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Student Organizations

Students are encouraged to build their leadership skills, create networking opportunities, and develop long-lasting friendships.

Tutoring Schedule

The schedule for economics tutoring.

CISM 2530 Tutoring

Monday through Thursday
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Parker College of Business Room 2202

BUSA 3131/3132 Tutoring

Tuesday and Wedneday
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Parker College of Business Room 3337

Student Organizations

Eagles on Wall Street

“… I had embarked on an experience of a lifetime!”    ~Kenneth Bailey

Eagles on Wall Street (EoWS) is an experiential learning course for Georgia Southern students. It is structured similarly to study abroad programs, but is domestically based with the travel component set in New York City.

During the travel portion of the course, students visit well-known organizations and firms of the US and global financial systems. Students have the opportunity to interact and network with associates, analysts, managers, and executives of some of the most prestigious firms in the financial system, learning about different divisions of the companies, the careers of the hosts and speakers, internship and job prospects, and gain career advice from those who have succeeded in NYC.

Students acquire first-hand knowledge of what it is like working and living in The Big Apple as they “commute” to different firms during rush hour, just like NYC locals. This type of experience cannot be taught from others or learned from textbooks—it’s a fantastic opportunity for students to try out the NYC lifestyle.

Past firm and organization visits have included AIG, Blackstone, Bloomberg; the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; First Principles Capital Management, LLC; Fox Business Network; Goldman Sachs; JP Morgan & Chase Co.; the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX); the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), RBC Capital Markets; Swiss Re; TIAA (TIAA-CREF); UBS; Willis Towers Watson (Willis); and Zurich.

It’s not all work and no play; students have time to explore the city during their free time as well as socialize and network with one another during scheduled group activities. EoWS is a 3-credit hour course and is open to students who have taken FINC 3131 (Principles of Corporate Finance). Usually, the course is held annually in the spring with the required travel occurring the week following Spring Commencement.

A deposit on the total program cost is required to enroll in the course with the remainder payable in installments. The fee covers a shared hotel room, some meals, EoWS t-shirt, and entry fees for any required activities. All other costs including air/ground transportation, additional meals, and optional activities are at the student’s expense as is any required tuition.

Want to learn more? Contact Allissa Lee, Ph.D., at or Axel Grossmann, Ph.D., at or stop by the Department of Finance office (Parker College of Business, Room 3310).

Finanssssssce Association

Do you want to network with the finance community and other finance students? Join the Finance Association!

The Georgia Southern Finance Association is an active business organization that strives to provide its members with valuable information and contacts. As a business organization, we will help maintain communication between the business community and the academic world. Along with valuable career advice, we want to introduce and expand network opportunities for all students wishing to participate in the organization.

Come out and join us in

Discussing finance-related topics
Guest speaker series
Career advice & strategies


President: Lincoln Owens
Vice President: Nicholas Milcarek
Treasurer: Aubrey Steadman
Secretary: Hunter Jones
PR: Caleb Lumpkin

Faculty Advisors (please contact)

Axel Grossmann, Ph.D. (
Danielle Smith (

Past Finance Association Meetings

Guest Speaker Events

Guest Speaker Events

Sea Island Bank (Commercial Loans)
Mr. Joseph Shuford, VPMr. Brannen Smith, VP

State Farm (Insurance Industry)
Mr. Sam Sharpe

Johnson Control (Mergers & Acq.)
Dr. Mathias Schmitt

Ameriprise Financial (Financial Planning)
Mr. Ronald Wasburn

Source Capital Partners (Equity Firm)
Mr. Benjamin Emmons

Georgia Southern University (Professional Resume)
Mr. William Norton

Option Floor Market Maker
Southern Aquatic Services, LLC

Mr. Steven Kelly Dabb

Gulfstream (Corporate Finance)
Susan Herring
Ansley Drake

Vinings Bank (Fixed Income)
Mr. Todd Makant

Capital Group (Fixed Income)
Mr. Luke Farrell

Safe Systems, Inc. (Chair of the board & CEO)
Danny Johnston

Wells Fargo Capital Finance (Commercial Lending)
Rob Griffin

Arch Advisory Group (Financial Planning)
J.D. Lester

Steve H. Powell & Company (Loan Review & Regulatory Compliance Support)
Steve R. Shepherd

Northwestern Mutual (Financial Advising)
Jack Green

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc. (Financial Advising)
Steven C. Bacon

Invesco (Senior Portfolio Manager)
Scott Hixon

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Staff Director in Community Bank Supervision)
Marion Williams

Merrill Lynch (Investment Analyst)
Caleb Tucker

Wells Fargo Advisors (Associate Vice President of Investments)
Barret Benton

Finance Association Trip to Federal Reserve Atlanta

Twenty students participated in the group’s visit to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. They learned about the structure of the Federal Reserve System, the characteristics of each regional Federal Reserve Bank and the roles they play in the monetary policy, toured the “Money Museum”, saw the cash room where money comes into the FED and visited the Board Room in which the Board of Directors for the Atlanta FED meet.

The members and advisors of the Finance Association would like to thank Mrs. Audrey Williams from the Federal Reserve for all her help organizing the visit as well as the Parker College of Business Dean’s Office and the Department of Finance and Economics for their financial support.

Finance Association Helps DSDA’s Home For Heroes

The Finance Association has joined the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority (DSDA) in their Homes For Heroes project. In the inaugural year of the project, the DSDA along with the Finance Association plans to develop affordable homes for firefighters and police officers in the downtown area and simultaneously help develop the poverty stricken neighborhoods around Main Street. The DSDA purchased three corner homes right off of East Main Street that were built in the 1940s but have not been maintained. The homes were littered with trash and debris, including furniture, countless empty bottles and food containers. Over the course of two weekends the Finance Association devoted their Saturday and Sunday to help entirely clean out the houses and prepare them for construction. The next step will be renovating and updating the houses to make them livable and desirable homes for the heroes of the community and to set them at an affordable price that will allow the DSDA and their sponsors to continue this project in the long-term.

Southern Investment Association (SIA)

About the SIA

The Southern Investment Association is a select group of Georgia Southern University students who seek to increase their knowledge and experience in the field of investments. We apply skills learned in the classroom to actively manage our portfolio. Since our founding in 2014, the SIA has set the highest possible standard as we aim to compete with other student-managed funds. We demonstrate our skills in finance, economics, accounting, and marketing through the development and management of our financial portfolio. We manage a value-based fund and strive to prepare our members for successful careers.

Current Officers

President – Lincoln Owens
Executive VP – Walker Dollar
VP of Investment Strategy – Maverick Boring
VP of Recruitment – Aubrey Steadman
VP of Operations – Thomas Jackson

SIA Membership Benefits

  • Real World Investing Experience
  • 3 Hour Finance Elective Credit via Professional Certifications Class
  • Alumni Mentorship Program and Alumni Network
  • Bloomberg Market Concepts Certification
  • Thomson Reuters Eikon Certification
  • Nathan Ashcroft Scholarship
    • Established in 2019, The Nathan Ashcroft Scholarship is intended to financially assist the most influential SIA member each semester. The SIA is very thankful to Nathan Ashcroft for making this scholarship possible.

      Scholarship Recipients
      Joel Varghese (Fall 2019)
      Tyler Collins (Spring 2020)
      Kinley Stubbs (Fall 2020)
      Lincoln Owens (Spring 2021)

Investment Strategy

The fund follows a long-only strategy of value investing in stocks of mid-to-large market capitalization. Value investing involves buying underpriced stocks trading below their intrinsic value. We identify value stocks as those that sell at a discount versus their own intrinsic value as well as the median stock in the respective industry. Additionally, we focus on those underpriced stocks whose fundamentals are above their industry median. The goal of the fund is to continuously outperform Vanguard Value Index as well as the S&P 500 index. Below, we provide a more specific explanation of our investment strategy including a description of the main financial variables utilized in our analysis.

SIA Alumni hold positions at the following companies

Capital GroupPIMCO
TD AmeritradeInvesco
Voya Investment ManagementTruist
JPMorgan Chase & Co.eVestment
DeloitteCahaba Wealth Management
IHS MarkitSynovus
The Home DepotNEPC
IG Design Group AmericasHancock Askew & Co
EquifaxPNC Wealth Management
CiscoKeyBank Real Estate Capital
J.H. Whitney Investment ManagementMassMutual
Fidelity InvestmentsZurich North America
Fitch RatingsInvestment Performance Services, LLC
Mortgage Atlanta LLCMercer
E*Trade from Morgan StanleyAT&T

For more information or to apply, please contact

Axel Grossmann, Ph.D. (adviser),

CFA Program

The CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute’s University Affiliation Program recognizes academic institutions that embed a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) into their curriculum. Through cooperation with universities around the world, we seek to promote ethics-based investment education in university degree programs aimed at developing investment professionals.

The Parker College of Business finance program, along with more than 200 national and international universities, is a part of this program.

CFA University Affiliation Program

Chartered Financial Analyst Program

Achieve the highest distinction in the investment management profession – the CFA® designation.

The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) credential is held by more than 150,000 professionals around the world. The charter gives a strong understanding of advanced investment analysis and real-world portfolio management skills.

The CFA Program is a self-study, graduate-level program divided into three levels of exams. Passing these exams is one step to becoming a CFA charterholder.

CFA Program Information 

CFA Scholarship Application

CFA Program Partner Scholarships Application

For more information about the CFA, please contact Rongrong Zhang, Ph.D., CFA,

“First of all, I would like to thank the Georgia Southern Finance Department and Parker College of Business for the opportunity to take the 2019 CFA level 1 exam through the CFA scholarship. It has been a great journey that fortunately ended with me passing the exam with a good score. It has required a lot of time management, as I have studied 350+ hours for the exam between January and June while taking a full course load and being the vice president of the Southern Investment Association. However, it has been worth every single hour, and I am excited to move on to level 2 next year in my pursuit of becoming a CFA Charterholder. I would encourage everyone interested in the investment industry to pursue the designation, as it offers a broad variety of tools and information. ”

Emil Laursen

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Last updated: 2/20/2024