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

Graduates of the program add 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.

Careers awaiting the graduate with a B.B.A. degree in Finance include:

  • Law School
  • Business School (MBA Programs)
  • Financial Analyst
  • Cash Manager
  • Financial Planner
  • Accounts Receivable Analyst
  • Security Analyst and Portfolio Manager
  • Commercial Bank Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Insurance Executive
On the average, a yearly salary is $49,700.

For more information on job and career possibilities, please click on the link below to view our current Alumni Database. At this link you’ll be able to look at hundreds of our graduates and see what jobs they’ve had and currently have. You’ll be able to see, too, what main types of careers our students pursue once they graduate. If you want to know what you can do with an Finance Degree (or Economics and/or International Business) from the College of Business, you’ll find your answer here!



Students who graduate with a B.B.A. in Finance will develop the following skills:
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Qualitative and Quantitative data analysis
  • Critical review and analysis of financial policies and strategies
  • The ability to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of working capital




Core Business Courses:
  • ACC 215, 216 – Principles of Accounting
  • ECN 250 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECN 253 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • FIN 323 – Principles of Finance
  • LE 207 – Legal Environment of Business
  • MGT 218 – Business Statistics
  • MGT 320 – Principles of Management
  • MGT 460 – Strategic Management
  • MIS 290 – Principles of Mgt. Info. Syst.
  • MKT 340 – Principles of Marketing
  • MIS 200 – Bus Computer Applications
Major Courses:


  • FIN 321 – Risk Insurance Principles
  • 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)


For more information, please contact:

Dr. Harlan Smith, Division Head
Division of Finance & Economics
Marshall University
College of Business
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
Corbly Hall 256