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Our approach

Do you like numbers, logic and analysis? Do you enjoy working with people to help them understand complex concepts? If you are a person who enjoys data and details, one of our majors may be a great fit for your aptitude!

Department of Finance and Commercial Law

The Department of Finance and Commercial Law provides you with many hands-on activities that help you practice the core skills needed in the fields of finance and law. Courses immerse you in real-life business environments, and internships will help you to gain the experience you need to be extremely marketable in your job search. The talented faculty, paired with resources like the college’s Zhang Career Center, will help you land your dream job after graduation and position you for a lifetime of success.

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    Business law

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    Finance

  • Video of Craft your career at WMU Haworth: Personal financial planning major

    Personal financial planning

Finance degree programs

Finance degree programs that mean business

The Department of Finance and Commercial Law offers you the very best in experiential learning, from simulations, to specialized classrooms, to certifications, to preparation for graduate school. No matter where you want to take your career, the department can help you get there and achieve your goals in record time. Whether you want to work in corporate finance, business law or financial planning, the numbers show that our graduates are employable and fulfilled in the jobs they take after graduation—the best of both worlds! The department also offers several scholarships to help you on your path to success.

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Enhance your experience with focused resources

Whether you need career advice, personal and professional development, or would like to connect with other finance and commercial law students, our department gives you a wide breadth of resources so you can take full advantage of your WMU education.

  • Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner

    WMU Haworth students can sharpen their finance skills beyond formal coursework and earn the Bloomberg Market Concepts certificate.

  • Student Managed Investment Fund

    Interested in managing a portfolio of $3 million of WMU Foundation money? Students may apply to participate in this real-world experience and earn 3 credit hours.

  • Greenleaf Trust Trading Lab

    Bloomberg terminals provide real-time data on market movements. The atmosphere of the trading room enables WMU Haworth students to experience the fast pace of Wall Street while in Kalamazoo.

Find your competitive edge at WMU

  • WMU Haworth and AACSB accreditation

    The Haworth College of Business received a renewal of its accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Less than 6% of business schools worldwide have obtained AACSB accreditation—and WMU Haworth is one of them, making it an excellent choice for students seeking quality education that is a good investment of their tuition dollars.

  • A student stands infront of a display that reads Leadership Potential

    According to TIME, an elite diploma signals at least two things to prospective employers: survival of a difficult admissions process and a high likelihood of intelligence. For many companies, hiring from these institutions is also an investment in pre-vetted talent and established connections. 

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