AACSB Accredited

The College of Business (CoB) is one of 5% of business schools with accreditation by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

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1 of 5%
of business programs with AACSB International accreditation
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schools nationwide

college factual - 2020

college factual

JMU’s finance program was ranked No. 52 out of 389 (Top 15%) schools nationwide by college factual, 2020.

College factual also ranked the JMU finance program in the top 10% for Highest Paid Graduates


JMU’s finance program has earned a spot on the 2020 Best Colleges list compiled by GradReports. The program is No. 20 on the nationwide list of schools, based on median early-career salary of over 5 million graduates.

on Best Colleges list


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  • The JMU Banking Team recently took 2nd place in the nationwide 2020 Community Bank Case Study Competition, sponsored by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS).
  • Professor Carl Larsson received the 2020 Distinguished Teacher Award for the JMU College of Business, bestowed annually by the provost.
  • Professor Brack Collier was selected as the recipient of the 2019 Otto C. Brenner Award, bestowed annually for outstanding teaching by juniors and seniors in the College of Business.
  • Professor Elias Semaan was selected as the recipient of the 2019 Otto C. Brenner Award.
  • Professor Jason Fink received the 2019 Distinguished Service Award, given by the provost for outstanding service to the local community. 
  • Student-run Madison Investment Fund won the Core Portfolio Competition at Quinnipiac University’s 2019 Global Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) IX Forum.  
  • The finance program is a CFA University Affiliate
  • Finance alumnus Justin Quaglia (’11) was given the 2020 Gold Network Young Alumni Award from the JMU Alumni Association.

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