West Virginia University - College of Business and Economics

Introduction
AACSB Accredited

Our Mission

The College of Business and Economics provides its constituencies with the knowledge, skills, tools and values required to win in the global marketplace through teaching, research and service.

Vision

One WVU

Values

  • Diversity
  • Ethics
  • Excellence

Strategic Priorities

  • ATTRACT high quality students, faculty and staff, fostering diversity and an inclusive culture.
  • EDUCATE and prepare our students for the market place; excel in research, scholarship and innovation.
  • PLACE our students in internships and jobs upon graduation; connect with the business community to establish college, industry and government partnerships
  • ENGAGE and organize ourselves for success; student and excellence centric; increased internal and external collaboration
  • FUND the vision

As a land-grant institution in the 21st century, WVU will deliver high-quality education, excel in discovery and innovation, model a culture of diversity and inclusion, promote health and vitality, and build pathways for the exchange of knowledge and opportunity between the state, the nation, and the world.

Vision

By 2020, WVU will attain national research prominence, thereby enhancing educational achievement, global engagement, diversity, and the vitality and well-being of the people of West Virginia. 2020 Strategic Plan for the Future.

Research Classification

Research University (High Research Activity) as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Accreditation

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Many WVU programs hold specialized accreditation.

Academic Excellence

WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships: 24 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 40 Goldwater Scholars, two British Marshall Scholars, 4 Morris K. Udall Scholars, 5 USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), 9 Boren Scholars, 14 Gilman Scholars, 39 Fulbright Scholars (5 in 2012), 3 Department of Homeland Security Scholars, and 14 Critical Language Scholars.

Online classes are available.

Service and Learning

The Center for Service and Learning develops and organizes service learning and volunteer opportunities for students and faculty. WVU earned the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification—joining only 6% of all universities. It is the only institution in West Virginia the foundation recognizes for its community engagement.

Scholarships and Aid

In 2015-16, WVU provided over $394 million in financial aid (grants, loans, work study, and scholarships). The average package was $16,291. The WVU undergraduate scholarship program awards in excess of $24 million a year; more than 7,100 students benefit from this program annually.

Athletics

A member of the Big 12 Conference, WVU competes in 17 intercollegiate varsity sports. With the reintroduction of men’s golf, WVU will have 18 sports at the start of the 2016-2017 academic year.

Libraries

Library facilities—Downtown Library Complex, Evansdale Library, Health Sciences Library, Law Library, and the West Virginia and Regional History Center. Onsite collections include more than 2.1 million books and 48,000 journal subscriptions, electronic access to 246 networked databases, over 300,000 eBooks, and 45,700 online electronic journals.

Admission and Application Timeline

Admission is based on a combination of high school GPA and ACT or SAT scores. Applications are processed beginning Sept. 15 for admission the following fall. March 1 is the deadline for WV residents to submit PROMISE Scholarship applications. WVU has a rolling admissions policy, and while there is no official application deadline, applicants who apply later in the year may be deferred to the spring semester.

Tuition

In August 2012, Forbes ranked WVU 30th nationally in its list of Best Buy Colleges. The Forbes list assigns schools a quality rank based on academic offerings, graduate career prospects, graduation rates, and typical graduate debt, then divides that number by the school’s in-state tuition and fees. WVU is Forbes’ sixth-best-buy among land-grant institutions.

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Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA)

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 USA Morgantown

The MPA program at WVU is designed to prepare students to meet challenges they face in launching into a career in public accounting. [+]

The MPA program at WVU is designed to prepare students to meet challenges they face in launching into a career in public accounting. The structured educational experience of a graduate program broadens and deepens the student's knowledge and skills. Many states, including West Virginia, require 128 hours of formal education before taking the CPA examination and 150 credit hours to be fully certified. Earning a Masters of Professional Accountancy can help students achieve this requirement and begin their careers on solid foundation. Nationally recognized program of excellence In addition to the College's AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International accreditation, the Accounting department earned its own accreditation in 1997. This AACSB Accreditation makes WVU's Accounting department one of the top programs in the country. Fewer than 28 percent of all AACSB-accredited schools have an additional accreditation for their MPA program. Outstanding placement record The MPA program has an excellent placement record. The big four as well as many other international, national, regional, and local firms actively recruit WVU accounting graduates. Recommended Course Sequence Fall Semester courses begin in late August and Spring Semester courses in mid January. Summer session I classes begin in mid-May and are completed by June 30. Due to possible course rotations between semesters, students may start the program only in August or January. ACCT 511 Financial Accounting Theory and Practice ACCT 551 Assurance Services/Professional Standards ACCT 561 Governmental/Not for Profit Accounting ACCT 591F ADTP: Bus/Econ Decision Making ACCT 512 Mergers and Acquisitions ACCT 541 Income Taxes and Business Decisions ACCT 571 Accounting and Business Consulting ACCT 442 Income Tax Accounting 2 ACCT 521 Information Technology Auditing ACCT 556 Fraud Detection & Deterrence Admission Requirements Admission to the MPA program is determined by a committee of accounting faculty. The committee acts upon individual applications within a short period of time after receipt of the completed application. GPA and GMAT Requirements The admission committee seeks applicants who possess a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (calculated on all college courses completed or the last 60 hours); an accounting grade point average of 3.0 (calculated exclusive of principles, proctoring, internship, and independent study courses); and a total GMAT score in the 60 percentile or higher. Both full and half-time applicants must meet the requirements for admission to the MPA program. Students who possess appropriate GMAT scores and grade point averages, but do not possess a bachelor's degree in accounting, may apply for provisional MPA graduate status. Provisional students must complete the prerequisite courses before enrolling in MPA courses. Applicants with accounting undergraduate degrees must also satisfy all the prerequisite courses for the MPA program. Students receiving provisional admission to the MPA degree will meet with the MPA coordinator to develop a written plan for the completion of the prerequisite courses. After completing all prerequisite coursework the student must request a change from provisional to regular MPA status which is subject to approval by the MPA Admission Committee. Failure to satisfactorily complete the plan will result in the cancellation of the applicant's provisional MPA graduate student status. Note: No student will be admitted as a provisional graduate student without satisfying the GMAT requirement. GRE scores (Graduate Records Examination) will be accepted in lieu of GMAT scores only for applicants with GRE scores in the 70th percentile or above. Prerequisite Courses Business Finance Income Tax Accounting Principles of Marketing Principles of Management Principles of Microeconomics Introduction to Statistics Introduction to Computer Science Business Law Principles of Accounting I and II Intermediate Accounting I and II Cost/Management Accounting Internal or External Auditing The WV Board of Accountancy requires the above listed courses to sit for the CPA exam in West Virginia, in addition to other accounting related courses. These courses are also required because CPAs need a broad business background in the practice of public accounting. [-]

MSc

Master of Science in Human Resources and Industrial Relations (MSIR)

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2016 USA Morgantown

The WVU MSIR Program is one of the earliest Human Resources programs established in the United States and is among a very limited number of human resources/industrial relations full-time day programs in the country. [+]

A program with an outstanding reputation for developing talent to meet the needs of employers through practical learnings on the best Human Resource Management practices The WVU MSIR Program is one of the earliest Human Resources programs established in the United States and is among a very limited number of human resources/industrial relations full-time day programs in the country. Our graduates are excellently positioned for a wide range of management positions, and our program has an exceptional placement record that is averaging 90%. The MSIR Program is enhanced significantly by the extensive alumni network and employer base. A curriculum driven by employer needs WVU MSIR students graduate able to analyze and solve problems, apply leadership and interpersonal skills, and find efficient and fair ways to balance the needs of employees, employers, and society at large. The curriculum focuses on some of the most important issues in helping today's organizations solve problems: global human resource business partnering, performance management and enhancement, increasing productivity, worker participation, expanding and declining labor markets, and new methods of decision-making in the human resource field. Students in our MSIR program enjoy a high level of student/faculty interaction as they prepare for work in a variety of functions, including: Human Resource Management Labor Relations Facilitation and Consulting Mediation and Conflict Resolution Organizational Development Change Management Training and Development Compensation and Benefits Design Employee Plans Administration Equal Opportunity Compliance Human Resources Consulting Global focus The MSIR curriculum incorporates a strong international emphasis. All domestic MSIR students will participate in a two week study abroad experience in Europe at the end of the first year. The students visit many European companies and experience the difference of Human Resources in a global economy. In addition, students have the option to choose the Global Track focus and study abroad a whole semester at the University of Strasbourg in France. A richly diverse student body Students in the WVU MSIR Program come from a wide range of backgrounds. They may have undergraduate degrees in psychology, business, sociology, history, political science, communications, engineering, and many other fields. Active co-curricular activities to enhance learning MSIR students can participate in a wide variety of co-curricular learning opportunities. Many are co-sponsored by the Industrial Relations Student Association (IRSA), Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) and the MSIR department. These include speakers and workshops, internships, social events, and honor banquets. Students have numerous opportunities to forge friendships, build leadership skills, and receive personal guidance from a formal alumni mentor process. Corporate sponsors of practicum events include firms such as Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Westinghouse, PPG, Eaton, Amazon.com, Marathon, Dow, Federal Mediation Conciliation Service, Mylan, Idex, and General Electric. MSIR Two-Year Plan of Study: 55 Credit Hours (Recommended Course Sequence) For students who do not have preparation in business foundation classes (accounting, economics, finance, marketing or management): online courses are available after admitted into the program. These courses must be completed during the summer, prior to the Fall 1 semester. YEAR 1 ILR 546 Training and Development - 3 credits ILR 505 Employment Law - 3 credits ILR 562 Labor Relations - 3 credits ILR 534 Work Group Dynamics and Leadership - 3 credits ILR 581 HRM / IR Practicum I - 1 credit ILR 506 Performance Management - 3 credits ILR 509 Talent Acquisition - 3 credits ILR 522 International Industrial Relations - 3 credits ILR 515 Business Acumen - 3 credits ILR 582 HRM / IR Practicum II - 1 credit ILR 689 Internship - 3 credits YEAR 2 ILR 508 Organizational Change & Renewal - 3 credits ILR 512 H.R. Analytics - 3 credits ILR 544 Benefits - 3 credits ILR 584 HRM / IR Practicum III - 1 credit Elective - Choose one of the elective classes below ILR 581 Collective Bargaining - 3 credits ILR 593 Variable Elective (advisor approval needed) - 3 credits ILR 507 Conflict Management - 3 credits ILR 530 Compensation - 3 credits ILR 548 Strategic Management - 3 credits ILR 520 H.R. Information Systems - 3 credits ILR 583 HRM / IR Practicum IV - 1 credit Electives - Choose one of the elective classes below ILR 581 Collective Bargaining - 3 credits ILR 593 Variable elective (advisor approval needed) - 3 credits ILR 507 Conflict Management - 3 credits One-Year MSIR Option (Recommended Course Sequence) Some students who already possess a JD, MBA or other MS degree from a US institution can apply to complete the MSIR degree program in one year. Not all applicants will be approved for the one-year option. The one-year plan of study is listed below. Variations to the plan of study may include substituting alternative required courses, depending upon the applicant's relevant work experience or Master's degree held. The required 33 credit hours for individuals completing the one-year option is as follows: ILR 546 Training and Development - 3 credits ILR 505 Employment Law - 3 credits ILR 562 Labor Relations - 3 credits ILR 508 Organizational Change & Renewal - 3 credits ILR 544 Benefits - 3 credits ILR 509 Talent Acquisition - 3 credits ILR 530 Compensation - 3 credits ILR 548 Strategic Management - 3 credits ILR 506 Performance Management - 3 credits ILR 522 International Industrial Relations - 3 credits ILR 515 Business Acumen - 3 credits Admission requirements Application: You must submit a West Virginia University Application for Graduate Admission. Be sure to indicate M.S. in Industrial Relations when responding to "Intended Major". Please select "On Campus" as the primary delivery method. Official Transcripts: Official transcripts from all prior academic work must be forwarded by your previous institution to the Office of Admissions and Records, PO Box 6009, Morgantown, WV 26506-6009. Contact prior institutions as early as possible. Receipt of the official transcripts allows our application to be processed. Entrance Exam - You must sit for ONE (1) of the following exams: Graduate Record Examinations: Request that the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) send your scores to WVU. To learn more about the GRE, visit www.ets.org. WVU GRE code: 5904. The GRE is our preferred test and is taken by the vast majority of applicants. Applications will not be considered without a test score; early test taking is strongly encouraged. Graduate Management Admissions Test® scores: Request that the Graduate Management Admissions Test® (GMAT) send your scores to WVU. We do not have a required minimum score for the GMAT. WVU GMAT code: C2S-6D-61. TOEFL: Required for international students. The College of Business & Economics TOEFL requirement is higher than the University's - applicants must have a TOEFL score of either 580 (paper), 237 (computer), or 92 (Internet-based). If you have taken the IELTS instead of the TOEFL, the minimum score must be 6.5. TOEFL scores should be sent to the Office of Admissions, West Virginia University, PO Box 6009, Morgantown, WV 26506-6009. Résumé: The Official Transcript and GRE/GMAT performance provide some quantitative evidence about an applicant. Applicants round out their profile with other evidence found in their résumé. The résumé should include enough information for the admissions committee to trace the applicant's entire professional work history and should indicate any relevant affiliations. Letters of recommendation (two to three): The letters of recommendation should include two from professors familiar with the applicant's academic work. The writer should address the student's educational performance and potential for success in graduate school and the HR profession. If the applicant has work experience, one letter of reference should come from an individual familiar with the applicant's job performance. Statement of Purpose: The Statement of Purpose refers to a short essay in which an applicant reflects on the contribution of the MSIR degree to the applicant's future and the special characteristics that the applicant brings to the MSIR program. We are interested in value-added experiences, both from the program to the student and from the individual student to the program. [-]

MS in Business Data Analytics

Online Part time 1 year September 2016 USA Morgantown

WVU's Business Data Analytics Program is a 12-month online program. Our online flexibility encourages students to simultaneously learn valuable business analysis skills, apply concepts in a real-world setting, and experience improved results in an accelerated learning cycle. [+]

WVU's Business Data Analytics Program is a 12-month online program. Our online flexibility encourages students to simultaneously learn valuable business analysis skills, apply concepts in a real-world setting, and experience improved results in an accelerated learning cycle. Learning Objectives Demonstrate expertise in statistical techniques, data mining, utilizing databases, and analytical tools. Apply data analytics to enhance the decision-making of the firm in performance metrics and measurement, risk indicators, assessment and response, and compliance. Use business analytics to synthesize data trends and competitive drivers. Communicate the analysis and findings of an analytics initiative in moving an organization forward. Why WVU? AACSB Accreditation: The College of Business & Economics is AACSB accredited, and has been for over 60 years. Only 5% of business schools globally receive this distinction. Experienced Business Data Experts from around the world: Our faculty is comprised of Business Data experts with experience in both industry and academics around the globe. Rich, Diverse Student Interactions: WVU programs routinely attract students from many different geographies, cultures, and backgrounds to provide a rich class experience that enhances the core learning in the classroom. Employment and Support for Job Placement Students are eligible to participate in all College of Business & Economic’s Center for Career Development (CCD) services. Even for on-campus interviews, on-line students not residing in Morgantown, WV can participate via phone call / via internet-based interviews! Hundreds of employers visit WVU each year seeking qualified business professionals. Visit be.wvu.edu/careers for more information. MS-Business Data Analytics Courses Students will complete ten courses (30 credit hours). Courses will include the following subject matter: Foundations of Business Intelligence Ethics and Data Collection for Business Data Management Business Statistical Methods Business Data Mining Decision Science and Analytics Business Simulation Modeling Business Data Visualization Business Analytics Practicum Admission Requirements The admission’s committee is made up of faculty teaching in the MS in Business Data Analytics Program and representatives of the Office of Graduate Programs. The committee is looking for individuals who have an interest and demonstrated aptitude in quantitative and analytical domains. The committee will take a holistic approach to the admission process and will consider the following factors: Bachelor's Degree (students can have bachelor's degree in a number of areas - the following areas are preferred but not required: engineering, business discipline, math, statistics, computer science, management science, most other sciences, operations research, production/operations management, economics, or industrial/organizational psychology) GMAT or GRE test scores in the top 25% (GMAT or GRE waiver can be requested if the applicant has 5 or more years of work experience) Strong undergraduate record 3 Letters of recommendation Statement of purpose Work experience in the following areas – business intelligence, business analytics, data mining, data warehousing, database management, computer science, programming, web development, web analytics, risk management and related fields – are considered favorably. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Graduate Programs [-]

MS in Finance

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years July 2017 USA Morgantown + 1 more

The M.S. Finance program is ideal for potential candidates with undergraduate degrees in accounting, finance, engineering, mathematics, physics, geology, or economics, or those with industry experience and the drive to be successful. [+]

The West Virginia University is a CFA® Institute Partner School through the M.S. Finance program. Program graduates are prepared to sit for examination for the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and graduates boast a high pass rate on all three testing levels. The M.S. Finance program is ideal for potential candidates with undergraduate degrees in accounting, finance, engineering, mathematics, physics, geology, or economics, or those with industry experience and the drive to be successful. M.S. Finance graduates, especially those earning the Chartered Financial Analyst credential, enjoy careers with leadership positions across the gamut of financial positions. This includes investment banking positions, portfolio management, financial analyst, fund management, and corporate finance positions, among others. The optional area of emphasis in Energy Finance prepares graduates for leadership careers in the energy sector. This area of emphasis is part of West Virginia University's Shale Gas Initiative and offers B-School graduates entre' into the energy sector and Energy Sector geologists, engineers, and other practitioners the business acumen for energy sector advancement into leadership and decision-making positions. MBA as a gateway to M.S. Finance or M.S. Finance-Energy Area of Emphasis If you are an academically qualified student with a quantitative background such as engineering, business, mathematics, or computer science but don't have a finance or accounting background, you have two options: You can complete the 14-month MBA program, and then stay the following fall semester to take four additional finance courses." This leads to an MBA with an Emphasis in Finance, which is awarded in December." This is the ideal option for students who seek careers in management fields which require a thorough understanding of finance. You can be admitted into the MBA program, then apply to the M.S. in Finance program during your spring semester. "With this option, you will earn both an MBA and an M.S. in Finance in two years." CFA Institute Recognition The WVU College of Business and Economics MS in Finance program has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree programs incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provides students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams. AACSB Accreditation Degree programs at the WVU College of Business & Economics are accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the top accrediting organization for business schools." Affordable MS Finance at WVU provides an excellent education at a very affordable cost. Curriculum Both the M.S. Finance and M.S. Finance-Energy Area of Emphasis involve a 38 credit-hour program of study that includes an Internship/Project. The program coordinator serves as each student's advisor and typically meets with each student soon after the student's arrival on campus to develop a plan of study. Advisor and student meet on a regular basis thereafter to monitor and review progress. Advisor and Program Committee The program coordinator serves as a student's graduate advisor and also as chair of the student's committee. The advisor and student typically meet soon after the student's arrival to campus to develop a plan of study and on a regular basis thereafter to monitor and review progress. In most programs the plan of study should be in place no later than the end of the student's first semester. The remainder of the program committee is comprised of a minimum of two members of the graduate faculty. The committee oversees the student's plan of study to ensure that progress continues towards meeting all degree requirements. Plan of Study All graduate students must have a plan of study, which is a formal agreement between the student and their program faculty regarding the conditions the student must meet to earn the desired degree. The plan of study usually lists required courses and activities and describes the timeline for these requirements. The plan may also include suggested or optional courses and activities. Each college or school determines the mechanisms for establishing, changing, and monitoring students' progress on plans of study. Yearly Evaluation All graduate students who enroll in at least one credit during the academic year are provided with a written evaluation from their program following the end of each spring term. This requirement may be waived for students in good standing who are expected to graduate in spring or summer. General Curriculum for M.S. in Finance BADM 527 Macroeconomics FIN 512 Business Law & Ethics FIN 511 Managerial Financial Economics FIN 520 Quantitative Finance FIN 521 Financial Reporting/Analysis FIN 526 Portfolio Management FIN 527 Alternative Investments BADM 571 Professional Practicum I FIN 522 Advanced Corporate Finance FIN 525 Derivative Securities FIN 523 Equity Investment FIN 528 Integrated Financial Analysis BADM 572 Professional Practicum II FIN 491 Professional Field Experience Application requirements Application: You must complete the West Virginia University Application for Graduate Admission. Be sure to indicate M.S. in Finance when responding to "Intended Major". Please select "On Campus" as the primary delivery method. Official Transcripts: Official transcripts from all prior academic work must be forwarded by your previous institution to the Office of Admissions and Records, PO Box 6009, Morgantown, WV 26506-6009. Contact prior institutions as early as possible. Receipt of the official transcripts allows our application to be processed. International Students: You need to send your official undergraduate transcript in original language and English translation, a certified copy of undergraduate diploma in original language and English translation, and your TOEFL scores to WVU Office of Admissions, PO Box 6009, Morgantown, WV 26506. Note: While the University TOEFL requirement is 550 paper; 79 internet version (or IELTS 6.5), it is recommended that you achieve a 580 paper or 92 internet to be competitive for admission. Graduate Management Admissions Test® scores: Applicants must have scores submitted from the Graduate Management Admissions Test® (GMAT). WVU GMAT code: C2S-6D-13. Note: Anyone who scores below 600 should re-take the exam to strive for a better score. Résumé: The Official Transcript and GMAT performance provide some quantitative evidence about an applicant. Applicants round out their profile with other evidence found in their résumé. The résumé should include enough information for the admissions committee to trace the applicant's entire professional work history and should indicate any relevant affiliations. [-]

MS in Forensic & Fraud Examination

Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 USA Morgantown

The widespread growth in white-collar crime, litigation disputes, the illegal international movement of money and terrorism financing have greatly raised the demand for forensic accountants, fraud examiners and for professionals who possess those skills. [+]

The widespread growth in white-collar crime, litigation disputes, the illegal international movement of money and terrorism financing have greatly raised the demand for forensic accountants, fraud examiners and for professionals who possess those skills. Federal, state, and local governmental agencies, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, The US Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service, Homeland Security, Government Accounting Office and the Offices of Inspector General all need professionals with forensic accounting, fraud examination, litigation dispute and economic crime skills. In the private sector, legislation (e.g., Dodd-Frank of 2010, Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002) and auditing standards (Statement on Auditing Standard No. 99) require companies and their auditors to be more aggressive in detecting, preventing and deterring fraud. Why WVU? Many of our distinguished faculty have earned doctorates from leading business schools and are experts with extensive anti-fraud, forensic accounting, business and professional experience, enabling them to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Hallmarks of our on-line program include exposure to practicing professionals and experiential learning. Throughout the program, students have extensive exposure to world class practicing experts, in addition to our superior full-time faculty. The real-world expertise brought to the classroom in the areas of complex fraud and financial crime examination (e.g., organized criminal, drug trafficking, money laundering and terrorism financing), interviewing, international issues (e.g., moving money around the world, money laundering, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), dispute serves and courtroom preparation yield students who not only know but have done what it takes to be successful in the real-world. CFE Exam Prep Course: Included in your tuition is the ACFE Exam Prep Course, making you eligible and qualified to sit for the CFE Exam. Further, our experiential learning, complex case assignments are designed to ensure that graduates can "hit the ground running" in their jobs. A unique program to answer the need The Department of Accounting has responded to this demand by developing an academic program designed to prepare students for careers in litigation support, forensic accounting and fraud examination. Although many schools offer a single fraud examination or forensic accounting course, very few offer a multi-course program. Employment and Support for Job Placement Students are eligible to participate in all College of Business & Economic’s Center for Career Development (CCD) services. Even for on-campus interviews, on-line students not residing in Morgantown, WV can participate via phone call / via internet-based interviews! WVU typically has more than 25 employers visit campus each year seeking qualified accounting students, and 100s more seeking qualified business professionals from WVU’s many programmatic offerings, many of which also recruit students with FAFE credentials. WVU hosts the Institute for Fraud Prevention (IFP) Executive Director, LaRue Williams and Dr. Richard Riley, Director of Research lead the IFP. The Institute for Fraud Prevention is an industry/university cooperative research effort dedicated to multi-disciplinary research, education and prevention of fraud and corruption. The IFP's primary mission is to improve the ability of business and government to combat these crimes and to educate the general public on effective methods of recognizing and deterring them. The IFP acts as an "honest broker", supporting a dialog across practicing professionals and academics as well as financial and data support for academic researchers examining the challenges and complexities of fraud, white collar and economic crimes. MS-FFE Courses Students will complete ten courses, six of those courses are devoted exclusively to forensic and fraud examination knowledge, skills and abilities development and four courses parallel those in our nationally ranked MBA program and develop the broader skills of the well-rounded business professional. All six FFE courses are taught using actual and simulated case materials, a hands-on approach to prepare students for their careers in litigation support, forensic accounting and fraud examination. The six FFE courses are: ACCT 580 Forensic and Fraud Examination (FFE) Skills ACCT 581 Fraud Investigation (MPA equivalent course is ACCT 556) ACCT 582 Fraud Data Analysis (MPA equivalent course is ACCT 521) ACCT 583 Fraud Criminology/Legal Issues ACCT 584 Advanced Fraud Investigation ACCT 585 Advance Analytical Techniques The Four Courses Mirroring the MBA curriculum are: BADM 622 - Financial Statements Analysis BADM 621 - Business Research BADM 641 - Decision Analysis for Executives BADM 644 - Legal Environment and Ethics Academic Requirements An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above* and a score of 500 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). OR one of the following: A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate A related certification by an approved credentialing body A Juris Doctor (JD) degree Two years of relevant work experience [-]

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