School of Business Student Organizations
Business Student Clubs
When you join the University at Albany School of Business, you get more than a degree. You become part of a community of students, faculty, staff and alumni. What you do outside of the classroom is as important as what happens within. The wide range of clubs and activities within the school provides opportunities for students to learn more about the fields of business and accounting, prepare for their careers, get involved in community service and meet like-minded students.
Created by students for students in 2007, Albany Business Leaders Emerging is the fastest growing student group in the School of Business, offering seminars in career preparation, opportunities for community service, and an investment group. ABLE received the Purple and Gold Award as the Outstanding Pre-Professional & Academic Group in 2011 and 2012. The group is open to all majors.
The University at Albany Collegiate Chapter of the American Marketing Association offers professional speakers, networking events, and social events. There are additional advantages for joining the National Chapter of AMA such as annual scholarships. Their mission is to enrich their team of marketing optimists by providing them with experiences that will allow them to grow academically as well as professionally in the real world.
Students created the UAlbany chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals for Finance and Accounting in the fall of 2010. The New York professional chapter of ALPFA, providing support to the UAlbany student chapter, is the largest in the country. ALPFA is dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos but membership is open to anyone who shares the group’s values, mission, and principles.
Accounting majors join Beta Alpha Psi. The Eta Pi chapter offers technicals, programs in which Big Four accounting firms and a variety of small and mid-size firms speak on topics of interest to accounting students. The group also participates in the BAP Regional Competition, in which they research and implement an accounting-related topic.
The Dean’s Leadership Council is a consortium of the leadership of School of Business groups. The DLC not only allows for coordination and an exchange of ideas between clubs, but also hosts career-focused events and offers opportunities for community service.
When you join the Zeta Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, you become a part of School of Business history. It is the oldest School of Business club, founded in 1967. This business fraternity hosts professional events and raises money for charity. The DSP annually sponsors a highly successful career fair that brings nearly 80 employers to campus, and attracts over 750 students from a variety of majors.
Graduate Student Association
Working on your MBA at UAlbany? The Graduate Student Association is run by and for full-time MBA students. The group acts as advocates for the class and offers a variety of professional development and networking opportunities. For details please contact the GSA President Gary Rainstrom Jr.
The National Association of Black Accountants expands the influence of minority professionals in the fields of accounting and finance. The UAlbany NABA Chapter offers career targeted workshops, networking platforms, and internship opportunities. The group volunteers in the community, working at a local CPA firm to promote tax services for low-income families and also mentors high school students. Members may attend the NABA Eastern Conference.
For those who believe that it’s possible to make a net impact that benefits not just the bottom line – but people and planet too. The MBA students who belong to Net Impact of UAlbany work to merge business and industry for the greater good of the people, coordinating ethically, socially, sustainably responsible activities and events. Net Impact has partnered with the UAlbany Go Green initiatives, including campus clean-up, attended annual conferences, and sponsored movie nights. For details, please contact the Net Impact President Thomas Wolcott.
New York Society of Security Analysts
The student chapter of the New York Society of Security Analysts connects students with finance professionals. Membership is open to students enrolled in the Financial Analyst Honors Program and members of the University at Albany School of Business Investment Group. Members have access to a 10,000+ member directory and complimentary networking events.
Interested in marketing? Pi Sigma Epsilon, open to all majors, focuses on the promotion of students' career interests in sales and marketing. The group offers speakers and community service.
Whether you are an underclassman looking for guidance or an upperclassman eager to share your knowledge, the Albany Mentorship Program can work for you. The group develops a strong professional network by creating "families" for underclassmen by placing them with mentor groups. Business and accounting majors are welcome.
Ready to invest real money? The University at Albany School of Business Investment Group was created by three financial analyst students and a $100,000 endowment from the University at Albany Foundation. The activities of the student-run investment fund are sponsored by the Center for Institution Investment Management. The UASBIG portfolio aims to outperform the returns of the S&P 500 index.
Women – this club was created especially for you, though Women Excelling in Business is open to all majors and genders. WEB offers opportunities for career preparedness and community service.