Student OrganizationsThe College of Business and Innovation is proud to sponsor a number of student organizations that focus on social activities and bringing in business professionals to discuss their professions with students of all majors and in major-specific student groups. The College strongly suggests that all students join at least one professionally-focused student organization in order to help prepare them for their future careers.
If you have any questions about joining a student organization in the College of Business, contact Darlene Stevens via email or call the Office of Retention and Student Academic Success at 419-530-2087.
Alpha Kappa Psi
A national business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi conducts professional programs and field trips, while helping its members to gain experience in organization, administration, management, leadership, public relations and service. Regular meetings are held throughout the academic year.
AMA (American Marketing Association)
The UT collegiate chapter of AMA provides opportunities for marketing majors as well as students interested in marketing to learn some of the essential skills and principles of marketing management and to network with students, local businesses, and marketing leaders from around the region. Chapter meetings are held every other week and are open to all interested students.
APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society)
The mission of APICS is to promote the professional practice of materials management, production planning, and other related functions. Regular meetings are held on campus throughout the academic year, and students from all majors are encouraged to attend.
AITP (Association of IT Professionals)
This organization disseminates information about the use of computers in business to students of any major interested in the use of technology. Each semester there are several meetings which may include guest speakers and business tours. AITP also sponsors seminars and workshops on topics such as software, PC repair and maintenance, and network installation.
Beta Alpha Psi
Founded in 1919, this national accounting fraternity was established to promote the study and practice of accounting while recognizing outstanding academic achievements in the field. Members are actively involved in the University and Toledo communities in a variety of ways. membership is limited to accounting majors and is based on academic performance.
FMA (Financial Management Association)
The UT student chapter of FMA holds regular meetings throughout the academic year focusing on careers and opportunities in finance. The organization is open to interested students from all majors. FMA sponsors a trip to Chicago each spring to the Futures and Options Exchange.
Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
This organization was founded in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1919 as the National Association of Cost Accountants (NACA) to promote knowledge and professionalism among cost accountants and foster a wider understanding of the role of cost accounting in management. IMA helps students explore future career options, and build your resume and professional network.
International Business Association (IBA)
The International Business Association sponsors many programs and activities throughout the academic year and is open to students from all majors. IBA regularly invites guest speakers to campus and takes trips to various sites around Toledo to learn more about international business.
Pi Sigma Epsilon
This professional fraternity is especially for students interested in sales, sales management, and marketing. Pi Sigma Epsilon was created to promote marketing and sales as careers, and today is identified as one of the greatest impact forces training students for and encouraging them to enter these fields.
This honorary group was created in tribute to Dr. Clair Searles, the first dean of the College of Business (1930-1958). Membership for this organization is an application and interview process that takes place in the spring semester of each academic school year. Specific requirements are set in order to become a Searles Ambassador and represent approximately one percent of the College of Business.
SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management)
The UT student chapter of SHRM provides students with the opportunities for professional development and a means to network with human resource managers. Members include a variety of business and non-business majors, and regular meetings are open to all interested students.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/UT-SHRM/279617805398795
COBI Student Representative: RJ Tallon
SHARP (Student Held Assets Return Portfolio)
This organization will provide a hands investing environment for the students of the University of Toledo by offering them an active role in investment research and portfolio management. Students interested in the field of investments will be given the opportunity to use the knowledge acquired and apply it by actively investing it the various financial markets. Local professionals will be invited to speak and share their career experiences. This organization will also seek to compete in national investment research competitions. All UT students, regardless of major, interested in the field of investments will have the opportunity to join.
Young Entrepreneurs Society
Y.E.S is an organization for students interested in pursuing Entrepreneurship. Students will get the opportunity to share their ideas with immediate feedback from their peers. The idea of this organization is to connect students with the appropriate resources that are already available on campus and assist with the necessary steps to grow, develop, and eventually start their own business.