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Undergraduate: Student Organizations

The College of Business recognizes the importance of student organizations to build leadership, encourage teamwork, and sharpen networking skills.

Through their involvement in these organizations, students interact with employers, faculty, alumni and peers who provide guidance in areas such as academic coursework and professional pursuits.

SF State student organizations are under the advisement of the Student Involvement and Career Center (http://www.sfsu.edu/~lead/). To become a registered organization, to start a new organization, or to plan a fundraiser for a current organization, students contact the Student Involvement and Career Center.

Accounting Students Organization

Founding Date: 1977

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Acronym: ASO

Category: Academic

The Accounting Students Organization (ASO) is an association that assists students in preparing for entry to the business world and provides an opportunity for students at San Francisco State University to interact. The Accounting Students Organization links its members with representatives from private firms, government, industry and the not-for-profit sector, working in the various sectors of the profession, including managerial accounting, public accounting, internal audit and taxation. Speaker presentations, workshops and office visits are just a few examples of the kinds of events ASO organizes exclusively for its members.

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Alpha Kappa Psi - Psi Kappa Chapter

Founding Date: 1904

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Acronym: AKPSI

Category: Academic

Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity is the world’s oldest and largest professional fraternity, with an international network spanning across all geographies, careers, and backgrounds. We provide our brothers with professional guidance throughout their college years to ensure that upon graduation, we are each equipped with a skill set necessary to survive in any work environment. Through interview training, resume building, public speaking workshops and a one-on-one mentorship program, Alpha Kappa Psi develops the business leaders of the future. As alumni, we join the work force as bankers and accountants, advertisers and consultants, doctors and lawyers, engineers and entrepreneurs. We live in foreign countries, we give back to our communities, and we explore the world. We invite you to join our brotherhood and become a part of the lifelong experience that is Alpha Kappa Psi.

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Ascend at SFSU

Founding Date: 2005
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Acronym: Ascend

Category: Academic

The mission of Ascend at SFSU is to promote and foster leadership skills in Asian and Pacific-Islander students interested in pursuing a career in accounting, finance, other business related fields.

Honors/Recognitions:
Dean of Students Outstanding Student Organization Nominee - 2012
Dean of Students Outstanding Faculty/Staff Advisor - 2012

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Beta Alpha Psi - Beta Chi Chapter

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Acronym: BAP

Category: Academic

Beta Alpha Psi is a national scholastic and professional fraternity for financial information students. The primary objective of the fraternity is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the financial information field. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems; providing opportunities for self-development and associate among members and practicing professionals, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility. Since our founding in 1919, we have initiated over 200 chapters at various universities throughout the United States.

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Beta Gamma Sigma - Mu Chapter

Founding Date: 1969

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Acronym: BGS

Category: Honor Society

Beta Gamma Sigma is a business honor society that recognizes the most outstanding students of business at institutions accredited by AACSB International -- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

  • Group email:  bgs@sfsu.edu
  • Group website: cob.sfsu.edu/cob/bgs
  • Office: Dean’s Office, BUS 321
  • Faculty Adviser: Linda Oubre, Dean, College of Business
  • Honors, Recognition, or Event: Annual BGS Induction Ceremony held in May. The chapter has qualified to award a Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship for the last two years.

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Club Managers Association of America

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Acronym: CMAA

Category: Academic

Club Managers Association of America is the oldest, most respected association representing club management. CMAA has 6000 members who manage more than 3000 clubs internationally. The objective of the San Francisco State University student Chapter is to promote professional relationships between people that are connected with the management of clubs. CMAA recognizes its responsibility to help students gain a better understanding of club management and finding careers in this sector of the hospitality industry.

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Decision Sciences Student Association

Founding Date: 2006

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Acronym: DSSA

Category: Academic

The Decision Sciences Student Association works to inspire and assist College of Business students to become outstanding quantitative analysts, to use those skills in serving as extraordinary managers, and to make a real and lasting positive impact in the world we all share.

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Delta Sigma Pi - Delta Omicron Chapter

Founding Date: 1907

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Acronym: DSP

Category: Academic

Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity, and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce; and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.

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Financial Analysis and Management Education

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Acronym: F.A.M.E.

Category: Academic

The Financial Analysis and Management Education organization (F.A.M.E.) is a student organization centered around increasing students’ financial and analytical leadership skills, while networking with professionals in the industry to create opportunities for future employment. Some goals that we strive in achieving are: Bridging the gap between real-world activities and classroom practices; Increasing students’ knowledge of real-world markets and financial cases; Developing leadership skills; Introducing employers and students to one another; organizing activities to benefit a society. F.A.M.E. hopes to leave a lasting impression on its members with an experience that will prove valuable over time.

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Hospitality Management Society

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Acronym: HMS

Category: Academic

The Hospitality Management Society is a professional and social organization whose purpose is to promote networking opportunities between students, faculty, and industry professionals.

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Information Management Systems Association

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Acronym: IMSA

Category: Academic

IMSA is a student-led organization working to enhance members' marketability as they transition into an information systems industry. Students interested in IT, CIS, as well as other fields are encouraged to join. We help IMSA members gain IT skills outside the classroom. You can receive IT training, tutoring, and online info/services. Also, you'll have opportunities to increase your leadership skills and connect with bay area businesses.

  • Group Email: imsa@sfsu.edu
  • Group Website: http://www.imsasf.org
  • Faculty Adviser: Sameer Verma, Professor, Information Systems
  • Honors, Recognition, or Event: IMSA Graduation Ceremony—a special graduation for IS concentration students

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International Business Society

Founding Date: 2005

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Acronym: IBS

Category: Academic

The International Business Society (IBS) is a student-run organization at San Francisco State University that aims to help students enrich their knowledge and competences in the international business field. The main purpose is to help students build personal network with others for enhancing their careers. Through professional and social events, IBS seeks to empower students to enter into the multicultural workplace and help them to achieve their career goals.

  • Group email: president@ibs.sfsu.org
  • Group website: http://www.ibs-sfsu.org
  • Phone Number:  President: Pilar Asensio: (415) 670-0280
  • Faculty Adviser: Bruce A. Heiman, Associate Professor, International Business
  • Honors, Recognition, or Event: The International Business Society (IBS) received an honor and a monetary award of $500 by the Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business (CESB) at the College of Business Ethics Week on Friday, November 9, 2012, at SF State Downtown Campus for its community involvement and volunteering activities in the Bay Area in the last years

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Management Organization for Business Students

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Acronym: MOBS

Category: Academic

MOBS is devoted to enhancing business student life, whether it be in professionalism, networking, socials, or business social responsibility initiatives.

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Marketing Association at SFSU

Acronym: MA

Category: Academic

Organization Contact(s):

From your classes to your career, a holistic understanding of marketing will provide you with the competitive edge needed to be successful! The Marketing Association is dedicated to providing professional development opportunities between students, faculty members and marketing professionals. Our association is open to anyone who is interested in marketing and would like to gain hands-on experience.

Some of our events include:

Feel free to step in to one of our meetings or to contact us anytime. Seize every opportunity: Join Marketing Association today!

  • professional marketing panels and workshops
  • Skill development seminars
  • social events
  • Group email: sfsuma@gmail.com
  • Group website: http://www.sfsuma.org
  • Phone Number: Ian's office phone (415) 338-6282
  • Faculty Adviser: Ian Sinapuelas, Assistant Professor, Marketing

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National Society of Minorities in Hospitality

Founding Date: 2005

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Acronym: NSMH

Category: Academic

The purpose of the organization is to enhance its members' professional development through educational and networking opportunities supported or developed by National Society of Minorities in Hospitality and its members and industry partners.

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