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Why Study Finance?

Finance is the art and science of managing money. Today's financial managers play a critical role in the process of raising and spending money, whether it is in a corporate, government, or personal setting. Career opportunities in Finance are both numerous and exciting in our fast-paced global marketplace.

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The WKU Finance Department offers two majors, a minor, and two certificates. The Finance faculty at WKU work closely with students in small classes, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the classroom. The Finance curriculum includes hands-on opportunities and state-of-the-art technology.

There are several notes of distinction regarding our programs:

  1. Our Personal Financial Planning major and our Certificate in Financial Planning program are registered with Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board). As of December 2018, we are only one of three institutions in the state of Kentucky with Board registered degree programs! This registration confers a special advantage on our graduates.
  2. The WKU Finance Department is one of 25 programs in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) service region to be part of its Investment Challenge Program. As of December 2018, the student-managed investment portfolio was valued at over $470,000! Read more about our program under TVA Investment Challenge.
  3. The Gordon Ford College of Business holds dual AACSB accreditation in business and accounting. The AACSB Accreditation is the world's highest standard of excellence in business education. Learn why AACSB accreditation matters. 

If you have any questions about our programs, please contact us.


Meet Our Faculty & Staff
Student & Alumni Spotlights

  • 270-745-2018
  • finance@wku.edu
  • Department of Finance
    Grise Hall 334
    1906 College Heights Blvd #21061
    Bowling Green, KY 42101-1061



AACSB Accredited

The Gordon Ford College of business is a top business school with dual AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting programs.

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