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Center for Financial Literacy and Education

The Center for Financial Literacy and Education promotes financial literacy and education in the state of West Virginia. There is a clear need for increasing the financial literacy across the state of West Virginia, as well as within West Virginia University. The question is how to change behavior in a way to improve financial decision-making. The first step in that process is to empower individuals to make better financial decisions by arming them with the tools and confidence to better plan for their financial futures.

OUR GOALS

The Center for Financial Literacy and Education will be capable of handling the diverse activities needed to promote the general welfare of the citizens of the state and the staff, faculty, and students of WVU by providing them with educational resources and outreach programs with certified financial planners for a reduced or no charge basis.

Current Programs

The Center has created a partnership with WVU Athletics to create seminars and a 200-level course in personal finance to help student athletes better understand their current financial situation and better plan for their future financial goals (both for those who will play at the pro-level and those who will not). 

WVU Athletics

The Center has created a partnership with WVU Athletics to create seminars and a 200-level course in personal finance to help student athletes better understand their current financial situation and better plan for their future financial goals (both for those who will play at the pro-level and those who will not). The first seminars will be offered in the spring of 2016 and the first course offerings will be in the Summer of 2016. We view this as a pilot program that we would like to develop and grow to be able to offer these same seminars and courses to all WVU students, faculty, and staff.

Academic Programs and Courses in Financial Literacy

  • B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in financial planning
  • CFP Board certified financial planning program that meets the educational requirements for the CFP Examination.
  • B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in valuation
  • NACVA Board approved Certified Valuation Analyst curriculum track that meet the educational requirements for the CVA Examination
  • Business Minor students take BUSA 340, a personal finance course
  • BADM 651 is a course in personal finance offered to MBA and EMBA students each summer

Outreach

We offer seminars, training materials, lunch and learn sessions all based around topics and issues related to financial planning. 

  • Finance University

A week long seminar offered by WVU's Center for Financial Literacy to primary and secondary teachers on issues related to financial planning

  • Smart Money Series

T raining materials, lunch and learn sessions, and videos on budgeting and the change for state employees from bi-monthly to bi-weekly paychecks

  • Seminars in Financial Planning and Retirement Planning

Seminars are conducted for a variety of groups (WV students, faculty, and staff and the WV community at large) on topics related to financial planning

Banking Summit

  • September 5, 2019
  • 2PM - 6PM Erickson Alumni Center
The Center for Financial Literacy and Education is hosting the first annual Banking Summit. The Summit will provide banking professionals in the state an opportunity to discuss the current trajectory of the West Virginia banking industry. The event will be focused around a panel discussion addressing current banking trends and key issues facing the industry. The discussion will be followed by a reception where professionals will have the opportunity to network with our top business students and Chambers College faculty members.

RSVP Before Aug. 30th