At Penn State Behrend, students have a variety of opportunities to join organizations related to studies in the Black School of Business. These clubs provide an opportunity to associate with other students who share common career interests and organize programs relating to the business field. Club meetings allow members to discuss career-related topics with invited guests from the business community and faculty, and active participation in club activities can help develop valuable organizational and leadership skills.
- Accounting Club
- Beta Gamma Sigma (National honor society in business, management, and administration)
- Business Analytics Team
- Delta Sigma Pi (Professional business fraternity)
- Economics Club - Society of Undergraduate Economists Chapter
- Financial Management Association
- Financial Planning Association
- Management Information Systems Club
- Marketing Club
- National Organization for Business and Engineering
- Penn State Behrend Entrepreneur Club
- Penn State Behrend International Business Club
- Project Supply Chain Management Club
The Accounting Club's mission is to grow and develop accounting students and to create a strong foundation for a professional career path. This will occur through networking and mentoring opportunities with alumni, faculty, and fellow students; on- and off-campus events, including a speaker series and panel discussions; and social events.
The goal of BAT is to prepare students to be in a business career by engaging in discussions of current economic events, gaining knowledge from Wall Street professionals, and receiving tips on how to be attractive to employers in a business setting.
Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities. We partake in enriching our fellow brothers through various social activities. From meeting with various organizations across Erie, building your online network with guest speakers, helping clear up our highway and community, and even bowling for enjoyment, we have a wide array of events to cater to everyone's interests. We encourage being active, voicing our opinion in order to better the chapter, and making the most of your time here at college!
The Financial Management Association is the premier club on campus for students looking to get involved in financial management and analysis. The club holds meetings once a month, bringing in speakers from the field to share their experiences and journeys through finance. The club also organizes various workshops and finance speaker series events with the Financial Planning Association. Club members even have opportunities once a semester to take trips out to various financial firms, seeing for themselves the operations that go on daily.
The Financial Planning Association is driven to help students understand and excel in financial advising careers. Members of the FPA will get to listen to and network with industry professionals within financial advising and wealth management. The FPA generally meets monthly for a guest speaker presentation, as well as occasionally for a field trip to Pittsburgh or social event in Erie. Since we are associated with the Financial Planning Association of Pittsburgh, our members have access to a vast network of professionals. If you are interested in the financial planning career path or obtaining your CFP through Behrend’s program, the FPA is the perfect place for you!
The MIS Club encourages interest in the field of information processing by creating opportunities for students to broaden their knowledge. This includes social media, educational enhancement, IT platforms and capabilities, real world application, and networking with current MIS professionals in the Erie Area. The club invites guest speakers to discuss their information systems career paths and the club visits businesses to observe IT-related projects.
The Marketing Club at Penn State Behrend is a unique opportunity for students to engage in projects and showcases that they may not have the chance to in a classroom setting. The hands-on experience in assisting local businesses, non-profit organizations, and other campus clubs helps students interested in marketing interact and engage in real-world experience that companies are interested in! Our mission is to help students network with one another while also obtaining real-world industry experience that will benefit them moving forward in their careers. General meetings are held on a biweekly basis, and showcases and projects are announced otherwise. We are welcoming of all majors and students who can provide the club with a positive attitude and make the club more enjoyable and beneficial for all involved! If meeting new people and helping others seems like a lot of fun, Marketing Club is a great option to consider!
The mission for the National Organization for Business and Engineering (NOBE) is to provide time for business and engineering majors to communicate, work together, and learn from each other. Some goals we have are to provide networking opportunities, resume reviews, and other things that will benefit students after they graduate. We have general meetings that will discuss what we have going on for the upcoming weeks, along with networking opportunities with outside companies. This club is recommended for IBE, PSCM, IE, ME, etc. Basically any engineering and business major is welcome, along with anyone who wants to learn more about business or engineering. We are open to everyone!
The Project and Supply Chain Management (PSCM) Club is a professional business club on campus, whose goal is to prepare, develop, and teach future project and supply chain professionals the opportunities within the major, as well as provide experiential networking and professional development opportunities for club members. PSCM is a growing and exciting major, with lots of opportunities and career growth potential, and the club at the Black School of Business is excited to share those opportunities with all interested students. To learn more about the club, come to one of our monthly meetings, on the first Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in 104 Burke! We look forward to seeing and meeting you there. To learn more about us, check out our BehrendSync page!
The Society of Undergraduate Economists' mission is to bring together creative and critical thinkers, those who are concerned with the material welfare of society, and those who are interested in past, present, and future social and financial issues. This year we would like to foster these traits by encouraging students to attend economic debates between faculty members with different academic backgrounds; guest speakers that communicate real-world, professional experience in the field of economics and business; fun social activities with economics professors; and formal academic events.
Check out all of the clubs and organizations offered at Penn State Behrend.