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The West Virginia University is a CFA Institute Partner School through the M.S. Finance 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 candidates with undergraduate degrees in accounting, finance, engineering, mathematics, physics, geology or economics, or those with industry experience and the drive to be successful.

Career Profile

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.

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose

Additional Application Information

- Only 1 letter of recommendation is required, however up to 3 letters of recommendation will be accepted.

Program Application Test Requirements


Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

August 1

Spring Deadline

December 15

Summer Deadline

May 1

English Proficiency Requirements

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. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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

Faculty Profile

Paul Speaker, Ph.D.

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