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.


General Business
Accounting/Finance
ITM
Marketing
Supply Chain

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.
Advisor
Marilyn Kaplan

Consulting Club

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.
Advisor
Jeff Hicks

Dean’s Council

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.
Advisor
Monica Powell

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Entrepreneurship Club (E-Club)

The mission of E-Club is to foster a campus-wide culture of innovation and enterprise. Join us as we connect with the vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem throughout DFW, engage in dialogue with amazing thought leaders, and learn to create solutions to problems across the spectrum of industry and society.

“Here’s to the crazy ones — the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do”. – Steve Jobs
Advisor
Melissa Palmer

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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.
Advisor
Tom Kim

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Global Business Organization

This group fosters a deeper understanding of cultures and business etiquette around the world. This student organization builds 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.
Advisor
Habte G. Woldu

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.
Advisor
Matthew Polze

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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.
Advisor
Caryn Berardi

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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.
Advisor
Iva Jeanne Sluder

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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.
Advisor
George DeCourcy

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.
Advisor
Kannan Ramanathan

Enactus

Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together student, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.Enactus UTD has been active since Fall 2006. We focus our mission on giving back to the local community by educating individuals and doing projects in several topic areas — financial literacy and success skills training; business development and entrepreneurship; business ethics; women empowerment; and environmental sustainability. Enactus UTD also takes part in regional and national competitions as part of the global Enactus organization. We competed in the 2013 Regional competition, won, and advanced to Nationals. Membership is open to all Graduate and Undergraduate students.
Advisor
Iva Jeanne Sluder

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Toastmasters

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.
Advisor
Maria Hasenhuttl

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UT Dallas Healthcare Management Association

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.
Advisor
Forney Fleming

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Infinity Lions Club

The Infinity Lions Club provides students with an opportunity to help the needy and poor regardless of who they are. The club’s motto is: We Serve. Members are involved in sports day extravaganza, soup kitchen, food network, snowball express and more. We encourage students to join and help the people in the community.
Advisor
Dr. Avanti Sethi

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CEO Global UT Dallas Student Chapter

CEO Global UT Dallas Student Chapter exists to bring positive impact to community through development of servant leaders of integrity. This goal is achieved through universities based real leadership workshops, industry career and networking, and a week long summer camp experiences that include leadership training, life skills development, mentorship opportunities, service learning, and cross cultural experience.
Advisor
Dr. Feng Zhao

Student Association of Lean and Six Sigma

The objective of the association shall be to promote the understanding and practice of Lean and Six Sigma, to provide students opportunities of applying knowledge to real industrial projects and daily life, and to help students develop leadership in Lean and Six Sigma projects.
Advisor
Kannan Ramanathan

Accounting Club

Welcome to the Accounting Club!!!
The Accounting Club is a student-led organization that brings primarily Freshman & Sophomore students together to get interested in the Accounting Profession. The club will have guest speakers and volunteer events each semester. The club is a great place to begin networking and discover Beta Alpha Psi.
We provide information and opportunities that will assist you in your accounting careers. All accounting students and those interested in the field are encouraged to come!
Advisor
John Barden

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.
Advisor
John P. Barden

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.
Advisor
Jennifer Johnson

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ASCEND

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.
Advisor
Mary Beth Goodrich

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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.
Advisor
John McClain Watson

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: $35. 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.
Advisor
Tiffany A. Bortz

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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.
Advisor
Greg Durham

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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.
Advisor
Mark Salamasick

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Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)

The Institute of Management Accountants is a global organization of accountants and financial professionals. The IMA offers a wide range of benefits for its members including continuing education credits, networking and professional references, job leads, internship as well as special scholarships to its student members. The IMA student chapter can greatly help students to achieve their career goals. To learn more about the IMA and the benefits it had to offer, go to www.imanet.org.
Advisor
Surya Janakiraman

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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
Advisor
Amy Troutman

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.
Advisor
Amy Troutman

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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.
Advisor
Mark Thouin

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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.
Advisor
Luell (Lou) Thompson

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Business Intelligence and Analytic Tools (BIAT) Club

The Business Intelligence and Analytic Tools club at University of Texas at Dallas is chartered to advance our student members’ professional goals in the domain of business intelligence and analytics. The club acts as a forum for bi and analytics enthusiasts who seek to network with like-minded students, learn about new tools and decision support approaches, and enhance their professional prospects.
Advisor
Ravishankar Narayan

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Project Management Club

The aim of the Project Management Club is to promote and encourage Project Management related activities at The University of Texas at Dallas through networking, speaker events, workshops, mock exams and reviews for professional certifications such as PMP. It’s a common platform for the students interested in Project Management and related fields. Membership is open to all UT Dallas undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff.
Advisor
Mark Thouin

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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.
Advisor
Julie Haworth

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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.
Advisor
Alexander Edsel

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Supply Chain Leadership Council (SCLC)

The Supply Chain Leadership Council (SCLC) is a student organization run by students studying supply chain management. The council promotes supply chain-related studies and activities. SCLC’s primary goal is to help supply chain management students to expand their educational experience, develop career opportunities through networking with industry professionals and implement best supply chain practices into the curriculum.
Advisor
Carol Flannery

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Association for Operations Management (APICS) – North Texas Chapter

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.
Advisor
Sonia Leach

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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.
Advisor
Sonia Leach

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UT Dallas-INFORMS

UT Dallas-INFORMS is a student chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS). INFORMS is the largest society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research, management science and business analytics. This student chapter serves as a forum to forge intellectual connections with faculty and professionals that lead to consulting, publications, internship/job-placement opportunities and networking.
Advisor
Kathryn Stecke