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Business Student Organizations and Honor Societies

The students and faculty in the School of Business Administration invite you to pursue leadership roles and social activities by joining one of the student organizations below.

What are the benefits to you?

  • You will develop or improve your leadership skills.

  • You will build a network of peers and business professionals.

  • You will practice the business skills you learn in the classroom.

For more information on any of the student organizations described below, click on the organization's link or contact the faculty adviser indicated for the organization.


Alpha Kappa Psi is a business fraternity focused on leadership and professional development.

Dr. Hugh Sloan
Associate Professor of Marketing
Phone: 662-801-4532
Email: hsloan@bus.olemiss.edu


The Association for Information Technology Professionals (AITP) promotes a better understanding of the vital role of information systems and their vital role in business. This club is open to all business students who have an interest in information systems.

Dr. Brian Reithel
Professor of MIS
Phone: 662-816-3929
Email: breithel@bus.olemiss.edu


Beta Gamma Sigma is an honor society serving business and accountancy students. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business or accountancy student can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International. Membership is by invitation to the top 10 percent of each year's junior and senior class.

Dr. Kathleen Fuller
Associate Professor of Finance
Phone: 662-915-5463
Email: kfuller@bus.olemiss.edu


Chief Emissary Officers(CEOs) represent the School of Business Administration's student body. Member are chosen via an application and interview process each year by the outgoing CEOs president and vice-president. The CEOs help recruit high school and transfer students.

Ms. Kim Phillips
Academic Counselor
Phone: 662-915-1739
Email: kphillips@bus.olemiss.edu


The Financiers Club is an organization for students who are majoring in Banking and Finance or Managerial Finance to connect with financial services executives, employees and regulators from across the country.

Dr. Bonnie Van Ness
Associate Professor of Finance
Phone: 662-915-6749
Email: bvanness@bus.olemiss.edu


Student Marketing Association (SMA) offers marketing and public relations services to other student organizations and local businesses in Oxford.

Dr. Kathy Wachter
Associate Professor Marketing
Phone: 662-915-5174
Email: kwachter@bus.olemiss.edu


Gamma Iota Sigma is an international Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) business fraternity that emphasizes professionalism, student career placement, industry interaction, and community involvement. Membership in the Mu Chapter of GIS is open to any student interested in RMI.

Dr. Stephen Fier
Associate Professor of Finance
Phone: 662-205-0767
Email: sfier@bus.olemiss.edu


Ole Miss Real Estate Finance Association (REFA) is an organization that encourages interest in real estate, promotes interaction between real estate professionals and students, and informs students and professionals on current issues.

Dr. Bonnie Van Ness
Associate Professor of Finance
Phone: 662-915-6749
Email: bvanness@bus.olemiss.edu


The MBA Association is for all MBA students who wish to take an active role in shaping the academic, professional, and social environment of the MBA Program. The MBA Association offers students the opportunity to interact with other students in the program and to participate in campus governance issues affecting graduate students. The group takes on many special projects each year and hosts several guest speakers from business and industry. All MBA students are automatically members of this association.

Ms. Ashley Jones McGee
Director of MBA Administration
Phone: 662-915-5483
Email:amcgee@bus.olemiss.edu


Entrepreneurship Club promotes a campus-wide spirit of entrepreneurship and an appreciation of this is a viable career path. Students learn to identify and take advantage of entrepreneurial opportunities.

Dr. Rich Gentry
Mac Elliott Chair of Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor of Management
Email: rgentry@bus.olemiss.edu