School of Business: Student Organizations

Accounting and business administration majors in Truman’s School of Business are actively involved with organizations and clubs that provide opportunities to learn and exhibit leadership skills, gain valuable experience in their chosen professions, and interact with students of similar interests.

  • Alpha Kappa Psi
    Alpha Kappa Psi is a professional business fraternity that is open to all students studying business or economics. Its mission is to develop well trained, ethical, skilled, resourceful, and experienced business leaders. It provides local, regional, and national programs to give students the opportunity to develop their business and leadership skills and gain contacts with the business community. Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. Alpha Kappa Psi – shaping people, shaping business.
    Advisor: Evie Clark, evieclark@truman.edu
  • American Marketing Association
    This organization provides members with the opportunity to get involved in various business and community relations activities, such as fund raisers, creating local advertisements, and projects with local businesses. Students of any major with an interest in marketing, advertising, communications, and business are welcome.
    Advisor: Dr. Lin Zhang, linzhang@truman.edu
  • Beta Alpha Psi
    This international scholastic and professional organization is for accounting, finance, and information systems majors to recognize outstanding academic achievements and promotion of their study and practice. Beta Alpha Psi offers professional development and networking as well as service learning opportunities through their sponsorship of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
    Advisor:  Dr. Trevor Shonhiwa, tshonhiwa@truman.edu
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
    BGS is the international honor society that honors high academic achievement in the study of business and accounting.  Membership in this society is the highest academic honor a business student anywhere in the world can receive in business or accounting programs accredited by AACSB International.  Membership is extended to the top 7% of juniors, 10% of seniors and 20% of master’s candidates.  Membership is for life, which provides a lifetime of worldwide networking opportunities.
    Advisor:  Dr. Michael Barnes, mbarnes@truman.edu
  • Bulldog Student Investment Fund (BSIF)
    BSIF is a hands-on learning laboratory for students who are interested in investments.  Students are given the opportunity to actively manage around $100,000 and make decisions about equity and cash positions. This organization is made possible through the generosity of private support for the fund.
    Advisor: Chuck Boughton, boughton@truman.edu
  • Community of College Entrepreneurs (CCE)
    CCE is a community of entrepreneurs from all majors.  The organization unites these entrepreneurial students within Truman as well and connects them with outside resources such as other entrepreneurs, alumni, and various companies willing to help a student’s startup.  CCE was created as a way to educate students about entrepreneurship, provide resources for members to start their businesses/organizations, and create a growing community of like-minded innovators and leaders.
    Advisor: Anastasia Tiedemann, atiedemann@truman.edu
  • Delta Sigma Pi 
    Delta Sigma Pi is a professional business fraternity. DSP members, who are as diverse as the business world, gain experiences in professionalism, leadership, ethics, and philanthropy. The Fraternity provides members with relationships, skills, and ideals necessary for them to make a significant impact wherever life leads.  Truman’s chapter is one of the most prominent chapters in the nation and has won the Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award more than any other chapter nationwide.
    Advisors: Dr. Debra Cartwright, dcart@truman.edu, Dr. Nabil Alghalith, nabila@truman.edu
  • Enactus
    Enactus is an international professional and service organization that allows members to develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise.  Members develop and implement projects that teach the principles of free market economics, entrepreneurial skills, financial literacy, personal success skills, and business ethics with a vision of changing the world.  Enactus is open to all majors.
    Advisor: Dr. Isaac Ison, iison@truman.edu
  • National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
    NABA is an organization of accountants, finance, and business professionals who have similar interests and ideals, are committed to professional and academic excellence and possess a sense of professional and civic responsibility. This organization is concerned with enhancing opportunities for minorities in the accounting and business professions.
    Advisor:  Dr. Kathy Otero, kotero@truman.edu
  • Phi Beta Lambda   
    Phi Beta Lambda is a professional, social, and service organization.  PBL promotes better understanding and appreciation for the principles of business management, promoting professional development and leadership opportunities, while engaging in worthy service activities.  Membership is open to all students.
    Advisor:  Dr. Lin Zhang, linzhang@truman.edu
  • Student Center for the Public Trust
    The Student Center for the Public Trust (Student CPT) is a national network of college students who demonstrate a commitment to ethical leadership. Chapters are hosted on college campuses across the country, which provide students with opportunities to participate in training sessions, conferences, community service, and business ethics competitions.
    Advisor: Chuck Boughton, boughton@truman.edu
  • Student-Run Business Initiative (SRBI)

    SRBI is an entrepreneurial group which focuses on the student-founded company Zampaw. The Student-Run Business Initiative involves students from all majors across the Truman State University campus and provides them with unique hands-on experiences.
    Advisor: Dr. Katherine Jackson, kjackson@truman.edu
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