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Finance Major Map

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
16
Spring
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).
  • 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

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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

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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
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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