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Department of Finance


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

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Why Business?

At West Virginia University's John Chambers College of Business and Economics we're doing things differently. Take the first step today to transform your future. We will help you get to where you want to be in the business world. Join today and be a part of our story.

Would you like to study the creation and management of wealth?

Prepare for a variety of positions in both financial and non-financial enterprises with our Finance program. Whether your focus is on personal, corporate, or public finance, we equip you with the skills to evaluate and control risk in real-world scenarios after graduation. Additionally, be ready to sit for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) exam, as our program is one of the only in-class, undergraduate financial planning programs in the U.S. approved by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. This comprehensive approach ensures you are well-prepared for a successful career in the dynamic field of finance.

Real-World Opportunity

Dive into real financial markets and investment portfolio management through the WVU Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF). In collaboration between faculty and alumni, all student analysts in 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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Learn to Invest Like the Pros

Embark on an extraordinary journey into the world of investing!

Our three-course series offers an unparalleled learning experience, starting with FIN 293A: Introduction to Investing.

The $100,000 Opportunity: Reach the pinnacle of your learning journey in the third course, where you and your team will have the opportunity to manage a $100,000 real money portfolio. Apply your knowledge, develop strategies, and experience the thrill of real-world investing! 

New 3-Course Investing Sequence starting in Spring 2024 -  1 credit hours each

  1. Introduction to Investing I (FIN 293A) – no pre-requisite, open to all majors
  2. Introduction to Investing II (FIN 293B) – pre-req.: FIN 293A or FIN 310 (starting spring 2024)
  3. Experiential Investing (Manage a $100,000 real money portfolio): FIN 293B or FIN 310 (Fall 2024)
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Placement Rate

Of our undergraduates get placed within 6 months of graduation.

Based on class of '22 - 80% response/knowledge rate

  • Seven Areas of Emphasis
  • CFA-affiliated program
  • More than $500k Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF)
  • Available as a minor

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