Student Organizations & Leadership Opportunities

Define your Farmer experience! Today’s global and competitive job market demands that schools of business prepare their students to be dynamic leaders, great communicators, skilled collaborators and bold visionaries. Active and engaged learning starts in the classroom but students must continuously sharpen and practice these skills.

In the Farmer School, student organizations provide the perfect place where students can lead teams, communicate with members and problem-solve. FSB challenges our students to actively participate in one of our 25 organizations and 5 honorary societies. Employers expect students to be actively engaged in student organizations and extra-curricular activities. In fact, many organizations host employer functions and activities specifically for and with our clubs!

We believe that we gain valuable life skills learning, living and working with people with different cultures, viewpoints and lifestyles. As our students graduate and join an increasingly global workforce, this appreciation for individuals as individuals will better equip them to succeed and will create new communities that celebrate diversity.

Farmer School Student Organizations
AIESEC
Alpha Kappa Psi
Association for Information Systems
Buck Rodgers Business Leadership Program
Business Student Advisory Council
China-America Business Organization
Delta Sigma Pi
Economics Club
Finance Association
First Miami University Student & Alumni Federal Credit Union
FSB Ambassadors
Global Business Brigades
International Student Advisory Council
ISACA MU Student Group: Information Systems Audit and Control Association
Miami Business Consulting

Miami Business Enterprises

AIESEC

AIESEC (pronounced eye-sek) stands for International Association of Students in Economics and Business. AIESEC operates an international job exchange which annually matches 5,000 businesses and students worldwide. The organization is completely managed by students, from the international headquarters in Brussels, Belgium to the local committee here at Miami. Membership in AIESEC is through an interview selection process and successful completion of a training program. Contact: Dr. Barnali Gupta at 529-2856 or guptab@miamioh.edu.

Alpha Kappa Psi

Alpha Kappa Psi is a professional fraternity open to women and men. It strives to educate and inspire members about business issues and professionalism while incorporating aspects of brotherhood and philanthropy. Activities include professional speakers and events, fund raisers, and community outreach. Contact: Dr. Jeff Merhout 529-8340 or merhouwj@miamioh.edu.

Association for Information Systems

The Association for Information Systems is a Global Organization of college students and IT professionals that serves society through the advancement of knowledge and the promotion of excellence in the practice and study of information systems. AIS is the premier professional association for individuals and organizations who lead the research, teaching, practice, and study of information systems worldwide. The Miami University Chapter seeks to educate about information technology, to assist MIS students with professional and career guidance and networking, and to bond the MIS community. Contact: Dr. Jeff Smith jeff.smith@miamioh.edu.

Buck Rodgers Business Leadership Program

The Buck Rodgers Business Leadership Program provides Miami students opportunities for study, service and interaction with business professionals. Students selected for participation in this two-year program design their own combination of activities from choices in five developmental areas: leadership reflection, leadership action, community service, communication and diversity. Contact: Dr. Megan Gerhardt at 529-4235 or gerharmm@miamioh.edu.

Business Student Advisory Council

BSAC is a student organization that works with the Dean and the students in the Farmer School of Business to open avenues of communication. Membership is composed of business students selected at large. BSAC coordinates and supports the activities of student business organizations so that they can best serve students. Contact: Mrs. Michelle Thomas 529-4236 or thomasm@miamioh.edu.

China-America Business Organization (CABO)

The China-America Business Organization at Miami University serves as a networking platform between Chinese students studying business and non-Chinese students in The Farmer School of Business who have an interest doing business in China. CABO works with multi-national business institutions and professionals to enhance the education of its members beyond the classroom. CABO strives to create opportunities for students to succeed in international business by creating job and internship opportunities in China and the US, and facilitating communication between Chinese and American students.

Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity for women and men which fosters the study of business and promotes professionalism. The chapter hosts speakers and other events that spotlight business professionals, and undertakes charitable activities in affiliation with national and local organizations. Contact: Dr. Terry Nixon, nixontd@miamioh.edu.

Economics Club

Members of the Economics Club learn how economic events can shape the world around them. Open to all students, club membership is a good way to have fun and increase one’s understanding of economics and related disciplines. Activities include student-faculty picnics, lunch talks with faculty from various departments, and trips to institutions where students can observe the application of economics in a business setting. Contact: Dr. Jing Li at 529-4393 or lij14@miamioh.edu.

Finance Association

The Finance Association is a professional organization that offers a variety of activities: company visits to financial institutions, investment firms, and other major corporations in the Cincinnati-Dayton area; speakers on career and educational opportunities in the field of finance; peer guidance in selected courses and areas of concentration; and student-faculty social events. All majors are welcome. For more information, please contact Dr. David Chappell, chappeds@miamioh.edu.

First Miami University Student & Alumni Federal Credit Union

The only financial institution located on Miami University’s Oxford Campus. Founded in 1988 by a group of Miami Students, First Miami began as a cost-effective alternative to Oxford’s Uptown banking options. Today, First Miami is one of only two completely student-run credit unions in the nation and maintains an asset base averaging roughly one million dollars.  Our internships give you hands on business experience from day one. Whether you're interested in investment banking, marketing or auditing, we have a place for you. First Miami is an entirely volunteer, student-run financial institution--by students, for students--from the Chief Executive Officer to the daily tellers.  After completing a five-week training program in which interns learn about First Miami’s history and how to complete basic tasks and transactions, new interns typically begin working as tellers. Interns may advance to higher positions based upon ambition, knowledge, and superior customer service after working as a teller. After training, interns are able to join a variety of different committees, including: Loans, Credit Cards, Operations, Auditing, Accounting/Finance, Marketing, and Member Services.  Many of our interns have used the internship to gain paid summer internships which frequently result in job offers.  As our graduates get jobs, they tell us that their First Miami experience was extremely valuable in the process. 

FSB Ambassadors

The Farmer School of Business Ambassador Program supports the university and school recruitment efforts by providing first-hand insight on student life and programs. This includes meeting with students and parents in conjunction with Farmer School staff and leading building tours. Ambassadors also participate in University and FSB events (Make It Miami, Direct Admit and Family Weekend Open Houses, for example) and contribute to External Relations efforts. Contact:

Chanelle White, chanelle.white@miamioh.edu

Global Business Brigades

Global Brigades is a branch of a national volunteer organization dedicated to helping developing Countries in a variety of disciplines. Student teams travel to international destinations, where they provide consulting and investment guidance designed to create sustainable economic initiatives. For more information please contact Kathy Kennedy kennedkl@miamioh.edu

International Student Advisory Council

International Student Advisory Council (ISAC) serves the needs of international students within Farmer School of Business (FSB). Its intent is to help FSB international students utilize the resources to achieve both their academic and professional goals. The council works closely with the faculty to provide the students with resources and information by organizing workshops and events. Advisor: Dr. Jing Li at 513-529-4393 lij14@miamioh.edu

ISACA MU Student Group

ISACA (pronounced eye-sah-kuh) Information Systems Audit and Control Association, is affiliated with the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association. The mission of Miami’s ISACA student affiliation is to help students discover and explore career opportunities in information systems audit and control. Membership is open to any interested student, but the organization is aimed primarily at those majoring or minoring in accountancy, management information systems, decision sciences, computer science, systems analysis, and finance. Contact: Dr. Jeffrey Merhout at 529-8340.

Miami Business Enterprises

MBE is a business organization that offers exciting and challenging experiences related to the marketing profession. Its major goal is to supplement the education received in the classroom by providing hands-on experiences, offering a variety of leadership positions, and identifying and attaining careers in marketing and allied fields for our members. There are no requirements for membership. Contact: Bryan Ashenbaum, ashenbb@miamioh.edu

Miami Business Consulting

Miami Business Consulting (MBC) provides its members with hands-on consulting experience with business clients in a real-world setting. Project teams work side-by-side with clients to develop and execute ideas in areas such as marketing, technology, and finance. Project assignments enable MBC members to develop their individual business skills while working in a team setting where they learn about consulting, project management, and other business practices that build on what they have learned in the classroom. All of this while helping a business client gain a well-designed plan or business knowledge free of charge. Contact: Dr. Skip Benamati at 529-4835.

Michelle Thomas, Director of
Business Organizations and Diversity
office: 1022H FSB
phone: 513.529.4236
email: thomasm@miamioh.edu









Farmer School Student Organizations

Miami Asset Management

Miami University Investment Banking Club

Miami University Student Venture Fund (MUSVF)
Miami University Women in Business (MUWIB)
Multicultural Business Association
Net Impact
Phi Chi Theta
Pi Sigma Epsilon
Society for Human Resources Management
Supply Chain Management Club
Toastmasters International

 

Miami Asset Management

The Miami Investment Club's goal is to educate people interested in becoming successful investors in today's volatile world markets. Our club actively deals with different investment vehicles including stocks, bonds, options, exchange traded funds, and commodities. Contact: Dr. David Chappell, chappeds@miamioh.edu

Miami University Investment Banking Club

The Miami University Investment Banking Club seeks to provide students an opportunity to gain exposure to the world of Wall Street. The club fosters supplemental learning in the areas of asset management and investment banking. Members gain experience on pitching stocks, due diligence, and investment banking valuation techniques. On a monthly basis, speakers from investment banks on Wall Street come and present to the group on the financial industry and network with members. Membership is open to students who are pursuing finance or accounting degrees and have a strong desire to pursue a career on Wall Street. Potential members will go through an interview process to gain acceptance into the club. Contact: Dr. David Shrider at 529-8792 or david.shrider@miamioh.edu.

Miami University Student Venture Fund

Affiliated with the Page Center for Entrepreneurship, the MUSVF Board is an organization of students committed to funding student and alumni startup ventures. The board also provides an advisory function to its applicants who intend on scaling out a particular business concept. Members of the MUSVF attain practical knowledge of the funding process through establishing funding criteria and actual allocation of capital in the range of $1,000–$30,000. Contact: Dr. Jim Friedman at 529-1440.

Miami University Women in Business

Miami University Women in Business (MUWIB) is a professional women's organization that seeks to unite, enable and inspire women in their effort of reaching a higher level of business excellence through education and experience. MUWIB focuses on providing its members with superior career and learning opportunities through a variety of events, philanthropic initiatives workshops, and speakers. Contact: Gillian Oakenfull, oakenfg@miamioh.edu

Multicultural Business Association

MBA is an informal support network established in the Farmer School to encourage multicultural students to participate and take advantage of the resources and services available to all students. Students are introduced to department chairs, faculty, academic advisors, and other staff. MBSN has established a Mentor/Mentee program assigning upper class business majors to pre-business students to facilitate pre-business student advancement into the Farmer School. A steering committee regularly meets and plans information sessions on topics that include scheduling classes, interviewing, e-mail and Internet use, business dress and conversation, team building and other information useful in negotiating a successful Miami career. Contact: Mrs. Michelle Thomas at 529-4236.

Net Impact

Net Impact is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. The goal is to change the world through business. This chapter was just recently founded at Miami. Contact Jean 'Madison' Reiser: reiserjm@miamioh.edu

Phi Chi Theta

Phi Chi Theta is Miami University's newest co-ed professional business and economics fraternity, formed in 2013 by eighty three ambitious student leaders. Our three pillars concentrate on professional development, philanthropic outreach and camaraderie . Our organization has an international focus which allows us to look at the influence of globalization in the business world today. We are devoted to helping our members develop as professional individuals, while also creating lifelong friendships.

Pi Sigma Epsilon

Pi Sigma Epsilon is a professional fraternity for women and men in marketing, sales management, and selling. Its activities promote personal contact with business; create extra-curricular education through sales, marketing research, promotion, and public service projects; and enhance members’ career opportunities. Contact: Dr. Don Norris at 529-1217.

Society for Human Resources Management

SHRM supplements classroom education with an on-the-job perspective of human resource management. Members interact with the Cincinnati and Butler County SHRM chapters through activities such as speakers, dinners, mock interviews, company visits, and Career Days, and establish valuable business contacts. Contact: Dr. Joshua Schwarz at 529-1653.

Supply Chain Management Club

The Supply Chain Management Club organization is affiliated with three of the leading professional development organizations supporting the field of supply chain management: The Institute for Supply Management (ISM), The Association for Operations Management (APICS), and the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). Members become student affiliates of all three organizations. The group sponsors tours, speakers, social gatherings, and placement activities. All majors are welcome, from first year students to graduate students.  Contact: Dr. William (Rocky) Newman at 529-4219.

Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International enables business professionals to practice and strengthen their communication skills. Members of the Miami Masters chapter increase their self-confidence by becoming better listeners, improving their presentation skills, and building their ability to motivate and persuade. Contact: Holly Gage at 529-5012

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