JSOM Student Organizations
JSOM Student Organizations provide help and assistant to undergraduate and graduate students in getting engaged in academic and curricular activities outside of the classroom. We encourage students to visit the organizations below and participate by becoming a member.
Alpha Kappa Psi
Alpha Kappa Psi, founded at New York University in 1904, is recognized by many business leaders as where they developed their principled conduct. The UT Dallas Mu Rho chapter leads students through community service and is structured around brotherhood and unity, encouraging members to network with future business partners, build upon strengths and improve weaknesses. AKP strives to create great business leaders of the future and connect them to their alma mater, community and people worldwide. Alpha Kappa Psi offers scholarships and competition opportunities. Pledge and annual dues charged. Membership open to School of Management undergrads. Students may remain members with alumni status.
This organization assists its members as they plan for their consulting careers. The club offers mentor programs, speakers, networking, interview workshops and consulting projects. No annual dues. Membership open to all UT Dallas undergrad and grad students.
School of Management undergrad and grad students interested in developing their leadership skills take part in this club. Students meet with school deans to provide student perspectives on key school issues. Students also participate in and help facilitate schoolwide events. No dues. Membership open to all School of Management students.
Entrepreneurship Club (E-Club)
The club fosters the spirit of entrepreneurship at The University of Texas at Dallas through networking, speaker events, volunteer opportunities and workshops. Membership in the E-Club is free and open to all current students and alumni of UT Dallas, regardless of major.
Graduate Business Society (GBS)
GBS gives School of Management graduate students from all programs a chance to network among themselves and work in concert with the school’s Career Center to promote career opportunities. GBS helps host the school’s annual Graduate Student Career Fair in September. Annual dues: $40 ($20 per semester). Membership open to only School of Management graduate students in any degree program.
International Management Society (IMS)
This group fosters a deeper understanding of cultures and business etiquette around the world. IMS is building a global professional network of UT Dallas students and hosts events including corporate and academic speakers, social activities and community service projects, designed to get students out into the local community. Membership open to all UT Dallas undergrad and grad students with interest in international relations.
Davidson Management Honors Program
This undergraduate program for academically talented and motivated School of Management students gives them access to smaller core classes, special travel opportunities and scholarships. Admission is based on class rank and SAT scores for entering freshmen.Additionally, a limited number of current UT Dallas freshmen or external transfers are accepted into the program to begin fall semester of their sophomore year. Applications and more information can be found on the website.
Jindal School of Management Book Club
The JSOM Book Club reads pertinent business-related or character building books that will better prepare students for the business world through the use of critical thinking and analytical skills. Each month will consist of two meetings discussing the same book. The first meeting will include a student discussion, where students gather in a circle to discuss the book. During the second meeting, a professor will come to talk about the book with the students. Any student, whether in the business school or not, is welcome to attend our meetings.
Phi Beta Lambda
Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate division of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), the largest and oldest business student organization in the world. The UT Dallas chapter offers opportunities to develop leadership, communication and team skills to better prepare students for a career in business. Students participate in projects and competitions on the national, state and local levels. Annual dues: $25. Membership open to all UT Dallas undergraduate students.
Real Estate Club
This group connects students with alumni in the industry who may help them expand their professional network. Student members help each other get internships and full-time employment. In addition, students may participate in national real estate competitions, which will add to their knowledge, skills and resumes. No annual fees. Membership open to all UT Dallas undergrad and grad students.
Social Impact Group
The Social Impact Group is comprised of students, staff and faculty committed to making a positive impact on the society and the environment. There are no annual dues. Membership is open to all UT Dallas grad students, staff, faculty and alumni. Do join the Social Impact Group; network; become an active and responsible UTD citizen; contribute; generate activities to list on your resume.
Enactus members focus their mission on giving back to the local community by educating individuals and doing projects in several topic areas — financial literacy and success skills training; market economics, business development and entrepreneurship; business ethics; website development; and environmental sustainability. SIFE students also take part in regional and national competitions, as part of the global SIFE organization. Annual dues: $30 ($20 for one semester). Membership open to all UT Dallas undergrad and grad students.
The Management Toastmasters Society is a student chapter of Toastmasters International, with 260,000 members in more than 60 countries. Members work on communications and leadership skills in weekly learn-by-doing meetings that are supportive and fun. This proven method helps members build confidence and skills quickly and gives them an edge in the job market. Toastmaster members have the opportunity to participate in twice yearly speech contests. One-time new member fee: $20; dues are $27 for six months. Membership open to School of Management undergrad and grad students and alumni.
UT Dallas Healthcare Management Club
This organization promotes career opportunities for students in the healthcare management field through networking events, educational activities, social events and hosting outside speakers. Annual dues: $20. Membership open to all UT Dallas undergrad and grad students interested in the field.
Accounting Business Coaches
This program helps accounting students develop professional career goals with the guidance of School of Management faculty. Each faculty and student will have one-on-one discussions to help students clarify their professional aspirations and discuss course selection. This is available to undergraduate accounting students only. Each student will be paired with a faculty member.
Accounting Leadership Association (ALA)
The Accounting Leadership Association is dedicated to the professional development of all JSOM accounting students. Through monthly speakers, service events, networking opportunities, leadership development and social events, ALA builds the experience and credentials of its members. Annual dues: $20. Membership is open to all UT Dallas students with an interest in the accounting profession.
This student group encourages the development of finance, accounting and business professionals and students while serving as a collective voice for the Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the finance, accounting and related business fields. Annual dues: $25. Membership open to all UT Dallas undergrad and grad students.
Association for Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA)
ALPFA expands opportunities for students who seek careers in accounting, finance, business and related fields. ALPFA focuses on professional development, leadership opportunities and networking events with the DFW professional chapter. ALPFA also accesses scholarship programs. Annual dues: $20. Membership open to all School of Management undergrad and grad students.
Beta Alpha Psi
This accounting honors fraternity recognizes academic excellence and complements members’ education with networking opportunities. One-time initiation fee: $65. Subsequent annual dues: $25. Membership open to accounting undergrad and grad students with at least a 3.0 GPA in accounting and at least six (6)accounting hours completed.
Financial Leadership Association (FLA)
This group promotes academic competitions and networking opportunities for its members. Each year, teams go to local, regional and national competitions. The group sponsors finance workshops, university competitions, site visits to top businesses and speakers. Annual dues: $50 for first semester; $25 for each semester thereafter. Alumni dues: $10 per semester. Membership comprised primarily of undergrad and grad finance students, however any student with an interest in finance is welcome.
Institute of Internal Auditors Student Chapter (IIASC)
This group is committed to upholding the values put forth by the founders prepare the next generation of auditors. IIASC organizes networking events, resume workshops and other activities to benefit all members. Every semester, student resumes are collected and made available to industry leaders.
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
NABA is a nationwide professional association focused on developing, encouraging and serving as a resource for greater participation by African-Americans and other minorities in the accounting and finance professions. Annual dues: $20. Membership open to all UT Dallas undergrad and grad students
Professional Program in Accounting
Academically motivated sophomore accounting students should look into the Professional Program in Accounting (PPA), which begins fall of their junior year with an application to the program. PPA allows participants to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting in five years. Additional benefits include smaller classes, lessons in “soft” skills, access to a broad range of internships and prep classes for the CPA. Participating in the PPA requires an application, interview and acceptance.
The MIS Club
The MIS club student chapter at UT Dallas hosts industry speakers, networking opportunities and social events with the goal to encourage and develop superior leadership and education in information technology students. Annual dues: $35. Membership open to all UT Dallas undergrad and grad students.
SAP Users Group (SUG
This organization provides students with a strong foundation in Enterprise Resource Planning and SAP through networking and information sessions presented by corporations and consulting firms. One-time membership fee of $25. Membership open to all UT Dallas undergrad and grad students and alumni.
The Future CIOs
The Future CIOs is a student organization that helps to build student’s professional skills. The organization strives to prepare students interested in information, technology, and management for the real world. Students gain volunteer work experience, and network with respected professionals in various industries. Membership is open to students of all majors at UT Dallas.
American Marketing Association (AMA)
American Marketing Association is the largest professional marketing association in the nation. AMA UT Dallas fosters the professional development of students interested in a marketing career and serves as a networking venue for students to interact with professionals in North Texas. Annual dues: $20. Membership open to undergrad and grad students.
The American Advertising Federation (AAF)
This is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 40,000 professionals in the advertising industry. The AAF has a national network of 200 ad clubs located across the country with the DFW professional chapter having over 600 members. Through its 226 college chapters, the AAF provides 6,000 advertising students with scholarships, internships, competitions and recruitment connections to corporate America. The AAF also has nearly 100 blue-chip corporate members that are advertisers, agencies and media companies, comprising the nation’s leading brands and corporations. Dues are $50 per year and membership is open to graduates and undergraduates.
Association for Operations Management (APICS)
APCIS enhances student understanding and learning of operations management: project management, supply chain management, quality management, inventory management, etc. Activities and events help students interact with professionals and ultimately accelerate their careers. In addition to speakers and site visits, the group has an active shadow program. Through the Shadow Program, UTD students may experience a day-in-the-life of an operations manager by spending a day inside the operations of a local company.
Annual dues: $25 for full-time students. Membership open to all UT Dallas undergrad and grad students.
Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
ISM helps students understand the importance of learning about and implementing supply management tools through industry guest speakers, site visits, a highly active mentoring program and opportunities to meet with supply chain professionals in the area. No annual fees. Membership open to all UT Dallas undergrad and grad students.
INFORMS focuses on the interdisciplinary nature of Operations Research and Management Science and encourages learning through work on projects and research in these areas and by assisting PhD students. Speakers provide networking opportunities and typically address new technologies and research. One-time membership fee: $25. Membership open to School of Management, engineering, math or sciences grad students with interest in Operations Research and/or Management Science.