Lerner Opens New Facility for MBA Programs
The Alfred Lerner College of Business at the University of Delaware, has opened its new home for MBA students. The new facility is located at One South Main Street on the UD campus. It will serve as a hub for activity and resources for MBA students, faculty and staff. The University hopes that the new facility and its technology will help to encourage and facilitate collaborative learning between students and faculty.
The construction for Lerner College also includes the front of Purnell Hall, one of the college’s main buildings. The extension now has more than double the space available for the JPMorgan Chase Innovation Center, the site that is home to a collaboration with UD’s Lerner College, the College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase. Other changes to Purnell Hall include additional room on the second, third and fourth floors for 20 faculty offices and workspace for 16 graduate students; offices to house the Institute for Financial Services Analytics and students in the doctoral program in Financial Services Analytics as well as conference rooms.
The new building for MBA programs One South Main Street, features six student collaboration rooms, numerous comfortable study spaces and classrooms featuring cutting-edge technology. The new technology in the classrooms is part of Lerner’s plan to make the curriculum for the programs more collaborative and will encourage group style learning.
The classrooms also feature the latest technology for content and data sharing as well as other technology and classroom furnishings, including large monitors and whiteboards that can be reconfigured to accommodate small groups or an entire class. The new classroom design is only the second of its kind at the University.
UD held a ribbon cutting ceremony and an open house on April 10 to commemorate the opening of the new MBA program facility.