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.
- Advertising and Public Relations Club
Advertising and Public Relations Club is an organization that offers hands-on experience with on and off campus clients. Part of the club’s goal is to bring in speakers to get professional insights into the fields of public relations, advertising, marketing, and organizational communication. Ad and PR club is affiliated with the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), a professional network of more than 15,500 business communication professionals in over 80 countries.
Meetings: Every Wednesday, 5:00 p.m., Barnett Hall 2225
Sponsors: Dr. Diane Johnson, 660-785-7852; Dr. Marilyn Yaquinto, 660-785-4493
- Alpha Kappa Psi (Tau Upsilon Chapter)
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.
Meetings: Mondays, 7:00 p.m., Violette Hall 1412
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Katherine Jackson, 660-785-6019
- 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.
Meetings: Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m., Violette Hall 1412
Sponsor: Datha Damron-Martinez, 660-785-4364
- 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 self-development and association among members and professionals and encouragement of a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility in its members. Students may first seek membership when enrolled in ACCT 221 Introduction to Management Accounting.
Meetings: Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Baldwin Hall Little Theatre
Advisor: Mrs. Kristen Irwin, 660-785-4294
- 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 masters candidates. Membership is for life, which provides a lifetime of worldwide networking opportunities.
Advisor: Stephen Allen, firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 a fund and make decisions about equity and cash positions.
Advisor: Chuck Boughton, email@example.com
- Delta Sigma Pi
Delta Sigma Pi is a professional business fraternity that supplements member's knowledge of business gained in the classroom. It 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.
Meetings: Mondays, 8:00 p.m., Student Union Building, Governor's Room
Sponsor: Dr. Debra Cartwright, 660-785-4348, Dr. Nabil Alghalith, 660-785-4377
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 and classes and does not charge dues.
Meetings: Every Monday, 6:00 p.m., Violette Hall 1424
- 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: Keith Harrison, 660-785-4375
- 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 good fellowship among its members and other organizations, while engaging in worthy service activities. Membership is open to all students.
Meetings: Every Monday, 7:00 p.m., Violette Hall 1408
Sponsor: Mrs. Cathy Poyner, 660-785-4352
- More: Lists of all Truman student clubs and organizations at Truman State University