Financial Management Association


­­­­­Established in 1970, the Financial Mana­­­gement Association (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, 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:

  • Professional integrity is a critical component of quality research, education and practice.
  • Respect, 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.
  • Open governance, broad-based participation, and continuous improvement in quality of services are critical to achieving FMA International's mission.

Over 5,000 academicians and practitioners throughout the world find membership in the FMA to be an indispensable educational experience as well as a practical professional resource.
The local chapter at the University of Tennessee at Martin hosts professional speakers, undertakes “field trips” to area businesses, and has members attending the FMA Leaders’ Conference which is specifically for university students.  The meeting site for this conference is in Chicago (even-numbered years) or New York City (odd-numbered years).
To learn more, contact Dr. Mark Farley, Dean and Professor of Finance (and FMA Student Chapter Committee Chair)