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Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: John Chambers College of Business and Economics
Area of Emphasis: Risk Management and Insurance
Pathway: Business and Communications

We stress hands-on learning. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to sit for the Certified Financial Planner, Certified Valuation Analysis and Certified Financial Analyst exams.

Academics

Fall
  • BCOR 199 Introduction to Business
    3
  • CS 101 Intro to Computer Applications Exclamation Point
    4
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    MATH 126A College Algebra 5-Day or
    MATH 126B College Algebra 4-Day or
    MATH 129 Pre-Calculus Mathematics or
    MATH 153 Calculus 1a with Precalculus
  • SOCA 101 Introduction to Sociology Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
16
Spring
  • ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    MATH 150 Applied Calculus or
    MATH 154 Calculus 1b with Precalculus or
    MATH 155 Calculus 1 or
    MATH 156 Calculus 2
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Download the Guide application
  • New international students: Find a mentor who is an upperclassman
  • Take the Focus 2 Assessment
  • Attend New Student Orientation
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Consult Off-Campus Housing to find an apartment for your sophomore year
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Sign up for a Living-Learning Community
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Consult Student Legal Services for advice on what to look for in an off-campus housing contract

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Join a student organization
  • Ask your RA questions about succeeding at the University
  • Apply to be a Resident Assistant
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Join the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT)
  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 1

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Attend a career fair
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Complete the financial literacy course

Academics

Fall
  • ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting Exclamation Point
    3
  • ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • ECON 225 Elementary Business and Economics Statistics Exclamation Point
    3
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
15
Spring
  • BCOR 299 Business Communication
    3
  • BCOR 330 Information Systems and Technology Exclamation Point
    3
  • BCOR 340 Business Finance Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • BCOR 370 Managing Individuals and Teams Exclamation Point
    3
  • FIN 350 General Insurance Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Find the mice in Stewart Hall

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Take Enhancing Well-being academic course
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Attend a career fair

Academics

Fall
  • BCOR 350 Principles of Marketing Exclamation Point
    3
  • BCOR 360 Supply Chain Management Exclamation Point
    3
  • FIN 305 Intermediate Finance Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • FIN 320 Financial Statements Analysis Exclamation Point
    3
  • FIN 330 Financial Institutions Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
15
Spring
  • BCOR 320 Legal Environment of Business Exclamation Point
    3
  • BCOR 380 Business Ethics
    3
  • FIN 310 Investments Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Unrestricted Elective
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Visit the WVU Farm
  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip
  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Join an intramural team
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Attend a career fair
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

Academics

Fall
  • Finance Elective
    3
  • Finance Elective
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Unrestricted Electives
    6
15
Spring
  • BCOR 460 Contemporary Business Strategy
    3
  • Finance Elective
    3
  • Finance Elective
    3
  • Unrestricted Electives
    5
14
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Attend the Graduation One-Stop Shop
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Sign up for graduation

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Become a TIPS (Training Intervention Program) trainer and help prevent alcohol misuse
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a career fair

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