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Alpha Kappa Psi

President: Mark Adler

Alpha Kappa Psi is the oldest and largest co-ed professional business fraternity in the world. Founded in 1904 at New York University, Alpha Kappa Psi has expanded tremendously, with more than 200 active student chapters internationally, and close to 250,000 members worldwide. The Omega Zeta chapter at Binghamton University was chartered on Nov. 3, 2007. Since its establishment, the Omega Zeta chapter has made huge strides to become a recognized and respected organization on campus by inviting new recruiters to come to Binghamton, hosting events with acclaimed speakers, and aiding students in personal professional development. Open to all majors, the Omega Zeta chapter prides itself on developing a brotherhood that encourages a strong balance between professionalism and socialization while enriching the business environment, promoting diversity and improving the University.

Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA)

President: Maria Acosta

ALPFA is the leading professional association dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos in the accounting, finance and related professions. Established in 1972, our mission is to secure more opportunities for students in the business field to prepare for a career and expand minority presence in the global workforce. ALPFA provides many programs and benefits to aspiring students interested in accounting, finance or related career professions. Benefits of student membership include access to scholarship opportunities, skills development workshops, networking with key hiring professionals and sponsors, and discounts on various national ALPFA events.

American Marketing Association

President:
Faculty Advisor: Manoj Agarwal

This organization is dedicated to learning about different areas within marketing through speakers and various networking events. It is affiliated with the national American Marketing Association.

Ascend

ascendbinghamton@gmail.com

President: Kevin Eng

NAASA started as an accounting society with the mission of developing members professionally in order to give them an edge when it comes to thriving in the business world. The national chapter changed the organization's name to Ascend, seeking to reflect a change in focus regarding the development of members. We wanted to take away the notion that we are an accounting-only society. We now focus on all professions in the business world. Beyond that, we are also expanding our focus to other majors beyond SOM and economics. The national organization believes that anyone can make use of what we have to offer.

Bert Mitchell Minority Management Organization (BMMMO)

President: Kevin Cervantes

BMMMO addresses the needs of minority students interested in the various management disciplines, and promotes the development of skills and talents central to successful careers within these disciplines. Members provide useful advice for students interested in transferring into the School of Management. They facilitate the students' transition from high school to college, undergraduate to graduate, or academic to corporate environments. The organization is responsible for organizing and running study groups, workshops and tutorial services. In order to increase students' awareness of the various management disciplines and the range of opportunities available within the business profession, BMMMO holds seminars, shows movies, and recruits professional speakers to provide minority students with information and discussion on current business issues.

Beta Alpha Psi

President: Daniel Schain 

Faculty Advisor: Elliot Kamlet

Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for financial information students and professionals. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems; providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals; and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility.
Beta Alpha Psi was founded in 1919. There are nearly 300 chapters on college and university campuses with more than 300,000 members initiated since Beta Alpha Psi's formation.

This organization accepts only students who major in Accounting, Finance, and/or MIS and are in the top 35 percent of their class.

The Theta Rho chapter of Binghamton University was chartered in 1995. Currently, there are more than 750 alumni of this chapter.

Beta Gamma Sigma

Faculty Advisors: George Bobinski, Alesia Wheeler-Wade

The mission of Beta Gamma Sigma, the national scholastic honor society for AACSB-accredited business schools, is to encourage and honor academic achievement and personal excellence in the study and practice of business. Students elected to membership are recognized as the best in business, the highest national honor a student at an AACSB-accredited institution may attain. Inductees must be within the top 7 percent of their junior class or the top 10 percent of their senior class at the undergraduate level.

Delta Sigma Pi

President: Dominic Bianco

Faculty Advisor: Arieh Ullmann

Delta Sigma Pi is the largest national professional business fraternity with more than 220 collegiate chapters nationally. The organization exists to stimulate the study of business in universities, to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce, and to foster a higher standard of commercial ethics. The Kappa Lambda chapter at Binghamton, chartered in 1981, is the largest professional group on campus and represents students in all areas of business. In 1990, the Binghamton chapter was honored with the eastern region's Most Outstanding Chapter Award. The fraternity recruits distinguished speakers to discuss current professional issues; sponsors mock interviews, which help inform and prepare students for professional interviews; and has organized employment fairs, where numerous businesses come to campus to speak with students about career opportunities available within the business profession. Other functions that aid charitable organizations and community activities are annually organized by the fraternity.

Finance Society

President: Xiaowen Ma

Faculty Advisor: Dina Naples-Layish
 
The Binghamton University Finance Society is a forum for motivated students to share knowledge about the world of finance. Our primary focus is to assist members in developing a thorough understanding of the careers and opportunities that exist in the investment management and banking industries. Further, students will build on material learned in class by applying qualitative and quantitative analysis to solve case studies and implement research projects on an individual and collaborative basis. Students will have the unique opportunity to develop a professional development strategy tailored to meet their career aspirations.

Foreign Exchange Trading Club 

President: Thomas Kulikowsky

The Foreign Exchange Trading Club (FX Trading Club) aims to acquire a better understanding of currency trading in an international, multi-million dollar market that operates 24/7. We also aim to provide the best platform for students to facilitate the discussion of various economic events and conditions, enhance the learning of trading tools to interpret instant changes in the foreign exchange market (forex), and improve public speaking skills in professionalism. No experience in forex trading is necessary, so come check us out!

Graduate Management Association (GMA)

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Faculty Advisor: Alesia Wheeler-Wade

The Graduate Management Association is an organization created within the School of Management at Binghamton University for MBA and MS Accounting Students. GMA is a group dedicated to helping graduate students by organizing social and academic events on campus.

Personal Finance Association 

President: Derek Ettinger

What do you know about your personal finances? Through informative lectures and hands-on activities, the Personal Finance Association at Binghamton University aims to educate any and all students in topics such as checking, income taxes, employee withholding, stocks, credit cards, bonds, savings plans, pensions, buying/leasing apartments and cars, and insurance. We want to prepare students for the real world by teaching things that cannot be learned in class.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholars Program

President: Theofani Baktidy

Faculty Advisor: Dina Naples-Layish

The purpose of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Scholars program is to attract superior students and challenge them to reach their full potential. PwC Scholars augment the normal SOM curriculum with additional requirements geared to better prepare them to excel in their careers. PwC Scholars are provided with special opportunities to enhance both their written and oral communication skills. To facilitate oral communication skills, scholars are required to participate in reading and discussion sections each semester. Additionally, PwC Scholars are required to complete an experiential learning project. Finally, PwC scholars are required to complete additional coursework in their primary field of management concentration, complete a second concentration in another management area, or minor in another university discipline.

Additional benefits of the program include the opportunity to participate in the Scholars Junior Level International Experience and the sophomore level Business and Culture Day.

Several speakers drawn from the local community as well as financial centers will meet with the scholars every semester.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

President: Stephanie Bassan

Faculty Advisor: Kimberly Jaussi

SHRM is dedicated to promoting the field of leadership and consulting, as well as providing networking opportunities with alumni and other established professionals. Often the group invites people to speak on current topics in the field, and offer career advice.

Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)

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Faculty Advisor: Angelo Mastrangelo

SIFE is about building the leaders of tomorrow. We practice, teach and learn about entrepreneurship and how it is applied to the real world. Projects are done throughout the year involving the Binghamton community and student-run businesses. In the spring we go to SIFE's regional competition which offers great opportunities for networking with major employers.

Women in Business (WIB)

President: Tiffany Choi

Faculty Advisor: Shelley Dionne

Women in Business (WIB) is the only female-oriented business organization seeking to empower females at Binghamton University and serving as a collective voice for the female community in the professional world. We want to instill the confidence and drive for females to pursue challenges and to enrich and diversify the workplace. Women in Business believe that it is crucial to facilitate communication among females to foster leadership and success.

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Last Updated: 1/15/14