The College of Business Administration offers a variety of business clubs to help students expand both professionally and personally. Dr. Shawn Daly, dean of the College of Business Administration, states,
“The activities of the NU College of Business student organizations continue to expand and the clubs take on increasingly important directions. These accomplishments encompass high-value community service, as well as engaging in events that build the awareness of the institution in business and the community at large. We’re proud of what the students achieve and, in turn, I believe their activities are rewarded in the marketplace through the positions they are offered upon graduation.”
Read through the club descriptions to see which ones are right for you!
The Accounting Society is a student organization for accounting, finance and information systems students. The society provides a network of students, professors and professionals with information about community service, internships and co-ops, career opportunities, the interviewing process and business etiquette. They participate in guest lectures, presentations, and field trips to further their accounting knowledge. They also are active volunteers with Recycle for a Cause, a student-founded organization that aids in fighting cancer. The Accounting Society is also working on an outreach program to promote accounting as a major and profession to high school students.
Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Alpha Psi is an international 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.
For information on membership, please contact the moderator, Professor Chris Aquino, at 716.286.8167.
Business Organizational Leadership Development (B.O.L.D.)
B.O.L.D., which stands for Business Organizational Leadership Development, is a newly formed club within the College of Business Administration that focuses on developing students into leaders and experienced businessmen and women. This club allows students to take what they've learned in class and apply these methods to service-learning projects. These projects allow students to gain firsthand knowledge of consulting, marketing, finance and operations skills as well as provides firsthand knowledge of business operations creating well-rounded individuals. In addition, students give back in these projects by helping organizations in the local community as well as assisting those in need around the world. Currently, the club is working on it's Sustainable Sandals Project, which is a local operation coordinated through Niagara University that collects sandals that are gently worn by tourists who visit the Cave of the Winds attraction in Niagara Falls. Instead of throwing away approximately 250,000 of these sandals each year, the Cave of the Winds donates them to the Sustainable Sandals Project, which then sorts, sanitizes and boxes the sandals. The sandals are then distributed worldwide to individuals in need of footwear. The club is currently working with distribution companies and local mission groups to get the sandals to those in need in Third World countries. This project and club is, at its heart, Vincentian, providing people with donated footwear as well as offering service-learning opportunities to Niagara University students.
For more information regarding B.O.L.D. or information on club membership, please contact Professor Alegre, at 716.286.8334.
Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization (CEO)
The Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization (CEO) aids in forming successful business people and career options by giving you the opportunity to be placed in real life scenarios that occur in the business field. It is our mission, through the CEO Program of Niagara University, to inform, support and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation. The CEO focuses on career development through resume writing workshops, business cards and much more. They also sponsor speakers, go on field trips to various businesses and travel to conferences.
For information on membership, please contact Dr. Anna McNab, at 716.286.8142.
NU_Finance is a prestigious organization that not only goes into financial management, but also offers many different ways students can utilize their financial skills, both in and outside of Niagara University. There are several opportunities that we offer such as managing solid financial portfolio’s to creating portfolios such as the Niagara Global Micro Finance Fund. Micro financing incorporates different financial services such as loans, insurance and savings to entrepreneurs in developing third-world countries. Recently, NU_Finance partnered with Kiva, a nonprofit organization that works with field partners and micro financing institutions in companies without traditional banking systems to help entrepreneurs start their business. We also offer several financial workshops that we, as an association, hold for the entire university. The workshop topics consist of student loan debt, auto financing, individual financing, healthcare, and investments. We also hold annual visits to the financial district of Toronto, Canada, where students will have the opportunity to not only network with NU alumni, but also get the chance to tour different firms from recruitment to investment banking. Our annual Chicago trip exposes students to the Commodities Mercantile Exchange to give them a firsthand look into that sector of finance. We also have our New York City visit, which consists of the Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E) conference co-sponsored by NASDAQ and CNBC, where students are allowed to pick from dozens of top financial professionals and sit in on their keynote panels and separate modules.
Niagara University Marketing Association (NUMA)
The Niagara University Marketing Association (NUMA), a collegiate chapter in affiliation with the Rochester branch of the American Marketing Association, was formed to enlighten interested students in the functions and operations of marketing. The association sponsors such outside activities as tours through selected firms and seminars featuring guest speakers. NUMA believes that learning by doing is the best way for students to gain real world marketing experience, which is accomplished by offering their skills, as a group, to Niagara University and the surrounding community. They are working with the Niagara University sports teams, the United Way of Greater Niagara, Recycle for a Cause, as well as other groups to assist in marketing and research. Membership is open to any student pursuing a career in the fields of marketing and management.
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Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM)
The Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) is the leading voice of the human resource profession, representing the interests of over 65,000 professional and 6,000 student members from around the world. SHRM provides its membership with education and information services, conferences and seminars, government and media representation, and publications that equip human resource professionals to become leaders and decision makers within their organizations. The society is a founding member and secretariat of the World Federation of Personnel Management Associations (WFPMA), which links human resource associations in 55 nations. For membership information, please contact Dr. Lisa Williams at 716.286.8163.
For a complete list of all clubs and organizations offered at Niagara University, please visit Campus Activities.