Taking part in a student organization is an important way to enhance your business education. You'll have the opportunity to take group trips, meet industry leaders, volunteer in the community, and gain valuable insight into the career path you are considering.
Tippie organizations fall into two general categories:
- groups associated with academic majors
- groups related to service and professional development. (These address the academic, professional development, and social needs of students.)
Interested in forming a new student group? Please contact Mike Schluckebier.
Academic Interest Organizations
The following organizations associated with academic interests offer Tippie students a wide range of academic and career opportunities specific to each major.
The Alpha Phi Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi is dedicated to cultivating an increased interest and awareness in the accounting field, both among BAP members and other University of Iowa students. We hope to instill in our members a desire for continuing self-improvement, high moral and ethical standards, a sense of responsibility and service, and a respect of professionalism. We promote the collegiate study of accounting and encourage and recognize scholastic and professional excellence.
Tippie Real Estate Club serves to maximize resources that provide opportunities for student members to expand their knowledge of the real estate industry and to grow existing career networks. We emphasize developing long-term relationships with local and regional companies in the real estate industry.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is an organization focused on human resource initiatives and practices. The organization offers networking with human resource professionals, internship opportunities, speakers from a variety of human resource management backgrounds, interaction with the state and national SHRM divisions, personal and professional development opportunities, and updates about the latest news in human resources.
The Business Technology Association (BTA) was created to promote the professional development of students in business analytics and information systems (BAIS) and other technology-related areas.
Service & Professional Development Organizations
Many of the student organizations in the Tippie College of Business offer opportunities for service in the college and Iowa City community. They offer networking and professional development opportunities with students, faculty, staff, and business professionals that apply to all six majors.
Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi) is open to all business majors interested in development in the fields of professionalism, brotherhood, and community service.
The Business Student Ambassador Organization (BSAO) serves as the college's link to its friends and guests, particularly prospective students. BSAO is instrumental in developing the community and culture of Tippie's Undergraduate Program.
Delta Sigma Pi (DSP) is a coed professional fraternity for business, prebusiness, and economics students that upholds three founding pillars: professional development, community service, and brotherhood. Students join the organization via recruitment at the beginning of each semester.
Fashion Management Club is a professional development organization tailored to students who are interested in a career within the fashion industry. FMC brings together these students and presents to them a chance to grow and develop their professional persona through a variety of opportunities such as resume, cover letter, and portfolio workshops, mock interviews, lectures by industry professionals, networking events, community involvement, and professional trips. Students of all majors and class who are interested in media, events, corporate operations, and/or entrepreneurship within the industry are encouraged to join.
The Greater China Business Association (GCBA) is for all students interested in doing business in China, getting more involved and meeting people from diverse backgrounds, or just learning about Chinese culture and business practices. GCBA benefits American and Chinese students through various activities: language practice, China business-related lectures, philanthropic work, and much more. Both domestic and international students are welcome!
For students interested in working in the sports industry
Members of the Hawkeye Sports Business Organization (HSBO) learn about the sports industry through guest speakers, professional trips, and planned events. Students also benefit from valuable networking opportunities with industry professionals and Tippie alumni.
The Multicultural Business Student Association (MBSA) is dedicated to fostering awareness of diversity in our global economy through educational events, networking sessions, and professional development. MBSA strives to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce, and to further a higher standard of cultural awareness, civic engagement, and service to the community.
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is a national business organization open to all majors. Our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.
The Tippie Optimist Chapter (TOC) is a community service-based organization open to all university majors. We are dedicated to providing hands-on service work targeted toward local youths, the University of Iowa, and beyond.
The Tippie Senate is a student advisory board comprised of Tippie undergraduate students. The senate's primary objectives are to facilitate a forum for the exchange of ideas and to provide recommendations to the Undergraduate Program Office and the Tippie College of Business concerning the educational environment and the experiences and resources offered to students.
The primary objective of Women in Business (WIB) is to encourage members to build relationships that foster the trust, collective desire, and cooperation necessary to create and implement ways of improvement.
Resources for Tippie Student Organizations
First, check the list below if you have questions about operating a student organization. If you still have unanswered questions, contact your student organization advisor and/or liaison in the Undergraduate Program Office.
- Student Organization Handbook
- Add Your Meetings & Events to the College Calendar
- Checklist for Professional Trips
- Reserve a Room in PBB
- Global Issues Fund Application
- Small Events Fund Application
- Tippie Community Fund Application
- Procurement Card Purchase Documentation form
- Student Organization Awards Nomination Form
Resources for Advisors
A-Z Directory of Tippie Student Organizations
Below is a comprehensive list of student organizations at Tippie. The links will connect you to the organization's website.
- Alpha Kappa Psi
- American Marketing Association
- Arts Enterprise
- Beta Alpha Psi
- Business Technology Association
- Business Student Ambassadors
- Delta Sigma Pi
- Fashion Management Club
- Financial Management Association
- Gamma Iota Sigma
- Greater China Business Association
- Hawkeye Sports Business Organization
- I-Envision: Iowa Entrepreneurial Network
- Iowa Retail Association
- Multicultural Business Student Association
- Phi Beta Lambda
- Society for Human Resource Management
- Students in Advertising
- Tippie Optimist Chapter
- Tippie Real Estate Club
- Tippie Senate
- Women in Business