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Organizations of the College of Business

Alpha Kappa Psi
Alpha Kappa Psi, the first professional business fraternity in the United States, was founded at New York University on October 5, 1904 is open to all majors. Its objects are to: further the individual welfare of its members; to foster scientific research in the fields of commerce, accounts, and finance; to educate the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals therein; and to promote and advance in institutions of college rank courses leading to degrees in business administration. One of its activities is the conduct of professional meetings, the purpose of which is to inform and better qualify us for our life's work.

Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)
AITP is the professional association comprised of career-minded individuals who seek to expand their potential--students, employers, employees, managers, programmers, and many others--in the information systems (IS) field. The organization seeks to provide ways for its members to make contacts with others in the IS field, all in an effort to become more marketable in rapidly changing, technological careers.

American Production and Inventory Control Society
The Louisiana Tech student chapter of APICS was established in 1987. APICS in an international organization with over 70,000 members. Their goal is to promote total quality, global competition, and innovative manufacturing principles and practices through educational programs, publications, certification programs and a foundation dedicated to education and research.

Beta Alpha Psi Fraternity
Alpha Chi chapter of the national fraternity of Beta Alpha Psi was established in May, 1956. Beta Alpha Psi is a national professional and honorary fraternity, the purpose of which is to encourage and foster the idea of service as the basis of the accounting profession; to promote the study of accountancy and its highest ethical standards; to develop high moral, scholastic, and professional attainments in its members; and to encourage cordial relations among its members and the profession.

Beta Gamma Sigma
Beta Gamma Sigma is the national honorary scholastic society for students in all fields of business. It is the scholastic society recognized by the Accreditation Council of the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business . A school or college of business administration must be a member of the Accreditation Council of the AACSB in order to have a chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma. Membership in the society is highly prized as a badge of merit recognized by leading business administrators everywhere.

Bulldog Entrepreneurs (formerly known as ABESE)
Bulldog Entrepreneurs was founded by students who had a desire to promote creativity and imaginative thinking, to aid in meeting students' needs for starting a business and becoming entrepreneurs, and to serve as a link between students of diverse disciplines through research, academics, and social activity.

Business Students Association
The official student body organization of the College is the Business Students Association. The president of this association is the president of the student body of the College of Business. Dues are assessed each quarter, and the assessment is an official charge recognized by the College.

Delta Sigma Pi
Beta Psi chapter of the professional international fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi was chartered on May 15, 1948. The purpose of the fraternity is to foster the study of business, to encourage scholarship and the association of students, to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of business, to further a high standard of business ethics and culture, and to promote the civic and commercial welfare of the community.

Financial Management Association
Membership in the Financial Management Association is open to any student interested in a career in Finance, including Real Estate, Insurance, Banking, Investments, and Financial Management. The Club is devoted to the professional development of its members and to fostering improved relationship among students, faculty and professionals in the several areas of Finance.

American Marketing Association
The Louisiana Tech Marketing Club is a collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association, the international organization for professional marketers. The club is open to any student interested in marketing; and the goals are to have personal, scholarly, and professional development of its members and to promote friendly relations among students, faculty, and the business community.

Omicron Delta Epsilon
Omicron Delta Epsilon is one of the nation's largest academic honor societies . It was established in January of 1963 as the result of the merger between two major honor societies, Omicron Delta Gamma and Omicron Chi Epsilon. Membership is open to students who have a 3.0 or better grade point average, graduate students in the field of Economics, the Economics and Finance Department.

Society for Human Resource Management
The Louisiana Tech Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management was chartered in 1977. The organization is a worldwide professional association of personnel and industrial relations practitioners, university faculty members, and students. The programs and activities of the organization are designed to provide a professional enrichment for the student's academic experience.