Graduate Programs Overview

Management Programs for Moving Ahead

The added value of a graduate business education complements any undergraduate degree. Highly focused on technology and team decision-making, our graduate programs will give you the technical skills and the knowledge you need to successfully face the many challenges in today's workplace - on Wall Street, Main Street and across the globe.

Whether your career is on the fast track or you are starting up the career ladder, we have five masters degrees that will help you succeed: the MBA, Executive MBA, Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA), Master of Science in Industrial Relations (MSIR), and the Master of Science in Finance.  We also offer a graduate certificate in forensic accounting and fraud investigation.  Additionally, we recently implemented a Ph.D. in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, and Management.

Focus on Quality

An important measure of a business school's quality is AACSB International accreditation. All business graduate programs at WVU have been accredited since the first class graduated in 1954. The accounting program was separately accredited in 1997, a distinction held by only 130 schools worldwide. West Virginia University has been recognized as an excellent educational value. WVU was named one of America's 100 Best College Buys by Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine.

We are committed to the continuous improvement in the quality of our programs. Faculty, students, and alumni have developed a team approach to anticipate the changes in the global business environment and to act decisively to initiate programmatic changes to meet the needs of that future environment. Courses are taught by full-time faculty who have business experience, doctoral degrees, and a commitment to meeting the needs of today's students and their employers. Our curriculum reflects the changing nature of work today and prepares you for the demands of tomorrow.

Focus on Technology

Mastery of computer and communication technologies is key to moving ahead in a professional career, and the use of technology is an integral part of the graduate program. The College offers courses via two distance learning classrooms, on-campus programs are taught in classrooms equipped with the latest teaching technologies, and we have two dedicated computer labs. Our classrooms offer multimedia capability and reliable wifi throughout the building. 

Whatever your career goals, West Virginia University offers a business degree that gives you the tools to move mountains to get there.

Global focus

Graduate students add a global dimension to their professional development by learning about business and cultural practices abroad through our faculty-guided study trips to China and Germany.