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Financial Management Association

Welcome to the AU Chapter

In an increasingly competitive job market, students at Kogod are giving themselves an edge over the competition by being involved in the American University Financial Management Association chapter (FMA).

If the Financial Services and Information Technology Lab (FSIT Lab) is the focal point for business education programs where faculty, students and practitioners use work on a variety of real time projects, the AU FMA chapter is also a place that exposes students to the real world. Active FMA chapter members can realistically examine the professions they desire to pursue by networking with business professionals, attending specialized conferences and continuing to re-evaluate their career goals.

Managing their future career means finding the right solutions to the increasing time demands, a competitive job market, multidisciplinary business culture and advanced technologies. To meet these challenges students understand they have to focus on continual learning, career guidance, leadership technical skills and networking opportunities. The AU FMA chapter exposes students to the finance world.

The AU FMA chapter has earned again the FMA Superior chapter award given to fewer than 5% of FMA chapters in the world. In order to receive this award, the AU FMA chapter had to meet a number of specific criteria and to demonstrate exemplary chapter management. This is a proof, our students want to excel in their coursework and want to advance the finance profession.

“I am so proud of their outstanding contributions during the year. Definitely, our FMA club members earn more than a diploma upon graduation; they get a realistic view of businesses and professions they would like to pursue” said Octavian Ionici, Faculty Adviser of the AU FMA chapter.

FMA Mission

  • Broaden the common interests between academics and practitioners
  • Provide opportunities for professional interaction between and among academics, practitioners and students
  • Promote the development and understanding of basic and applied research and of sound financial practices
  • Enhance the quality of education in finance

FMA Overview

  • Established in 1970 as a global leader in developing and disseminating knowledge about financial decision making
  • FMA's members include finance practitioners, academics and students who are interested in the techniques and advances that define the field of finance
  • In 1974, FMA established the National Honor Society (NHS) to acknowledge outstanding undergraduate/MBA students who have demonstrated their superiority in their academic coursework


Students joining the AU FMA chapter can participate in various activities:

  • Service & Leadership
  • Speaker Programs
  • Field Trips
  • Seminars/Workshops
  • Panel Discussions
  • Banquets/Receptions
  • Chapter Newsletter Publication

FMA International Benefits

The following are additional benefits students can take advantage of as an FMA member.

  • Careers in Finance book
  • Option to subscribe to the FM Journal
  • Subscription to the FM Forum
  • Subscription to the Journal of Applied Finance
  • Option to participate in the FMA Finance Leaders' & Annual Conferences
  • On-Line Website Benefits from FMA International
  • On-Line Conferences through the Student WebBoard
  • Forecast Competition
  • How to Get a Job publication with worksheets and tips
  • Contact information for networking
  • On-Line Resources for:
    • Job Searches
    • Financial Research
    • Finance Certifications
    • Furthering your Education

The AU FMA chapter welcomes any and all students who are interested in learning more about finance and looks forward to working together with other students to broaden their education.

For additional information, please contact us at fma@american.edu.

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Financial Management Association

Visit the FMA website for more information.

FMA Website