Student Organizations

​The College of Business Administration encourages students of all levels to join a CBA student organization to build important networking contacts, gain knowledge about your career area, and experience valuable leadership opportunities.

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Beta Alpha Psi is an international honorary financial information organization that sponsors social, technical and educational events to promote awareness and educate Finance, Information Systems, and Accounting students.

Institute for Management Accountants (IMA) Student Chapter is an organization that focuses on educating students about opportunities in management accounting, finance, and about the CMA Exam. All business majors are welcome to join and attend IMA meetings. The IMA creates networking opportunities and real world insight through on0campus speakers and business tours with industry professionals.

  • For more information about both organizations, contact the School of Accounting at 989-774-3796, located in Grawn 312.

Business Information Systems

SAP University Alliance Student User Group (SAP-UASUG) was started in 1998 at CMU to serve as a means for students who use SAP to pursue knowledge of the system outside of the class room. The organization has membership that includes students from all areas of business and is well supported by faculty and administration. The SAP-University Alliance Student User Group at CMU is the first of its kind in the nation and provides a unique opportunity for students to gain exclusive knowledge about the system.

  • Email: Advisor: Dr. Frank Andrea, 774-6503.


The Economics Club exists to confer distinctions for high scholastic achievement in economics, stimulate and promote student interest in all aspects of economics, and establish a network among students who major or minor in economics at CMU.

  • For more information, contact the Economics Department at 989-774-3870, located in Sloan Hall, Room 321.


Epsilon​ Nu Tau is the "Nation's First Coed Entrepreneurship Fraternity" and it is open to students of all academic areas of focus. ENT is devoted to creating a fraternal society of well-rounded entrepreneurial individuals and also to providing our members with the proper resources for success in their future profession. Email:

  • Advisor: Mike Vuillemot, 774-3270 or e-mail:

Finance & Law

Financial Management Association welcomes students of all majors with an opportunity to develop the skills needed for professional growth. FMA offers members interactions with financial service professionals, both on campus and with trips to financial districts. In addition to guest professional speakers and opportunities to network, FMA sponsors workshops for resume and job skill enrichment. The personal and professional skills obtained through membership aid in a successful transition into a career.

  • For more information, contact the Finance and Law Department at 989-774-3362, located in Sloan Hall, Room 332.


Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) gives students a personal introduction to practicing managers in various fields and successful management techniques in current use. SAM takes annual trips and tours different organizations each semester. There are many leadership opportunities, volunteer activities, fundraisers, and opportunities for students to increase their management skills.

Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) offers a way to get involved, network and meet new people. Members of SHRM enter the job market more prepared due to exposure to experts in the field of HR. Leadership positions are available to highly motivated members.

  • For more information, contact the Department of Management at 989-774-3193, located in Smith Hall, Room 200.

International Business Student Association

The IBSA focuses on developing knowledge of the international market, broadening cultural awareness, and helping members network with alumni and speakers. Open to all business majors.

  • For more information, contact President Remington Burton,

Marketing & Hospitality Services Administration

American Marketing Association (AMA) attracts students of all majors and minors with an interest in marketing. Members participate in fundraisers, volunteer at activities, bi-monthly corporate speaker lectures. Each semester, the E-board organizes a trip for a group of 40 members to visit major corporations in locations such as Toronto, Cleveland, and Chicago. AMA is the largest registered student organization on campus.

Hospitality and Tourism Association (HTA) is designed to support students with an interest in the hospitality industry as well as interests in marketing, human resources, event planning, sales and more. The organization meets once a week, conducts workshops, sponsors guest speakers and organizes tours of sites within the industry. HTA is strongly recommended if your degree or interests are within these industries.

Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE) is a co-ed professional sales, marketing, and management fraternity, supporting members in regional and national sales competitions and sales projects. Open to all CMU students.

  • For more information, contact the Department of Marketing and Hospitality Services Administration at 989-774-3701, located in Smith Hall, Room 100.

Logistics Management Council Honor Society provides a vehicle for learning experiences in logistical management. Members gain an understanding of the logistics process through dialogue between students and professionals in theory and practice, as well as by participating in consulting projects for major corporations. Benefits of the organization include the council of Logistics Management National Annual Conference and local CLM roundtables, where students experience seminars, speeches and networking.

  • For more information, contact the Department of Marketing and Hospitality Services Administration at 989-774-3701, located in Smith Hall, Room 100.

Supply Chain Management Association provides an opportunity for learning experiences in supply-chain management for all individuals affiliated with CMU. SCM builds student's abilities in this field along with providing volunteer service and leadership opportunities. Our overall goal is to further develop a better understanding of supply-chain management and all it entails.

  • For more information, contact the Department of Marketing and Hospitality at 989-774-3701, located in Smith Hall, Room 100.

Business Fraternities & Organizations

Alpha Kappa Psi is the nation's oldest and largest professional business fraternity. Our members seek to improve their interviewing, writing, public speaking, networking, and leadership skills. We sponsor the career fair twice a year. Our extensive alumni network provides our members ample opportunities to success in business.

  • Advisor: Dr. Thomas Anthony, 774-4430.

Beta Gamma Sigma was founded in 1913 as a national organization. The CMU chapter was chartered in 1986. The society's purpose is three-fold: to encourage and reward scholarships, to promote the advancement of education in business, and to foster integrity in the conduct of business operations. To be eligible for membership, you need to be a business major and be in the top 5% of your class for Juniors, top 10% for Seniors and top 20% for MBA students.

  • Advisor: Dr. Philip Kintzele, 774-3798

Business Professionals of America (BPA) is a nation wide student organization that helps students gain professional business experience, compete in their fields of study, receive leadership training, and serve the community. BPA helps students meet people with similar interests, gain opportunities to advance in a career path, and participate in conferences. Members attend 2 competitive conferences at both the State and National level in February and May. 

Collegiate DECA invites students from all majors to explore different areas in business. Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to network with professionals through guest speakers and attend workshops for resume building, interview skills and professional dress. As an individual or a group, DECA members may select at least one event to compete in at Michigan's State Career Development Conference. These events cover marketing and communications, business management and administration, hospitality and tourism, finance and accounting, and entrepreneurship. Students who place at SCDC are eligible to compete at the International Career Development Conference.

Phi Chi Theta is a co-ed professional business fraternity, offering an array of professional events and opportunities. Phi Chi Theta is a national fraternity, composed of collegiate and alumni chapters across the country. The fraternity hosts a business etiquette dinner each year, bringing in several companies for students to network with. Along with networking opportunities, members also participate in in-state and out-of-state business trips, resume workshops, and several other business events. Our goal is the achievement of higher business education for anyone pursuing a career in business.   


Additional Engagement Opportunities

Dialogue Days
This college-sponsored two-day event invites approximately 60 business professionals from dozens of companies around the nation into CBA classrooms to connect with students.

Career Day
More than 140 companies - many of them Fortune 1000 companies - come to campus each fall & spring to recruit CBA students. Career Day is organized by Alpha Kappa Psi.

Employer Spotlight
Professionals share information regarding internships and career opportunities and engage with students during classroom visits and through informal conversations at designated locations in Grawn Hall numerous times each semester.

Consulting Opportunities
Numerous Student Organizations and upper-level courses offer real-world consulting projects to students.


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