Students in the College of Business are encouraged to supplement their classroom experience with membership and participation in any of the following student organizations.
As a professional organization, the American Marketing Association helps develop, encourage, and strengthen working relations between students studying marketing and marketing professionals in the business community. The resulting exchange of ideas, knowledge, and experience is mutually beneficial. Meetings regularly feature business leaders from both the local and national arena.
The Economics Club is designed to stimulate interest in economics among university students. Economics is a social science that analyzes the relationship between human behavior and the production and exchange of goods and services. Club activities are designed to promote an understanding of current economic issues, current economic controversies, and the role that economics plays in personal and professional decision making. The Economics Club is open to all majors.
The purposes of the Financial Management Association and the FMA Honor Society are to assist in the professional, educational, and social development of university students interested in finance, banking, and investments, and to encourage interaction among business executives, faculty, and students of business and finance. To join the FMA, a student must have a sincere interest in finance. To be considered for membership in the FMA Honor Society, a student must have an overall GPA of 3.25 and at least six hours of finance course work with a GPA of 3.25.
The purpose of the Global Business Association is to promote international awareness throughout Loyola’s campus. We aim to host several dining etiquette dinners, guest speakers, toastmaster events, tours, and much more. If you are interested in international business, traveling, or just learning more about current international issues, then the Global Business Association is just for you! To request more information, contact the current president, Jourdan McCullough.
The M.B.A. is a professional degree. The purpose of the M.B.A. Student Association is to provide graduate business students with opportunities to develop leadership skills and to prepare for professional positions in the private and public sectors. This club provides an excellent means for M.B.A. students to interact with other students, faculty, and community leaders. Students are also given the opportunity to discuss and initiate positive changes within the M.B.A. program. Special meetings are scheduled with leaders from the civic and business community of greater New Orleans as invited guest speakers. Membership is open to all students of the graduate school of business administration.
Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) is a student organization that is active on more than 1,700 college and university campuses and in 42 countries and territories around the world. Students work together as a team and through the mentoring of faculty advisors develop and implement educational outreach programs that teach individuals in their communities the principles of market economics, entrepreneurship, personal financial success skills, and business ethics. The Loyola SIFE team works with local elementary, middle and high schools to teach free enterprise principles. Loyola SIFE also works with senior citizens in the area as well as homeless shelters. SIFE is open to all students on campus regardless of major.