College of Business Clubs

 The College of Business has professional student group organizations for each major or even cross disciplinary groups.  

Membership is not required to visit a Club meeting and we invite you to come sit in and check out what is going on with a Business Club that may interest you.  

We will post the Spring 2018 meeting times and places as soon as they are available.  If you have questions, please contact the Faculty Advisor listed for each club.

 

 

Dean's Student Advisory Council

DSAC

The Dean’s Student Advisory Council (DSAC) of the College of Business is a group of 20 undergraduate student representatives who serve as an advisory group to the dean of the college and his or her staff. In addition, the group serves as ambassadors for the college. Students must apply for the DSAC at the beginning of the fall semester and are chosen through an interview process.  

The students meet with the Dean to give him their thoughts and opinions on various issues (committees about classroom use space, College of Business Strategic Plan, etc.).  They also assist with the College for events and recruiting. 

2017-18 Application Coming Soon!

Contact Information 

Sue Culpepper, Director of Decosimo Success Center Sue-Culpepper@utc.edu

 Alpha Mu Alpha

Honor Society for Marketing Majors

 Membership status in Alpha Mu Alpha is available to individuals who attend a college or university having an established AMA collegiate chapter, and/or who attend a regionally or nationally accredited institution.  The appropriate Alpha Mu Alpha faculty coordinator, on campus, nominates marketing students who meet the academic standards approved by the AMA Board of Directors.  The nominees are invited to complete initiation procedures and gain Alpha Mu Alpha Honorary recognition.

Contact Information 

Faculty Adviser: Dr. David Locander

 

 American Marketing Association

AMA

 

Mission Statement: The collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) is dedicated to connect the members to the various fields of marketing to prepare for real-world experiences by offering professional network opportunities and developing engagements with local businesses. The AMA seeks to provide students leadership building opportunities through continuous involvement with the campus and its students.

**Membership**  JOIN in Spring 2018 for $20 (Cash and Checks Only) and UTC's local chapter will pay the remainder of your national AMA dues!   AMA national and local dues total $55 annually per student.

The AMA Treasurer will be collecting dues at meetings.  The national student membership application requires your physical signature, so we are unable to offer the application online.

 

Contact Information 

Faculty Adviser: Dr. David Locander

Beta Alpha Psi

BAP

National Honor Society for Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems Majors

Mission Statement: Beta Alpha Psi recognizes academic excellence and complements members’ formal education by providing interaction and networking among students, faculty and professionals. Our aim is to foster lifelong growth, service and ethical conduct.  

Contact Information 

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Spencer Usrey

 

SPRING 2018 MEETING SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, January 9th, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 113

Orientation (Dress Casual)

Tuesday, January 16th, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 113

TVA - Lyndsey Sneckenberger (Business Casual)

Tuesday, January 30th, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 113

Republic Parking - Jennifer Wilhoit (Business Casual)

Tuesday, February 13th, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 113

Wiley CPA - Karen Reetz (Business Casual)

Thursday, February 22nd, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 113

IIA Student Night (Business Casual)

Tuesday, February 27th, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 113

Emotional Intelligence - Joanie Sompayrac (Business Casual)

Tuesday, March 6th, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 113

Business Etiquette Dinner - Elliott Davis (Business Casual)

Tuesday, March 20th, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 113

BCBST - Bud Bishop (Business Casual)

Tuesday, April 3rd, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 113

Robert Half - Kevin Green (Business Casual)

Tuesday, April 10th, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 113

Becker - Amy Johnson (Business Casual)

 

Tuesday, April 17th, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 113

**MANDATORY** Initiations (Business Professional)

 

Beta Gamma Sigma

Honor Society for AACSB Accredited Schools

Membership
Beta Gamma Sigma only allows the top ten percent of the senior class, and the top twenty percent of the graduated MBA or MAcc students to be considered for induction. Students elected to membership in Beta Gamma Sigma are recognized with the highest national honor that a student in business of management at an accredited institution can obtain. They are truly "the best in business."

Qualified students are invited to join Beta Gamma Sigma every spring.

Contact Information
Faculty Adviser: Associate Dean Michael Jones

 

E-Club
 

Mission Statement: The mission of the E-Club is to be a source of inspiration, information and support for enterprising students looking to start new ventures. We strive to be the go-to organization for students wishing to build meaningful, working relationships with the UTC faculty, administration and the Chattanooga business community.

 

 

Contact Information 

Faculty Adviser: Prof. Adam Wolcott

 

Economics Club

The UTC Economics Club assists in the professional, educational, and social development of college students interested in economics; provides an association for college students actively interested in this field; and encourages interaction between business executives, faculty, and students.

MEETING DATES & TIMES LISTED ON FACEBOOK PAGE:

Economics Club Facebook Page

Contact Information

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Michaël Bonnal

 

Financial Management Association FMA
 

The Financial Management Association (FMA) is the most widely recognized international organization for both professionals and students in the finance field. 

Meetings are held every Thursday from 4:20-5:20 p.m. in the Bloomberg Lab in Fletcher Hall.

 

Contact Information

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Chris Brockman

 

Institute for Management Accountants IMA
 

The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) is a worldwide organization for professionals working in business.  The IMA student organization is a chapter associated with the Chattanooga IMA chapter.  The purpose of the IMA student organization is to help students network with local professionals and to be exposed to a variety of experts who will speak on topics relevant to accounting student advancement.

 

Local IMA Chapter meeting once a month includes $10 lunch for students

Contact Information
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Louis "Dutch" Fayard

SPRING 2018 MEETING SCHEDULE 

Thursday, February 1st, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 113

Richard Powell - Powell CPA, LLC

Thursday, February 22nd, TBA

Institute of Internal Auditors (BAP & IMA)

Thursday, March 1st, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 113

Christopher Hopkins (FMA & IMA)

Thursday, March 8th, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 113

James Gosselin - Miller Industries

Thursday, March 29th, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 113

AFWA Panel

 

Thursday, April 12th, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 113

Kimberly Greene - BCBST

Society for Human Resource Management Moc's SHRM Student Chapter

 

SHRM is a global HR professional organization that exists to:

  • Build and sustain partnerships with human resource professionals, media, governments, non-governmental organizations, businesses and academic institutions to address people management challenges that influence the effectiveness and sustainability of their organizations and communities.
  • Provide a community for human resource professionals, media, governments, non-governmental organizations, businesses and academic institutions to share expertise and create innovative solutions on people management issues.
  • Proactively provide thought leadership, education and research to human resource professionals, media, governments, non-governmental organizations, businesses and academic institutions.
  • Serve as an advocate to ensure that policy makers, law makers and regulators are aware of key people concerns facing organizations and the human resource profession

SHRM MEETINGS 

Tuesday, January 23rd - 4:30-5:20 p.m.

Tuesday, February 6th - 4:30-5:20 p.m.

Tuesday, March 6th - 4:30-5:20 p.m.

Tuesday, April 3rd - 4:30-5:20 p.m.

Tuesday, April 24th - 4:30-5:20 p.m.

Contact Information 
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Lisa Burke-Smalley

Sigma Iota Epsilon

National Honorary and Professional Management Fraternity

 

Membership
Membership into Sigma Iota Epsilon is extended to those students who have high academic standing and have demonstrated an interest in management or a management-related area (marketing,  sports management, hotel and restaurant management, finance, accounting, CIS, etc.).

Contact Information
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Gail Dawson

Society for the Advancement of Management SAM

 

Mission Statement: The mission of SAM is to provide an opportunity for the members to increase management skills and expertise through participation in programs and services designed to improve the professional quality of their knowledge, performance, and leadership ability.

Contact Information
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Kathleen Wheatley

Trading and Investment Club TIC

 

The Trading and Investment Club's mission is to promote best practices in portfolio management, trading and investment by cultivating intelligent investing and trading strategies in a real-world global setting.

Club activities include trading competitions, investment research challenges, site visits and other experiential learning opportunities, guest speakers and networking events.

Meetings are held every Thursday from 4:20-5:20 p.m. in the Bloomberg Lab in Fletcher Hall.

 

Contact Information
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Christi Wann