Professional Student Organizations

Joining a student organization helps to build your network and can provide valuable skills.

Our campus is home to more than 180 student organizations, eight of which are housed in the College of Business. Student organizations provide business students with opportunities to take on a leadership role, work as a team, give back to the community, network, and advance their careers. Our students efforts outside the classroom have earned UM-Dearborn organizations multiple honors in national competitions.

Professional Student Organizations

Alpha Kappa Psi

Alpha Kappa Psi provides students the opportunity to develop their professional and leadership skills in a fail-safe environment. Students have the chance to apply what they learn in the classroom to real life business situations. Our goal is to help our members develop professional skills and knowledge that will prepare them for their careers after graduation. Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders, and a variety of leadership opportunities are available through officer positions and committee roles. During their time with Alpha Kappa Psi, our members can expect to expand their professional network and explore their career interests, all in a fun and friendly environment. 

Apply to join Alpha Kappa Psi

Faculty Advisors:  Patrick Keyes ( and Mercedes Miranda (

American Marketing Association (AMA)

At American Marketing Association (AMA), students learn about marketing first-hand by working with real businesses. We go on field trips to marketing agencies around the area, participate in competitions, and do all types of fundraising for our chapter. We like to have fun and work hard. We accept people from all majors, if you are creative and like excitement then the AMA is for you. AMA is where ideas happen.

Find us online!

Organization e-mail:

Chapter Meetings
Join Zoom Meeting - We will be having weekly general meetings every Wednesday from 5:00 PM-6:00 PM via Zoom. At these meetings we will have professional development opportunities, marketing workshops, competitions for students, AMA kahoot competitions and lots of opportunities to network with others. Our organization is open to all majors, undergraduate and graduate students. Students that want to get involved or added to our mailing list can email us at:

Faculty Advisor:  Kyungwon Lee (

Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting and Finance Honors)

Beta Alpha Psi is the premier international honors organization for Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems majors. Beta Alpha Psi was founded in 1919 and by the year 2009 there were more than 230 chapters on college and university campuses with over 200,000 members initiated since the organization's formation.

Interested in joining Beta Alpha Psi? Fill out this form!

Faculty Advisors:  Richard Kent ( and Patty Graybeal (patty

Financial Management Association

The Financial Management Association is a student organization that offers participants out of class learning experiences in a team based environment through activities such as virtual stock challenge, professional speakers, externship events, conferences, and seminars. In its meetings, members discuss current financial events that apply financial and business knowledge acquired in their classes to real world situations. The Association also provides students alumni networking opportunities and training events. The goals of the Association are to increase students’ financial literacy and understanding of the financial markets, and to build and shape our members into confident and versatile leaders.

Faculty Advisors:  Yan (Alice) Xie ( and Nick Vlisides (

Information Systems Management (ISM) Association

The Information Systems Management (ISM) Association is a student organization that promotes the study and utilization of information systems and technology through programs of professional development, social networking, and community development. The ISM association is a founding student chapter of The Association for Information Systems (AIS) and works in conjunction with AIS throughout the academic year. The ISM association is an energized and enthusiastic organization housed within the College of Business where the members define the goals of the organization. Past activities have included tours of Google and Menlo Innovations in Ann Arbor, bowling fundraisers, and Cram Days in support of the organizational goals of career and networking opportunities.

Faculty Advisors: Kathy Majeske ( and Patrick Keyes (

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) exists to serve as a bridge to the professional human resource community and to advance knowledge, understanding and application of human resource principles and practices. We are open to all majors and all students who wish to expand their network and learn more about this ever-changing field. SHRM is open to all majors.

Fill out this form to join!

Organization e-mail:

Chapter Meetings
Join Zoom Meeting - Passcode: pGMGE1

Faculty Advisor: Jessie Lee (

Supply Chain Association (SCA)

The Supply Chain Association (SCA) is focused on providing opportunities for students to learn more about Supply Chain Management through a variety of venues such as guest speakers, plant tours, supply chain service projects. SCA seeks to provide a forum through which students can network with other students pursuing SCM studies, SCM graduates, and industry professionals. Lastly, SCA supports students in preparing for their prospective profession through relationships with professional organizations.

Find us online!
Snapchat - UMDsca

Faculty Advisor: Young Ro (

Women in Business

The mission of Women in Business (WIB) is to create awareness, educate, and provide resources to women to overcome the glass ceiling in the workforce by providing relevant speaker opportunities, workshops, mentorship, and professional development. The organization works to create opportunities for female business majors to meet and network with alumni in the community and supports the development of future female business leaders.

Faculty Advisor: Tuere Wheeler (

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