College of Business

Student Organizations

Membership in a number of professional and honorary business organizations are available to students. The following organizations are open to students majoring in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business.

Alpha Kappa Psi

Alpha Kappa Psi's purpose is to promote leadership, take on projects, and develop additional skills needed for the real world. Activities include meetings, professional speakers, business tours, and networking with business people from around the country.

Eligibility: Business majors and minors with 2.5 cumulative GPA or better

Sponsor: Michelle BobbittBAS N114, 615-898-5770

American Marketing Association

The American Marketing Association has over 30,000 members and 300 collegiate chapters nationwide. The AMA prides itself in being the go-to place for marketing resources and networking opportunities. As a collegiate chapter, we will add value to MTSU students by expanding their marketing knowledge beyond the classroom, while helping them bridge the gap between college and career. Activities include monthly meetings, guest speakers, field trips to local businesses, and other chapter events.

Eligibility: All majors; currently enrolled MTSU students interested in Marketing

Sponsors: Michelle Beauchamp, BAS N116, 615-494-8992; Don Roy, BAS N107, 615-904-8564

Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)

AITP assists students in preparing for careers in information systems fields. Activities include professional speakers, leadership workshops, business tours, and job search assistance.

Eligibility: Computer Information Systems and Computer Science majors and minors

Sponsor: Mary Shotwell, BASN363, 615 494-8794

Beta Alpha Psi

Beta Alpha Psi introduces students to the professional side of Accounting. Activities include: meetings with professional speakers, community service projects, site visits to accounting firms and other businesses.

Eligibility: Accounting majors with at least 3.0 GPA cumulatively and at least 3.0 GPA in Accounting.

Sponsor: Paula Thomas

Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society for business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in an undergraduate or master's program at a school accredited by AACSB International.

Eligibility: The academic ranking of business majors being considered must place them in the upper 7 percent of the junior class, upper 10 percent of the senior class, or upper 20 percent of the graduating master's class.

Sponsor: David Foote, BAS N219, 615-898-2022; President: Mark Singer, BAS N136, 615-898-5860

Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization

Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO) promotes interest in entrepreneurship and encourages enterprise creation. Activities include: National CEO Conference, chapter meetings, professional speakers, local/regional/state/national networking opportunities, community service, and social activities.

Eligibility: MTSU students, MTSU faculty, and MTSU staff members who accept the purpose of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization and subscribe to its creed.

Sponsors: Rachel Wilson and Kay Blasingame-Boika

Economics Club

The Economics Club serves all students interested in Economics. Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE) Kappa Chapter of Tennessee is an international honor society in economics. ODE fosters closer ties between students and economics faculty and promotes the economics profession.

Eligibility: Anyone interested in economics.

Sponsors: Mike Hammock, BAS N457, 615-494-8678; Todd Gabel, BAS N449, 615-898-5115; Bram Gallagher, BAS N452, 615-494-7917

Enactus (formerly SIFE: Students in Free Enterprise)

Enactus is a student organization active on more than 1,200 college and university campuses in 31 countries. Working as teams, students design educational outreach projects that help individuals in their communities develop a better understanding of the principles of free enterprise and how to use this information to empower themselves and achieve their dreams. Students will have a hands-on learning process to develop teamwork, leadership, and communication skills. Students will have the opportunity to represent MTSU in competition against teams from other colleges and universities.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled students. To join the Enactus team, contact the sponsor.

Sponsors: Laura Buckner and Jean Wilson

Financial Management Association (FMA)

FMA promotes an appreciation of finance as a profession. Affiliate of the International FMA Association. Activities include: speakers, field trips, and social activities.

Eligibility: Anyone interested in finance.

Sponsor: Franklin A. Michello, BAS N318, 615-898-2381; Sean Salter, BAS N311,615-898-5117; Charles Beauchamp, BAS N310, 615-494-8715

Gamma Iota Sigma

Gamma Iota Sigma is a professional fraternity organized to promote, encourage, and sustain interest in insurance as a profession; encourage high moral and scholastic attainments; and facilitate the interaction and cooperation of educational institutions, industry, and professional organizations. Activities include: speakers, contact with the Insurance industry, scholarship opportunities, and internship and career opportunities.

Eligibility: Insurance majors, minors, and anyone interested in Insurance.

Sponsor: Kenneth W. Hollman

Institute of Management Accountants

The Institute of Management Accountants provides members personal and professional development opportunities through education, association with business professionals, and certification in management accounting and financial management skills. The chapter meets twice a month and generally has speakers from the accounting or finance departments of a corporation in Nashville or Murfreesboro.

Eligibility: Anyone interested; College of Business majors and minor are encourage to attend.

Sponsor: Jeannie J. Harrington

National Association of Black Accountants

The mission of NABA Inc. is to address the professional needs of its members and to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance professions with an unfaltering commitment to inspire the same in their successors.

Eligibility: To join the NABA team, contact the sponsor.

Sponsor: Adrian Mayse, BAS N411, 615-898-2347

Phi Beta Lambda

Phi Beta Lambda's purpose is to promote leadership, establish goals, develop character and self-confidence, and facilitate the transition from school to work. Activities include monthly meetings, guest speakers, community service, regional/state/national leadership training, state/national competitive events, and social activities.

Eligibility: Anyone interested in Business (does not have to be a business major or minor).

Information: Department of Business Communication and Entrepreneurship, BAS N429, 615-898-2902

Pi Sigma Epsilon

Pi Sigma Epsilon is a national professional fraternity for students (also alumni, faculty, & professionals) interested in sales and marketing. Activities include speaker meetings, business tours, sales projects, community/school service projects, social activities, mock interviews and salesperson for a day with Sales and Marketing Executives of Nashville organization.

Eligibility: All majors with a 2.0 GPA or higher.

Information: Department of Management and Marketing, BAS N121, 615-898-2736

Society for Human Resource Management

The MTSU-MBA Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management assists students in preparing for careers in human resource management fields. Activities include: professional speakers, leadership workshops, business tours, and job search assistance.

Eligibility: Select seniors with interest in Human Resource Management.

Sponsor: Mark Singer, BAS N136, 615-898-5860