CBA Student Organizations

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College of Business Administration Student Advisory Council (SAC)

Advisor: Dr. Ken Rhee 785-8095

SAC LogoThis council serves as a communication link among the students, faculty, and the dean to voice students' concerns as representatives of the various business clubs, organizations, and major departments within the College of Business. 


American Marketing Association (AMA)

Advisor: Dr. Gwen Achenreiner 785-6755

Logo AMAStudents from a variety of majors interested in enhancing their professional, communication, and networking skills join AMA. It offers an opportunity to interact with peers, participate in group activities that develop marketing skills with hands-on experience, and interact with the business community. 


Beta Alpha Psi

Co-Advisor: Dr. Mehmet Kocakulah  785-6827 Email: mkocakulah
Co-Advisor: Ms. Katie Rick
785-5291 Email:

BAP LogoBeta Alpha Psi is an honor society for accountancy students that helps them develop professionally and intellectually. Guest speakers help students understand the accounting profession. 


Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS)

Advisor: Dr. Donna Anderson 785-6864 Email: danderson3

BGS KeyMembership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest national recognition a student in business can receive. To be eligible for membership, students must rank in the top seven percent of their junior class, top ten percent of their senior class, or top twenty percent of their master's class. In addition, the college must be accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business International. 


Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO)

Advisor: Ms. Anne Hlavacka 785-8104 Email: ahlavacka

CEO LogoCEO's mission is to inform, support and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation. This organization creates opportunities for students to learn from successful entrepreneurs and visionary leaders. It also connects students with their entrepreneurial peers to share and gain new ideas and practical knowledge to help advance their entrepreneurial interests. 


Delta Sigma Pi (DSP)

Advisor: Ms. Kelly Nowicki 785-6662 Email:

Delta Sigma Pi is a professional business fraternity, limiting its membership to students majoring in business. Founded to help students gain experience in the professional world, Delta Sigma Pi offers opportunities for leadership development and professional networking, as well as a chance to build friendships that will last a lifetime. 


Financial Management Association (FMA)

Advisor: Dr. Nilakshi Borah 785-6651 Email: nborah

The Financial Management Association is an organization that facilitates the development of knowledge regarding economic and financial based careers. Through FMA, members will be given the opportunity to explore aspects of today's financial world and interact with several financial industry leaders and theirs organizations. FMA is open to any CBA students, but is tailored toward students majoring in Finance and Economics. 

Healthcare & Lifesciences Student Association (HLSA)

Advisor: Dr. Mary Hamman
785-6860 Email:    

Healthcare & Lifesciences Student Association (HLSA) is a student organization for all majors on campus that promotes teaching, learning, research, networking, events, and programming for those interested in pursuing careers in the healthcare (e.g., clinic, hospital, integrated delivery network, nursing  home, insurance/payer, pharmacy) and life sciences (e.g., biomedical, biotechnology, contract manufacturing organization, contract research organization, medical device, pharmaceutical) sectors.  Leveraging on-campus and off-campus activities, we strengthen the ability of UWL students to attain internships, externships, and full-time roles in the healthcare and biopharmaceutical industries, with the ultimate goal of our graduates having impactful careers as executives, entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals, policymakers, teachers, researchers, and service providers.  


International Business Association

Advisor: Dr. Beth Crosby  785-6754 Email:  

International Business Association is an organization in which members can foster an understanding of the global economy, expand their knowledge of cultural diversity, become informed about study abroad opportunities and develop personal and professional relationships through networking. 


Information Systems Association (ISA)

Advisor: Dr. Peter Haried 785-8103 Email: pharied

ISA LogoThe Information Systems Association (ISA) provides University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) students that opportunity to expand their knowledge of the Information System field. Members will enhance their learning through guest speakers, member presentations, field trips and group activities designed around Information Systems. The ISA will provide a key medium to network with prospective employers about careers and internship opportunities relevant to Information Systems. 


Investment Club

Co-Advisor: Dr. Jared Linna


Co-Advisor: Dr. Adam Stivers 785-6677


The purpose of this organization is to provide students with knowledge about securities, 401k planning, investor accounts, trading methods, and an overview of financial tools. As well as, to provide an environment where students can learn about investments. 


Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Advisor: Dr. Christa Kiersch 785-8112 Email:

SHRM LogoSociety for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a student organization, for all majors, that promotes knowledge of the working world through speakers and activities. Throughout the semester, SHRM provides speakers from campus and the community, including keynote speakers, and speakers from area businesses. SHRM also promotes learning through activities such as business tours and fundraising.