Whether you are using your Handshake account or attending a career fair, the College of Business is working to put you in the room with representatives from companies that want to hire JMU graduates. Your opportunity can also come from employers that visit the college to recruit or alumni that engage with you in the classroom and during student organization meetings.


of the CoB class of 2023 graduates
had full-time employment offers, or had continuing education plans
at time of graduation.

The finance major is designed to prepare students for careers in the financial management of industrial and commercial enterprises; commercial, retail and mortgage banking; investment analysis and portfolio management; real estate; insurance; and for finance positions in federal, state and local governments

Some students pursue further education in law or finance following graduation, often after gaining several years of valuable work experience.

In addition, many of our graduates earn professional designations, including the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter; the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation; the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) certification; and the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certification. Along with our specialized programs and offices, the faculty work with students to explore potential career choices, and the department sponsors numerous career oriented events each semester.

Career Fairs

You can begin building important job search skills by participating in career-oriented events within the department and college and taking advantage of the JMU career fair. 

A career fair gives you the chance to network, practice interview skills and gain industry knowledge in a less stressful environment than a typical one-on-one. As a job or internship seeker, you’ll have the chance to ask questions, make connections and discuss your skills and professional goals with employers who are excited to meet potential applicants. 

Meet the Firms

In recent years, over 50 firms and organizations interested in hiring accounting, CIS and finance majors attended the career fair in search of candidates like yourself.

Job titles held by some of our graduates:
  • Appraiser
  • Auditor
  • Bank Examiner
  • Bond Portfolio Manager
  • Consultant
  • Credit Manager
  • Financial Planner
  • Financial Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Loan Officer
  • Mortgage Analyst
  • Operations Analyst
  • Pension Fund Manager
  • Portfolio Analyst
  • Pricing Analyst
  • Real Estate Planner
  • Risk Consultant
  • Securities Trader
Recent employers of JMU finance majors:
  • Goldman Sachs
  • HSBC
  • Fannie Mae
  • Freddie Mac
  • Deloitte
  • Stout Risius Ross, Inc.
  • 44 Business Capital
  • Credit Suisse
  • Capital One
  • American International Group
  • Ernst and Young
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Accenture
  • PWC
  • CBRE
  • Edward Jones
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • KPMG
  • Grant Thornton
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Protiviti
  • UPS Supply Chain Solutions
  • SC&H Group
  • Bank of America
  • Prudential
  • National Cooperative Bank
  • Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
  • Systematic Hedge Fund
  • Aberdeen Asset Management
Recent employers of JMU quantitative finance majors:
  • Deloitte
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Capital One
  • Alphabet, Inc
  • Ernst & Young
  • DBRS
  • Accenture
  • Fannie Mae
  • HSBC
  • FI Consulting
  • Freddie Mac
Career Advisors

Finance: Carl Larsson, PhD

Quantitative Finance: Jason Fink, Ph.D

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