Perdue School of Business
Perdue Hall

Student Organizations

Marketing Excellence (ME) formerly AMA

President: Leslie Nielson
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Kirsten Passyn, Dr. Paula Morris, Management & Marketing

This club offers students’ opportunities to develop professionalism, improve communication skills, and apply theory through seminars, guest speakers, and regional and national competitions. Salisbury University had three marketing clubs: Sales Club, American Marketing Association and Direct Marketing Association of Washington-Educational Foundation (Student Ambassador Program). The plan was to create a new marketing club that would merge the best of each of those clubs into one, as they all interrelated. The slogan for Marketing Excellence is “It’s All About ME.” This is the guiding theme and mission of ME, an organization devoted to the skill and professional development of the areas future business leaders. Marketing Excellence wishes to create a coalition of bright and powerful minds, working together to build professional excellence.

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Beta Alpha Psi (ΒΑΨ)

President: Stefan Antony
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bob Dombrowski & Dr. David Emerson
Accounting & Legal Studies

BAΨ is a national scholastic and professional accounting, finance and M.I.S. honor society. The primary objective of BAP is to encourage and recognize scholastic and professional excellence in the fields of accounting, finance and M.I.S. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and M.I.S.; providing opportunities for self-development and association between members and practicing professionals; and encouraging a sense of ethical and social responsibility.

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Beta Gamma Sigma (ΒΓΣ)

President: Tim Higgins
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Vera Street

Beta Gamma Sigma is an international honor society recognizing the outstanding academic achievements of students enrolled in collegiate business management programs accredited by the AACSB International.

Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student can receive in an undergraduate or master's program. Only the top 7 percent of the junior class, the upper 10 percent of the senior class, or the top 20 percent of the graduating master's program are honored by an invitation to Beta Gamma Sigma membership.

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Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization (CEO)

President: Andrew Myers
Faculty Advisor: William Burke, Information Systems

The Collegiate Entrepreneur’s Organization is driven to promote entrepreneurship and small business throughout the SU campus and Salisbury community. We are an organization devoted to encourage, motivate and inspire those who thrive on the idea of starting a business via networking and allocating resources and tools. Bringing together the powerful and innovative minds throughout the university, this organization serves as a hub for entrepreneurial spirit. We inspire though successful entrepreneurs willing to share their experiences and business knowledge to our members. We offer professional and personal development through organized events and community outreach through local entrepreneurial education programs.

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Economics Society (ES)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Brian Hill, Economics & Finance

Dedicated to promoting the study of and interest in economics. We provide a means for economics students to meet and discuss with others their curiousity in the field. We also help to promote growth in the Salisbury University Economics Department. We invite any student who has an interest in economics to be a part of our organization. Please check out the Upcoming Events for dates and times of future meetings.

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Financial Management Association (FMA)

President: Jamie DiScuillo
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kashi Khazeh, Economics & Finance

The FMA is a nationally recognized organization whose purpose is to help its members explore and pursue a career in finance. Throughout the year, the FMA will offer students a chance to participate in a variety of activities. Some of these include community speakers, field trips and workshops. Information about meetings is posted bimonthly on the schools bulletin boards in Holloway Hall.

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Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)

President: Joe Sharkey
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mike Garner, Accounting & Legal Studies

The IMA serves the purpose of increasing the accounting students knowledge within the field of accounting and enhancing networking skills. The IMA encourages all members to be active through attendance at all IMA meetings as well as to participate in other opportunities such as: The Great Leader Lecture Series and Beta Alpha Psi (the accounting honor society). Students work together in networking and lending a helping hand to those students in need. To do this, we provide a tutoring service and give advice on internship programs. The IMA is a club that likes to have fun and participates in many social gatherings including cookout parties and community service activities. This club is open to all accounting majors.

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Omicron Delta Epsilon (ΟΔΕ)
President: Karen Suckling
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Munemo, Economics & Finance

Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE) is the International Honor Society in Economics. It is one of the world's largest academic honor societies; it currently has 578 chapters located in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Egypt, and France. The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are to recognize scholastic attainment and honor outstanding achievements in economics; to establish closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges and universities, and among colleges and universities; to publish its official journal, The American Economist; and to sponsor panels at professional meetings as well as the Irving Fisher and Frank W. Taussig competitions.

Recently, Salisbury University Chapter has been approved for membership in Omicron Delta Epsilon. We are the Xi Chapter in Maryland and are the 593rd Chapter in this international organization.

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Phi Beta Lamda (PBL) Future Business Leaders of America

President: Frances Sherlock
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Jerome DeRidder /Dr. George Summers

Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate division of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and is the largest student-run organization in the country. We are NOT under any circunstances a greek organization. We are an equal opportunity organization that seeks the interest of students who have a curiosity in business and/or business-related fields. We help members build their resume through competitive events, network at state and national conferences and seminars, and develop leadership within the Salisbury community.

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Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

President: Nicole Elliott
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Thomas Calo, Management & Marketing

SHRM was created to acquaint students with the human resource field and labor relations. The club provides learning opportunities through interaction with Human Resource professionals. It also offers updates on new developments in the field of Human Resource Management.

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