Student Clubs and Organizations
The College's student organizations offer students the chance to demonstrate leadership potential and gain experience outside the classroom. The groups offer academic and social activities and are involved in charitable work in the Athens community. Our student organizations include:
The Ohio University Accounting Club is an adjunct to Beta Alpha Psi. The club offers membership to anyone who has an interest in accounting. Accounting Club meets weekly with Beta Alpha Psi. Members have an opportunity to participate in socials and network with professionals on a weekly basis. The dues for the Accounting Club are $50 for a year or $30 per semester.
Alpha Kappa Psi is the oldest fraternity in the nation. Its members are offered the opportunity for brotherhood, leadership, unity and education. Alpha Kappa Psi is open to all business majors and minors interested in professional development as well as the social aspects of a fraternity. There is a ten-week pledge program required before full membership can be obtained. Dues are $115 each fall and winter quarter. Attendance at weekly meetings is required.
AMA is a professional organization whose members are dedicated to gaining relevant marketing experience outside the classroom. Members enjoy networking opportunities, career workshops, interesting projects, and the chance to interact with marketing professors and other students. All majors are welcome. Dues are $47 for National and $25 for Chapter.
A.C.E. is an organization dedicated to serving the needs of students interested in business ownership, by providing them with the support, resources and education they need to start successful ventures. A.C.E. members motivate, inspire and support one another to achieve personal success. The club meets every week . Dues are $12.00 per quarter.
It is the mission of AITP to provide superior leadership in education and Information Technology. AITP is dedicated to using the synergy of Information Technology partnerships to provide education and benefits to our members and to work with industry to assist in the overall promotion and direction of Information Technology. Please visit our website for information regarding membership and upcoming events.
Beta Alpha Psi is the national fraternity for financial information professionals. Members must have completed two courses above the introductory level accounting, finance, or MIS courses. In addition, members must hold a 3.0 accumulative G.P.A., as well as in the accounting, finance or MIS courses. There is a one-time pledge fee of $55 and dues of $50 for the year or $30 for a semester. The meetings are held with the Accounting Club on a weekly basis.
Beta Gamma Sigma
Beta Gamma Sigma was founded nationally among colleges accredited by the AACSB in 1913. Membership is the highest recognition a student can receive in an undergraduate or master's program in business or management. To be eligible for membership, a student must rank in the upper 7% of the junior class, upper 10% of the senior class, or upper 20% of the graduating master's class. The mission of Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and honor academic achievement and personal excellence in the study and practice of business.
Black Student Business Caucus was established in 1988. Its purpose is to introduce students to the issues of excellence and diversity as well as techniques necessary for survival in the corporate arena. Members participate in an annual business trip, excellence conferences, community service, and current events discussions. Dues are $10 per quarter and meetings are held weekly.
The purpose of Christian Business Leaders is to equip business students with the Biblical foundation necessary to be a strong Christian leader in the College of Business and the business world. CBL provides business majors and minors with an opportunity for spiritual exploration and development in a faithful community of believers. Our organization is rooted in the teachings of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Please visit our website for more information regarding our meetings, members, statement of beliefs, and much more.
Connect was created in the spring of 2002 by a group of student leaders who saw a void in College of Business student-alumni interaction. Members from various student groups, representing a variety of majors and both graduate and undergraduate students, came together and laid the groundwork for an organization that will work closely with the SAF to enhance the relationships between current students and the College's alumni.
This professional business fraternity designed to foster the study of business and encourage professionalism, scholarship and social activity among members. The Alpha Omicron Chapter was founded in 1925, making Delta Sigma Pi the oldest professional business fraternity on the Ohio University campus. Prospective members must be a second-quarter freshmen or an upperclassman with at least five quarters remaining; hold an accumulative G.P.A. of at least 2.5; and attend rush, which is held during fall and winter quarters.
The goal of the Financial Management Association is to serve our members and Ohio University by developing professional and social skills outside the walls of the classroom. We are a diverse group of students gathered together to help each other succeed within the corporate environment. The benefits of membership include exposure to the financial industry, networking opportunities, and affiliation with our international chapter. Our organization is open to Ohio University business majors and business minors with an interest in business and finance.
The purpose of the Forex and Futures Trading Group is to cultivate a community of business students seeking to learn fundamental and technical trading skills in the foreign exchange and commodity futures market. Students will learn to use these skills to make informed trades. Specifically, students will learn how to evaluate current events, compare economies by analyzing macroeconomic indicators. Students will learn to employ many different technical indicators, such as: Candlestick charts, Bollinger bands, Fibonacci retracement levels, and more. Through active participation in FFTG, students will gain professional experience, and develop a strong set of social and leadership skills.
Students interested in the insurance industry meet weekly to explore and discuss insurance trends and career paths. Activities include guest speakers, on-site company visits, and attendance at international conferences. Dues are $10.00 each quarter.
IBS is designed to educate members about international business issues, practices and cultures. Meetings include guest speakers, cultural presentations and professional development. IBS also takes a bi-annual trip abroad, an annual spring trip, and sponsors International Business Day. Meetings are held weekly.
The sole purpose of ISAO is to develop awareness and expose students at Ohio University to the duties performed by men and women in the sports agency field. The International Sport Agency Organization is also dedicated to upholding Ohio University policies.
MBA Student Association
The M.B.A.S.A. is a professional and social organization focusing on the participants in the MBA Program. The primary objective of the organization is to enhance and encourage the professional and personal development of MBA students through workshops, projects, speakers, and networking.
The Ohio Management Group is dedicated to providing members with the tools to succeed at Ohio University and after graduation. OMG enriches managerial and leadership skills through weekly professional speakers, professional development, networking, being committee managers, as well as working hand in hand with students from across the university on a number of different organizational projects. OMG is open to all majors.
O.U.C.G. is a professional organization designed to cater to students looking to gain a hands on experience by working with real businesses on real problems. Students from all backgrounds and majors (including non-COB) are accepted and the group is looking for dedicated members who want to make an impact with live clients. Members of the group will be exposed to several clients a year as well as relevant guest speakers. Students in this group will receive a unique resume boost and dues are only $25 per year. Weekly meetings are held Wednesday at 6PM and O.U.C.G. recruits in the fall and winter.
Ohio University Entrepreneurs is an organization that gives entrepreneurs the tools to bring their business ideas to life. OUE members are taught the skills to become better leaders and entrepreneurs. Members network with like-minded people, meet and listen to guest speakers, and manage different sectors of the organization. Using an innovative business model, members learn how to handle real world situations in a safe environment. Throughout these experiences members practice imagination, innovation, and creation, ultimately creating future professionals with experience in the field of entrepreneurial work. Not only will members become better leaders/entrepreneurs through this process, they will also become better people.
The Ohio University Sports Business Association is an organization comprised of individuals who wish to enhance their educational experience with applied sport management opportunities outside of the classroom. The members of the Ohio University Sports Business Association work together, and with sport industry professionals, toward a common goal of improving themselves and their peers, both professionally and personally.
The purpose of Phi Chi Theta is to promote the cause of higher business education and training for all individuals; to foster high ideals for everyone pursuing a career in business; to encourage fraternity and cooperation among people preparing for such careers; and to stimulate the spirit of sacrifice and unselfish devotion to the attainment of such ends. Phi Chi Theta consists of members interested in all areas of business who are driven to develop their professional skills. Members benefit from resume critiques, mock interviews, internship panels, etiquette dinners, and regular professional networking opportunities.
Phi Alpha Delta
"Service: to the students, the school, the profession, and the community." The Ohio University chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity International welcomes students of all majors with a 2.8 grade point average or higher. This professional fraternity is concerned with educating undergraduate students about the realm of law through professional programs, career advancement programs, fundraising, community service, mock trial, and law school visits. There is a one time $100 national initiation fee which includes lifetime membership to the Phi Alpha Delta National Pre-Law Fraternity. Once active, dues are $55 per semester."
Sigma Alpha Sigma Mu was established in 2012 at Ohio University, as the first professional sport management fraternity in the nation. The fraternity provides a platform for highly involved and academically excellent undergraduate sport management students to prepare and develop professionally for a career in the sport industry. Members must be students in an undergraduate program offered by the Department of Sports Administration and maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.80 or higher.
The Student Fixed Income Management Group manages a $2 million portfolio of fixed income securities for the Ohio University Foundation. Students in this organization learn research and investment methodologies to strategically manage fixed income investment portfolios . The group conducts regular conference calls with alumni and investment professionals to discuss current economic events and investment strategy. The group also gains exposure to investment banks and investment management firms through annual networking trips. This is a great opportunity for underclassmen to get involved and gain experience in the financial markets. The group is open to students of any age, but must be in the College of Business and have a GPA of at least a 3.0.
The Ohio University Student Equity Management Groupnis a student organization that manages an equity portfolio of $2 million of the university's assets under a concentrated portfolio strategy. The Group seeks to use the management of the equity portfolio as a common purpose under which we seek to provide our members with the required skills and knowledge for placement into highly competitive internships and full-time positions. Membership in the Ohio University Student Equity Management Group is open to Ohio University students of any age with a GPA of at least 3.2. Aspiring analysts must have a strong interest in financial markets. Prospective candidates must be highly motivated individuals with a capacity for leadership and a willingness to contribute a significant amount of time to the Group.
Women in Business
OHIO Women in Business (OWIB) provides outstanding support, development, and sense of community to women interested in pursuing careers in business. The organization focuses on attracting, developing, and launching highly talented women into the business world. OWIB develops members through monthly guest speakers and educational workshops. For more information on how to get involved, contact: Liz Doyle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women in Information Systems is an organization dedicated to enhancing women's professional preparation to lead successful careers in the field of information systems through networking, career exploration seminars, and professional development workshops. Our primary goals are to raise awareness of women in the field and enhance women's ability to excel in the field. We meet once a week and dues are $15 a semester or $25 for the whole year.