Clubs and Organizations

Despite their busy workloads, School of Management students have just about every interest you can imagine and are involved in an amazing array of activities. Whether you're interested in entrepreneurship, Wall Street, economic policy, human resources, or accounting, chances are there's an organization or club that provides the perfect opportunity for you to learn more, share your knowledge, make friends, have fun, and make a difference.

Beta Gamma Sigma

BGSBeta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program 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 cultivate and celebrate leadership and professional excellence, to advance the values of the Society, and to serve its lifelong members.

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Marist College Lambda Eta Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi

BAPBeta Alpha Psi is an honorary and professional fraternity for accounting, finance and information systems majors. Its stated purpose includes recognizing scholastic and professional excellence in the fields of accounting, finance or information systems with the provision of opportunities for self-development and association among members and practicing business professionals; and encouragement of a sense of ethical, social and public responsibility.

These national objectives are consistent with the mission of Marist College as an institution that is committed to excellence in education, the pursuit of higher human values and dedication to the principle of service. In addition, the Marist College petitioning chapter of Beta Alpha Psi is dedicated to the concept that a student.s education should include experiences outside of the classroom.

Why join Beta Alpha Psi?

- Network with professionals and peers in your chosen field
- Develop your potential as a professional
- Learn what employers are looking for
- Join the brotherhood of a national organization
- Opportunity to apply for scholarships

For more information please visit our website at 

The Business Club

The Business Club is a relatively new and growing organization. It is comprised primarily of students with Business, Accounting, and Economics majors and minors. The Club provides a social gathering for the School of Management students while bringing informative and practical services to its members.

The mission of the Business Club is to provide practical, informative, and entertaining subject matter to the students. Most importantly, it is a link between the administration, the faculty, and the students at Marist. The purpose of the Business Club is to provide a forum for students to discuss their related interest in the business world as well as broaden their knowledge of business opportunities and experiences outside of the classroom.

The Business Club meets once every two weeks. During the meetings, the members discuss various issues pertaining to finance, marketing, human resources, international business, and so on. Additionally, they take periodic field trips to select companies in New York City, sponsor fund raising and community service projects, invite professionals from the "Real Business World" to give lectures on their own experiences, and much more.

To learn more about the Business Club and their upcoming events or how to become a member, please call 845-575-3000 x2905.

Alpha Kappa Psi (AKY)

Alpha Kappa Psi is a national professional business fraternity with beliefs focusing on brotherhood, leadership, unity, and education. Marist College is home to the Nu Upsilon chapter of he fraternity. Alpha Kappa Psi is a coed fraternity and is open to students with majors in business, computer science, mathematics, public relations, and advertising. New members must pledge for a seven-week educational period and must pass a national exam to be initiated into the fraternity.

The main focus of Alpha Kappa Psi is to "provide leadership development, personal and professional training, and the fundamental ingredient higher education misses: experience." In order to meet this goal the fraternity engages in activities and events such as the Business Career Panel at Marist and the fall Symposium at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

To learn more about Alpha Kappa Psi or how to become a member, you can visit their web site at

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

SHRMThe Society for Human Resource Management is the leading voice of the human resource profession, representing the interests of more than 80,000 professional and student members from around the world.

The benefits of student membership include networking opportunities with real-life HR professionals in the Hudson Valley, attending conferences to hear outstanding speakers, receiving cutting edge publications such as HR Magazine and HR news, and getting discounts to national and international conferences where over 6,000 professionals gather. SHRM also sponsors scholarships and awards and provides research assistance.

As a professional society, there is a small membership fee of $35 per year for students. For more information, please contact Professor Ismay Czarniecki at 845-575-3225 or visit our website .

American Society for Public Administrators (ASPA)

The American Society for Public Administrators allows students to expand their networking potential and to meet and learn from working professionals in the areas of public, non-profit, and governmental agencies. Luncheons, seminars, newsletters, and conferences are just a few of the ways in which ASPA members learn and network on a local level.

As a professional society, the annual dues for a full-time student are $35. This includes membership in the nearest local chapter and a subscription to Public Administration Review, the highest circulated journal in the field for over 60 years, the A times, a monthly newspaper, and the Recruiter, a listing of job openings in the field of public administration. Special events such as lectures, seminars, and workshops are also held locally at least once every semester for a minimal fee.

For more information, please contact the MPA Graduate Assistant in the School of Management at 845-575-3000 x2999 or visit the ASPA web site at

American Marketing Association

AMAThe American Marketing Association is one of the largest professional associations in the world with over 10,000 student members, and 20,000 professional members who work, teach and study in the field.

As stated on the website, "American Marketing Association student membership and AMA collegiate chapter affiliation offers many benefits, from marketing career resources, platforms for professional development, planning and execution of chapter events, leadership development, to taking part in the many AMA competitions offered annually".

 Students interested in applying for membership may contact the VP of Membership, Amanda Martini or Chapter President, Joseph Valenza  Alumni or Professionals interested in contributing may contact the Faculty Advisor, Dr. Pamela Harper


EnactusEnactus is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. Enactus provides a platform for teams of outstanding college and university students to create community development projects. Guided by educators and supported by business leaders, Enactus students take the kind of entrepreneurial approach that empowers people to be a part of their own success.

The Marist Enactus Team aspires to compete in an annual series of regional and national competitions that provide a forum for teams to showcase the impact of community outreach efforts. Competitions and other events provide Marist students the opportunity to network with executives representing Enactus national sponsors and Marist Enactus Board of Advisor members.

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Marist faculty advisor: Dr. Melinda Weisberg