The following organizations are available for declared business students as well as those interested in the subject area. For more information, please contact the appropriate department.
Student Organization Award Program
The School of Business is proud to partner with Enterprise Holdings to acknowledge and honor the work and dedication of student participants in and faculty advisors of business student organizations. Through this awards program, students are provided the means to enhance leadership skills and to interact with executives of a major corporation. The program honors a student member of a student organization and a faculty advisor of a student organization in each of the Fall and Spring semesters. Please click here for the form to nominate a student for the Student of the Semester Award and here to nominate a faculty member for the Faculty Advisor of the Semester Award.
Emerging Leaders Improving Through Experience (ELITE) is a group of School of Business student leaders who serve as a liaison between students, faculty, alumni, and others affiliated with the School of Business. The organization engages in many projects in service to the School of Business.
Beta Gamma Sigma, the National Scholastic Business Honor Society, is the second oldest scholastic honor society in the United States. The organization recognizes the outstanding scholastic achievement of Business majors. Only Schools and Colleges of Business that are accredited by AACSB International - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - may house Beta Gamma Sigma chapters. At SIUE, invitations to join are issued to juniors in good standing with grade point averages (GPA) of at least 3.80 and seniors with GPAs of at least 3.65. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is a lifetime honor.
The Organization of Minority Business Students (OMBUS) provides a forum for students who have similar interests and enhances opportunities for minorities in the School of Business. OMBUS promotes the professional development of minority students in the Business School and provides opportunities for members of minority groups to enter the business profession. This organization also provides a support system to business school students by organizing study groups and tutoring programs.
Entrepreneurs' Club members learn about helpful resources for entrepreneurial research, local entrepreneurial successes, the start-up process, opportunities available to young entrepreneurs, networks of young entrepreneurs, opportunities to participate in entrepreneurship competitions, sources for small business assistance, business skills, small business management, and more! The primary goal of our club is to support students as they move along the path toward business creation.
Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities, to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce, and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community. Delta Sigma Pi was founded in 1907 at New York University; School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance by Harold Valentine Jacobs, Alexander Frank Makay, Alfred Moysello and Henry Albert Tienken. Today, coast to coast, there are 270 chapters and over 230,000 members that support the goals and ideals of the Fraternity.International Business Association (IBA) is open to any business student and seeks to enhance student awareness of international business by promoting social and professional relationships between U.S. students, international students and companies.
The Accounting Club is an SIUE student organization open to all accounting majors. It meets monthly and serves as precursor club for the national accounting honor society.
Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is the national accounting honor society. SIUE hosts a student chapter of BAP for its top accounting majors. It holds monthly meetings and hosts technical and informational professional presentations given by various companies. Involvement fosters relationships with fellow accounting majors as well as the networking opportunities with faculty and future employers.
VITA, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, is an excellent way for accounting majors to gain real-life tax experience and cultivate community involvement.
The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) is a student group fostered by the St. Louis Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals. AITP offers its members endless opportunities for professional and personal growth, helping them successfully achieve career objectives and meet the challenges of the Information Systems profession.
The Economics and Finance Club is open to all students interested in economics and/or finance. One of the major activities of the club will be overseeing the School of Business Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF). Students will have the opportunity to design a portfolio for the SMIF and then buy and sell stocks over the course of the year to achieve investment goals.
Omicron Delta Epsilon is the national honor society for economics majors and is one of the world's largest academic honor societies. The objectives are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics. Involvement fosters closer academic, professional, and social relationships with the faculty and fellow ODE members.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the leading voice of the human resource profession. SHRM provides education and information services, conferences and seminars, government and media representation, online services and publications to more than 165,000 professional and student members throughout the world. The Society is a founding member of the North American Human Resource Management Association (NAHRMA) as well as a founding member of the World Federation of Personnel Management Associations (WFPMA).
SIUE hosts a student chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA). The mission of the AMA is to expose students to the environment of marketing and sales professions. Through the AMA, students have an opportunity to make contact with professionals working in their field. The chapter activities include hosting guest speakers from the field of marketing, attending the St. Louis Student AMA Conference, visits to local companies and attending the National Student AMA conference.
The Master of Marketing Research Student Association (MMRSA) provides graduate students in the Master of Marketing Research Program the opportunity to participate in the organizing, planning, and directing of an organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the art and science of marketing research. The MMRSA strives to improve MMR students' marketability in today's competitive job market via guest speakers and specialized workshops on emerging topics and trends in the marketing research industry. Additionally, the MMRSA provides an informal venue for MMR students to interact socially.