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.
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.
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
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!
Associate Dean for Innovation, Outreach and Engagement; Department Chair, FinanceAbout Naomi
"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
Finance Department News and Events
Research and Other Departmental News
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