Full-time MBA

Graduate Financial Management Association (GFMA)


To provide opportunities for all Tippie MBA students to enrich their graduate studies and professional development as it relates to financial management


The GFMA strives to be known as the student organization that serves as the connection between academia and the finance profession. We seek to accomplish this by exposing Tippie MBA Students to finance professionals and career paths by organizing networking and educational events on and away from campus.

Goals/Strategic Plan

The Tippie School of Management GFMA seeks to achieve its mission by providing members with opportunities for professional development and community engagement, while acting as an advocate for students.

The organization hosts two trips a year; these trips are an opportunity to visit companies and network with alumni.


Ben Martin - President

Academy/track: Finance / Investment Management
Undergraduate institution: New Mexico State University - Finance

Annual Fall & Spring Trips

In recent years, GFMA has visited companies in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis. Some of the most recent companies we have visited include: United Airlines, ADM Investor Services, US Bank, Best Buy, Wells Fargo, Monsanto, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Harley Davidson, SWIB, Milwaukee Electric Tool, Rawlings, and Capital Innovators.


Guest Speakers

The finance academy has brought in speakers this past semester from the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, Sprint, Concordant Partners, and U of Iowa Foundation, among others. Students have many opportunities to network with these individuals, as well as other finance professionals.


Other Activities

This spring we will bring back the stock competition! We will incorporate this with our involvement with KIVA, an online lending platform.