Jennings A. Jones College of Business Student Organizations

Membership in a number of professional and honorary business organizations are available to students. The following organizations are open to students majoring in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business.

Accounting Connections

Accounting Connections introduces students to information about the accounting profession, internship opportunities, and MTSU Department of Accounting faculty. The organization is especially targeted to students currently enrolled in Accounting Principles I and II but is open to all MTSU students. The organization meets once a month for lunch.

Eligibility: All majors; currently enrolled MTSU students interested in accounting.
Sponsor: Elizabeth Abernathy, BAS N423, 615-898-5764

Alpha Kappa Psi

Alpha Kappa Psi's purpose is to promote leadership, take on projects, and develop additional skills needed for the real world. Activities include meetings, professional speakers, business tours, and networking with business people from around the country.

Eligibility: Business majors and minors with 2.5 cumulative GPA or better
Sponsor: Philip Seagraves, BAS N305, 615-898-5750

American Marketing Association

The American Marketing Association has over 30,000 members and 300 collegiate chapters nationwide. The AMA prides itself in being the go-to place for marketing resources and networking opportunities. As a collegiate chapter, we will add value to MTSU students by expanding their marketing knowledge beyond the classroom, while helping them bridge the gap between college and career. Activities include monthly meetings, guest speakers, field trips to local businesses, and other chapter events.

Eligibility: All majors; currently enrolled MTSU students interested in marketing.
SponsorsLaura Buckner, BAS N431, 615-898-2370

Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)

AITP assists students in preparing for careers in information systems fields. Activities include professional speakers, leadership workshops, business tours, and job search assistance.

Eligibility: Information Systems and Computer Science majors and minors.
Sponsor: Mary Shotwell, BASN337, 615 494-8794; Stoney Brooks, BASN349, 615-898-5765

Beta Alpha Psi

Beta Alpha Psi introduces students to the professional side of Accounting. Activities include: meetings with professional speakers, community service projects, site visits to accounting firms and other businesses.

Eligibility: Accounting majors with at least 3.0 GPA cumulatively and at least 3.0 GPA in Accounting.
SponsorsKim Honaker, BAS N426, 615-898-2353; Brandon Vagner, BAS N405, 615-904-8305

Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society for business programs accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in an undergraduate or master's program at a school accredited by AACSB International.

Eligibility: The academic ranking of business majors being considered must place them in the upper 7 percent of the junior class, upper 10 percent of the senior class, or upper 20 percent of the graduating master's class.
Sponsor: David Foote, BAS N219, 615-898-2022; President: Sandy Benson, BAS N414, 615-898-2348

Blue Raider Finance Network

Blue Raider Finance Network strives to connect executives, recent finance alumni, masters (MSF & MBA) students, finance undergraduates, and any students interested in finance so that students and alumni can successfully reach out to the right source to obtain career guidance and access to jobs and internships as needed and executives have dependable resources for new talent.

Eligibility: Agreeto BRFN requirements & be a current MTSU student or be an MTSU alumni.
Sponsors: Greg Nagel, BAS N301, 662-341-2398; Frank Michello, BAS N318, 615 898-2381.

Collegiate DECA

Get more out of your college experience! Membership in Collegiate DECA will set you apart when you graduate. As a Collegiate DECA member you will:

  • Excel in classroom areas such as business/marketing education, marketing, finance, hospitality, management, and entrepreneurship.
  • Gain a competitive edge in the global job market.
  • Develop strategic decision making and project management skills.
  • Network with business and industry experts and nearly 15,000 students and advisors.
  • Receive awards and recognition through competition and leadership action. 

Eligibility: All majors
Sponsors: Robert B. Blair, BAS N445, 615.898.5284  

Economics Club

The Economics Club serves all students interested in economics. Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE) Kappa Chapter of Tennessee is an international honor society in economics. ODE fosters closer ties between students and economics faculty and promotes the economics profession.

Eligibility: Anyone interested in economics.
Sponsors: Michael Roach, BAS N315, 615-494-8914

Financial Management Association (FMA)

FMA promotes an appreciation of finance as a profession. Affiliate of the International FMA Association. Activities include: speakers, field trips, and social activities.

Eligibility: Anyone interested in finance.
Sponsor: Greg Nagel, BAS N301, 615-898-2365; Kevin Zhao, BAS N307, 615-898-5473

FMA Honor Society

FMA promotes an appreciation of finance as a profession. Affiliate of the International FMA Association. Activities include: speakers, field trips, and social activities.

Eligibility: Anyone interested in finance with at least six hours upper-division finance and 3.25 GPA.
SponsorFrank Michello, BAS N318, 615-898-2381

Gamma Iota Sigma

Gamma Iota Sigma is a professional fraternity organized to promote, encourage, and sustain interest in insurance as a profession; encourage high moral and scholastic attainments; and facilitate the interaction and cooperation of educational institutions, industry, and professional organizations. Activities include: speakers, contact with the Insurance industry, scholarship opportunities, and internship and career opportunities.

Eligibility: Insurance majors, minors, and anyone interested in insurance.
Sponsor: Dave Wood, BAS N330, 615-898-2673

Institute of Internal Auditors

The purpose is to provide undergraduate and graduate students with an educational and social organization that promotes internal auditing as a career objective. The student chapter meets twice a month. Student members are invited to attend monthly meetings of the Nashville Chapter of the IIA free of charge. Activities include speakers, field trips, networking opportunities, and social activities. 

Eligibility: All majors.
Sponsor: Sarah Garven, BAS N411, 615-898-2347

Institute of Management Accountants

The Institute of Management Accountants provides members personal and professional development opportunities through education, association with business professionals, and certification in management accounting and financial management skills. The chapter meets twice a month and generally has speakers from the accounting or finance departments of a corporation in Nashville or Murfreesboro.

Eligibility: All majors; business majors and minors are encouraged to participate.
Sponsor: Audrey Scarlata, BAS N401, 615-898-2625

Investment Club

The Investment Club of MTSU will conduct or sponsor activities for members to learn about investing while also helping its members prepare for an investment-related career.

Eligibility: All currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff.
Kevin Zhao, BAS N307, 615-898-5473

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)

The mission of NABA Inc. is to address the professional needs of its members and to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance professions with an unfaltering commitment to inspire the same in their successors.

Eligibility: All students interested in bridging the opportunity gap for people of color in the accounting, finance, and business professions.
Sponsor:, BAS N425, 615-898-2038 

Real Estate Club

The purpose of the Blue Raider Real Estate Club of MTSU shall be to promote interest in real estate and to conduct or sponsor activities for members to learn about real estate including speakers and field trips.

Eligibility: Anyone interested in real estate.
SponsorPhilip Seagraves, BAS N305, 615-898-5750

Society for Human Resource Management

The MTSU-MBA Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management assists students in preparing for careers in human resource management fields. Activities include: professional speakers, leadership workshops, business tours, and job search assistance.

Eligibility: Select seniors with interest in Human Resource Management.
Sponsor: Jill Austin, BAS N121, 615-898-2736

Student Center for Public Trust

StudentCPT is a national network of college students who have a commitment to ethical leadership. Campus chapter member activities include attending meetings to learn from business professionals, attending conferences, participating in business ethics competitions, and organizing community service activities. 

Eligibility: Anyone interested in developing ethical leadership skills
Sponsor: Jill Austin, BAS N121, 615-898-2736

Supply Chain Management

The purpose is to assist students in learning about careers in supply chain management. Activities include speakers, field trips, and discussions. 

Eligibility: Anyone interested in Supply Chain Management.
SponsorKimball Bullington, BAS N131, 615-904-8420; Cliff Welborn, BAS N101, 6152037

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