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administrative contact

Elizabeth Vitullo
phone: 304-293-6579

program contact

Paul Speaker
phone: 304-293-7810

Program Details

Program Description

If you have a strong background in finance or accounting (either through an undergraduate degree in finance or accounting or with five years experience in a finance-related job) and aspire to be a portfolio manager, financial analyst, or money manager, then this program is designed for you.

Students complete an intensive twelve-month program that starts online during the summer and ends the following summer with an internship.

The program provides a combination of macro- and microeconomics, corporate responsibility and ethics with nine finance courses that will provide graduates with a thorough understanding of material in the CFA (Chartered Financial Analysts) Candidate Body of Knowledge.

Career Profile

Practically every firm, whether in manufacturing, communications, finance, education, or health care, has one or more financial managers. Some of them are treasurers, controllers, credit managers, or cash managers. They prepare the financial reports required by the firm to conduct its operations and to ensure that the firm satisfies tax and regulatory requirements.

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

  • Test Requirements: GMAT

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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Prospective students should apply online at:

Application Priority Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall Priority: January 15


WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The WVU College of Business and Economics has held continuous accreditation by AACSB International since 1954 and the accounting programs added specialized accounting accreditation in 1997. This accreditation assures students and prospective employers that the College’s programs adhere to the highest standards of excellence in nationally recognized business programs. Of the more than 2,000 business programs in the country, 530 hold AACSB business accreditation, of which only 169 have accounting accreditation.