Jennings A. Jones 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.
Accounting Connections introduces students to information about the accounting profession, internship opportunities, and MTSU Department of Accounting faculty. The organization is especially targeted to students currently enrolled in Accounting Principles I and II but is open to all MTSU students. The organization meets once a month for lunch.
Eligibility: All majors; currently enrolled MTSU students interested in accounting.
Sponsor: Monica Davis, BAS N454, 615-904-8388
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: Julia Johnson, KUC 307, 615-898-5026
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: Laura Buckner, BAS N451, 615-898-2370
Association of Information Systems (AIS) Student Chapter
The Middle Tennessee State University Chapter of The Association of Information Systems serves our members by delivering relevant technology and leadership education, research and information on current business and technology issues, and forums for networking and collaboration. The AIS is premier professional association for individuals and organizations who lead the research, teaching, practice, and study of information systems worldwide
Eligibility: Information Systems majors and minors as well as anyone interested in business or
Sponsor: Michael Erskine, BAS N357, 615-898-2358
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.
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: President: Sandy Benson, BAS N414, 615-898-2348
Blue Raider Finance Network
Blue Raider Finance Network strives to connect executives, recent finance alumni, masters (MSF & MBA) students, finance undergraduates, and any students interested in finance so that students and alumni can successfully reach out to the right source to obtain career guidance and access to jobs and internships as needed and executives have dependable resources for new talent.
Get more out of your college experience! Membership in Collegiate DECA will set you apart when you graduate. As a Collegiate DECA member you will:
- Excel in classroom areas such as business/marketing education, marketing, finance, hospitality, management, and entrepreneurship.
- Gain a competitive edge in the global job market.
- Develop strategic decision making and project management skills.
- Network with business and industry experts and nearly 15,000 students and advisors.
- Receive awards and recognition through competition and leadership action.
Eligibility: All majors
Sponsors: Robert B. Blair, BAS N429, 615-898-5284
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: Aaron Gamino, BAS N306
Financial Management Association (FMA) Honor Society
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 with at least six hours upper-division finance and
Sponsor: Anne Anderson, BAS N320, 615-898-2520
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: Dave Wood, BAS N330, 615-898-2673
Institute of Internal Auditors
The purpose is to provide undergraduate and graduate students with an educational and social organization that promotes internal auditing as a career objective. The student chapter meets twice a month. Student members are invited to attend monthly meetings of the Nashville Chapter of the IIA free of charge. Activities include speakers, field trips, networking opportunities, and social activities.
Eligibility: All majors.
Sponsor: Sarah Garven, BAS N411, 615-898-2347
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: All majors; business majors and minors are encouraged to participate.
Sponsor: Tammy Bahmanziari, BAS N420, 615-898-2367
The Investment Club of MTSU will conduct or sponsor activities for members to learn about investing while also helping its members prepare for an investment-related career.
Eligibility: All currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff.
Sponsor: Kevin Zhao, BAS N307, 615-898-5473
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
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: All students interested in bridging the opportunity gap for people of color in the
accounting, finance, and business professions.
Sponsor: Kelly Williams, BAS N407, 615-898-2355
Real Estate Club
The purpose of the Blue Raider Real Estate Club of MTSU shall be to promote interest in real estate and to conduct or sponsor activities for members to learn about real estate including speakers and field trips.
Eligibility: Anyone interested in real estate.
Sponsor: Philip Seagraves, BAS N330, 615-898-5750
MTSU SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management)
The MTSU SHRM 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: Open to all students
Sponsor: Kristie Abston, BAS N142, 615-898-2342
Supply Chain Management
The purpose is to assist students in learning about careers in supply chain management. Activities include speakers, field trips, and discussions.
Eligibility: Anyone interested in Supply Chain Management.
Sponsor: Richard Tarpey, BAS N129, 615-898-5312