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Business Fraternities
Alpha Kappa Psi

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.

For more information visit their BeInvolved page.

Advisor: Katrina Spickler (, 568-3064)

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Epsilon Nu Tau

Epsilon Nu Tau is one of five business fraternities that JMU has to offer.  The Kappa chapter of Epsilon Nu Tau (ENT) was founded in the Spring of 2016.  The fraternity is Co-Ed and rush is open to all majors.  Through holding professional and philanthropic events, ENT encourages its members to pursue entrepreneurial passions while making a positive impact in the Harrisonburg community.

Advisor: Patrick McQuown (

To learn more about Epsilon Nu Tau, visit their BeInvolved Page.

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Pi Chi Theta

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.

Advisor: Mark Graham (, 568-3277)

For more information visit their BeInvolved page.

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Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE)

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. We believe that everyone can benefit from the development of marketing and sales skills to achieve success in their careers. PSE offers its members both professional and service activities, including resume workshops, mock interviews and presentations by business leaders. At regional and national conferences, PSE provides opportunities to gain recognition through competition, seek internships, and develop a professional network.

Advisor: John Manuli (

For more information visit their BeInvolved page.

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Honor Societies
Beta Alpha Psi

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. 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.

For more information visit their BeInvolved page or contact

Advisors: Sandy Cereola (, Pamela Drake ( & Eileen Shifflett (

In September of each year Beta Alpha Psi hosts Meet the Firms, a recruiting event for accounting, CIS, and finance majors.  Learn more about firms participating in this year's event.

Beta Gamma Sigma

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.  

To learn more, visit their website.

Advisor: Molly G. Brown, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs (brownmg@jmu.edu568-1697)

Epsilon Chi Omicron

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.

Advisor: Bob Jerome (

Mu Kappa Tau

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. 

Advisor: Bill Faranda (

Omicron Delta Epsilon

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.

Advisor: Dr. William C. Grant (

Sigma Iota Epsilon (SIE), Beta Upsilon Chapter

Sigma Iota Epsilon (SIE) is a national honorary and professional management organization for students planning careers in the management field.  SIE 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.

Advisors: Ms. Chris Roeder ( & Dr. Paula Daly (

American Marketing Association

The American Marketing Association at James Madison University is a Top 15 Chapter of the AMA (out of 400+ chapters). Founded in 1982, the JMU chapter of AMA is a student-run, nonprofit organization with the purpose of providing members with the knowledge, skills, opportunities, and connections to be the best professional possible in their future careers. AMA strives to create opportunities to learn and implement marketing principles through professional speakers, a consulting division, competitions, fundraisers, and preparation for the AMA’s International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans. All majors are welcome!

Advisor: Bob McMillen (, 540-830-7070)

For more information visit their BeInvolved page.

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Association of Supply Chain Management (APICS)

Association of Supply Chain Management (formerly APICS) is the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that foster supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience.

The organization holds student competitions to promote education and interest in the supply chain management profession.

Students have opportunities to compete in national competitions, participate in company visits, and connect with professional members working in the supply chain field.

Advisors: Dr. Bill Ritchie (

Association for Information Systems

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.

For more information visit their BeInvolved page, or visit their website.

Advisor: Shawn Lough (


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.

For more information visit their BeInvolved page.

Advisors: Canessa Collins (

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Financial Management Association

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. 

Advisor: Ron Rubin (

For more information visit their BeInvolved page.

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.

Advisor: David Parker (, 568-3276) 

For more information visit their BeInvolved page.

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Global Commerce Club

The Global Commerce 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.

Advisor: Marion White (

To learn more about the Global Commerce Club, visit their website:

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Industrial Design Society of America

The purpose of this organization is to aid in professional development of JMU students interested in a career in industrial design through leadership opportunities and networking events with professionals and design alumni.

Advisor: Audrey Barnes (

For more information visit their BeInvolved page.

JMU Society of Real Estate

JMU Society of Real Estate (SRE) is a professional business organization for students interested in pursuing careers in real estate. The organization exists to explore and educate its members on the different facets of the real estate industry through speaker events, workshops, company site visits, and much more. 

Advisor: Chris Roeder,

Madison American Advertising Federation

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.

Advisor: Cathy Hessick (

To learn more please visit or email

You can also visit their BeInvolved page.

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Madison Economics Club

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.

Advisor: Phillip Heap (

For more information visit their BeInvolved page.

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Madison Entrepreneurs Organization

Madison Entrepreneurs aims to provide a professional environment in which any type of entrepreneurial notion can prosper. We hope to facilitate JMU students in their mission to becoming entrepreneurs by providing various opportunities as well as a supportive atmosphere. The club offers a national network of collegiate entrepreneurs and aims to inform, support, and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation.

For more information visit:

Advisor: David Peterson (, 568-2757), CK Lee (, 568-3022)

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Madison Investment Fund

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.

Advisor: Elias Semaan (

For more information visit their BeInvolved page.

Madison Venture Group

Madison Venture Group is James Madison University’s venture capital club.  The members take part in experiential learning by working on projects with Venture Capital firms and also do internal projects and presentations.

Advisor: Ron Rubin (

For more information visit their website.

Professional Sales Club

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.

Advisor: Andy Wood (

For more information email us at

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Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

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. SHRM offers a variety of activities, including:

  • Company tours to see HRM practices in operation
  • Workshops on key HRM topics
  • Shadow Days with local professionals
  • Internships
  • Social events with peers and business professionals
  • Resume and interview preparation and critique with practicing professionals

Advisor: Angela Heavey ( and Ruairi Walsh (

For more information visit their BeInvolved page.

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Society of Entrepreneurs

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.

Advisors: Patrick McQuown (

For more information visit their BeInvolved Page.

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University Innovation Fellows

The University Innovation Fellows program empowers students to become leaders of change in higher education. Fellows are creating a global movement to ensure that all students gain the necessary attitudes, skills and knowledge to compete in the economy of the future.

Advisor: Nick Swayne (

For more information visit their website.

Women in Business

Women in Business is focused on connecting JMU female students interested in a career in business.  Our goal is to foster an encouraging environment and strong network for these students, with an emphasis on the development of business leadership and networking skills.

To learn more, visit their BeInvolved page, or email them at

Advisor: Hui Sono (

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Women in Technology (WIT)

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.

Advisor: Dr. Dee Wiekle (

You can also visit their BeInvolved page.

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