STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

Association of Information System

The Association for Information Systems (AIS) is open to all students who are interested in opportunities that combine business and information technology. ACU’s Information Systems major is a collaborative degree between the College of Business Administration and the School of Information Technology andComputing. Students involved in AIS will learn more about Information Systems careers and will contribute to the Information Systems field through service and research. Student members will gain a competitive advantage to succeed within the IS field, gain world-wide recognition through competition and award programs, network with like-minded students from ACU and around the world, and expand their career opportunities.

Faculty Sponsors

Dr. Brad Crisp
brad.crisp@acu.edu

American Marketing Association

The mission of the American Marketing Association (AMA) chapter at ACU’s College of Business Administration is to provide a student network that explores the field of marketing with a Christian perspective.

Activities of the organization include research in mobile marketing, on campus marketing and marketing consultation. AMA is a diverse group of students who have a passion for marketing and advertising. AMA uses creative and innovative marketing techniques and is a great fit for any student who wants to learn how to market products, events and themselves.

On Campus Sponsors

Lindsay Palmer
Lindsay.palmer@acu.edu

Enactus

Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to enable human progress. Enactus students apply business concepts to develop community outreach projects, transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.

Enactus members have the opportunity to compete in regional and national competitions. National competitions are dramatic, energy-filled events where teams showcase the collective impact of their community outreach efforts. Students present their projects and are evaluated by business leaders serving as judges who rank them on how successful they were at using business concepts to improve the quality of life and standard of living for those in need.

Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Jim Litton
jim.litton@acu.edu

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Students participate annually in the Texas SHRM student leadership conference, the HR Southwest Conference, and field trips to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. The purpose of a field trip is to receive a presentation from the human resources (HR) director/VP of the host organization and to ask questions about HR in the organization. The chapter is sponsored by the local professional HR chapter (Big Country Society for Human Resource Management) and students have an open invitation to attend the monthly professional chapter meetings.

 

Faculty Sponsor

Malcolm Coco
cocom@acu.edu

Beta Gamma Sigma

Founded in 1913, the first national honor society in business was a merger of three separate societies established to honor academic achievement in business at the University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois and the University of California. Today, Beta Gamma Sigma is an international honor society that provides the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate (graduate) program at a school accredited by AACSB International. The mission of the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to foster personal and professional excellence, to advance the values of the Society, and to service its lifelong members.

Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Andy Little
Andrew.little@acu.edu

Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO)

Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) is the premier global entrepreneurship network serving more than 20,000 students through 400 chapters at colleges and universities. ACU’s chapter of CEO is a student-led organization that fosters interest in the field of entrepreneurship. Its focus is to inspire, connect, and support students to succeed as entrepreneurs. CEO offers mentoring relationships, activities for entrepreneurship development, and experiential learning through competitions.

 

Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Jim Litton
jim.litton@acu.edu

Student Accounting Organization (SAO)

The Student Accounting Organization is a group for accounting majors that is student led and supported by the ACU accounting faculty. Its purpose is to help accounting students prepare for their futures, network with peers and professionals, and provide opportunities to learn more about their field and the career options accounting has to offer.

Faculty Sponsor

Dr. John Neil
john.neill@acu.edu

Student Trading and Research Fund

Originally known as STAR (Student Trading and Research), FIN 439: Student Managed Fund is an incredible opportunity for students to manage part of ACU’s endowment while earning college credit. Conceived and originally funded by a small group of ACU Trustees and Faculty members, students began managing this fund in 2000. For the first time, in the fall of 2012, the Student Managed Fund members received academic credit for their efforts; it was made into a 3-hour course. Since inception, the fund’s average annual return exceeds that of its benchmark, the S&P 500, by over 2%.

Faculty Sponsor

Malcolm Coco
cocom@acu.edu