AACSB Accredited

The College of Business (CoB) is one of 5% of business schools with accreditation by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

1 of 5%

of business programs with AACSB International accreditation


on Best Colleges list


JMU’s finance program has earned a spot on the 2020 Best Colleges list compiled by GradReports. The program is No. 20 on the nationwide list of schools, based on median early-career salary of over 5 million graduates.

Best Finance Colleges

The finance program at JMU’s College of Business landed at No. 27 on UniversityHQ’s list of the Best Finance Colleges and Universities in the U.S. for 2021, the highest-ranking of any school in Virginia.


on list of Best Finance Colleges and
Universities in the U.S.


  • The JMU Banking Team recently took 2nd place in the nationwide 2020 Community Bank Case Study Competition, sponsored by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS).
  • Professor Carl Larsson received the 2020 Distinguished Teacher Award for the JMU College of Business, bestowed annually by the provost.
  • Professor Brack Collier was selected as the recipient of the 2019 Otto C. Brenner Award, bestowed annually for outstanding teaching by juniors and seniors in the College of Business.
  • Professor Elias Semaan was selected as the recipient of the 2019 Otto C. Brenner Award.
  • Professor Jason Fink received the 2019 Distinguished Service Award, given by the provost for outstanding service to the local community. 
  • Student-run Madison Investment Fund won the Core Portfolio Competition at Quinnipiac University’s 2019 Global Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) IX Forum.  
  • The finance program is a CFA University Affiliate
  • Finance alumnus Justin Quaglia (’11) was given the 2020 Gold Network Young Alumni Award from the JMU Alumni Association.

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