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Clubs & Organizations

American Marketing Association Student Chapter (AMA)
The mission of the AMA student chapter is to further the professional development of students through leadership training and involvement in the field of marketing. The AMA is a valuable key to success when exploring the many dimensions of marketing as a career. Interested students of all majors are welcome.

Ron Goldsmith, Faculty Advisor

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Association for Information Systems (AIS) Student Chapter
The AIS is a professional student organization whose purpose is to serve as the premier organization for students majoring in Management Information Systems. AIS serves society through the advancement of knowledge and the promotion of excellence in the

John Breed, Faculty Advisor

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Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting (ALPFA)
ALPFA is an organization whose benefits extend beyond campus borders. It is a nationwide network of students and professionals all of whom work to carry out one mission – providing opportunity. With regular workshops, conferences and conventions covering everything from resume building to investment strategy, ALPFA provides the tools necessary for students to develop as both professionals and individuals.

Professor Holly Sudano, Faculty Advisor

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Case Competition Team
The Case Competition Team forms travel teams to compete in international competition, as well as holding an annual Florida State University internal case competition, which is open to all Florda State. Students participating in this organization develop analysis and presentation skills, which will help increase their competitiveness in their job search.

Professor Tim Kinney, Faculty Advisor

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Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)
The student chapter of the CMAA gives students opportunities to explore the club management profession and to develop as leaders. Members get first-hand experience participating in club tours, shadowing trips and fundraising activities. Attending the CMAA's national and world conference allows its members to learn management skills and meet with industry leaders.

Dr. Don Farr, Advisor

Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO)
CEO is a business organization on campus, open to all students, that brings together business owners and students who want to start businesses. It is the foremost global entrepreneurship network for students, and it informs, supports and inspires college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation.

Mr. Matt Jarvis, Advisor

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The Consulting Group
The Florida State University Consulting Group is a not-for-profit, entirely student-run consulting firm based out of the FSU College of Business.

Jeff Horton, Advisor

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Delta Epsilon Chi (DECA)
The collegiate DECA is a student driven organization that values competence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork. Students are prepared for careers by integrating skills learned in the classroom into real world experiences. Collegiate DECA members are students representing a variety of academic programs with a strong focus on business-related fields. Conferences and other activities give students unique access to internships, scholarships, competition and professional networking.

Dr. Jack Fiorito, Faculty Advisor

Doctoral Business Students Association (DBSA)
Doctoral study at Florida State Universityis a highly collegial experience that involves considerable interaction among doctoral students and faculty. The DBSA brings business doctoral students together to coordinate both academic and social planning to make this interaction effective. It provides a forum for providing input to the Ph.D. Policy Committee on program design, academic policies and procedures and general student issue. The DBSA also schedules social events throughout the academic year involving doctoral students, faculty and their families.

Dr. David Paradice, Faculty Advisor

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Enactus
Enactus, formerly known as SIFE, is an international nonprofit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing skills to become socially responsible business leaders. In addition to the community aspect of Enactus, leadership and career initiatives create opportunities for learning and exchange among participants as well as the placement of students and alumni with companies in search of emerging talent.

Professor Gary Smith, Faculty Advisor

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Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA)
The Florida State student chapter of FRLA introduces its members to various restaurant businesses and resort hotels in the major cities of the Southeast while building their network contacts and introducing them to a real life work environment through its shadowing trips.

Dr. Lydia Hanks, Faculty Advisor

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Financial Management Association (FMA)
The mission of the FMA is to broaden the common interests between academicians and practitioners and provide opportunities for professional interaction between and among academicians, practitioners and students. It also promotes the development and understanding of basic and applied research and of sound financial practices and enhances the quality of education in finance.

Professor Doug Smith, Faculty Advisor

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Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
ISACA is a global organization for information governance, control, security and audit professionals, and as a student, you will join a community of more than 1,000 students in more than 300 universities worldwide. ISACA engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading IS knowledge and practices. It helps its members achieve individual and organizational success, resulting in greater trust and value from information systems.

Dr. Greg Gerard, Faculty Advisor

International Business Association (IBA)
The IBA is dedicated to preparing its members for a career in international business. Through corporate tours, current events discussions, community service and fundraising, the IBA provides a way for members to network and learn about exciting careers in the field of international business.

Dr. Daekwan Kim, Faculty Advisor

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Master of Science in Finance (MSF) Student Association
The MSF Student Association promotes camaraderie between students, fosters relationships with the alumni and provides students with resources to support their professional development and career search. The association organizes a series of social events that encourage interaction between current students, faculty and recent graduates. It also provides a forum where students can share information and advice on career opportunities through speaker events, information sessions, online exchanges, mentor programs, résumé reviews, and practice interviews.

Dr. Irena Hutton, Faculty Advisor

MBA Association (MBAA)
The MBA Association is a graduate student organization dedicated to improving the academic and social experience of graduate students in the College of Business.

Ms. Joanna Southerland-Mele, Advisor

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Minority Business Society (MBS)
The primary goals of the MBS are to increase the retention ratio of graduating minority students, to aid employers in the identification and recruitment of prospective employees, and to assist in the professional and personal growth of minority students. The MBS offers developmental programs, such as academic forums and academic enrichment activities, and sponsors corporate presentations and seminars. Its programs give employers an opportunity to informally interact with students.

Dr. Cassandra Cole, Advisor

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
The mission of NABA is to address the professional needs of its members and to build leaders who shape the future of the accounting and finance profession with an unfaltering commitment to inspire the same in their successors.

Professor Holly Sudano, Faculty Advisor

Panamanian Student Association (PSA)
The organization was formed in 2012 to establish a communication link among all Panamanian students at FSU. In addition to helping with its members' assimilation to the community, PSA also performs volunteer activities allowing its members to make an impact on the Tallahassee community during their time at FSU.

Professor Tim Kinney, Faculty Advisor

Phi Beta Lambda - FSU Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA-PBL)
The FSU Chapter of FBLA-PBL is focused on combining the best of traditional business with the best of the future of business, which includes teaching members what business leaders should be, as opposed to what is often observed in an increasingly bottom-line focused environment. FBLA-PBL is open to any student interested in gaining and sharpening business skills. All majors are welcome, and the varied opportunities cover a wide-range of interests.

Professor Joyce Simmons, Faculty Advisor

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Presidents Council
The Presidents Council is composed of the undergraduate student groups' presidents. The Council ensures important information is shared between the various student groups so all undergraduate business students are aware of professional development opportunities that may benefit them. The Council also serves as the primary mechanism for information to flow between the Dean's Office and the college's undergraduate student groups. The Presidents Council encourages professional behavior among undergraduate business students and typically sponsors one major student activity each year designed to increase students' knowledge of workplace expectations.

Dr. David Paradice, Faculty Advisor

PGA Professional Golf Management Student Club
This organization is open to students majoring in PGA Golf Management. Its members develop leadership skills holding monthly meetings and by managing and organizing club activities such as tournaments, social functions and fundraising.

Dr. Don Farr, Advisor

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Real Estate Society
The purpose of the Real Estate Society is to provide opportunities for members to enhance their knowledge of the real estate industry through first-hand activities and contact with real estate professionals in a variety of fields.

Dr. Stephen Bailey, Faculty Advisor

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Sales Club
The mission of the Sales Club is to improve members' understanding of sales as a profession and to provide the opportunity to sharpen their selling skills. The organization also promotes the Professional Sales major and creates superior access to careers in selling.

Professor Pat Pallentino, Faculty Advisor

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Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Student Chapter at FSU
Florida State's student chapter of SHRM is focused on building a stronger human resource professional by giving students a glimpse beyond the classroom experience and into the real world of work and HR. The SHRM provides stronger HR professionals by providing information on career options, career preparation, assistance in finding employment and social interaction for its student members.

Dr. Lee Stepina, Faculty Advisor

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Student Leadership Council (SLC)
The Student Leadership Council serves as a liaison group between the Board of Governors, the Dean's Office, alumni of the College of Business and the College of Business Student Body. The Council is composed of discipline-specific, exemplary business students with the purpose of advancing the College of Business to preeminent status in alignment with the vision of the Dean and the Board of Governors. The SLC administers mentoring programs, faculty-student networking nights, and many other student-focused initiatives.

Ms. Marissa Langston, Advisor

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Women in Accounting
The mission of Women in Accounting is to inform women of the various opportunities in the accounting field, connect them with potential employers and to aid in turning those opportunities into careers. They are dedicated to providing members with the knowledge, leadership skills and professionalism desired in the business world today.

Dr. Shelley Greenberg, Faculty Advisor

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Women in Business (WiB)
Women in Business strives to promote an awareness of the dynamic role of women in today's business environment and provides a forum for developing a critical discourse of that role. The organization serves as a developmental education and networking tool between students, faculty, staff, and business professionals alike. Throughout the year, WiB hosts guest speakers, workshops, community service activities, professional social activities, and a conference to facilitate unique networking and learning opportunities.

Ms. Marissa Langston, Advisor

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Young Entrepreneurs Society (YES)
The Young Entrepreneurs Society is open to students majoring in entrepreneurship at FSU and is supported by The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship. Students join in their sophomore year and learn how to make money while conducting business in a socially responsible way.

Dr. Jim Dever, Faculty Advisor

Business Fraternities

Alpha Kappa Psi
Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. It is a co-ed professional business fraternity that focuses on professional development and networking while supporting the local community through a variety of service projects.

Professor Bill Woodyard, Faculty Advisor

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Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for financial information students and professionals. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field, which 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.

Dr. Ron Pierno, Faculty Advisor

Beta Gamma Sigma
Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Beta Gamma Sigma's mission is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to foster personal and professional excellence, to advance the values of the society and to serve its lifelong members. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere can receive in an AACSB business program, and membership requires a 3.8 overall GPA.

Professor Bill Woodyard, Faculty Advisor

Delta Sigma Pi
Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities and to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice. The organization promotes 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.

Ms. Kawana Williams, Advisor

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Eta Sigma Delta
Eta Sigma Delta is a prestigious international honor society for superior hospitality administration students. The Florida State chapter offers many exciting opportunities to meet new people and become involved in department activities while increasing both your knowledge and exposure to the hospitality industry. Only Dedman School of Hospitality majors with an overall 3.0 or higher GPA will receive an email offering admission each semester.

Dr. Jane Ohlin, Faculty Advisor

Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS)
GIS is an international risk management, insurance and actuarial science collegiate fraternity consisting primarily of business students majoring in risk management and insurance, but is open to students of all majors. The purpose of ISFSU is to provide opportunities for members to advance their insurance industry knowledge through professional activities and networking with practitioners. It also provides opportunities for social contacts and mutual encouragement of members toward achievement of their career goals.

Dr. Cassandra Cole, Advisor

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