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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.


Finance Minor

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.


Finance Ph.D.

The Ph.D. in Business Administration with a major in Finance is a full-time, in-residence program lasting four to five years. This program prepares you for a career in research and teaching at universities. It’s built around an applied curriculum with a strong theoretical and quantitative foundation. You will complete courses in economic theory, econometrics and finance, followed by a comprehensive examination and dissertation research.

Finance Department Faculty

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Ann Marie Hibbert, Ph.D.

Ann Marie Hibbert, Ph.D.

Finance Department Chair, Professor, Finance

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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.

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SMIF Trips

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

  • Matt Sanchez


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  • Evan McClure

    There are a lot of majors in the Chambers College, but Finance is arguably the coolest. (Though maybe I’m just biased because I’m majoring in it.) Let me explain why!


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  • Naomi Boyd

    Associate Dean for Innovation, Outreach and Engagement; Department Chair, Finance

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  • Joseph Gutmann

    "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."


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Finance Department News and Events

Research and Other Departmental News

How WVU Rifle's Matt Sanchez overcame adversity

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Let's Talk Business: Empowering Educators for Financial Literacy

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Let's Talk Business: Three Reasons to Study Finance

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Meet Lillian Bischof

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Meet Dylan Istre

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Meet Nathan Baker

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