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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. The School is home to 13 clubs and organizations.

American Marketing Association

The 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 www.ama.org, "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".

Marist faculty advisor: Ed Linde

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.

National ASPA website: www.aspanet.org

Marist College Lambda Eta Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi

Beta 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

Beta Gamma Sigma

Photo of Beta Gamma Sigma Key Statue Beta 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.

The Business Club

The Business Club provides 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 club is open to all undergraduate students with an interest in business.

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

Marist faculty advisors:
Prof. John Finnigan, Prof. Carol Friedman, Prof. Jay Pantaleo
john.finnigan@marist.edu, carol.friedman@marist.edujay.pantaleo@marist.edu

Consulting Club

To bring together individuals interested in professional advancement in the field of consulting. 
To provide members with information, knowledge, and resources to help them achieve the skills and insights necessary to join and be successful in the consulting field or related career path.

We achieve this through experiential and hands-on learning approaches to maximize engagement. The approaches we will use will include, but are not limited to, professional interactions, interview preparation, case practice, and case competition participation.


Photo of Enactus logo Enactus 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.

National website: www.enactus.org

Marist Women in Business (MWIB)

The purpose of the Marist Women in Business organization is to aid undergraduate women in the School of Management to expand their knowledge and network, encourage them to use their voice, and take risks in their communities and organizations. For more information or to become a member, please visit their website below.

Website: https://wibmarist.wixsite.com/maristwib

Marist faculty advisor: Dr. Joanne Gavine

Omicron Delta Epsilon

Photo of Omicron Delta Epsilon Omicron Delta Epsilon is one of the world's largest academic honor societies. The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics; the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges and universities, and among colleges and universities; the publication of its official journal, The American Economist, and sponsoring of panels at professional meetings as well as the Irving Fisher and Frank W. Taussig competitions.

Omicron Delta Epsilon National Website: www.omicrondeltaepsilon.org

Pi Alpha Alpha

Affiliated with the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, Pi Alpha Alpha works to foster education and research in public policy and administration. Each year, the top graduates in the MPA program are invited to join.

Sales Club (Pending Charter)

Students from various academic backgrounds can come together to develop their sales skills, share experiences, and explore opportunities in this dynamic field. The Sales Club at Marist College will aim to provide a platform for students who are interested in pursuing a career in sales. Whether they are studying finance, communications, marketing, or any other major, the club will offer them the chance to learn from experienced professionals, attend workshops, and engage in real world sales activities. The club will serve as a bridge between academic knowledge and practical experience, where students can hone their skills and network with industry experts. 

School of Management Ambassador Program

The Ambassador Program is made up of students from the School of Management (SOM) chosen to represent the SOM in a variety of ways. Providing a bridge between the School, its undergraduate students, and those outside of Marist, ambassador duties focus on representing the student body in special events and venues. Ambassadors may be called upon to conduct campus tours when the SOM hosts prospective faculty, guest speakers, alumni, or other special visitors.

Marist faculty advisor: Prof. Joanne Gavin

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Photo of Society for Human Resource Management logo The 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 to the national society of $40 per year for students. For more information visit the SHRM website, or follow us on Facebook.

Student Investment Club

The Student Investment Club is a forum for students who are interested in the capital markets and investing. Each week there are lectures by students on topics of interest, discussions of current market events, and analysis of selected stocks. For more information, see the Marist College Investment Club group on Facebook.

Marist faculty advisor: Prof. Brian Haughey