MBA - M.S. in Finance

West Virginia University - College of Business and Economics

Program Description
AACSB Accredited

MBA - M.S. in Finance

West Virginia University - College of Business and Economics

West Virginia University's College of Business and Economics is proud to offer six MBA dual degree programs. The MBA can be paired with an MS in Human Resources and Industrial Relations, MS in Sports Management or an MS in Finance. By coordinating the plans of study students are able to complete two masters degrees within two years.

Students will earn both degrees at the end of the two years since some program curriculum spans both years. Typically, the dual degree program will begin in mid-June with a focus on the MBA during the first year and focus on the second degree in the second year.

In order to participate in the dual degree program, application must be made to both programs separately. Students must satisfy admission requirements of both programs and be admitted to both to participate in a dual degree program. Please click on the corresponding link to the left to find out more about these specific dual degree offerings.

WVU's Top-Ranked MBA Program

West Virginia University’s 14-month accelerated Full-Time MBA program was recently ranked among theTop 100 in the nation byU.S. News & World Report. It is ideal for someone seeking to enhance job opportunities or change careers. Whether your background is in liberal arts, the sciences or business, WVU has a place for you.

The College of Business and Economics firmly believes in the global perspective. In joining WVU's MBA program, you will gain a classroom experience enriched by teamwork with students from across the world - 44% of our current MBA class is comprised of international students from three continents. Additionally, all domestic MBA students participate in a ten-day international trip in Europe or Asia as part of the coursework.

Accredited and Affordable

WVU’s MBA program is accredited by AACSB International, the principal accrediting organization for business schools. Only 5% of business schools worldwide achieve this distinction. WVU’s MBA program is one of the most affordable programs in West Virginia and the country. We offer competitive tuition waivers and scholarships along with subsidizing the cost of the required international trip that you will pursue as part of your program.

M.S. in Finance

The West Virginia University is a CFA® Institute Partner School through the M.S. Finance program. Program graduates are prepared to sit for examination for the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and graduates boast a high pass rate on all three testing levels. The M.S. Finance 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 graduates, especially those earning the Chartered Financial Analyst credential, enjoy careers with leadership positions across the gamut of financial positions.This includes investment banking positions, portfolio management, financial analyst, fund management, and corporate finance positions, among others. The optional area of emphasis in Energy Finance prepares graduates for leadership careers in the energy sector. This area of emphasis is part ofWest Virginia University's Shale Gas Initiativeand offers B-School graduates entre' 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.

MBA as a gateway to M.S. Finance or M.S. Finance-Energy Area of Emphasis

If you are an academically qualified student with a quantitative background such as engineering, business, mathematics, or computer science but don't have a finance or accounting background, you have two options:

  • You can complete the 14-month MBA program, and then stay the following fall semester to take four additional finance courses." This leads to an MBA with an Emphasis in Finance, which is awarded in December." This is the ideal option for students who seek careers in management fields which require a thorough understanding of finance.
  • You can be admitted into the MBA program, then apply to the M.S. in Finance program during your spring semester. "With this option, you will earn both an MBA and an M.S. in Finance in two years."

CFA Institute Recognition

The WVU College of Business and Economics MS in Finance program has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree programs incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provides students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams.

AACSB Accreditation

Degree programs at the WVU College of Business & Economics are accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the top accrediting organization for business schools."


MS Finance at WVU provides an excellent education at a very affordable cost.

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Last updated November 2, 2015
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This course is Campus based
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Sept., 2016
2 years
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Start date Sept., 2016
USA Morgantown, West Virginia
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