Join a Business Student Organization

Being a part of a student organization provides invaluable experience, professional development, management skills and teamwork strategies. They’re also a fun way to meet peers and begin to build your professional network. Many business student organizations are tied to areas of study or serve as local chapters of professional organizations, offering guest speakers, site visits, conferences, scholarships and more. 

We encourage you to learn more about each organization and get in touch with their student leaders!

If you have any questions about business student organizations, contact:

Cait Burns 
Director, Student Engagement
(804) 828-5394

Biz Stars

Biz Stars (Snead Transfers Achieving REAL Success) is a student organization specially designed for business students who have transferred to VCU. The organization aims to create a community of current and former transfer students and acclimate business students to resources and opportunities within Snead Hall. These goals are accomplished by weekly meetings, social events and pairing students with a STARS ambassador (a previous transfer student) to create a peer-to-peer relationship. 

Majors: All business majors

Requirements: Business transfer student

Biz Stars website

transfer students

Blockchain Club

Blockchain Club aims to bring blockchain technology to students at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). 

Benefits include gaining knowledge on specific blockchain fields of study such as Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, decentralized finance (DeFi), non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and Web 3 as well as networking with professionals in this space. 

Blockchain Club wishes to spread endless knowledge and opportunities within the ever-evolving blockchain industry and bring people together, no matter their backgrounds or interests.

Majors: All majors

Requirements: N/A 

Blockchain website

blockchain organization

Business Student Ambassadors

The Business Student Ambassadors (BSA) is a group of motivated students who are committed to promoting, embracing, and celebrating our diverse VCU community. As ambassadors, we serve prospective students, alumni, investors, and friends of the university. Lastly, we strive to exemplify the qualities of leadership, scholarship, and commitment to inspire the new wave of business professionals.

Majors: All business majors and minors

Requirements: Currently enrolled in VCU's School of Business, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, and must graduate no less than 2 semesters after acceptance

BSA website

Business Student Ambassadors

Financial Management Association

The Financial Management Association (FMA) aims to facilitate interaction between industry professionals, students, and faculty. The association is dedicated to providing students with a business organization that has a strong networking base that focuses on corporate finance, banking, and investment by exposing members to dynamic speakers, educational trips and social networking events.

Majors: All business majors

Requirements: Any VCU undergraduate student may sign up for membership, assuming the student has been enrolled at VCU for at least one semester. Freshman and sophomore students (those with two years remaining) are preferred. 

FMA website

financial management association

Gamma Iota Sigma

Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) is the international business fraternity for students pursuing careers in insurance, risk management and actuarial science. Student leaders and faculty advisors work to provide career-focused events and trainings, exposing students to industry leaders.

Majors: Risk management and insurance, finance

Requirements: Application, 1-time dues, sometimes annual renewal fee

GIS website

Gamma iota sigma

Information Systems Organization

The Information Systems Organization (ISO) educates, prepares, and networks to help prepare members for a career in IT. ISO accepts students of all majors and disciplines, graduates and undergraduates, students interested in technology, and those who make a career out of it.

Technology is all around us, and whatever your major is, you can become far more competitive in the workplace if you know how to use technology effectively and if you know more "IT" than others in your field.

Majors: All majors; Information systems, computer science

Requirements: Membership dues are either $20 for a year or $15 for a semester.

ISO website

Information Systems Organization

National Association of Black Accountants

The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) mission is to address its members' professional needs and to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance profession with an unfaltering commitment to inspire the same in their succesors. The Association shall unite through membership accountants, finance and business-related professional and academic excellence, possess a sense of professional and civic responsibility, and are concerned with enhancing opportunities for minorities in the accounting, finance and business-related professions.

Majors: All business majors 

Requirements: Join on CampusGroups

NABA website

National Association of Black Accountants

Pi Sigma Epsilon

Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE) is the only national co-ed professional fraternity in the fields of sales, marketing and management. However, it is open to all majors. PSE gives its members the chance to gain hands-on experience through experiential learning opportunities, participate in conferences both regionally and nationally, and network with professionals through PSE’s corporate partner program. 

PSE - Alpha Kappa chapter's mission is to prepare students of majors and all degree tracks for a career after graduation by opening them to opportunities and experiential learning.

Majors: All majors

Requirements: 2.5 GPA and be a paid member of the national fraternity

PSE website

Phi Sigma Epsilon

Rho Epsilon 

Rho Epsilon is a national professional real estate fraternity and is an integral part of the Kornblau Real Estate Program. Our purpose is to facilitate professional development opportunities and networking with professionals in the Real Estate industry. We host lectures, career programs, and industry site visits.

The most important goal of this organization is to foster professional excellence through communications between the academic and business community in Richmond, Virginia.

Majors: All majors

Requirements: Open to any VCU student with an interest in real estate, networking, and enhancing their professional skills. 

Rho Epsilon website

Rho Epsilon

Sigma Chi Mu Tau

Sigma Chi Mu Tau (SCMT) exists to recognize academic merit and to encourage leadership, ethical behaviors, and commitment to high standards in the pursuit of supply chain management excellence or related analytical fields. It also provides professional and academic assistance, along with special opportunities for those who are members.

Majors: Supply chain management and analytics

Requirements: GPA of 3.0+, SCMA major

SCMT website

Sigma Chi Mu Tau

Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) mission is to connect the bridge between HR students at VCU and the HR professionals of Richmond and National SHRM.

Majors: All majors; Management, human resources, psychology 

Requirements: Join on CampusGroups

SHRM website

Society for Human Resources Management

Student Economics Association

The Student Economics Association (SEA) is a social organization focused on discussing economic issues, professional and social development, and community outreach. SEA's goal is to foster interest in the study of economics through meetings, guest speakers from the industry, and local events.

The SEA is a non-major-specific organization dedicated to the enrichment of our members.

Majors: All majors; Economics majors in both the School of Business and College of Humanities and Sciences, finance majors, public policy, statistics

Requirements: General membership has no year, GPA, or major requirements. $15 annual dues.

SEA website

Student Economic Association

Student Managed Investment Portfolio

The Student Managed Investment (SMIP) is a student-run portfolio management organization. We were founded in 2010 with a $100,000 donation from the Business School Foundation. Today, we manage over 25+ equities valued at over $325,000. Some of our holdings include blue chip holdings such as Apple, Costco and LVMH but also high growth companies such as Paypal, Enphase Energy, and Intuitive Surgical.

At the beginning of each semester, we recruit new analysts. There is a formal application process, but if you are chosen, each new analyst will have an introductory semester where they are taught fundamental analysis, relative analysis, and intrinsic valuation. We are open to all majors, you just have to have an aptitude to learn and work cooperatively.

Majors: Finance, accounting, economics, statistics, engineering, computer science

Requirements: We refrain from adding seniors since there is an introductory semester. We want members to grow in the organization. Aside from class year, we ask applicants to have a 3.0 GPA. As for the application process, we ask applicants to fill out an interest form and an application. After formal review, we give interviews before formal acceptance letters. We do not have membership dues or require any recommendations.

SMIP website

Student Managed Investment Portfolio

Women in Business 

Women in Business (WIB) is a professional organization striving to empower and inspire business leaders of tomorrow by connecting them to world-class industry leaders, role models, and peers.

Majors: All business majors

Requirements: Rolling application process, members fill out a google form expressing interest in the organization and pay dues

WIB website

Women in Business