The Financial Management Association (FMA), and the Madison Investment Fund (MIF) work closely with the faculty to bring guest speakers to campus and develop a network of JMU alumni in the Finance field. Active participation in these groups has opened many doors.


Business Fraternities

Honor Societies


✦ Financial Management Association

A global leader in developing and disseminating knowledge about financial decision making, the FMA is an international professional organization of financial executives, analysts, professors and students. Founded in 1970, the FMA currently is the largest finance organization devoted to bridging the gap between finance theory and practice.

As a member of FMA, you’ll learn about internship and job opportunities and participate in activities that promote professional and leadership development. We offer numerous activities including lectures by business professionals, fundraising and community service activities, and opportunities to network with other faculty, alumni and students in field of business finance. 

Advisor: Ron Rubin (

For more information visit their BeInvolved page.

✦ Madison Investment Fund

The Madison Investment Fund is a student-run equity investment fund that manages a portion of the JMU endowment. The Fund focuses on providing students with a real-world, professional forum to learn the fundamentals of investments and basics of financial theory while fulfilling the fiduciary duties associated with diligent portfolio management.  Seminars are offered for members and the JMU community covering financial theory and application, current events and professional development.

Advisor: Elias Semaan (

For more information visit their BeInvolved page.

✦ Madison Venture Group

Madison Venture Group is James Madison University’s venture capital club.  The members take part in experiential learning by working on projects with Venture Capital firms and also do internal projects and presentations.

Advisor: Ron Rubin (

For more information visit their website.

✦ JMU Society of Real Estate

JMU Society of Real Estate (SRE) is a professional business organization for students interested in pursuing careers in real estate. The organization exists to explore and educate its members on the different facets of the real estate industry through speaker events, workshops, company site visits, and much more. Hear more from the officers.

Advisor: Chris Roeder,

✦ Women in Business

Women in Business is focused on connecting JMU female students interested in a career in business.  Our goal is to foster an encouraging environment and strong network for these students, with an emphasis on the development of business leadership and networking skills.

To learn more, visit their BeInvolved page, or email them at

Advisor: Hui Sono (

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