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.   CBA RSO Semester Update Form.pdf


Accounting

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.

  • For more information, contact betaalphapsi.cmu@gmail.com or president Tony Bentley at bentl1tl@cmich.edu
  • Facebook: BAP CMU
  • Twitter: @CMU_BAP
  • Spring 2018 Meetings: Thursdays, 7-8pm, Pierpont Auditorium, Grawn 278

Institute of 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 on campus speakers and business tours with industry professionals.

  • For more information, contact centralmichiganimasc@gmail.com or president Presley Keeney at keene1pa@cmich.edu
  • Facebook: IMA Central Michigan University Student Chapter
  • Twitter: @ima_cmu IMA CMU Student Chap
  • Spring 2018 Meetings: Last Tuesday every month, Grawn 101
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
The National Association of Black Accountants aims to diversify the College of Business Administration and provide the business leaders of the future with leadership opportunities. We equip students for cultural, academic, and professional responsibility and success. All ethnicities and majors are welcome to join and attend NABA meetings.
  • For more information, contact president Angel Stallings at stall1an@cmich.edu 
  • Instagram handle: @nabacmu
  • Spring 2018 Meetings: varies; contact president

Business Information Systems

SAP University Alliance Student User Group (SAP-UASUG) is one of the largest student organizations in the College of Business Administration at CMU. The group offers TERP10 study sessions and opportunities to network with employers seeking students looking to make a career in SAP

  • For more information, contact cmichsapsug@gmail.com or president Nicholas Gawryk at gawry1nj@cmich.edu
  • Facebook: Central Michigan University - SAP Student User Group
  • Spring 2018 Meetings: Wednesdays, 6:30pm, Grawn 100

Economics

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.

Entrepreneurship

Epsilon​ Nu Tau is committed to creating a global society of entrepreneurially spirited individuals in order to advance the ideals of professionalism, entrepreneurship, salesmanship, and ethical business practices. 

  • For more information, contact entcmich@gmail.com or president HKyle Murray at murra2ka@cmich.edu
  • Facebook: Espilon Nu Tau Eta Chapter
  • Twitter: ENTEtachapter
  • Spring 2018 Meetings: Mondays, 9:00pm; email president for location

Finance & Law

Central Finance Club (formerly Financial Management Association) welcomes students of all majors with an opportunity to develop the skills needed for professional growth. CFC 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 CentralFinanceClub@gmail.com or president Bernard Chao at chao1b@cmich.edu 
  • Spring 2018 meetings: Biweekly on Wednesdays, 7pm, Pierpont Auditorium, Grawn 278
Future Financial Advisor Association is open to all majors with an emphasis on Personal Financial Planning majors. FFAA hosts a semi-annual Financial Services Career Night, invites guest speakers to meetings, and takes networking trips to various financial firms. Students are welcome to join at any time.
  • For more information, contact president Rebecca Carpenter at carpe2rm@cmich.edu 

Management

Society for the 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.

  • For more information, contact cmichu.sam@gmail.com or president Crystal Messing at messi1cm@cmich.edu 
  • Facebook: CmichU.SAM
  • Spring 2018 Meetings: Varies; email president

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 cmushrm@gmail.com or president Anna Wulf at wulf1al@cmich.edu
  • Facebook: CMU SHRM
  • Twitter: @CMU_SHRM
  • Spring 2018 Meetings: Mondays, 6:30pm, location TBA

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, burto1rg@cmich.edu

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.

  • For more information, contact cmichama@gmail.com
  • Facebook: American Marketing Association CMU
  • Twitter: CMU_AMA
  • Spring 2018 Meetings: typically every Wednesday, 6:30pm, Brooks 176

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.

  • For more information, contact htacommunications17@gmail.com or president Mercedes Hussein at wertz1m@cmich.edu 
  • Facebook: Hospitality & Tourism Association 2018-2019
  • Spring 2018 Meetings: Thursdays, 7:00pm, Grawn 118

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 cmupse@gmail.com or president Michael Motloch at motlo1ma@cmich.edu 
  • Facebook: Pi Sigma Epsilon Zeta Nu
  • Spring 2018 Meetings: Tuesdays, 7:00pm, Grawn 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. LMC interviews potential members based on GPA at the end of each semester. Qualified students receive an invitation to interview.

  • For more information, contact president Christopher Pauly at pauly1cj@cmich.edu 

Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA)  provides networking opportunities and practical experiences that benefit students entering the field of Logistics & Supply Chain Management. SCMA provides student-led events including speakers from major Fortune 500 companies, tours of regional operations, resume bootcamps, and networking events with over 50 different corporate partners.  In addition to these activities, members' resumes are posted on a nationally recognized list for employers.

  • For more information, contact president Towfik Tayeb at tayeb1tn@cmich.edu
  • Facebook: SCMA Spring 2018
  • Spring 2018 Meetings: Tuesdays, 7pm, Pierpont Auditorium, Grawn 278

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.

  • For more information, contact president Analisa Guido at analisaguido@gmail.com
  • Facebook: Central Michigan University Alpha Kappa Psi
  • Twitter: @AKPsi_ZetaXi
  • Spring 2018 Meetings: Sundays, 5:00pm; contact president for location

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. 

  • For more information, contact bpacmu@gmail.com or president Taylor Priest at pries3tl@cmich.edu
  • Facebook: Business Professionals of America - CMU
  • Spring 2018 Meetings: one Wednesday per month, 7:00pm; email president for date and location

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

  • For more information, contact cmudeca@gmail.com or president Laine Hettel at hette1lm@cmich.edu
  • Facebook: CMU Collegiate DECA
  • Twitter: CMU Collegiate DECA
  • Spring 2018 Meetings: Tuesdays, 8pm, Powers 132

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.   

  • For more information, contact phichitheta.deltaxi@gmail.com or president Yeeling Li at li16y@cmich.edu
  • Twitter: CMU_PhiChiTheta
  • Spring 2018 Meetings: Mondays, 8:30pm, TBA

 

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. 

Thursday, January 25th – Dynatrace

  • Business Information Systems

Monday, January 29th – Dish One

  • Professional Sales
  • Marketing
  • General Management

Wednesday, January 31st – Enterprise Holdings

  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Management
  • Hospitality
  • Logistics
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Professional Sales

Thursday, February 1st – State Farm Insurance

  • All CBA Majors

Tuesday, February 6th – Quicken Loans

  • All CBA Majors

Wednesday, February 7th – The Dow Chemical Company

  • Business Information Systems

Thursday, February 8th – Ally Financial

  • Accounting
  • Business Information Systems
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • General Management

Monday, February 12th – Tom James Company

  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Management
  • Marketing
  • Professional Sales

Tuesday, February 13th – Auto-Owners

  • Accounting
  • Business Information Systems
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • General Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Marketing

Thursday, February 15th – Target Corporation

  • General Management
  • Human Resources
  • Professional Sales

Friday, February 23rd – Access, Inc.

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

Tuesday, February 27th – Gartner

  • General Business
  • Marketing
  • Professional Sales

Wednesday, February 28th – Clayton & McKervey, P.C.

  • Accounting

Friday, March 2nd – Midland Tool & Supply

  • Professional Sales

Thursday, March 22nd – Northwestern Mutual

  • All CBA Majors



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


 

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