About Auburn University's Financial Management Association National Honor Society

Run with the bull…

respect the bear…

Founded in 1974, the Financial Management Association (FMA) National Honor Society (NHS) is the only internationally recognized honorary specifically for finance students. Students inducted to the NHS have a unique means of demonstrating their academic and professional excellence to potential employers. This honor sets apart from others when pursuing your career as less that 5% of all finance graduates are eligible to join the FMA NHS.

In Fall 2014, The Financial Management Association Honor Society (FMAHS) welcomed its inaugural class of members. Membership is Auburn’s FMA Honor Society is selective and competitive. The minimum GPA qualification for new members is a 3.5 – on a 4.0 scale. Members have interned or accepted full time positions with companies such as Wells Fargo Securities, Deloitte, Exxon Mobil, BBVA, Regions, Flow Traders, E&Y Consulting and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, just to name a few.

FMAHS provides a support network for the top students interested in a career in finance. These elite students represent the Harbert College of Business and Department of Finance in premier business engagements, leadership seminars, case competitions, corporate visits and continuing education programs designed to foster engagement and personal relationships within the society and beyond. Please see our roster page for member resume’s and LinkedIn profile’s.

100% Full Time

offer rate for graduating FMA NHS Seniors for the 2015-2016 school year.

100% Bloomberg

certified; members must complete the certification in their first semester.

100% Internship

or summer leadership program placement rate for FMA NHS Juniors.

Our Membership

Year Distribution
  • Graduate Students
  • Sophomores
  • Juniors
  • Seniors


Seniors: 24

Juniors: 20

Sophomores: 7

Graduate Students: 3

Freshman: 0

Hiring Distribution
  • Corporate Finance %
  • Banking %
  • Advisory %
  • Consulting %
  • Other %
  • Private Equity %
GPA Distribution

What We Do - Membership Benefits

FMA Honor Society is inveterately involved in education and training opportunities for our members. FMAHS students are required to complete Bloomberg training and obtain Bloomberg Certification in their first active semester

The FMA regularly brings in speakers from well-known firms to get students up to speed on how to get a top job in the financial services industry. The organization also helps pair incoming students with experienced students and and mentors who have interned in their field of choice. We regularly send out emails with opportunities that are not otherwise advertised on the Auburn campus. These career-related activities in coordination with ancillary training and networking provides members a definite advantage in the financial services career search.

FMAHS promotes experiential learning through case competitions. Members have participated in competitions from The Economist, Duff & Phelps YOUniversity, Southeastern Hedge Fund Competition and the Upgrade Capital trading competition. Members have also participated in other various stock pitch and corporate analysis competitions.

The FMA works each semester to visit firms at their corporate headquarters. Previous trips have included visits to Delta Airlines, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Regions Bank, Arlington Capital, Fenwick Brands Private Equity and Harbert Management Corporation and Duff & Phelps. These are a great opportunity to visit executives in their own offices. This year, we will also be including a NYC trip to attend the annual FMA Leadership Conference. This event will pair Auburn FMA members with other student leaders across the globe for dynamic panel sessions, leadership and chapter workshops, tours and networking. In addition, Auburn FMA executives will be attending an Auburn Alumni lunch hosted by John Roth of Venor Capital.

At Auburn FMA, we strive to keep membership small enough to provide each member with meaningful resources and support. Student members are the people who share interest and passion for finance. Members are encouraged to take ownership in the organization and contribute time, energy and creative business thought to the group. Consequently, the FMA at Auburn offers interview prep one on one for students. Either with the Faculty Adviser or with other students who have interviewed with similar or the exact firm for which a student is applying.

The FMA annually hosts, in the Spring semester, resume and LinkedIn workshops for its new members. The purpose of these workshops is to help students reach compliance with FMA Standards in both areas.

The Auburn FMA hosts an annual Meet & Greet, in which recruiters come in to meet and interact with FMA student members. There are also FMA events with individual employers throughout the year. This is a great way for students to learn about different opportunities, and network with professionals. If you or your company is interested in hosting a recruiting event, please use the contact button below!

The FMA brings in a number of speakers throughout the year to discuss their experience in the financial services industry. This includes executives working in investment banking, asset management, credit, wealth management, private equity, corporate finance and risk/advisory who discuss everything from valuation to specific stock situations and personal career paths and experiences. Please use the contact button below if you or your company is interested in visiting and speaking to our members.

Members participate in an annual Financial “Bootcamp.” This is a one-day intensive training program that is taught by leaders in the field. Course focus changes and covers such topics as Advanced Financial Modeling, Financial Statement Analysis, Excel Shortcuts and Corporate Valuation.

FMAHS has purchased bulk licenses for Wall Street Prep than enables our members to purchase the entire self-study financial training program. These courses go beyond the textbook to teach practical, real-world financial modeling skills that students can use immediately. Courses include: Financial Statement Modeling, DCF Modeling, Trading Comps Modeling, Transaction Comps Modeling, Accretion Dilution (M&A) Modeling, LBO Modeling and others.