Business Student Organizations and Honor Societies

The students and faculty in the School of Business Administration invite you to pursue leadership roles and social activities by joining one of the Student Professional Organizations.

What are the benefits to you?

  • You will develop or improve your leadership skills.

  • You will build a network of peers and business professionals.

  • You will practice the business skills you learn in the classroom.

For more information on any of the student organizations described below, click on the organization's link or contact the faculty adviser indicated for the organization.

Business Student Organizations and Honor Societies

The students and faculty in the School of Business Administration invite you to pursue leadership roles and social activities by joining one of the Student Professional Organizations.


Alpha Kappa Psi is open to all students with an interest in business. Alpha Kappa Psi was founded at New York University in 1904. Today, it is among the twenty largest national college fraternities with over 170,000 members – many are successful business executives. The organization focuses on brotherhood, leadership, and the professional development of its members. Members gain first-hand experience in organization, administration, management, leadership, training, and willingness to assume responsibility. Through strong relationships with the business community, Alpha Kappa Psi is a powerful addition to any resume.

Dr. Hugh Sloan
Associate Professor of Marketing
Phone: (662) 801-4532
Email: hsloan@bus.olemiss.edu


The Association for Information Technology Professionals(AITP) promotes a better understanding of the vital role of information systems, the relationship of information systems to management, and the necessity for a professional attitude. This club is open to all business students who have an interest in information systems.

Dr. Brian Reithel
Professor of MIS
Phone: 662-638-4084
Email: breithel@bus.olemiss.edu


Beta Gamma Sigma is a national scholastic honor society in the field of business administration. Membership is by invitation only to students ranking near the top of junior, senior, or master's classes. Beta Gamma Sigma encourages and rewards scholarship and accomplishment among students of business and accounting.

Dr. Ann Canty
Associate Professor of Management
Director of MBA Programs
Associate Professor of Management
Phone: 662-915-5498
Email: alcanty@olemiss.edu


Chief Emissary Officers(CEOs) represent the School of Business Administration's student body through ambassadorial positions at academic, professional and recruiting events. CEOs also help recruit high school and transfer students to majors within the School of Business, serve the Dean, Associate Deans, Business School Advisory Board and professors in advisory capacities, and inform their fellow students of opportunities within the School of Business.

220 Holman Hall


The Financiers Club is an organization for students who are majoring in Banking and Finance and/or Managerial Finance. The club is sponsored by the Mississippi Bankers Association Chair of Banking. Meetings are designed to emphasize banking and allow members to meet bank executives, employees, and regulators from all parts of the country.

Dr. Bonnie Van Ness
Associate Professor of Finance
Phone: (662) 915-6749
Email: bvanness@bus.olemiss.edu


Student Marketing Association (SMA)A student led group offering you the chance to develop your leadership, marketing, creative, sales, and entrepreneurial talents. The association allows you the opportunity to learn through experience and networking opportunities with professionals. Past activities have included creating commercials, executing marketing campaigns, conducting market research for Domino's, learning interviewing etiquette, as well as working with the Boys and Girls Club, and local businesses. If you have any questions, please contact the faculty advisor:

Kathy Wachter, Faculty Advisor for SMA.
Associate Professor Marketing
662-915-5174
Email: kwachter@bus.olemiss.edu


Gamma Iota Sigma is an international Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) business fraternity that emphasizes professionalism, student career placement, industry interaction, and community involvement. Membership in the Mu Chapter of GIS is open to any student interested in RMI.

Dr. Stephen Fier
Assistant Professor of Finance
Phone: 915-1353
Email: sfier@bus.olemiss.edu


Ole Miss Real Estate Finance Association (REFA) is an organization that encourages interest in real estate, promotes interaction between real estate professionals and students, and informs students and professionals on current issues. REFA is open to real estate finance majors and to any student interested in real estate.

The Real Estate Advisory Board


The Student Advisory Board provides opportunities for business students to voice their opinions on conditions within the School of Business Administration. Made up of two representatives from each Business organization, the Business School President and Vice-President, and the Dean and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, the Student Advisory Board serves the Dean of the Business School in an advisory capacity and acts as a liaison between business faculty and students. The SAB promotes the Business School's mission by maintaining a close relationship with fellow students. The board meets periodically to determine the changes to make in student organizations and to plan for upcoming events.

Dean's Office - 253 Holman


The MBA Association is for all MBA students who wish to take an active role in shaping the academic, professional, and social environment of the MBA Program. The MBA Association offers students the opportunity to interact with other students in the program and to participate in campus governance issues affecting graduate students. The group takes on many special projects each year and hosts several guest speakers from business and industry. All MBA students are automatically members of this association.

Ashley Jones
Director of MBA Administration
The University of Mississippi School of Business
320 Holman
University, MS  38677-1848
Phone: 662.915.5483
Email:ajones@bus.olemiss.edu


Entrepreneurship Club: The purpose of this organization is to promote the spirit of entrepreneurship across Ole Miss through helping students appreciate entrepreneurship as a viable career path. We want students to identify and take advantage of entrepreneurial opportunities. Entrepreneurship is a process and a successful student organization helps every student learn that process.

CONTACT
Dr. Rich Gentry
Associate Professor of Management
Email: rgentry@bus.olemiss.edu