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Department Highlights
  • CFA Logo Square - With TextFinance program is part of CFA University Affiliation Program
  • FMA student chapter has won Superior Chapter Award consecutively for the past four years. Each year, less than 10% of student chapters receive this award out of over 175 nationwide. 
  • JMU’s Finance program was ranked #52 out of 389 (Top 15%) schools nationwide by College Factual
  • College Factual ranked JMU’s Finance program #2 out of 5 colleges in the state of Virginia
  • College Factual ranked JMU’s Finance program in the Top 10% for Highest Paid Grads
  • 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
Our Faculty
  • 18 Full-time College of Business Faculty (14 finance faculty, 4 BLAW faculty)
  • Awards include:
    • Distinguished Service Award 2019 recipient: Jason Fink
Career Placement
  • Average Starting Finance Salary: $58,847
  • Average Starting CoB Salary: $57,837
  • % CoB Jobs with Signing Bonus: 58%
  • Average CoB Signing Bonus: $5,580

*The class of 2018 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients includes students graduating August ‘17 through May ‘18. This report highlights the post-graduation pursuits for 94% of the CoB Class of 2018 graduates.

Major Related Experience
  • A large portion of students have at least one internship before they graduate.
  • Student-managed investment fund – Madison Investment Fund which manages over $200,000. 
  • Students participated in CFA Investment Research Challenge each year
  • Students participated in experiential learning trips to NYC, Washington DC and Richmond.
  • Each year a number of students pass the CFA level I exam or the FRM (Financial Risk Managers Exam) immediately after graduation. 

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