Business student organizations are an important part of the College and provide valuable interaction, knowledge, and experience for those who participate. The networking opportunities provided have proven year after year to be one of the best sources of job opportunities upon graduation. Students in the College are encouraged to survey the available organizations and to join at least one student group. Further information on student organizations can be obtained through the College of Business Student Council office in Rehn 109F, Telephone 6l8|453-2545. Office hours vary, Monday through Friday. Noted at the end of each organization is the location of the faculty contact with whom you may inquire about the group.
Accounting Society is an organization for students who are interested in business, with an emphasis on accounting. This organization allows its members the opportunity to enhance their leadership and communication skills through their participation and gain practical experience. [School of Accountancy]
Alpha Kappa Psi is a national, professional business fraternity that helps students understand the careers open to them in business. It also provides opportunities for social and volunteer experiences for its members. [Department of Marketing]
American Marketing Association is a national organization. An understanding of marketing concepts is stressed along with social interaction and community service. [Department of Marketing]
American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) is the premier professional Association for Supply Chain and Operations Management. [Department of Management]
Ascend is a premier national and professional organization dedicated to enabling its members, business partners and the community to leverage the leadership and global business potential of Pan-Asian. We welcome everybody and have diverse members with different backgrounds. [School of Accountancy]
Beta Alpha Psi is a business fraternity for accounting majors. To be eligible for membership, one must maintain a 3.0 grade point average and have an active interest in the field of accounting. The organization’s goals include encouraging scholastic and professional excellence, providing opportunities for association with practicing accountants, and promoting active participation with the College of Business. [School of Accountancy]
Beta Gamma Sigma is the national honor society for business students who are enrolled in AACSB accredited colleges. Membership is by invitation only and is limited to those students in the top of their junior and senior classes. [Department of Marketing]
Blacks Interested in Business is open to any black student, regardless of major, who is interested in business. Through its activities, workshops and seminars, its goal is to motivate, inspire and improve the self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-development of its members. [Office of Minority Programs]
Business Leadership Council is the coordinating organization for the College student body. Its membership is composed of one representative from each of the 15 student organizations and one (at large) independent representative to equal the number of student organizations represented. Members must be Business majors (except for organizational representatives) and possess a 2.5 gpa during the duration of their service. The Council provides its constituents with a vital link between the administration, faculty, and students, and provides substantive input for the policies and planning of the College. The Council is a very active organization which provides students with a wide variety of activities and service opportunities throughout the year. [Office of Student Affairs]
Financial Management Association is for students interested in business finance and investments. It provides its members with investment knowledge, knowledge of employment opportunities, and social activities. [Department of Finance]
Graduate Business Association is open to all business graduate students. [Graduate Programs Office]
Graduate Student Investment Fund provides graduate students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale with hands-on experience in portfolio management and investment research. This includes managing a portion of the Southern Illinois University Foundation portfolio with a Midcap Core Strategy, as well as investing to maximize long-term capital appreciation as the group’s primary objective. [Department of Finance, Dr. Xiaoxin Beardsley]
National Association of Black Accountants is the leader in expanding the influence of minority professionals in the fields of accounting and finance. Established in 1969, the association strives to promote and develop the professional skills of its members, to encourage and assist minority students in entering the accounting profession, and, among other goals, to represent the interests of current and prospective minority accounting professionals.
Phi Beta Lambda is a student organization that helps build leadership, competitiveness, and social skills needed in today’s business world. It is a national organization associated with Future Business Leaders of America. Open to any major.
Pi Sigma Epsilon is recognized nationwide as one of the most esteemed professional fraternities available. We concentrate on improving our skills in Sales and Marketing, but we are open to all majors. We offer positions in Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Sales, Administration, Human Resources, Recruitment, Communications, Public Relations, Athletics, CEI Administration, Historian, Social Director, Website Administrator, Philanthropy, Alumni Relations, CoB Representative, and more. All members of our organization work together as a team to help each other with academic, as well as professional, enhancement. We offer optional social activities and hold fundraisers for charitable causes and for travel to regional and national conventions. We have excellent Alumni Contacts and Corporate Sponsors. Joining our organization will assist you in becoming more knowledgeable about the business community, the marketing profession, SIU life in general, and much more. We recruit new members at the start of each semester.
Saluki Entrepreneur Corps works with the Center for Innovation, Small Business Development Center and the Southern Illinois Entrepreneurship Center “to inform, support and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation.” Open to all majors.
Saluki Student Investment Fund provides students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale with hands-on experience in portfolio management and investment research. This includes managing a portion of the Southern Illinois University Foundation portfolio with a Midcap Core Strategy, as well as investing to maximize long-term capital appreciation as the group’s primary objective. [Department of Finance]
Women’s Business Association is an association dedicated to the promotion of women through leadership, networking, support, education and national recognition. [Student Services]