Alpha Kappa Psi is the oldest and largest co-ed professional business fraternity in the world. Founded in 1904, AKPsi operates under the principles of promoting institutions of business education, developing future leaders, and fostering appreciation for higher ideals in business. Members of AKPsi are offered numerous opportunities to perform service activities, interact socially, and to develop their professional skills. All majors are welcome.
The Association for Information Systems (AIS) is the premier professional association for individuals and organizations who lead the research, teaching, practice, and study of information systems worldwide. It promotes the advancement of knowledge and excellence in the practice and study of information systems.
We offer educational programs that will bring together your technical expertise and business skills, while keeping you up-to-date on industry trends. As an AIS member, you will develop your professional skills and leadership abilities while building lifelong connections with people who have similar career goals.
Beta Alpha Psi is an international honors society for accounting, CIS and finance majors. JMU's chapter is involved in numerous professional and service activities and sponsors many business functions around campus including Meet the Firms Night each September. Students who have declared one of these three majors, have attained at least sophomore standing, and have a 3.0 cumulative GPA may become candidates. To be initiated as a member, students must have completed one semester of upper level coursework in their major and have at least a 3.0 major GPA.
BETA GAMMA SIGMA is the international honor society for all students enrolled in colleges and schools of business around the world that are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Undergraduate students are invited to membership in AACSB if they meet the following criteria: (1) junior or senior standing in an AACSB-accredited college or school of business; (2) minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.600; and (3) academic ranking in the top 10% of the junior or senior class in the college or school of business. Membership is extended to graduate students in either the MBA or MSA program who rank in the top 20% of their class. For more information regarding the JMU chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, contact Prof. Joyce Guthrie, Associate Dean, Student Development, who serves as the chapter advisor.
Advisor: Molly G. Brown, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs (email@example.com, 568-1697)
Collegiate DECA is a student driven organization that values competence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork. DECA prepares students for careers by integrating skills learned in the classroom into real world experiences. Collegiate DECA programs assist in developing academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. DECA students major in a variety of academic programs with a strong focus on business-related fields. Collegiate DECA conferences and other activities give students unique access to internships, scholarships, competition, and professional networking.
Delta Sigma Pi is one of the largest co-ed professional business fraternities in the nation. Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce; and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.
Enactus is a global, nonprofit student organization, which specializes in learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise. JMU’s student chapter of this international nonprofit organization is dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action.
Epsilon Chi Omicron, founded in 1987 at JMU, is the international honor society for international business. Its purpose is to encourage and recognize scholarly achievement. Membership requires an outstanding academic record while at JMU.
In spring 2016, JMU students formed the Kappa chapter of the co-ed entrepreneurship fraternity, Epsilon Nu Tau. The founding executive team of 5 students reviewed 60 applications and inducted 28 members in the spring semester. ENT will be accepting new members in fall 2016.
A global leader in developing and disseminating knowledge about financial decision making, the FMA is an international professional organization of financial executives, analysts, professors and students. Founded in 1970, the FMA currently is the largest finance organization devoted to bridging the gap between finance theory and practice.
As a member of FMA, you’ll learn about internship and job opportunities and participate in activities that promote professional and leadership development. We offer numerous activities including lectures by business professionals, fundraising and community service activities, and opportunities to network with other faculty, alumni and students in field of business finance.
Future Business Leaders of America (Phi Beta Lambda)
The FBLA-PBL mission is to allow those students interested in the club, business, and other related sub fields to discuss their interests and compete in state and national competitions for a chance at scholarships. Membership in FBLA-PBL will help JMU students earn a competitive edge in the business world.
The International Business Club is a student-run organization under the leadership of distinguished faculty. This club engages students and faculty through interactive, informative, and social events. It is open to all JMU majors. Our mission is to provide students with the proper skills and resources to succeed within our global environment. Our objectives are to stimulate awareness in global and cultural issues, to promote a harmonious global perspective, and to create opportunities for networking and career growth in a welcoming and enjoyable environment.
International Telecommunications Education Research Association
Telecommunications involves the successful transport of voice, data, image, and video information over a distance. The mission of ITERA is the advancement of telecommunications science through excellence in research and education. Telecommunications science draws from multiple disciplines, including the management, technology and policy aspects of telecommunications. ITERA will work towards the development and advancement of telecommunications as an accredited academic discipline.
The Madison American Advertising Federation (MAAF) is JMU’s only student advertising organization and a student chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 40,000 advertising professionals. Every year, a team from JMU’s MAAF competes in the AAF’s National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC), an intense, first-hand experience working on real-world case studies for companies such as Coca-Cola, American Airlines and Toyota. As a member of MAAF, you’ll have meet students who share your curiosity about the world of advertising and passionate desire to join the industry. We offer opportunities to gain recognition, network with professionals, build experience, receive professional advice and have access to important tools and resources. We are more than just a club: We are a student agency.
The Madison Economics Club is a student governed and maintained organization that sponsors lectures, workshops, and travel events of interest to students and faculty. Lecturers are arranged to address relevant economic, business, and political related issues. We also plan to take informative trips to private and public institutions such as a Federal Reserve Bank for events such as the Fed Challenge. Any student may become a member of the Madison Economics Club.
The Madison Investment Fund is a student-run equity investment fund that manages a portion of the JMU endowment. The Fund focuses on providing students with a real-world, professional forum to learn the fundamentals of investments and basics of financial theory while fulfilling the fiduciary duties associated with diligent portfolio management. Seminars are offered for members and the JMU community covering financial theory and application, current events and professional development.
The Madison Marketing Association is JMU's collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association. Founded in 1982, MMA is a nonprofit organization that is financially independent from the Marketing Department at JMU. Members further their marketing education through guest speakers, community service events, social events, and open forums with JMU faculty and marketing professionals. Our mission is to provide opportunities to learn and implement marketing principles in fundraisers, our annual Networking Banquet, and the annual American Marketing Association Collegiate Conference. All majors are welcome!
Mu Kappa Tau National Marketing Honor Society (MKT), the only marketing honor society recognized by the Association of Collegiate Honor Societies (ACHS), is open by invitation only to students who achieve the highest academic standards, including a 3.25 or higher GPA. Juniors must rank in the top 10 percent of their class of marketing majors to qualify for admission, while seniors and graduate students majoring in marketing must rank in the top 20 percent of their fellow marketing majors. MKT members may apply for the organization’s many scholarships, post their resumes or review job openings on Pi Sigma Epsilon's (PSE) Job Board, or attend the MKT Annual Business Meeting held in conjunction with the PSE National Convention.
Net Impact is a global organization of students and professionals using business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. We have 250 chapters with 15,000 members spanning six continents, including current and emerging leaders in corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, international development and environmental sustainability. Open to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students and staff.
JMU’s chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE), an international honor society in economics, promotes excellence in the field of economics and brings together students and faculty who are interested in economics. The organization offers numerous opportunities for discussions about economic issues related to business, government, and public policy.
Membership requirements include: completion of 60 or more credit hours (junior standing); an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher; and a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all economics classes attempted (minimum of 12 credit hours completed). There are no exceptions, and GPAs may not be rounded up. Applications are accepted twice a year, during two-week periods in January and September. Membership is open to all majors who meet the requirements.
Phi Chi Theta is a National Coeducational Professional Fraternity in business and economics. Our mission is to provide an opportunity to develop and practice those professional leadership skills and abilities necessary to succeed in the business community; provide a local and national network to share resources, ideas and concepts; instill in its membership those values, codes and creeds which will enable participation in a rapidly changing world; and enable members to develop the business astuteness necessary to achieve high esteem and success in their chosen fields.
Pi Sigma Epsilon is the only national, co-ed, professional fraternity in marketing, sales management and selling. PSE is open to students in all majors because we believe that everyone can benefit from learning the essential tips and tricks to help market themselves to achieve success. PSE offers its members both professional and service opportunities, including resume workshops, mock interviews and presentations by business leaders.
The JMU Professional Sales Club was established to develop skills and knowledge in sales, advance careers, and broaden networks through interactions with leading businesses and professionals. As an organization, we want to help all students that are interested in sales and give them the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in a professional sales role. The JMU Professional Sales Club hosts many events including; resume workshops, corporate presentations and gatherings, LinkedIn tutorials, networking opportunities, and job/internship fairs. We want to teach our members about the world of sales and the proper techniques to be a successful salesperson. We want to motivate them to have the mindset that they can become successful salespeople and enjoy what they do.
Sigma Iota Epsilon (SIE)—a national honorary and professional management organization for students planning careers in the management field—encourages and recognizes academic achievement and scholarship in management while promoting collaboration between the academic and practical aspects of management. Our activities include hosting and participating in Department of Management events, networking opportunities with management professionals and presentations by business leaders.
Qualifications for membership include a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 and demonstrate an interest in the management field. Students interested in joining SIE also must have completed at least one year (30 hours) at JMU, and completed at least one management with a grade of “B” or better.
SHRM provides students interested in a career in human resource management the opportunity to develop and explore their career interest outside of the classroom. Presentations by human resource professionals on cutting edge issues and practices. We offer a variety of activities, including:
Company tours to see HRM practices in operation
Workshops on key HRM topics
Shadow Days with local professionals
Social events with peers and business professionals
Resume and interview preparation and critique with practicing professionals
The James Madison University Society of Entrepreneurs brings entrepreneurially-minded students together. The organization educates members and the JMU community on topics related to innovation and entrepreneurship, supports members developing new ventures, and reaches out to entrepreneurs in the community to help them and learn from them. SOE also hosts speakers and events for students in the JMU community.
The CoB Student Diversity Council (SDC) promotes awareness and understanding of the importance of diversity in today’s business world. A student-led organization, SDC sponsors events and programs to enhance diversity within the College of Business (CoB). We believe diversity encompasses all things that make a person unique, going beyond race and ethnicity to include a broad range of perspectives and ideas.
SDC is committed to creating a welcoming and accepting environment within the CoB by challenging students to address cultural issues, engage in difficult conversations and step outside of their comfort zones. SDC helps students develop skills that allow them to be successful in a diverse world.
We are a group of faculty and students interested sharing a common interest in computing and technology. We do not restrict participants to any one discipline but are dedicated to promoting and supporting women in technology. Our members are drawn from Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Integrated Science and Technology, and Engineering, but other majors and interests are welcome. Activities range from invited speakers and touring local companies to playing with ALICE or in Second Life to bowling, hiking and the corn maze. Our service project will be working with local schools to increase interest in technology at the intermediate and high school levels.