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 Fall 2017 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
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!
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.
Faculty Adviser: Dr. David Locander
American Marketing Association
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 Fall 2017 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.
Fall 2017 Meeting:
November 1, 2017 Noon-1:00 PM in Fletcher Room 114
Guest Speaker: Kennard Yamada, Sales Manager for EPB
Faculty Adviser: Dr. David Locander
Beta Alpha Psi
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.
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Spencer Usrey
FALL 2017 MEETING SCHEDULE:
Tuesday, August 29th, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 113
Orientation (Dress Casual)
Tuesday, September 5th, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 113
LBMC - Joyce Ann Williams (Business Casual)
Tuesday, September 12th, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 113
Elliott Davis Decosimo - Wynter Elder (Business Casual)
Tuesday, September 19th, 3:00-5:30 p.m., UC Chattanooga Room
**MANDATORY MEETING** Meet the Firms (Business Professional)
Friday, September 22nd, 3:00-5:00 p.m., HHM Office
HHM Open House (Business Professional)
Tuesday, September 26th, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 113
Mauldin and Jenkins - Kelsie Deiter (Business Casual)
Tuesday, October 3rd, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 113
Ernst and Young - Kayla DeLong (Business Casual)
Tuesday, October 10th, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 113
J.D. Frost and Company - Julie Barringer (Business Casual)
Tuesday, October 24th, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 113
Crowe Horwath - Ellen Provax (Business Casual)
Tuesday, October 31st, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 113
Career Lane - Kathy Lane (Business Casual)
Tuesday, November 7th, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 113
The Walls Group - Melissa Cleveland (Business Casual)
Tuesday, November 14th, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 113
**MANDATORY** Initiations (Business Professional)
Beta Gamma Sigma
Honor Society for AACSB Accredited Schools
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.
Faculty Adviser: Associate Dean Michael Jones
Collegiate Entreperneurs Organization UTCCEO Club
Mission Statement: The mission of UTCCEO 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.
Faculty Adviser: Prof. Emma Morris
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:
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.
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
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Louis "Dutch" Fayard
FALL 2017 MEETING SCHEDULE
Thursday, August 31st, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 110
Thursday, September 14th, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 110
Thursday, September 28th, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 110
Thursday, October 12th, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 110
Thursday, October 26th, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 110
Saturday, November 4th, TBA
Thursday, November 16th, 4:20-5:20 p.m., Fletcher 110
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 1st Tuesday of every month at 4:30 in Fletcher 305
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Katherine Karl
Sigma Iota Epsilon
National Honorary and Professional Management Fraternity
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.).
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.
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.
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Christi Wann