Loyola's Financial Management Association group designated "Superior Chapter"
Loyola University Maryland's Student Chapter of the Financial Management Association has attained the "Superior Chapter" designation for 2016. Financial Management Association International (FMA) oversees more than 175 active student chapters, and less than 10% of chapters receive the "Superior Chapter" honor each year.
Established in 1970, FMA International provides global leadership and knowledge about financial decision making. FMA's posted mission 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 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.
The Loyola FMA Student Chapter has been supported by the Department of Finance since 1985, and has been designated a "Superior Chapter" many times, first receiving the honor for the 2002-03 academic year. The Student Chapter provides opportunities for professional interaction between and among academics, practitioners and students while promoting the development and understanding of basic and applied research and of sound financial practices. Loyola's FMA Student Chapter also hosts campus events throughout the academic year, including guest speaker forums and panels. Loyola's Student Chapter is moderated by Tuugi Chuluun, Ph.D., assistant professor of finance.