About US

Mission Statement

“Our mission is to provide our members with opportunities: to expand their knowledge of financial theory and its applications, to strengthen their social and professional network among peers and the business community and to develop their professional skill sets by providing our members with various socials, tours and workshops.”

What does the Financial Management Association do for students?

     Membership in FMA establishes you as an integral part of a growing network of financial practitioners – professionals who share their common interest and knowledge about their careers, their practice, the problems they face, and the solutions they develop. Membership in a professional organization, such as FMA, not only enhances your resume, but also offers you something you can take with you to a job interview – proof of interest in your discipline, willingness to stay on the cutting edge of finance, and evidence that you understand the vital role professional affiliations play. Employers not only know the importance of professional commitment, but they prove it through their continued affiliation with organizations such as FMA.
     Through various professional tours of financial institutions, FMA’s resume booklet, and Professional Interaction Night, members have the opportunity to gain valuable contacts in the local business community prior to their entry in the workplace.



Benjamin Bystrom is a lecturer at the University of Hawaii’s Shidler College of Business, teaching graduate courses in entrepreneurial finance, Japanese finance and capital markets and undergraduate courses in travel industry and corporate finance, banking and economics. Ben came to teaching in 2004 after a 20-year career in investment and commercial banking both in New …

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Executive Board Fall 2016

  President Brandy Okuda bko48@hawaii.edu The president shall schedule and conduct all meetings and coordinate the activities of the organization; appoint such committees that are necessary to carry out the activities of the organization; name the duties of each officer elected; and assume all other duties and responsibilities usually associated with and pertaining to the …

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