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Financial Management Association
The Financial Management Association is a student led club dedicated to promoting interest in Finance and related areas.  Students may hear speakers from the professional world and learn about opportunities in Corporate Finance, Banking, and Investments.  This group encourages participation in internships and helps students to learn about opportunities for graduate studies in business and Finance.  Students may join the national FMA organization and receive additional resources online.  FMA members who have completed 6 hours of FIR courses and have a GPA of at least 3.25 may join the FMA National Honor Society.
 
CFA Institute Investment Research Challenge
Finance students from the University of Memphis have competed in the CFA Institute “Investment Research Challenge” for the past several years.  For the Investment Research Challenge, a team of three to five students researches a public company, prepares an equity research report similar to a securities analyst’s report to initiate coverage of a company, and then presents their findings to a panel of industry professionals, most of which are Chartered Financial Analysts.  This competition provides students with access to multiple networking and mentorship opportunities.  The University of Memphis team won the Mid-South division of the competition in 2011, and placed within the top four in 2012 and 2013.  
 
TVA Student Managed Portfolio
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has partnered with the University of Memphis to provide a real-world learning experience in portfolio management to University of Memphis students enrolled in either FIR 4331 or FIR 6331. FIR 4331 and 6331 provide enrolled students with hands-on experience in managing a real stock portfolio.  Students actively manage TVA funds by designing investment strategies, calling in trades, and providing performance reports to the TVA. The student-run stock portfolio is under the guidance of a Fogelman faculty member (Currently: Dr. Steven Jordan - PhD Yale University). Students learn how to manage real money and develop real skills useful for making stock investment decisions, either for their own investment portfolio or for potential career opportunities in the mutual or hedge fund industries. Student managers of the TVA student managed fund are held to similar guidelines as TVA’s professional money managers. This class is unlike any other class offered at the University of Memphis.  Enrolling in FIR 4331 or FIR 6331 places students on the board of directors of the University of Memphis' TVA student managed mutual fund.
 
Lambda Alpha Real Estate Student Organization is sponsored by Lambda Alpha International (LAI), an honorary society for the advancement of land economics. LAI provides a forum for the study and advancement of land economics where the "winnowing and sifting" of ideas takes place in an atmosphere of mutual respect.  The student organization is not limited to Real Estate majors or those in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics. We encourage those interested in the field of Real Estate to join us in several meetings each semester to hear speakers from the Real Estate profession and learn about career opportunities in Real Estate. Internship opportunities will also be explored.

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