The Nistler College of Business & Public Administration offers a multitude of experiential learning experiences through the variety of student organizations available on campus. Involvement in student organizations provides you with the opportunity to network on campus and in the community, as well as gain valuable experience for your resume to assist you on your path to a career in business.
Nistler CoBPA Student Organizations
The primary purpose of Accounting Club is to provide social, educational, and networking events for accounting majors to take part in. It also provides a way for Accounting majors to become involved in different activities and organizations.
Accounting Club Advisor
Alpha Kappa Psi is a Professional Co-Ed Business Fraternity open to all majors. The four areas of focus are professionalism, brotherhood, service, and fundraising. This club hosts events in each of these areas as well as attends campus and community events.
When you join Alpha Kappa Psi, you join an elite group of professionals who are committed to keeping their skills sharp and careers on track. This is accomplished through professional programs at various levels. Fraternity programs include Principled Business Leadership Institute, The Academy, Case Competition and the College of Leadership. Members gain many valuable skills on the local level as they operate their chapters as "franchises” of Alpha Kappa Psi. Every member participates in various professional development events conducted by the chapter such as mock interviews, resume workshops, etiquette dinners and many more. Such professional development, when marketed to employers, will set you apart from your peers.
This chapter holds recruitment at the beginning of each semester. Feel free to contact the VP-Membership for more information on joining Alpha Kappa Psi.
Alpha Kappa Psi Advisor
The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) is the professional association that represents airport management personnel at public-use commercial and general aviation airports in the United States of America The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) is the professional association representing airport management personnel at public-use commercial and general aviation airports across the United States. It provides its members with industry-related services, support, training, and various professional development opportunities. Members of the UND Student Chapter are interested in pursuing a career as an airport professional.
This organization welcomes all majors. AAAE strongly encourages airport management students to join. The chapter meetings include discussions about airports and aviation. This organization frequently hosts guest speakers from the industry and sends representatives to the annual conference. Attending the conference allows members to meet and network with thousands of aviation professionals from across the country. AAAE is dedicated to your success, both while at UND and as alumni.
Dr. Kimberly Kenville
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Business Law Association (BLA) provides a forum to exchange ideas for students interested in the intersection of business and the law. The organization will foster social interaction for students by sponsoring gatherings and recreational activities. Business Law Association (BLA) provides a forum to exchange ideas for students interested in the intersection of business and the law.
BLA intends to introduce members to practitioners in the field of business law and provide networking opportunities within the business community. The organization will foster social interaction for students by sponsoring gatherings and recreational activities. BLA will coordinate events/lectures and intends to work closely with the UND College of Business & Public Administration.
The purpose of the Business Leadership Club is to prepare future leaders in the field of business, expose students to the various areas of business and guide them in choosing a career path, encourage and help students to thrive academically, socially, personally, and professionally for long-term success, and create a constructive networking community of individuals interested in business.
Business Leadership Club Advisor
This club's main goal is to promote and inform students about the field of corporate and business aviation, through guest speakers and various events.
Corporate and Business Aviation Club Advisor
The purpose of DECA is to provide members with role play experience in all areas of business. This chapter also gets the chance to network with members from different chapters who are interested in the same area of study as well as many business professionals.
Management Club's purpose is to help teach management skills to members, and expand their education. This club offers many activities including company tours, running the Gamble Express coffee stand, hosting social events, and helping members meet other business students. Members do not have to be a management major to join.
Management Club Advisor
Connect, educate, and prepare for a future in marketing! At the UND Markting Club, students will get to hear from guest speakers who are currently working in the field of marketing. Learn about career opportunities and tips for succeeding. The UND Marketing Club is open to all majors!
Marketing Club Advisor
The Nonprofit Leadership Student Association provides social and cultural opportunities for its members, as well as preparing future leaders in the field of nonprofit leadership. The NLSA focuses on community service and volunteerism in the Greater Grand Forks Community. In addition to leadership, members are given the opportunity to develop skills in working as a team.
The Operations and Supply Chain Club is a student organized and student run club at UND that is designed to enhance the experience for students interested in Supply Chain Mgmt. This club is focused on creating opportunities for students and networking with others. There are multiple reasons why the OSC Club was started. The first and most important reason is because there are relatively few students at UND pursuing the major, who seldom interact. This club provides an opportunity for students who are pursuing the major to be able to meet one another and get to know each other. In addition, this club gets the members of this major to interact with the majors they will be working alongside in the workforce. It is also a great networking opportunity, so people can tour facilities, meet professionals in the field and try to find opportunities in the field. Lastly, Operations and Supply Chain Management is a field that is growing, and is very under-rated. Many students here do not even know that this degree exists, so being able to promote it and advertise it to potential OSC majors is a top priority as well.
Operations and Supply Chain Management Club Advisor
Dr. Seong-Hyun Nam
PBL's mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative and fun leadership and career development programs. Student members learn how to become more marketable, and gain contacts in the business world that will help them accomplish their career objectives. Social events are also an important part of PBL activities.
Dr. Cullen Goenner
The UND Public Affairs Club is a student organization open to all students who have an interest in political science, current events, and public policy. The organization is closely affiliated with Pi Sigma Alpha, which is the political science undergraduate honor society. Together these two organizations host regular meetings and carry out events and fundraisers on campus and in the community.
Public Affairs Club Advisor
Dr. Brian Urlacher
PRSSA is a network of more than 10,000 college students interested in public relations, communication, and beyond. This group connects students with resources and people to enhance their education, broaden their network and launch their career. This group advocates rigorous academic standards for public relations education, the highest ethical principles, and diversity in the profession.
Public Relations Student Society of America Advisor
Dr. Soojung Kim
The Sport Business Student Association (SBSA) provides all UND students who want to work in the field of sport business with opportunities to learn from and to network with successful industry professionals. The SBSA strives to provide opportunities for members to receive hands-on experience. This is achieved through meetings with invited speakers, organization outings to a variety of businesses and venues, volunteer opportunities, workshops, and organization-run events.
The SBSA's secondary purpose is to support the sport business program in the College of Business and Public Administration as a supplemental experience that enhances students' pursuits of a career in sport business.
Dr. David Flynn
The Sports Law Student Association will meet and discuss current legal and business issues affecting collegiate, olympic and professional sports. Speakers will be featured to discuss Sports Law, and explore career opportunities in the field.
Sports Law Students Association is dedicated to uniting all law students who are interested in learning about the law and legal development in the Sports Law industry. SLSA supports those students interested in legal and business issues affecting collegiate, Olympic, and professional sports. This club encourages communication and strives to develop a professional relationship with individuals in the industry by hosting networking events and inviting speakers to talk to members. Further, this club strives to assist students in exploring and developing opportunities in the field.
The Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) is an international organization of practicing HR professionals around the globe. UND SHRM is an official affiliate of SHRM. There is a local chapter of HR professionals as an official affiliate of SHRM. They are the Northeastern Area Dakota Human Resource Association (NDAHRA).
SHRM and the NDAHRA have supported this student group in different ways. Local chapter members of NDAHRA have volunteered their time to give presentations on campus sponsored by UND SHRM. NDAHRA also provides funding for snacks at UND SHRM meetings.
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The Student Aviation Management Association (SAMA) is a student led organization at the University of North Dakota. SAMA is comprised of members from various aviation and management related majors at the University of North Dakota.
The Student Investment Club was created to allow like-minded UND students to discuss various topics under the umbrella that is investing. This could include professional investors, current events, history, or even opportunity-specific considerations.
Student Investment Club Advisor
Dr. Young Jae Choi
In the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), students receive hands-on experience in the field of finance by allowing them to actually manage a $1,000,000+ portfolio of equity and bonds. Students work in small groups conducting research and analysis, and prepare investment decisions. Students are responsible for managing all aspects of the Investment Fund: research, investment management, administration and client services.
Dr. Young Jae Choi
This organization is dedicated to providing opportunities for growth and bringing together all majors and backgrounds to discuss different topics within business. Members will have the opportunity to grow professionally and gain confidence within themselves.
Women in Business Advisor
Nistler CoBPA Student Honor Societies
Beta Alpha Psi is an honor organization for financial information students and professionals.
The purpose of Beta Alpha Psi is to recognize outstanding academic achievements in the field of accounting, finance, and information systems, promote the study and practice of professional fields related to these disciplines, provide opportunities for self-development and association among members and practicing financial professionals, and encourage a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibilities.
The above information was provided by www.bap.org.
Dr. Dee Ann Ellingson
Founded in 1913, the first national honor society in business was a merger of three separate societies established to honor academic achievement in business at the University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois and the University of California. Beta Gamma Sigma is an international honor society that provides the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate (graduate) program at a school accredited by AACSB International.
The Mission of the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to foster personal and professional excellence, to advance the values of the Society, and to serve its lifelong members.
Beta Gamma Sigma has 498 chapters at colleges and universities accredited by AACSB International. Additionally, the Society has established 24 Alumni Chapters in major metropolitan areas. The University of North Dakota became an affiliated chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma in 1926, and has been an active member for the past 84 years inducting 1211 members.
UND's Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter
UND's Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter is led by faculty advisor Donna Altepeter. Donna was inducted as member of Beta Gamma Sigma as she was completing her Masters of Accountancy Degree in 1985 and has been a member for twenty-five years. Through Altepeter's leadership the membership has continued to grow by incorporating tapping ceremonies, which began to take place four years ago. "Schools that incorporate tapping ceremonies get a much higher acceptance rate," says Altepeter. A tapping ceremony is a formal way to invite students to become part of this elite honor society.
The Dean and Associate Dean along with the Faculty Advisor visit the classrooms of the new inductees to present the invitation and inform them on what it means to be part of Beta Gamma Sigma. A formal induction ceremony takes place at the end of the fall and spring semester with guest speakers, history of Beta Gamma Sigma, and a small social with family and friends to celebrate this honor.
Beta Gamm Sigma Advisor
Graduate Student Organizations and Honor Societies
The mission of the MBA Student Association is to establish social events and networking activities that are designed to be a significant additional benefit to the overall MBA program experience.
The monthly social activities of the MBA Student Association provide a round-table discussion designed to be enjoyable, while enhancing a dynamic MBA professional network. Some other networking activities consist of meetings with successful businessmen and women within the community, and various volunteering opportunities.
The MBA Student Association aims to connect on-campus and distance students through the use of technology that creates a level playing field, and is conducive to an equally rewarding experience for all involved. In addition, the association attempts to bridge the gap between students, faculty, and administration by acting as a medium through which information flows relating to matters of strategic importance.
MBA Student Association Advisor
Related Student Opportunities
The Dakota Venture Group (DVG) is a venture capital firm that operates in Grand Forks, North Dakota. DVG is comprised of University of North Dakota students and is the first completely student-run venture capital investment fund in the United States.
DVG provides students the opportunity to conduct due diligence, make final investment decisions, and negotiate deal term structure. Diverse backgrounds contribute to the success of the group. DVG members represent a variety of academic disciplines and backgrounds, including accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, law, marketing, science, and engineering.
By participating in Dakota Venture Group, UND students from all disciplines of study receive an unheard of opportunity to gain real world experience in the field of venture capital and angel investing. The investment strategy of DVG includes making investments in high-growth ventures started by entrepreneurs in the United States, with preference given to regional ventures. All investments are made with the goal of fostering economic growth. Over the past several years more than 140 DVG student members have screened numerous companies and made multiple investments.
Dakota Venture Group Advisor
Leadership Academy is committed to developing student leaders through education, engagement, and enrichment in order to prepare them for campus leadership opportunities. The group aims to prepare student leaders to positively impact their campus, community, and the world. The method is simple: EDUCATE: Expand personal and interpersonal leadership skills and knowledge ENRICH: Create a lasting impact during your campus experience EXPAND: Build relationships with the campus and community
Poolman Leadership Academy Advisor
Prodigy Consulting is a student-run consulting company that serves businesses in the upper midwest. Through this venture, University of North Dakota students from all departments across campus are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge from the classroom to real-world business needs. They provide cutting-edge marketing services, including search engine optimization (SEO), product photography, website development, graphic design, and social media management.
Prodigy Consulting Advisor
UND Student Ambassadors are official representatives of the University of North Dakota. They are an elite group of student volunteers who serve as UND representatives at various events throughout the year such as Welcome Weekend, homecoming, open houses, and other campus receptions. Student Ambassadors are a dynamic group of students motivated for the enhancement of the University and the college experience.
Student Ambassador Advisor
Student Government is active on campus in supporting the voice of UND students through student representation and legislation regarding student issues. In addition, Student Government financially supports free bus rides, student discounts, student organizations, and other programs and services across campus.
Student Government Advisor
Dr. Cassie Gerhardt