We are a CFA® Institute Affiliated University that prepares you for positions in the financial and non-financial enterprises by teaching you how to evaluate and control risk.
Finance Department Programs
Study the creation and management of wealth for a position in either financial or non-financial enterprises. Experience real financial markets and investment portfolio management from national institutions, such as the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq.
Graduating with a degree in finance or marketing? Our Risk Management and Insurance minor provides you with the fundamentals underlying the industry, as well as offers you hands-on experience in everything from property and casualty to life and health insurance.
Are you interested in banking, insurance and financial planning, or you’re majoring in accounting or economics? You will learn the important principles of finance, as well as take courses in investment and financial statements analysis.
Our M.S. in Finance is an intensive 12-month program that offers a great education at an affordable cost. If you have an undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, engineering, mathematics, physics, geology, or economics, mastering in finance will help you find a position at many companies and government agencies.
The Ph.D. in Business Administration with a major in Finance is a full-time, in-residence program lasting four to five years. The primary goal of the program is to prepare you for a career in research and teaching at comprehensive universities. You will complete courses in economic theory, econometrics and finance, followed by a comprehensive examination and dissertation research.
Certified Financial Planning
We have one of the only in-class undergraduate financial planning programs in the U.S. approved by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.Get Started
As a Finance major, you will have the premier opportunity to dive into real financial markets and investment portfolio management through the WVU Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF). All student analysts involved in the SMIF, through the Applied Investment Management course, work with real money, explore financial institutions on Wall Street and visit the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq.
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Faculty and Student Spotlights
"Organization and time management are key. Keep a planner to not just write down what you have to do for classes, but also to write down what you have to do in general throughout the week. Keeping a very updated and detailed calendar on my phone has proved to be very useful."
FINANCE AND ECONOMICS SENIOR FROM MORGANTOWNAbout Joseph
Associate Dean for Innovation, Outreach and Engagement; Department Chair, FinanceAbout Naomi
Finance Department News and Events
Research and Other Departmental News
Mountain State money moves: WVU’s Finance University spreads financial literacy statewide
Moving our Innovation and Outreach Mission Forward
WVU Center for Financial Literacy and Education announces strategic partnership with PRA Group to support programming for West Virginia students
September 2020 Department Digest and Awards
West Virginia University’s Center for Financial Literacy & Education Hosts 18th Annual Finance University Conference
WVU Center for Financial Literacy and Education receives grant for financial literacy conference
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