Joining a student club or organization is a great way to interact with fellow students and gain important leadership experiences. Additionally, employers look for involvement in student organizations when hiring graduates. The KU School of Business has a broad range of organizations to fit students’ interests and career goals.
Undergraduate Business Council
The Undergraduate Business Council (UBC) seeks to be a dynamic student government organization driven to improve student life by fostering a more complete co-curricular experience within the School of Business. We achieve our goal by supporting recognized clubs, as well as organizing community-building social traditions and initiatives. We strive to foster a culture in which every single student feels at home in Capitol Federal Hall: included, supported, heard.
Connect with the UBC on Facebook, Twitter and email or check out our website at www.kansasbusinesscouncil.com.
Alpha Kappa Psi
Alpha Kappa Psi is the oldest and largest professional business fraternity in the nation, devoted to shaping its members into principled business leaders. Members have the opportunity to network with students and employers; to enhance interpersonal and leadership skills; and to organize and participate in community events. Membership is open to all pre-business and business students.
KU Tax Club
KU Tax Club (KUTC) was established to introduce students to opportunities career opportunities related to tax such as public accounting, law, and public service. Members network with students, alumni and employers at club meetings and socials. Members also participate in community service projects such as Boys and Girls Club "Round-up," VITA tax assistance clinics, and service learning projects.
American Business Women's Association (ABWA)
The American Business Women's Association was established to help promote the advancement of women in business. The organization brings together students interested in business, although members may be from any major, and may be either male or female. The KU chapter of ABWA offers guest speakers, community service, group activities, and affiliation with the national ABWA organization. Membership in ABWA provides opportunities for personal growth, leadership, networking, education, and service. firstname.lastname@example.org
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AIESEC: International Association of Students in Economics and Business Management
AIESEC is a worldwide association that has been increasing international understanding since 1948. The organization operates in more than 78 countries and more than 750 universities worldwide. AIESEC'S main method of fulfilling its mission is an international internship exchange program. AIESEC accepts all students, regardless of major or year. (Early membership is encouraged.)
Beta Alpha Psi (BAP)
Beta Alpha Psi is an honor organization for financial information students and professionals. The Lambda Alpha Chapter draws strong support from faculty and professional firms and provides extra-curricular activities of interest to dedicated accounting students at the University of Kansas. The objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes:
- promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems
- providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals
- and encouraging a sense of ethical, social and public responsibility
Beta Gamma Sigma
Beta Gamma Sigma is the national scholastic honor society exclusively serving students enrolled in a business program at a school accredited by AACSB International. Invitations are reserved for the top 10% of each junior and senior class, as well as the top 20% of each graduate school class. Selection is based upon outstanding scholastic achievement.
For more information, including benefits, please contact:
Beta Gamma Sigma Advisor
Beta Gamma Sigma President
Delta Sigma Pi
Delta Sigma Pi is a professional business fraternity whose main goal is to help prepare pre-business, business administration and accounting majors for careers in the business world. Members participate in fund raising, community service and professional activities.
Through its wide range of speakers, projects, special events, and networking opportunities, the KU Entrepreneurship Club's goal is to encourage an entrepreneurial mindset (ability to recognize new venture opportunities, amass resources, & launch a new venture) for all KU students.
The Finance Club was established to increase and promote financial literacy and to explore contemporary events, issues, and opportunities in the field of finance. The organization frequently hosts guest speakers with experience in areas such as corporate finance, investments, banking, financial consulting, etc. Members of the club gain membership to the Financial Management Association, an organization dedicated to uniting academia and financial practitioners and to enhancing the quality of financial education. The club is open to all majors.
Information Systems Association of KU (ISAK)
The Information Systems Association of KU strives to foster and promote leadership, creativity, and overall professional development of its members as it relates to information systems. ISAK also wishes to provide an earnest atmosphere and promote collaboration and discussion. ISAK offers several opportunities for personal leadership and provides members opportunities to network with both students and professionals. All majors welcome.
The KU Marketing Club welcomes you to join the Club! The purpose of the Marketing Club is to increase students’ awareness as well as involvement in marketing. We are open to all undergraduates and majors of study at the University of Kansas. Our club cultivates leadership, teamwork, and an understanding of marketing knowledge. The KU Marketing Club provides a forum for members to develop professional skills and knowledge about marketing through focus groups, guest speakers, presentations, events and networking. The KU Marketing Club is a great opportunity to meet other marketing-oriented students and to explore marketing as a career path.
Multicultural Business Scholars Program
Multicultural Business Scholars is a community of students and professors whose purpose is to help African-American, Hispanic-American, American Indian, and other students make a smooth transition to college. The program offers scholarships, provides mentoring, business meetings, and cultural events and meetings and provides support activities.
Net Impact is a student organization that brings business students and professionals together to network, learn and take action on socially-responsible business issues. A primary goal of the organization is to inspire members to use their business skills for positive social impact. In order to do this, our chapter is seeking to learn from local professionals working in the field of ethics and/or corporate social responsibility. The KU chapter is one of over 120 Net Impact chapters that operate at universities worldwide.
Rock Chalk Ethics Talk
The Rock Chalk Ethics Talk Blog
was created by the International Center for Business Ethics at the University of Kansas School of Business. The intent of the blog is to allow an open forum for respectful conversation about ethical issues in business.
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
The KU SHRM chapter is dedicated to providing students with valuable HR and managerial exposure and experiences. In addition to monthly meetings, the chapter provides a mentoring program and job shadowing opportunities as students are paired with local HR professionals, enabling students to network in a one-on-one setting. Likewise, active HR professionals teach members about the HR profession, and keep club members updated on job and internship postings, most of which are targeted to students. The KU SHRM club may also compete in the annual HR games held regionally during the spring semester. There are no requirements to join, and all majors within and outside the School of Business are welcome.
2016 SHRM President
Enactus - To enable progress through entrepreneurial action.
Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to enable human progress. We establish student programs on campuses across the nation. Enactus students apply business concepts to develop community outreach projects, transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.
Entrepreneurial—having the perspective to see an opportunity and the talent to create value from that opportunity;
Action—the willingness to do something and the commitment to see it through even when the outcome is not guaranteed;
Us—a group of people who see themselves connected in some important way; individuals that are part of a greater whole.
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Supply Chain Management Club (SCM)
The School of Business SCM Club is a group open to all students interested in the pioneering field of Supply Chain Management, as well as those interested in knowing more about it. Our mission is to complement the SCM major by promoting a better understanding of the field among students through guest speakers, education about the varying and changing aspects of the field, facility tours and insights into how SCM is applied in various businesses. In addition, the SCM Club functions as a point of contact between the students, professional organizations and employers in the Supply Chain Management field.