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 and Analytics 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.
American Marketing Association is a national organization. An understanding of marketing concepts is stressed along with social interaction and community service.
American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) is the premier professional Association for Supply Chain and Operations Management.
Ascend Pan-Asian Leaders 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.
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.
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 and Analytics.
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.
Blockchain Economics Club is a group of SIUC students with an interest in blockchain technologies and their applications. All undergraduate student are welcome to join and attend the Club’s meetings — which include discussions and presentations on blockchain topics, invited speakers, and activities joint with the SIUC Blockchain Initiative.
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.
Eta Sigma Delta is a hospitality honor society for students with a 3.00 GPA or above enrolled in hospitality programs which are institutional members of the International Council of Hotel, Restaurants, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE). Members are dedicated to Excellence, Leadership, Creativity, Service, and Ethics. Restricted to HTEM majors.
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.
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is a student chapter of the international networking association Meeting Professionals International. “MPI—founded in 1972—believes that meeting and event planners serve a critical role in the success of business, and is committed to giving its members the very best in professional development, business opportunities and a vibrant industry community.” SIU MPI offers all students an opportunity to become more involved and associated with business professionals. Our networking consists of attending educational seminars and monthly meetings with the MPI St. Louis Chapter. The members of the St. Louis Chapter are our mentors and advisors. They offer access to many internship and job opportunities. We also focus on improving our own networking, interviewing, and professional skills as a group. SIU MPI is a way to make connections that will lead to amazing experiences and opportunities to enhance your future career goals.
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, CoBA 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.
Smokin’ Dawgs is led by the students and barbeque lovers of the Southern Illinois University community. Students work to perfect their BBQ and meat smoking skills and work with various SIU departments to cater events.
Southern Illinois Culinary Club works to promote interest in food, wine, local agriculture, exposure to different cuisines, networking, volunteering, education about food origins, culinary skills, and food preparation as well as nutrition.
Southern Illinois Economics Association is a student club, and registered SIU Carbondale student organization, open to all economics majors (and non-majors as well), and will meet during the fall and spring semesters for the purpose of exchanging economic ideas, sharing resources, and having fun. In addition to its regular meetings, the club has organized some special events, including meetings with economist visitors from the Federal Reserve.
Women’s Business Association is an association dedicated to the promotion of women through leadership, networking, support, education and national recognition.