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Belonging to one or more of the student groups in the College of Business offers you more than you may anticipate. Not only can you learn more about the profession you have chosen to pursue through such group-sponsored activities as business tours and campus speakers, but you can also reap the benefits of meeting people with similar interests and widening your circle of friends, earning experience as an officer in a group, and building your resume with valuable activities indicating to prospective employers your active interest in your chosen career.
Many of the following groups are open to any student who has an interest in joining. Some of groups are honorary organizations, recognizing academic achievement. Others are special interest groups, emphasizing a particular discipline in the business college. One thing that all of these groups have in common is that are a great way to learn more about business, meet new friends, and build your resume.
For specific information on joining a group, watch the bulletin boards for notices of meetings and activities or inquire at the department office. All groups welcome new members.
JMU's main website maintains a list of university recognized student organizations. Below is a list of some of the organizations that are well-suited to Finance and Quantitative Finance students.
- Financial Management Association (FMA), a finance student national organization
- Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), a student chapter of the international risk association
- Madison Investment Fund (MIF), the JMU student managed investment fund
- Beta Gamma Sigma, a business honor society