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).

1 of 5%

of business programs with
AACSB international accreditation.


on Best Colleges list


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.

Best Finance Colleges

The finance program at JMU’s College of Business landed at No. 27 on UniversityHQ’s list of the Best Finance Colleges and Universities in the U.S. for 2021, the highest-ranking of any school in Virginia.


on list of Best Finance Colleges and
Universities in the U.S.


  • The CFA student team won the 2023 state CFA Investment Research Challenge for a second year in a row.
  • The JMU Banking Team won 1st place in the 2022 national Community Bank Case Study Competition, sponsored by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS).
  • Professor Elias Semaan was the 2022 recipient of the Dr. Otto C. Brenner Memorial Award, chosen by students for his outstanding teaching. 
  • The team from JMU emerged victorious in the 2022 edition of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s "Academic Challenge."
  • Professor emeritus Pamela Drake co-authored the newly published Introduction to Finance: Financial Management and Investment Management. It was her eighth book and the fifth on the topic of finance.
  • Professor Kristin Fink was recognized for her innovation in curriculum development and/or assessment of learning activities with the 2021 Kenneth R. Bartee Award for Teaching Innovation Award.
  • The finance program is a CFA University Affiliate

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