The Division of Finance and Economics offers a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance.

Graduates of our program bring added value to many types of organizations. They are prepared to meet the challenges of a technological business environment because they have mastered many professional skills. For example, students who graduate with a B.B.A. in Finance have developed competency in:

  • Oral and Written Communications
  • Problem-solving and Critical Thinking
  • Qualitative and Quantitative data analysis
  • Working as members of a team

Our graduates are therefore able, either individually or in a team context, to review and analyze, critically, financial policies and strategies for individuals and businesses.

Opportunities & Careers

  • Law School
  • Graduate School in Finance, Economics, Applied Economics, Human Resource Management, Statistics, and other fields
  • Business School (MBA Programs)
  • Analyst, Examiner, or Financial Institution Specialist with the FDIC or the Federal Reserve System
  • Private Sector Financial Services: Investment & Portfolio Management, Financial Planning & Wealth Management, Securities Broker, Bank Manager, Insurance

Major Courses

  • FIN 323 – Principles of Finance
  • FIN 343 – Intermediate Financial Mgt.
  • FIN 370 – Principles of Investments
  • FIN 440 – International Finance
  • FIN 470 – Fin. Policies and Strategies
  • FIN/ACC/ECN Electives (9 hours)

These jobs are challenging, interesting, and fulfilling. And the money is good, too: starting salaries for graduates in the above fields average $49,700. For more information on job and career possibilities, we have prepared for you an extensive Alumni Jobs & Careers Database. If you want to know what our alumni are doing with their Finance degrees (often combined with studies in economics, accounting, and/or international business), and what YOU can do with a Finance degree from the Lewis College of Business, you’ll find your answer here!

Contact Information

Dr. Harlan Smith, Division Head
Division of Finance & Economics
Marshall University
Lewis College of Business
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
Corbly Hall 256
Phone: 304-696-2311


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