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

Our campus is home to more than 180 student organizations, nine 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.

Student Organizations

  • 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.

    Faculty Advisors:  Mike Callahan, mcalla@umich.edu and Patrick Keyes,patkeyes@umich.edu  

  • The American Advertising Federation Club-Dearborn Chapter is organized for the benefit of UM-Dearborn students (campus-wide) who are interested in pursuing advertising and promotion as a career. We organized AAF-Dearborn to offer students a chance to explore the various opportunities in advertising, as a career, and to compete in contests sponsored by the American Advertising Federation (AAF). In addition, we will find opportunities to help companies in the region design and implement a cost effective way to promote their business. We are dedicated to bringing guests from the advertising industry to campus to speak and talk with students about careers. The AAF-Dearborn is a campus-wide, university recognized student organization, located in the College of Business.

    Faculty Advisor:  Tim Hartge, thartge@umich.edu

  • 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.

    Faculty Advisors:  Chris Samfilippo, cmsam@umich.edu and Philipp Rauschnabel,prausch@umich.edu 

  • 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.

    Faculty Advisor:  Susan Baker, skbaker@umd.umich.edu and Mike VanHemert,mdvanhem@umich.edu

  • C.R.E.W. is the newest student organization to be welcomed into the College of Business here at UM-Dearborn. It is the first, and only, non-major specific organization available exclusively to our business students. The mission of C.R.E.W. is to bring our members together in an effort to help them succeed academically, professionally, and socially. Our main objective is to help welcome and integrate freshman students into the College of Business and, ultimately, the greater university. If you are a business student looking for a fun and productive organization to become a part of, then come join the C.R.E.W. today!

    Faculty advisor: Lynda Dioszegi, ldioszeg@uich.edu
    Organization email: mbonasso@umich.edu

  • The Financial Investment Club 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, 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 Club also provides students alumni networking opportunities and training events. The goals of the Club are to increase students’ financial literacy and understanding of the financial markets, and to build a better community through community service.

    Faculty Advisors:  Heiwai Lee, heiwail@umich.edu and Yan (Alice) Xie,yanxie@umich.edu

  • The Information Technology Management (ITM) Club 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 ITM Club is a founding student chapter of The Association for Information Systems (AIS) and works in conjunction with AIS throughout the academic year. The ITM Club 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 Advisor:  Lise Urbaczewski,liseu@umich.edu

  • The Management and Human Resources Association (MHRA) is a student organization that fosters student interest in the fields of Management and Human Resources by providing students with exposure to career-oriented experiences and opportunities through student networking, leadership roles, programs, and services. The focus of this interaction is to assist students in developing skills and leadership, specifically geared toward Management and Human Resources. MHRA is open to all majors.

    Faculty Advisor:  Janice Molloy, molloyjc@umich.edu and Diana Smrt,dsmrt@umich.edu

    Organization e-mail: mhraumd@gmail.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/mhraumd
    Twitter: twitter.com/mhraumd

  • 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, with SCM graduates and with professionals in industry. Lastly, SCA supports students in preparing for their prospective profession through relationships with professional organizations.

    Faculty Advisor:  Gerald Holowicki, gholowic@umich.edu

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Students have the opportunity to participate in 130+ student organizations on campus.