Business students

 

 

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 professionals.

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.