The School of Business Administration hosts a variety of professional organizations for student involvement—providing you with opportunities for academic, personal and professional development so that you may contribute effectively and ethically to society and your organizations.
Members of all organizations are committed to serve the community and develop conscientious participation in civic activities, build unity within the organizations and establish friendships and networks that extend beyond your college career.
If interested, contact the following faculty for further information:
The Accounting Society is designed to help students learn about the various aspects of the financial information profession through activities and involvement with professionals, faculty and peers.
Advisor: Mark Judd
Contact: (619) 260-2258
The Ad Club focuses on spreading interest and expanding knowledge of the advertising profession while encompassing aspects of marketing and communication.
Alpha Kappa Psi
Alpha Kappa Psi is a co-educational business fraternity that aims to foster scientific research in the fields of commerce, accounting and finance.
Advisor: Vicente Vargas
Contact: (619) 260-4136
American Marketing Association
The American Marketing Association—the USD chapter of the largest professional marketing association in North America—is committed to introducing students to the various aspects of marketing by providing resources and encouraging interaction with professionals, faculty and peers. We achieve this by creating projects that offer real world experiences, inviting professional speakers for lectures and by helping students build a network that will be valuable in their professional careers.
Advisor: Andrea Flynn
Contact: (619) 260-2377
Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Alpha Psi is a national honors fraternity that provides interaction with finance, information systems, and accounting professionals; conducts technical and personal development programs through campus, regional and national meetings; and promotes and encourages community service.
Advisor: Mark Judd
Contact: (619) 260-2258
Beta Gamma Sigma
Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest international recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in an undergraduate, master's or doctoral program at a school accredited by AACSB International.
Advisors: Craig Barkacs
Contact: (619) 260-2387
Delta Sigma Pi
Delta Sigma Pi is a business fraternity that fosters the study of business in universities; encourages scholarship, social activity and the association of students for mutual advancement through research and practice; promotes closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce; and furthers a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture, as well as the civic and commercial welfare of the community.
The USD Entrepreneurship Club is committed to bringing together students, entrepreneurs, alumni and faculty in the hopes of building relationships and fostering an interactive learning environment to explore the world of entrepreneurship.
Advisor: Mike Lawless
Contact: (619) 260-2376
The Econ Council serves as a voice for economics students in the School of Business. The council is comprised of student leaders whose goal is to pursue further understanding within the field of economics outside of the classroom.
Advisor: Joey Gabaldon
Financial Planning Association
Contact: (619) 260-4853
International Business Club
The USD International Business Club is an organization supporting International Business majors and minors. The International Business Club explores potential career paths and opportunities for students pursuing International Business studies, as well as provides networking activities related to International Business to help students understand cross cultural differences and promote awareness of global issues. The IB Club sponsors interactive networking events with local International Business alumni, professors and current students for all levels of the student body who have an interest in or are a declared International Business major or minor. Through expanding knowledge in International Business, we hope to empower and enlighten the student body because "business has no boundaries." The club holds about one event per month during the regular semesters.
Advisor: Erin Kellaway
Contact: (619) 260-6809
Law and Business Mediation Caucus
Advisor: Richard Custin
Contact: (619) 260-4854
Net Impact is a global membership organization of students and professionals using business to improve the world. Net Impact Undergrad is an exciting new program built on Net Impact's proven model of organization, inspiration and education. It connects members with forward-thinking leaders to create positive social and environmental change through business.
Advisors: Tara Ceranic
Contact: (619) 260-2378
Omicron Delta Epsilon
Omicron Delta Epsilon is an international economics honor society providing extracurricular programs, lectures, discussions and meetings to furthering the study of economics.
Advisor: Joey Gabaldon
Contact: (619) 260-5905
Real Estate Society
The Real Estate Society provides resources and information to students interested in or pursuing a career in real estate through industry outreach and monthly meetings.
Advisor: John Demas
Contact: (619) 260-7619
Student Finance Association
The SBA Student Finance Association (SFA) provides members with opportunities to network with finance professionals and meet other students pursuing a career in finance. The club has weekly meeting with guest speakers who hold various positions in the finance field, including investment management, corporate finance, private equity and banking. Members also have the opportunity to attend finance conferences and other professional networking events in San Diego and across the country.
Student International Business Council
The Student International Business Council is a privately-endowed, student-led organization dedicated to its vision of "Peace through Commerce." Focused on leadership, international business, and responsible business conduct, the long term goal of the Council is to develop individuals who will go on to play a fundamental role in peace around the world. The Council completes several projects per year in conjunction with business leaders in the San Diego area and other parts of the world, giving students real world experience using commerce to facilitate positive change. The Council sends students overseas for leadership conferences and internships and is looking to expand in this aspect of the organization in upcoming years.
Advisor: Robin McCoy
Contact: (619) 260-7774
Supply Chain Management Student Association
The Supply Chain Management Student Association provides "cutting edge" knowledge of supply chain management, high value career opportunity exposure and networking with professionals in related fields.