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MS Finance

The M.S. Finance program is a great education at an affordable cost. The Chambers College is accredited by AACSB International and actively recruits both domestic and international students. The program is ideal for potential candidates with undergraduate degrees in accounting, finance, engineering, mathematics, physics, geology, or economics, or those with industry experience and the drive to be successful.


M.S. Finance course topics range from macroeconomics to equity investment, and are taught by experienced faculty and industry experts. Both the M.S. Finance and M.S. Finance-Energy Area of Emphasis involve a 31 credit-hour program of study that includes an Internship/Project. Advisor and student meet on a regular basis thereafter to monitor and review progress.

The optional area of emphasis in Energy Finance prepares graduates for leadership careers in the energy sector. This area of emphasis is part of West Virginia University's Shale Gas Initiative and offers Business School graduates entry into the energy sector and energy sector geologists, engineers, and other practitioners the business acumen for energy sector advancement into leadership and decision-making positions.

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Get CFA certified and jumpstart your career in finance.

WVU is a CFA® Institute Affiliated University which helps graduates prepare to sit for the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. The M.S. Finance program boasts a high pass rate on all three levels of testing.


AACSB Accredited

WVU’s Chambers College of Business and Economics is accredited by AACSB International, the principal accrediting organization for business schools. Only 5% of business schools worldwide achieve this distinction.

Cost and Aid

WVU has a strong comprehensive financial aid program to help you finance your education. The Economics Department has a number of Teaching and Research Assistantships available for Ph.D. students. In addition, the university offers a small number of fellowships to outstanding incoming domestic Ph.D. students through a university-wide competition. US citizens, permanent residents, and selected others who do not receive aid listed above may qualify for financial aid through WVU's Student Financial Aid Office.

A Global Perspective

We actively recruit international students for the MS in Finance and the MBA program. Fifty percent of our current M.S. Finance class is comprised of international students from four continents. 

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