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Business Student Organizations & Professional Honors Societies

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Accounting Club

The Accounting Club provides a place for students with similar academic interests to meet, establish friendships, communicate ideas, and acquire valuable knowledge of the accounting profession. The purpose of the organization is to recognize and encourage an active interest in the profession of accounting and to keep abreast of advances and trends in the accounting field. The accounting club is supported by the Members, Alum, and the Accounting Department which, in any combination, help to form a network of friendships and opportunities that can be called upon for guidance, insight, and recommendations.

Web site: http://www.txstateacctclub.com/
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kasey Martin

Alpha Mu Alpha

The Department of Marketing has announced the initiation of Alpha Mu Alpha, a national marketing honorary society recognizing and rewarding scholastic achievement among marketing students. To be invited to join Alpha Mu Alpha, marketing majors are required to have 90+ credit hours and be in the top 15% of their class based on GPA. For more information about Alpha Mu Alpha, contact Dr. Gail Zank, the faculty advisor.

Web site: http://marketing.mccoy.txstate.edu/studentorgs/honorary.html
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gail Zank

American Marketing Association (AMA)

The Texas State University-San Marcos American Marketing Association is an organization with the mission of advancing the practice and appreciation of marketing among our diverse student body in addition to professionals who wish to increase their knowledge and skills through national and local programming. The AMA is the only organization that provides direct benefits to marketing professionals and students while serving all levels of marketing practitioners, educators and students. AMA welcomes all majors!

Web site: http://www.txstateama.com/
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Karen Smith

Association for Latino Professionals for the Americas (ALPFA)

ALPFA is the premier organization for expanding opportunities for Latino leadership in the global market. It expands opportunities for students who seek careers in business, accounting, finance, and related professions by empowering them to develop as leaders through the management of student chapters, delivering quality student programs focused on professional development, providing access to our industry network of professional members and sponsors, offering access to scholarship programs and creating opportunities to network with other students. Membership is open to anyone who shares our values, mission, and principles.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Margot Quijano

Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)

The Association of Information Technology Professionals is an organization that has kept pace with the changing needs and interests of the IT industry. It is a group composed of IT professionals, students, and numerous volunteers scattered across all fields, professions, and regions that have one goal: the advancement of individual growth through networking and mentoring to promote creativity in the IT world.

Web site: http://txstateaitp.com/
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Kevin Jetton

Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) - Honors Society

Beta Alpha Psi is the premier international honors society for accounting, finance, and computer information system students and professionals.

Web site: http://www.txstatebap.com
Faculty Advisors: Laurie Brown (laurie.brown@txstate.edu) and Dr. Keith Kebodeaux (ckk24@txstate.edu)

Beta Gamma Sigma (Business Honor Society)

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accreditation opened the door to Beta Gamma Sigma, the preeminent honor society for business programs accredited by AACSB International, and the Texas State BGS chapter was established in November 1997. Only those students who meet rigorous standards of academic achievement are inducted into the organization. We challenge every student in the McCoy College to strive to meet these high standards and join Beta Gamma Sigma!

Web site: http://bgs.mccoy.txstate.edu/
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Nate Cannon and Ms. Brittany Naylor

Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO)

Helping dreams come true for young entrepreneurs and college business owners, the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO) chapter at Texas State University is an award-winning group of entrepreneurs and business students. CEO is a global network that informs, supports, and inspires college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation. Throughout the semester we promote collegiate entrepreneurs on and around our campus through fundraising activities, internships, and even our own businesses. Every fall semester, more than 1,600 students, faculty, and others interested in entrepreneurship attend a 2 1/2 day CEO Conference in Chicago, IL, where students come together to network, compete in a variety of different competitions, and that's not all. Over 80 outstanding entrepreneurs and business leaders share their ideas and expertise with students on how they launched their businesses, the lessons they've learned, and where they are today.

Faculty Advisors: Dr. James Bell and Mr. Larry Herring

Entrepreneurial Action Us (ENACTUS)

ENACTUS is a global, non-profit organization that is literally changing the world through highly dedicated student teams on more than 1600 university campuses in 40 countries. ENACTUS offers these students the opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise, thereby improving the standard of living for millions in the process.

Web site: http://www.business.txstate.edu/SIFE
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Vicki West

Epsilon Nu Tau (ENT)

Epsilon Nu Tau is the nation's first co-ed entrepreneurship fraternity. We offer programs that help cultivate students business ideas while offering them the support in the community and university that they need.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Cameron

Financial Management Association (FMA)

The Financial Management Association at Texas State University allows students to become more familiar with the different career opportunities within the financial industry. FMA is open to all majors and has had a wide variety of speakers from such companies to come and speak about what their position entails, what they look for when hiring, and also possible internship positions. FMA has co-hosted events such as “A Conversation About the Current Economic Crisis,” where a panel of guest speakers answered questions and further explained the economic crisis to a large student audience.

Web site: https://twitter.com/txstfma
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Randall James

Hispanic Business Student Association (HBSA)

The Hispanic Business Student Association at Texas State University strives to create necessary opportunities in both the academic and business community for its members.  The program is designed to aid student in developing advanced business skills, provide a medium for cultural enrichment, and encourage the pursuit of true and ethical ideals. HBSA’s goal is to prepare members for their future endeavors and encourage them to become great leaders while fostering communication with the McCoy College of Business Administration, building business acumen and professional skills. HBSA welcomes all majors, ethnicities and classifications. Their dedication to promote diversity stems from Texas State University's goal to encourage the advancement of Hispanic college students in the business world.

Web site: http://www.hbsatxstate.com
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Francis Mendez and Dr. Cecilia Temponi

McCoy College Ambassadors (MCA)

The McCoy College Ambassadors are a select group of students chosen each semester and recognized as active student leaders and representatives of McCoy College. Above all, these students express a desire to engage other students on topics of leadership and personal development. Ambassadors have the opportunity to interact with the Dean of McCoy College and serve as a student advisory council to her. In addition, the group engages with their classmates as peer mentors to promote leadership and involvement within the college. Ambassadors are also involved with outreach to prospective students and College guests. The program is specifically designed for engaged student leaders and provides opportunities to strengthen leadership skills. To learn how to become an ambassador, please visit http://advising.mccoy.txstate.edu/prodev/ambassadors/membership.html.

Web site: http://advising.mccoy.txstate.edu/prodev/ambassadors.html
Staff Advisors: Ms. Sarah Drennan

McCoy Graduate Student Association (MGSA)

The McCoy Graduate Student Association (MGSA) acts as a liaison between the graduate students within the McCoy College of Business (MBA, MAcy, MSAIT and MSHRM) and the faculty and administration. The goal of the MGSA is to enrich each McCoy graduate student’s experience by connecting them with fellow students, faculty, and administrators outside of the classroom.  All McCoy graduate students, located in San Marcos or Round Rock, are encouraged to participate in MGSA activities and events.

Web site: http://graduate.mccoy.txstate.edu/current_students/mgsa.html
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Matt Painter

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)

The NABA is focused on developing, encouraging and serving as a resource for greater participation by African-Americans and other minorities in the accounting, finance and business professions.  We assist minority students in entering the accounting and finance profession by developing professional skills of our members and providing opportunities for members to network and fulfill their civic responsibility.  We participate in chapter, regional, and national programs.

Web Site: http://www.txstatenaba.com/ 
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Diane Eure

Net Impact

 

Award-winning Net Impact provides members with hands-on experience at top quality, unique, sustainability projects on campus and along the IH 35 corridor. Net Impact is an organization of 60,000 global members including McCoy College’s gold chapter. Speakers at General Meetings bring first-hand knowledge on the 3P’s—people, planet and profit—in business including crowd funding and energy auditing innovators. Members learn through practice by becoming a project manager at one or more of the major projects. Projects are the backbone of the organization. Make a positive impact in the world participating in initiatives, such as, Up to Us (reducing the national debt Silver Award presented by President Clinton), Awake Aware America (blending technology and sustainability for “at promise” high school students recognized by President Obama), Circuit of the Americas (working with data collection and resource recovery at MOTO GP and FORMULA 1), Green Impact Campaign (auditing 54% of the buildings on campus saving the university $40,000) and other opportunities to lead and to learn. 

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Janet Hale and Dr. Yvonne Eixmann

Phi Alpha Delta

Phi Alpha Delta is a pre-law student organization dedicated to providing the most useful and accurate information for law school bound students.  We do so by visiting law schools, hosting law school panels, and inviting lawers, judges, law school admissions personnel, and law school students to speak about their unique perspectives.  We also host LSAT workshops, providing exposure to LSAT test prep services at a discounted rate.  Phi Alpha Delta is committed to creating an atmosphere of motivation, encouragement, and focus for all law school bound students.  

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Phi-Alpha-Delta-Texas-State-University-Chapter-220944048567/
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Patricia Pattison and Dr. Jeffrey Todd

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

SHRM serves the needs of the human resource management professional by providing the most essential and comprehensive set of resources available. In addition, SHRM is committed to advancing the human resource profession and the capabilities of all human resource professionals to ensure the HR is an essential and effective partner in developing and executing organizational strategy. SHRM has more than 575 chapters in over 130 countries, SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to furthering the interest of the human resource profession.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SHRMtxstate/
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kay Nicols, Dr. Rob Konopaske, and Dr. Floyd Quinn

Student Economics Association (SEA)

The Student Economics Association (SEA) was founded to further educate students in the economic arena and create a simplified environment for non-majors.  SEA invites guest speakers and presenters to campus, offers tutoring services, and provides opportunities for students to network with each other, faculty, and guest speakers.

Web site: http://www.business.txstate.edu/sea/
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bruce McClung

Students in International Business (SIB)

Students in International Business (SIB) is a student organization at Texas State University that welcomes students of all majors. The mission of SIB is to connect students to international business experience and assist them in their path to a career and leadership positions within the field of international business. The purpose of SIB is to increase student awareness about international business, create a forum for discussing international business issues, provide opportunities for students to interact with international business professionals, and prepare students for career and leadership positions in international business.

Web site: http://igb.mccoy.txstate.edu/Students-in-International-Business.html
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jack Mogab


Calendar of Business Student Organization Events

Visit the student organization section of the Academic and Professional Development Events Calendar for a listing of student organization meetings and events.

 

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All Texas State Student Organizations

Visit the Student Organizations Office website for a complete listing of registered student organizations at Texas State.