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 Maureen Beran.

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
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    Beta Alpha Psi
    The honor society for financial information professionals
    President: Melissa August

    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.

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    Financial Management Association
    For students interested in finance theory and practice
    President: Tyler Hines

    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: Carly Schmidt

    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

    For students interested in investment strategy
    President: Edward Bellay

    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: Josh Giles

    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.

Analytics, Economics & Technology
  • Economics Forum
    President: Nick Sulentic

  • Tippie Technology & Innovation Association
    For students interested in how technology impacts business
    President: Kaytlyn Sheffler

    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
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    American Marketing Association
    For students interested in the diverse field of marketing
    President: Cassandra Hansen

    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.

  • Fashion Management Club

    For students breaking in to the business of the fashion industry
    President: Mariah Jones

    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.

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    I-Envision: Iowa Entrepreneurial Network
    For students interested in entrepreneurial innovation
    President: John Sheeley

    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.

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    Iowa Retail Association
    For students interested in retail strategy
    President: Sidi Chen

    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.

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    Sigma Nu Tau Entrepreneurial Honors Society
    For students interested in expanding their network and knowledge in entrepreneurship
    President: Kelsi Ludvicek

    The mission of Sigma Nu Tau Entrepreneurial Honors Society is to promote, recognize, and reward academic excellence in entrepreneurship and to encourage and recognize the practice of principled entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa.

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    Society for Human Resource Management
    For students interested in human resource practices
    President: Anna Hjerstedt

    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.

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    Students in Advertising
    For students interested in careers in advertising
    President: Ashley Willits

    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
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The nation's oldest and largest coed professional business fraternity
President: Connor Frischmeyer

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

Business Leaders in Christ
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For students interested in how faith can impact their business lives
President: Hannah Thompson

As seekers of Christ, Business Leaders in Christ (BLinC) is a student organization within the Tippie College of Business meant to help students learn about how to continually keep Christ first in the fast-paced business world. Using the Bible as a guide, through fellowship and small group discussion, students will network within the College and with business leaders, who walk with Christ on a day-to-day basis.

Business Student Ambassador Organization

The student face of the Tippie College
President: Lauren Bannon

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
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One of two business fraternities in the Tippie College
President: Mike Koziol

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.

Greater China Business Association

Building and supporting Chinese-American relations
President: Ye Guo

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!

Korean Business Association
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President: Chansol Park

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: Alejandro Murguia-Ortiz

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.

Net Impact UIowa
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President: Sophia Finster

The mission of Net impact is to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. Our chapter focuses on building knowledge about sustainability and sustainable practices.

Phi Beta Lambda
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Future business leaders of America
President: Megha Chandrasekaran

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 Community Collective

President: Ryan Rodriguez

Tippie Community Collective (TCC) is a service organization open to all majors designed to better the communities surrounding them, creating opportunities for all individuals in need of a helping hand.

Tippie Senate

Helping direct the future of the Tippie College
President: Rachel Bakken

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
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Fostering a collaborative business environment
President: Maria Seltz

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.

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