Clubs and Organizations
Student clubs exist within the Rinker School of Business community; each contributing
to our commitment to professional development and experiential learning. Each club
has a faculty advisor that interacts with the club and helps to guide their activities.
Sigma Beta Delta (SBD)
Sigma Beta Delta (SBD) is our national business honor society. To be eligible for
membership, a business student must rank in the upper 20 percent of the junior, senior
or master's class and be invited to membership by the faculty officers. The purpose
of SBD is to encourage and recognize scholarship and achievement among students of
business, management and administration, and to encourage and promote personal and
professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.
American Marketing Association (AMA)
Our collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) exists to advance
exploration, professionalism, and community in marketing. The Rinker School of Business
Student Chapter enables students to gain knowledge from our affiliation with the AMA
and to promote networking with marketing professionals. This includes participating
in the International Collegiate Conference, in which our students regularly compete
and excel. The chapter is open to students of all years and majors.
The RSB Investment Club
The RSB Investment Club consists of students focused on enhancing their knowledge
of financial markets and gaining hands-on experience in market trading of common stocks.
During their meetings, club members discuss individual investment research. At most
meetings, one or more members will present a “stock pitch” from which the group makes
an investment decision. The group also assesses portfolio values and performance,
and engages in simulated virtual trading.
Micro Finance Club
The Micro Finance Club enhances students’ knowledge of, and sensitivity to, the need
for micro finance in developing countries. The club raises funds for micro loans to
individuals in developing nations and studies best practices in microfinance. The
club primarily invests in micro loans through a reputable international micro loan
aggregator www.kiva.org. Monthly meetings focus on evaluating and selecting micro loans. Note that the Micro
Finance Fund is fairly unique, as only a handful of other schools around the nation
offer a similar program.
The RSB Accounting Club
The RSB Accounting Club consists of students focused on enhancing their knowledge
of accounting and their understanding of careers in the accounting profession. The
club helps students develop leadership and professional soft skills and focuses on
career readiness by helping students prepare resumes, prepare for interviews, and
navigate the many different types of positions available in the profession. In addition,
the club sponsors networking events and guest speakers between students and accounting
The Entrepreneurs’ Club
The Entrepreneurs’ Club is a student led organization focussed on creating a community
at PBA for students with interests in changing business and the world. The club’s
motto (taken from Star Trek): ‘To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before’ is designed
to impart the Club’s boundary-free approach to business. Activities include meetings
with successful/local entrepreneurs as well as hosting “5 & 5” time where students
present ideas for 5 minutes and Club Members give five minutes of constructive criticism.
In addition, the Club has partnered with local incubator, 1909, where students can
find opportunities to work with local entrepreneurs as well as find local specialists
who can help Club Members build their own businesses.