Student Clubs & Professional Organizations
Accounting : This student club allows you to explore career alternatives in your area(s) of study. Professionals from public accounting, private industry, and nonprofit organizations meet with students to share their experiences and provide guidance. Club members share their academic and internship experiences with each other, and plan field trips.
Alpha Kappa Psi: This coed fraternity is the oldest professional business fraternity in the United States. This organization gives members the opportunity to hold chair positions and gain valuable leadership and organizational experience, while providing great networking opportunities. Former fraternity members have formed close and lasting friendships. Alpha Kappa Psi participates in many service projects on campus and in the surrounding community. With their continued involvement in the College of Business, AKPsi has also been able to hold many professional events such as the Etiquette for Success Academy, Dean’s List Reception, Blue and Gold Banquet, and more.
American Marketing Association: Ship’s local chapter of the organization whose goal it is to prepare students to transition from the classroom to the business world. You will be given the opportunity to apply marketing ideas and concepts in planning, organizing, and executing club activities. The club offers its members the chance to hear marketing professionals’ presentations about their firms and business experiences.
Beta Gamma Sigma: An international honorary business society that encourages and rewards scholarship and accomplishment. Election to Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest scholastic honor a student in business administration can attain.
Investment Club : An organization of students interested in careers in finance-related fields such as financial consultants, planners, real estate professionals, and positions at various financial institutions. Activities include speakers with outside professional backgrounds and trips to the New York Stock Exchange. The Investment Club also serves as an entree to the Ship Global Collegiate Fund. Print and submit an Investment Club Membership Form.
Information Systems & Analytics Club: The ISA club professional association was formed to help business majors expand their vision of information systems. Presentations and field trips to IT departments at established firms are scheduled to further the understanding of IT related fields. (formally the Managment Information Systems Club - MIS)
FBLA Collegiate: The collegiate level of FBLA-PBL (Future Business Leaders of America; Phi Beta Lambda). FBLA-PBL is largest organization of it's type in the world. This is your opportunity to become a part of a club that will expand your horizons, help develop professionally, and provide leadership opportunities. Membership is open to all students.
Human Resource Management Club: The Student Affiliate Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) at Shippensburg University promotes the ideas and principles of human resource management. Speakers are invited to meetings to discuss current trends and issues in human resources. Membership is open to all interested undergraduate students.
S.O.L.V.E.: Student Organization to Learn Visualize and Explore
Supply Chain Management: An organization for undergraduate students who desire to explore the field of supply chain management in a professional manner.
Programs of Interest
Investment Management Program (IMP): The Investment Management Program (FIN434 and FIN435) is a finance course in which real money portfolios are managed by students. Investments are held by the Shippensburg University Foundation, which accepts and implements student recommendations. The course is conducted in a seminar format led by the students. Typically, there is one faculty member designated as “professor of record” for administrative purposes, but there are often several faculty present and available for consultation. When an additional academic skill is needed, faculty from other areas and/or business professionals can be invited to lend their expertise to the class. While the core responsibility of the class is to manage the investments in a given portfolio, presentations before official groups associated with the university (e.g., College of Business Advisory Board, Finance Advisory Council) have been made upon request. In addition, interpersonal skills, especially in working with small groups, will be developed during the semester.
Prerequisite: Senior status, completion of required documents, and approval of the Department.
Global Business Exploration Program (GBEP):The International Business Seminar (MGT490) strives to promote and facilitate international study abroad and internship opportunities for College of Business students through an interactive and cooperative learning environment. Students enrolled in the class develop leadership, marketing, and management skills through active participation and management of all projects. Students make all decisions in the course with input from the faculty supervisor. The class is divided into functional subgroups that are responsible for areas such as research into study abroad and internship opportunities, marketing, public presentation, funding, scholarship research, and external relations. Each student is responsible for facilitating group discussions and performing peer evaluations throughout the semester.
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or higher with second language experience, international travel or study abroad experience desirable.