Undergraduate Business Student Life

Student Organizations

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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.

Accounting & Finance
  • Beta Alpha Psi logo

    Beta Alpha Psi
    The honor society for financial information professionals
    President: Nick Hestbech
    tippie.uiowa.edu/bap

    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.

  • Financial Management Association logo

    Financial Management Association
    For students interested in finance theory and practice
    President: Sean Riordan
    www.biz.uiowa.edu/fma

    The Financial Management Association (FMA) is for students interested in finance theory and practice. Meetings consist of professional speakers, career advice, and networking opportunities.

  • Gamma Iota Sigma logo

    Gamma Iota Sigma
    Tippie's risk management and insurance fraternity
    President: Aaron Hoefle
    www.biz.uiowa.edu/gis

    Gamma Iota Sigma provides members ample opportunities to take on leadership roles. We also bring in industry leaders to speak about important topics that can help shape students' career paths.

  • HawkTrade logo

    HawkTrade
    For students interested in investment strategy
    President: Eric Woodraska
    iowahawktrade.com

    HawkTrade meets on a weekly basis to discuss and learn about investment tools and strategies, practice investment strategies through fictitious "paper trading" markets, and make real investments.

  • Tippie Real Estate Club
    For students interested in the real estate industry
    President: Nick Melrose
    www.biz.uiowa.edu/trec

    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.

Business Analytics and Information Systems
  • Tippie Technology & Innovation Association
    For students interested in how technology impacts business
    President: Karly Holland
    www.biz.uiowa.edu/tippietech

    The Tippie Technology & Innovation Association (Tippie Tech) was created to promote the professional development of students in business analytics and information systems (BAIS) and other technology-related areas.

Marketing, Management, & Entrepreneurship
  • American Marketing Association logo

    American Marketing Association
    For students interested in the diverse field of marketing
    President: Alexis Kuennen
    www.biz.uiowa.edu/ama

    The American Marketing Association (AMA) is the professional association for individuals and organizations who are leading the practice, teaching, and development of marketing worldwide. Through relevant information, comprehensive education, and targeted networking, the AMA assists members in deepening their marketing expertise, elevating their careers, and ultimately, achieving better results.

  • Arts Enterprise logo

    Arts Enterprise
    For students interested in a blend of arts and entrepreneurship
    President: Danielle Pelletier
    www.biz.uiowa.edu/ae

    Arts Enterprise envisions a world where arts and business leaders work together to address social, cultural, and economic challenges that characterize the 21st-century world. We are dedicated to educating, promoting, and supporting emerging leaders who blend entrepreneurial thought and artistic creativity to inspire social growth and sustainable ventures.

  • Fashion Management Club

    For students breaking in to the business of the fashion industry
    President: Katelyn Bunn
    www.biz.uiowa.edu/fmc

    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.

  • I-Envision logo

    I-Envision: Iowa Entrepreneurial Network
    For students interested in entrepreneurial innovation
    President: Luke Denlinger
    www.biz.uiowa.edu/ienvision

    I-Envision provides a forum to facilitate the development of entrepreneurial innovation and creativity through the exchange of ideas, experiences, and knowledge across all academic disciplines at the University of Iowa.

  • Iowa Retail Association logo

    Iowa Retail Association
    For students interested in retail strategy
    President: Ross Bruns
    www.biz.uiowa.edu/ira

    The purpose of the Iowa Retail Association is to educate students about the retail and other related industries, while also helping them to network, grow professionally, and become involved in the community.

  • SHRM logo

    Society for Human Resource Management
    For students interested in human resource practices
    President: Elizabeth Wiss
    www.biz.uiowa.edu/shrm

    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.

  • Students in Advertising logo

    Students in Advertising
    For students interested in careers in advertising
    President: Kaileigh Ceurvorst
    www.biz.uiowa.edu/sia

    Students in Advertising (SIA) is designed to provide dedicated students with the opportunity to network and professionally develop within the field of advertising.

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
Alpha Kappa Psi logo

The nation's oldest and largest coed professional business fraternity
President: Taylor Kuykendall
www.biz.uiowa.edu/akpsi

Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi) is open to all business majors interested in development in the fields of professionalism, brotherhood, and community service.

Business Student Ambassador Organization

The student face of the Tippie College
President: Lyndsey Kent
tippie.uiowa.edu/bsao

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
Delta Sigma Pi logo

One of two business fraternities in the Tippie College
President: Chris Wall
www.iowadsp.org

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.

Distributive Education Clubs of America

President: Kevin Noe

Greater China Business Association

Building and supporting Chinese-American relations
President: Arabella Franze-Soeln
www.biz.uiowa.edu/gcba

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!

Hawkeye Sports Business Organization
Hawkeye Sports Business Organization logo

For students interested in working in the sports industry
President:
www.uiowa.edu/~hsboweb

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.

Korean Business Association

President: Jong Hoon Jang
http://uiowakba.org/

The University of Iowa Korean Business Association (UIKBA) aims to cultivate professional networking with business professionals and entrepreneurs of the world, connecting Tippie College of Business students to global businesses based in Asia and, in particular, Korea.

Multicultural Business Student Association

Highlighting diversity in the world of business
President: Beautia Chung
www.biz.uiowa.edu/mbsa

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
Phi Beta Lambda logo

Future business leaders of America
President: Austin Harris
tippie.uiowa.edu/pbl

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.




Tippie Optimist Chapter
Tippie Optimist Chapter logo

Tippie College students helping Iowa City youth
President: Yilan Lu
www.biz.uiowa.edu/toc

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.

Tippie Senate

Helping direct the future of the Tippie College
President: Hayley Driscoll
www.biz.uiowa.edu/tippiesenate

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.

Women in Business
Women in Business logo

Fostering a collaborative business environment
President: Megan Theis
www.biz.uiowa.edu/wib

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.

Quick Contacts

Forms

Resources for Advisors