The Department of Finance and Commercial Law at Western Michigan University offers majors in finance, personal financial planning and general business; it offers minors in finance, general business, insurance, law and real estate.


The department educates its students in the theory and practice of finance and in the application of legal and ethical principles.


The department provides education to develop and enhance the knowledge, skills and abilities of its students. The quality of education is strengthened by experiences such as cases, internships and study abroad programs, as well as the use of technology and a faculty committed to professional development and research.


The department assesses its programs for the purpose of continuous improvement. Student learning is assessed, course content reviewed, and employers surveyed to be sure that graduates have the appropriate knowledge and skills.


The Haworth College of Business is among an elite group of fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide that are accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by the AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is among a select 1 percent of business schools worldwide that have additional specialized AACSB accreditation for their accountancy programs.