College of Business students can pursue their academic and career interests through the following organizations.
Faculty Advisor: Larry Bergin
Gives prospective accountants insight into accounting as a profession, encourages interaction with other accounting majors and minors, and facilitates the educational process. Watch for meeting times and upcoming events on the Accounting Association's bulletin board on the third floor of Somsen Hall.
American Marketing Association (AMA)
Faculty Advisor: Russell Smith
Affiliated with the national American Marketing Association and designed to help students to more fully understand the role of marketing in today's society, develop professional marketing skills, and serve individuals and organizations who are in need of these marketing skills.
Open to all business majors and hosts many activities including speakers, workshops, business tours, socials, fundraising, and portfolio advising. Meeting times and association activities are posted on AMA's bulletin board on the third floor of Somsen Hall.
Delta Sigma Pi
Faculty Advisor: Mark Young
A co-ed, professional business fraternity open to all business majors. Delta Sigma Pi offers tremendous personal and professional growth opportunities to enhance your educational experience at WSU. Delta Sigma Pi sponsors various activities including speakers, tours, seminars, community service events, fundraising, and social activities. "Deltasig" members get to know other business students and faculty, relate classroom experiences to the business world, and develop outstanding leadership skills. Delta Sigma Pi can help you by providing the activities, challenges, and support that will set the foundation for a successful career in the business world.
Meeting times and fraternity activities are posted on Delta Sigma Pi's bulletin board on the third floor of Somsen Hall.
Financial Management Association (FMA)
Faculty Advisor: Chan-Wung Kim
Open to all business majors interested in finance, investments, and accounting. The purpose of the FMA is to assist in the professional, educational, and social development of college students interested in finance, banking, investments, real estate, economics, and accounting. The organization promotes student interaction between business executives, faculty, and students. Check FMA's bulletin board on the third floor of Somsen Hall for details and announcements.
Management Information Systems Association (MISA)
Faculty Advisors: Pat Paulson
Provides WSU's management information systems majors with opportunities to get involved with local and regional business firms and events. MISA is affiliated with the Association of Information Technology Professionals. MISA contributes to the social, professional, and interpersonal development of MIS students. Student activities, which include seminars, job fairs, and tours of local firms, are guided by a faculty advisor and implemented by MISA officers with close involvement of the members. Meeting times and activities are posted on MISA's bulletin board on the third floor of Somsen Hall.
Pi Sigma Epsilon
Faculty Advisors: Marianne Collins and Bob Newberry
Pi Sigma Epsilon is the only national, co-ed, professional fraternal organization in sales, marketing, and management. Pi Sigma Epsilon's mission is to develop the sales and marketing skills of its members through lifelong opportunities. Pi Sigma Epsilon has grown to be the premiere organization for motivated and dedicated students looking to maximize their college experience. PSE's goal is to provide collegiate students with practical business experience through sales, sales projects, marketing, marketing research and community service projects. Installation of this new chapter will take place January 16, 2010.
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Faculty Advisor: Mussie Tessema
An organization for students who are human resources management majors. The organization is associated with the Society for Human Resource Management, which is the national organization for professional practitioners in the field. SHRM contributes to the social, professional, and interpersonal development of human resources management students. Student activities, which include seminars, job fairs, and tours of local firms, are guided by a faculty advisor and implemented by SHRM officers with close involvement of the members. Meeting times and activities are posted on SHRM's bulletin board on the third floor of Somsen Hall.