JMU's FMA Chapter Mission
mission of the FMA is to broaden the common interests between academicians and
practitioners, provide opportunities for professional interaction between and
among academicians, practitioners and students, promote the development and
understanding of basic and applied research and of sound financial practices,
and to enhance the quality of education in finance. The objectives of the
organization are to ensure that its members:
Obtain valuable career
insights and attitudes;
Gain experience in
problem solving and decision making;
Increase professional and
Improve social and
Demonstrate competence in
skill areas beyond those needed to obtain a college degree.
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.
History of FMA Inetrnational
Established in 1970, the FMA is a global leader in developing and
disseminating knowledge about financial decision making. The mission of
the FMA is to broaden the common interests between academicians and
practitioners, provide opportunities for professional interaction
between and among academicians, practitioners and students, promote the
development and understanding of basic and applied research and of sound
financial practices, and to enhance the quality of education in finance.
FMA's members include finance practitioners and academicians and
students who are interested in the techniques and advances which define
the field of finance.
Consistent with this mission, the members of FMA share the following
values and beliefs:
integrity is a critical component of quality research, education and
understanding, and appreciation of the diverse needs and interests
of others are necessary to achieve mutually beneficial interaction
among academicians, practitioners and students.
Free and open
discourse and interaction among academician, practitioners, and
students are essential to the origination and evaluation of new
ideas and the improvement of financial decision making.
broad-based participation, and continuous improvement in quality of
services are critical to achieving FMA International's mission.
A non-profit organization, FMA publishes research and commentary on
important financial issues; hosts annual finance conferences at which
advances in theoretical and empirical research come together with the
current issues and concerns of practicing finance professionals are
taught, critiqued, and discussed; and brings together the professionals
who share a common interest in finance. FMA also maintains one of the
largest clearinghouses of doctorally-qualified positions and candidates
in the finance community for its members and has student chapters
throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia.
Over 3,000 academicians and practitioners throughout the world find
membership in the FMA to be an indispensable educational experience as
well as a practical professional resource.