does business.
UD's curriculum addresses contemporary business challenges and prepares students through an integrated program of study that develops the whole person. While our state-of-the-art facilities are designed to foster collaboration and teamwork, learning at UD isn't confined to the classroom.
In the Davis Center for Portfolio Management, undergraduate students invest over $8 million of the University's endowment, one of the top-15 student-managed portfolios in the country. Flyer Enterprises, the nation's fourth-largest student-run business, operates six campus retail establishments, employs more than 170 students and posts more than $1.3 million in annual revenue. Entrepreneurship majors launch more than a dozen micro businesses every year, and haven't gone unnoticed - Entrepreneurship magazine and the Princeton Review named UD one of the nation's top five entrepreneurship programs.
We host the annual RISE Global Investment Forum, the world's largest student investment forum. Co-sponsored by strategic partners, such as the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ and The Wall Street Journal, the forum's keynote speakers include internationally renowned investment leaders. Our curriculum takes a global perspective as well, with numerous opportunities to study business or earn internships in cities around the world.
We offer the region's only multidisciplinary, team-taught MBA program. Since 2003, students and faculty, working in capstone and MBA courses, have conducted more than 100 consulting projects that assisted area companies and non-profits. Our Center for Leadership and Executive Development brings the nation's top thought leaders to UD to enhance their executive development efforts. It's a part of our commitment to continuing the education and growth that begins in year one for our students - and continues for life.
Through problem-focused courses, UD students grow in practical wisdom - integrating learning across disciplines, bringing theory into practice, fostering leadership and instilling ethics and integrity. Our annual executive-in-residence series, "Business As a Calling," brings leading executives to campus to discuss ethics and integrity in leadership. Speakers at the series address how Catholic social teaching, the University's Marianist identity and other religious traditions can foster a deeper sense of purpose and greater social awareness that will contribute to a culture of integrity in business.
This distinctive heritage enables us to offer a transformative education. Our students earn more than just business degrees; they're prepared for professions that are both personally fulfilling and meaningful to the larger community. They're prepared for lives of learning, leadership and service.