Outside of the classroom, our students are encouraged to join related student and professional organizations such as:
Financial Management Association
The goal of the Financial Management Association is to serve our members and Ohio University by developing professional and social skills outside the walls of the classroom. We are a diverse group of students gathered together to help each other succeed within the corporate environment. The benefits of membership include exposure to the financial industry, networking opportunities, and affiliation with our international chapter. Our organization is open to Ohio University business majors and business minors with an interest in business and finance.
OU Student Equity Management Group
The OHIO Student Equity Management Group manages more than $4.4 million in Ohio University Foundation funds. The student-run group selects investments for their long only equity portfolio, consistently beating the S&P 500. SEMG is an experience that includes incredible learnings opportunities, valuable mentoring and many professional development opportunities such as visiting financial firms and attending conferences. The group consistently has a 100% placement rate with students competing at the highest level for jobs and internships.
Ohio University Derivatives Management Group
The Ohio University Derivatives Management Group manages $5,000 in equity and ETF derivatives. The student-run group invests in in short-term option strategies with the objective of maintaining a delta-neutral portfolio. Founded in 2013, the Ohio University Derivatives Management Group is the youngest of the three student-run investment groups. The group is a great way for undergraduate students to earn a leadership position and gain exposure to a unique and advanced asset class within the financial markets.
Gamma Iota Sigma (Insurance Honor Society)
Students interested in the insurance industry meet weekly to explore and discuss insurance trends and career paths. Activities include guest speakers, on-site company visits, and attendance at international conferences.
The Student Fixed Income Management Group
The OHIO Fixed Income Management Group also manages more than $4 million in Ohio University Foundation funds. Students in this organization learn research and investment methodologies to strategically manage fixed-income investment portfolios. The group conducts regular conference calls with alumni and investment professionals to discuss current economic events and appropriate investment strategies. The group also gains exposure to investment banks and investment management firms through annual networking trips. This is a great opportunity for underclassmen to get involved and gain experience in the financial markets.