Accounting, Economics and Finance
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Our mission is to provide a student-centered learning environment to develop accounting, economics and finance professionals with a national and global perspective. We emphasize the development of technical competencies through academic excellence, innovation, integrity in teaching, professional development, applied and instructional research, preparation for advanced studies, and outreach.
Our students have many opportunities to become involved in the university through our student organizations, including Delaware State University’s student government association, the Accounting and Finance Club, the Investment Club, and the student chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants, the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma and the Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society in Economics.
The college offers a variety of scholarships to help students fund their education and prepare for the next step in their careers.
Contact us today!
Dr. Bernadette Ruf, PhD.
Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance
College of Business
Delaware State University
1200 N. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901-2277
Email: bruf [at] desu [dot] edu ">bruf [at] desu [dot] edu
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.