Undergraduate & MBA Students

studentsWith more than 3,000 student members in 175+ active chapters in the US, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, Ireland, China, and Australia, FMA's Student Programs provide networking opportunities, career development resources and exclusive finance-related content.

Membership with FMA International and Your Local Chapter

Professional association memberships provide the opportunity to set yourself apart from the rest, demonstrates your commitment to the profession and shows employers your dedication to improving your skills and knowledge. In addition to your local chapter participation, student membership with FMA International plays an important role in fulfilling your career aspirations. In addition to the benefits the association provides its professional members, student members also receive opportunities to:

  • Connect with peers and professionals in the field of finance through the Finance Leaders Conference.
  • Develop professional and leadership skills that employers look for. Importantly, if you are active in your chapter, you will be able to provide prospective employers evidence of these skills.
  • Access to the FMA student e-newsletter.
  • Be recognized for your academic achievements by joining the FMA National Honor Society (if eligible).
  • Complimentary membership to the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII)

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Student Chapters

FMA-sponsored college and university chapters are both professionally meaningful and socially rewarding experiences for their members, chapter officers, and faculty advisors. Chapters offer a variety of programs and services developed to meet the needs of their members, such as speaker programs, field trips and social events. Click here to learn more.

Events and Competitions 

  • Finance Leaders' Conference
    The Finance Leaders' Conference is the only international conference for students to address their needs and concerns about finance careers.
  • Forecast Competition
    Hosted each spring, the competition gives members the opportunity to compete against other students from around the world. All members are eligible to participate.
  • FMA Annual Meeting
    With more than 1,500 doctoral students and professors from around the world in attendance, the FMA Annual Meeting is one of the largest finance conferences in the world.

Awards and Honors

National Honor Society
Founded in 1974, the National Honor Society (NHS) is the only internationally honorary society specifically for finance students. Induction into the NHS demonstrates academic excellence to potential employers and helps set you apart from others when pursuing your first job after graduation. More than 30,000 students graduate from US universities with BS degrees in finance and over 20,000 graduate with MBAs each year and less than 5% are accepted for NHS membership - a statistic to enhance your resume!

Collegiate Fellows Program
The Collegiate Fellows Program recognizes outstanding chapter members who have made meaningful contributions in service to their chapter and/or college throughout the year.

Superior Chapter Award
The highest honor for an student chapter is the attainment of the Superior Chapter designation. Of the 175+ active student chapters, less than 10% receive this honor each year.

Superior Faculty Advisor Award
The Superior Faculty Advisor Award recognizes outstanding faculty advisors who have made meaningful contributions to their student chapter through their involvement.

Student Chapter Membership Development Award
Excellence in chapter membership development and National Honor Society membership development are recognized through the Membership Development Awards.

Career Guidance Resources for Students

  • Careers in Finance is designed to provide information on what professionals in finance do, what types of decisions they make, what types of interrelationships they must deal with, and what skills and abilities they must have to be successful.
  • "How to Get a Job" will take you through each of these in an easy-to-follow manner that will greatly increase your chances of a successful job search.
  • Understanding Certifications is a comprehensive list of the most common finance certifications, what they entail, and how to reach the issuing bodies.
  • Financial Managementconsidered one of the leading academic finance journals, the association's flagship journal publishes empirical research on financial management of non-financial businesses, financial institutions, and public/private not-for-profit organizations. 
  • Journal of Applied Finance advances the frontiers of relevant academic research through academic and practitioner forums of all types and through hypothesis generation leading to research relevant to practice.
  • Perspectives of Pioneers in Finance is a special compilation of interviews, video presentations, invited articles and roundtable discussions with the pioneers of modern finance.
  • FMA Online Videos includes an archive of video and other multimedia presentations featuring prominent finance researchers and practitioners.
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Please contact FMA Student Programs at 813.974.2084 or swtompkins@usf.edu.