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Financial Management Association (FMA)


Financial Management Association (FMA)

FMA International is a professional organization of financial executives, analysts, professors, and students who live and work around the world. We are currently the largest finance organization devoted to bridging the gap between finance theory and practice. All majors in good academic standing can join FMA.

Our Local NIU Chapter

At NIU, FMA meets on Thursday nights at 7:00pm. Members are treated to a speaker - speakers include finance professionals, business entrepreneurs, and finance professors. FMA membership establishes you as a part of an important network of professionals in finance and expands your resume by providing proof of your interest in your discipline. Contact us at memb.niufma@gmail.com for more information.

FMA Mission

THE MISSION OF FMA is to assist finance students in making the transition from students to professionals. The objectives of the organization are to ensure that its members:

  • Obtain valuable career information;
  • Develop professional insights and attitudes;
  • Gain experience in problem solving and decision making;
  • Increase professional and faculty contacts;
  • Improve social and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrate competence in skill areas beyond those needed to obtain a college degree.

These objectives are met by encouraging social interaction between students, faculty, and businesses. Professional speakers, fundraising, and community service are just a few activities available to members of FMA.

Point Breakdown

You need 150pts to be ACTIVE and of this at least 30pts has to come from community service and/or fundraising. To be OUTSTANDING you have to have over 150pts and of this 45pts have to be community service and/or fundraising. Top five point recipients recognized.

  • Meetings (15pts)
  • Community Service (15pts)
  • Fundraising: Job Fair (5pts)
  • Fundraising: Internship Fair 1 hour (5pts)
  • Fundraising: Pizza Sales per day (10pts)
  • Fundraising: Panda Express (10pts)

Please click here to email John Mcgurk (VP of Membership) with any questions about your points!

Business Cards

Every semester, FMA offers its members personal business cards to hand out to potential employers. FMA members are encouraged to bring them to job and internship fairs, and to our semi-annual Meet the Firm night.  Each FMA member receives 30 business cards upon joining FMA.

If you would like to order more business cards, you may order and pay here.