Being engaged outside of the classroom is a crucial part of your Costello College of Business at George Mason University experience.
Getting involved with one of our student organizations will help you build a network of peers, connect with your interests, and add depth to your resume.
The following organizations are affiliated with the Costello College of Business. These organizations offer a range of opportunities and events during the year.
If you have any questions contact Shabnam Rezai (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Shaping people, shaping business. That is the tagline that has molded over 240,000 Alpha Kappa Psi members all over the world. Alumni who have said this same tagline to themselves over and over include: Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Sam Walton and J. Willard Marriott. Alpha Kappa Psi is the nation's largest and oldest professional business fraternity, providing great business practices since 1904. The Pi Sigma Chapter of GMU is a coed fraternity open to all majors but is limited to a select group of individuals who are hand chosen by the chapter's officials during the recruitment process. The recruitment process is conducted at the beginning of each academic semester. Participation is open to all majors with a keen eye for a successful professional career. For more information on Alpha Kappa Psi, visit our website.
Faculty Advisor: Niki Vlastara | email@example.com
Mason-AMA is a marketing and business organization whose mission is to provide a forum for students interested in learning more about the marketing profession, gaining practical marketing experience, enhancing leadership and career development skills, and advancing their learning beyond the classroom.
Faculty Advisor: Kathleen Ann Rankin | firstname.lastname@example.org
Student President: Kevin Terceros | email@example.com
Association of Latino Professionals for America website
New club, currently recruiting!
Beta Alpha Psi is the national honorary and service fraternity of financial information professionals. Activities include frequent meetings with presentations by members of the accounting and financial services professions. Participation is open to accounting and finance majors with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and a major GPA of at least 3.0. In addition, students not yet admitted to the Costello College of Business but with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 may participate in Beta Alpha Psi activities as a National Pledge. A pledge drive is conducted at the beginning of each semester and active participation in fraternity, professional, service, and social activities is expected. Visit the Mason Chapter website more information, or visit the national website here.
Beta Gamma Sigma is a scholastic business honor society. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student can receive in an undergraduate or master’s program at a school accredited by AACSB. Each year, the top ten percent of juniors, the top ten percent of seniors, and the top twenty percent of master’s students are invited to join the society. Membership provides ongoing, tangible benefits throughout one’s career. Visit our website for more information.
Be the Change is a student-run organization focused on connecting business with community service and sustainability. The club's activities and goals align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The club originated from the George Mason Costello College of Business program called Impact Fellows, and Be the Change is now expanding to students who are interested in becoming sustainable business leaders! Be the Change has participated in environmental clean-up efforts around Mason with Student Government. They also assist women's shelters through clothing donations and are looking to expand into upcycling and other creative mediums to assist with gender inequality and environmental sustainability!
Faculty Advisor: James B Pulley | firstname.lastname@example.org
Collegiate DECA website
Collegiate DECA is a professional business organization that helps emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in the field of hospitality, marketing, finance, accounting, technology, and management. Our members become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders through the use of our scholastic program, conferences, business competitions and social events. Visit our Facebook page for more information.
Delta Sigma Pi is the foremost co-ed professional business fraternity in the world boasting over 260+ chapters and over 260,000+ members. Our fraternity seeks the top business talent in the world in order to mold them into the business leaders of tomorrow. Through continuous professional development and the reinforcement of fraternity ideals, our members learn to overcome their weaknesses by achieving tremendous personal growth and overcoming challenges with both their pledge class and their chapter. Although our pledging process is selective, we highly encourage all professionally-oriented students to seek a bid into Delta Sigma Pi to enjoy a lifetime of professional development, access to amazing global professional networks and opportunities to forge lifetime friendships from all around the world. Delta Sigma Pi will change your life in a positive manner, and allow you to achieve your highest potential. All it takes is for you to take the first step and apply for a bid!
Faculty Advisor: Sebahattin Demirkan | email@example.com
Student President: Kimberly Norris | firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Planning Student Association website
Mason’s Financial Planning Association Student Chapter gives students interested in being a certified financial planner or wealth manager opportunities to connect one on one with professional financial planners in the D.C./Northern Virginia area through numerous talks and gatherings. Membership in the student association is a great way to augment one's learning in the classroom and develop professionally with local leaders in the space.
We are the George Mason University chapter of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL), the premier student business organization in the world. Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 230,000 members prepare for careers in business and business-related fields. FBLA-PBL is the largest student-run organization in the United States of America and one of the largest business-related organizations in the world. It is also one of the top 10 organizations listed by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Mason Accounting Society is an organization open to anyone majoring in accounting at Mason. The purpose of this society is to create a community outside of the classroom that offers its members the opportunity to make a difference through activities and community service.
Faculty Advisor: Katie Rosenbusch | email@example.com
Student President: Gabriel Curtis | firstname.lastname@example.org
The goals of this club are to: 1) empower students with the skills needed to become successful professionals in the Management industry; 2) provide tools that will optimize leadership potential through student engagement in management consulting and beyond; and 3) to build student confidence in their ability to change the workforce--one person at a time.
The Mason ISOM Association (MISOMA) is a forum for students at George Mason University who have an interest in information technology and its applications in business. MISOMA's mission is to enhance knowledge of Information Systems applications in all levels of business operations. MISOMA's involvement in Costello College of Business events is to promote career networking opportunities with top-level employers, peers, and other student organizations. MISOMA’s mission is to encourage its members to take advantage of leadership, career, and social opportunities within the Costello College of Business and the George Mason community.
Faculty Advisor: Derek Horstmeyer | email@example.com
The Mason Investment Club is a student organization that is devoted to teaching practical skills and knowledge in order to compete with the best in the investment world. One of the most useful skills we teach is how to do research on individual stocks: where to find the information, how to analyze the stock using financial models in order to determine if it is overpriced or under-priced, how to give an oral presentation on the stock afterwards to the Board of Directors and professional analysts. The club will hold numerous events to hear about different investment philosophies from guest speakers, as well as a chance to learn exactly how to be a day trader.
The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) George Mason University Student Chapter seeks to address the professional needs of its members while building leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance profession. NABA-GMU holds a high interest in students who possess a strong sense of civic responsibility, a desire for excellence both inside and outside of the classroom, as well as those who are interested in promoting opportunities for minorities in the fields of accounting, finance and other business related professions. Explore NABA on the web by visiting the national website.
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