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The Department of Finance and Business Law offers finance programs that provide the tools necessary for a wide range of professions in today's competitive job market. The department offers two majors, the Finance major and the Quantitative Finance major. Through state-of-the-art instruction, emphasis is placed on applications, group interaction, and problem-solving skills in the classroom. All undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Business are fully accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

The faculty prides itself on currency and innovation through continued research and a commitment to excellence in education. We place an emphasis on both and understanding of finance theory, as well as the practical application of theory to real-world problems. The Department of Finance and Business Law faculty members have published numerous journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Financial Analysts Journal, and the Journal of Futures Markets. The department faculty members have also published many books, cases, and monographs.

Department of Finance and Business Law is part of the College of Business and is housed in Zane Showker Hall, just west of Route 81. This facility offers the latest in computer technology and a professional classroom environment. Included are conference rooms for group study and project presentations, and lecture halls equipped with the latest in instructional technology.

Quick facts about the finance and business law major

Quick facts about the quantitative finance major


Department Head  
Pamela Peterson Drake, PhD, CFA     
335 ZSH / MSC 0203
540.568.6530 Phone
540.568.3017 FAX
drakepp@jmu.edu

Administrative Assistant
Ms. Krista Dofflemyer
333 ZSH / MSC 0203
540.568.3071
dofflekd@jmu.edu


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Our offices are located on the third floor of Zane Showker Hall (ZSH).