The College of Business Administration offers a variety of business clubs to help students expand both professionally and personally. Dr. Shawn Daly, dean of the College of Business Administration, states,
“The activities of the NU College of Business student organizations continue to expand and the clubs take on increasingly important directions. These accomplishments encompass high-value community service, as well as engaging in events that build the awareness of the institution in business and the community at large. We’re proud of what the students achieve and, in turn, I believe their activities are rewarded in the marketplace through the positions they are offered upon graduation.”
Read through the club descriptions to see which ones are right for you!
The Accounting Society is a student organization for accounting, finance and information systems students. The society provides a network of students, professors and professionals with information about community service, internships and co-ops, career opportunities, the interviewing process and business etiquette. They participate in guest lectures, presentations, and field trips to further their accounting knowledge. They also are active volunteers with Recycle for a Cause, a student-founded organization that aids in fighting cancer. The Accounting Society is also working on an outreach program to promote accounting as a major and profession to high school students.
Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Alpha Psi is an international honorary organization for financial information students and professionals. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems; providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals; and encouraging a sense of ethical, social and public responsibility.
For information on membership, please contact the moderator, Professor Chris Aquino.
B.O.L.D., which stands for Business Organizational Leadership Development, is a newly formed club within the College of Business Administration that focuses on developing students into leaders and experienced businessmen and women. This club allows students to take what they've learned in class and apply these methods to service-learning projects. These projects allow students to gain firsthand knowledge of consulting, marketing, finance and operations skills as well as provides firsthand knowledge of business operations creating well-rounded individuals. In addition, students give back in these projects by helping organizations in the local community as well as assisting those in need around the world. Currently, the club is working on it's Sustainable Sandals Project, which is a local operation coordinated through Niagara University that collects sandals that are gently worn by tourists who visit the Cave of the Winds attraction in Niagara Falls. Instead of throwing away approximately 250,000 of these sandals each year, the Cave of the Winds donates them to the Sustainable Sandals Project, which then sorts, sanitizes and boxes the sandals. The sandals are then distributed worldwide to individuals in need of footwear. The club is currently working with distribution companies and local mission groups to get the sandals to those in need in Third World countries. This project and club is, at its heart, Vincentian, providing people with donated footwear as well as offering service-learning opportunities to Niagara University students.
For more information regarding B.O.L.D. or information on club membership, please contact Professor Alegre.
The Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization (CEO) aids in forming successful business people and career options by giving you the opportunity to be placed in real life scenarios that occur in the business field. It is our mission, through the CEO Program of Niagara University, to inform, support and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation. The CEO focuses on career development through resume writing workshops, business cards and much more. They also sponsor speakers, go on field trips to various businesses and travel to conferences.
For information on membership, please contact Dr. Anna McNab.
Financial Management Association (FMA)
The Financial Management Association (FMA) student chapter is a global leader in developing and disseminating knowledge about financial decision making. The mission of the FMA is to broaden the common interests between academicians and practitioners; provide opportunities for professional interaction between and among academicians, practitioners and students; promote the development and understanding of basic and applied research and of sound financial practices; and to enhance the quality of education in finance.
Our FMA student chapter offers numerous activities and programs, which are customized to meet the specific needs of our members, may include:
- Professional Development Activities
- Speaker Programs
- Study Groups/Tutoring Services
- Social Activities
- Investment Competitions
- Job Search and Resume Book Publication
- Chapter Newsletters
Please email Professor Ed Hutton for more information.
Niagara University Marketing Association (NUMA)
The Niagara University Marketing Association (NUMA), a collegiate chapter in affiliation with the Rochester branch of the American Marketing Association, was formed to enlighten interested students in the functions and operations of marketing. The association sponsors such outside activities as tours through selected firms and seminars featuring guest speakers. NUMA believes that learning by doing is the best way for students to gain real world marketing experience, which is accomplished by offering their skills, as a group, to Niagara University and the surrounding community. They are working with the Niagara University sports teams, the United Way of Greater Niagara, Recycle for a Cause, as well as other groups to assist in marketing and research. Membership is open to any student pursuing a career in the fields of marketing and management.
Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM)
The Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) is the leading voice of the human resource profession, representing the interests of over 65,000 professional and 6,000 student members from around the world. SHRM provides its membership with education and information services, conferences and seminars, government and media representation, and publications that equip human resource professionals to become leaders and decision makers within their organizations. The society is a founding member and secretariat of the World Federation of Personnel Management Associations (WFPMA), which links human resource associations in 55 nations. For membership information, please contact Dr. Lisa Williams.
For a complete list of all clubs and organizations offered at Niagara University, please visit Campus Activities.