Learn how to make wise investment decisions, whether it’s for a big corporation or a personal retirement fund, making you a critical part of businesses, financial institutions, and investment groups. 


  • Global Campus (Online)
  • Pullman
  • Vancouver

Degree Types:

  • Bachelor's
  • Certificate
  • Doctorate
  • Master's


  • Foundation in economics, accounting, statistics, and decision sciences 
  • Work directly with finance faculty and investment managers 
  • Five career tracks to focus your studies: financial management, investment analysis, financial services, financial institutions management, and risk management and insurance 
  • Manage the Cougar Investment Fund, a WSU endowment fund valued at approximately $1.5 million, during a two-semester portfolio management course 
  • Gain an understanding of the global economy from finance faculty members who have taught in universities in Australia, China, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Vietnam 


With a degree in Finance, you can work in: 

  • Financial management, planning, or advising 
  • Portfolio management and stockbroking 
  • Consulting 
  • Risk management and insurance 

Transfer Students

WSU accepts credit from Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and CLEP exams, associate degrees, Running Start and more.  

You’re considered a transfer student at WSU if you’ve received college credit post-high school.  

Use our Transfer Course Search Tool to determine what courses you need to take at your current institution to transition to WSU smoothly. 

Admission to WSU and admission to your desired major are two separate processes. Contact your academic department for specific requirements and prerequisites unique to your major.   


Complete the General Scholarship Application to be eligible for 700+ WSU scholarship programs, including ones specifically for a major you’re interested in. Use our search tool to find more scholarships outside WSU.  

Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) to be considered for scholarships, grants, loans, and other forms of aid. 

Internships, Jobs, and Work-study

Find hundreds of student-friendly jobs, internships, and work-study opportunities with our WSU student job board, Handshake. You can also check with departments for internships specific to a major. 

Get advice and learn more at the Academic Success and Career Center. 

Degree Options

Business Administration

  • Pullman

Certificate in Finance

  • Pullman
  • Global Campus (Online)


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