MSB Clubs & Organizations
The Accounting Society
Club Overview / Mission Statement: To help university students who have interests in pursuing a career in the Accounting field better connect with faculty, staff, alumni, and professionals in the area. The society will work hard to plan and fund relevant events that will benefit its members and the University of Massachusetts Lowell. We will strive to be a resource for students interested in obtaining professional certifications in the Accounting industry.
- Eric Peary - President
- Jessica Greene - Vice President/Treasurer
- Andrea Sanderson - Secretary
- Matthew McCullough - Community Service Chair
- Dan Pare - Communications Chair
- Peter Wong - Special Tasks Chair
- Revitalized Fall 2011
- Current members: 50-60
- Event attendance: 30-40
- Accounting Forum
- Resume Workshop
- Faculty and Professional Speakers
- Merrimack Valley Food Drive
Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.” (Source: Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society website
Every year, the Lowell Chapter of BGS inducts Manning School of Business undergraduate students who rank in the top 10% of the senior class or in the top 7% of the junior class along with graduate students who are in the top 20% of their MSB master’s program. The percent ranks are according to the cumulative GPA. Apart from having very high GPA, in order to be inducted, a student must follow University honor code and must have completed at least 30 credits at UMass Lowell (not transferred).
Induction in the society is strictly by invitation.
Mission Statement: The Mission of the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to foster personal and professional excellence, to advance the values of the Society, and to serve its lifelong members.
Statistics: The BGS honor society was founded in 1906. It has chapters in the US and in more than 160 other countries and has more than 700,000 members. The UMass Lowell Chapter of BGS was established in 1988 and has more than 600 members. Being a member of the society is a big distinction in itself.
The students are inducted at a dinner banquet at the end of each spring semester. The event features a keynote speaker and an oath-taking ceremony.
The Finance Society
The student run society invites eminent alumni members under the "Manning Speaker Series" and arranges networking opportunities for students. Future plans involve skill advancement opportunities and educational trips to important financial institutions and centers.
Student Managed Fund (SMF): Students manage a stock portfolio funded by UMass Foundation and alumni contributions. The objective is to provide students with the real world experience of investing. The investing strategy is inspired by great investors like Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, and Charlie Munger.
The OIS Club
The UMass Lowell Operations and Information Systems (OIS) Club
is a diverse group of students interested in operations management and information systems. The OIS Club is the official University of Massachusetts Lowell student chapter of APICS. By joining OIS Club, you'll have the opportunity to:
- Network with business professionals in the Boston/Lowell/Nashua region.
- Go on plant tours of area businesses.
- Development Workshops
- Learn ways to use OM and IS principles to make work and life better.
- and much more...
For more information see Prof. Thomas Sloan's OIS Club Website.
APICS stands for Association for Operations Management. Its focuses include superior training, internationally recognized certifications, and comprehensive educational resources in the areas of production, inventory, materials management, purchasing, logistics, and more.
APICS Student membership offers students in the Operations Management field a distinct competitive advantage they benefit from:
- Enhanced skills and career mobility achieved through APICS certification programs
- Full use of the premier online resource management placement site-the APICS Career Center
- Networking opportunities and targeted local training available through more than 270 APICS chapters
- Discounts averaging 20% on APICS books, videotapes, courseware, and training aids
- Savings on more than 30 workshops and programs designed to keep performance levels high
- Real-time solutions to real-life business challenges in areas from software selection to production activity control, available through Ask APICS (formerly the Industrial Inquiry Service)
- Discounts on business services such as car rental and express shipping services
- Recognition, career enhancement, increased project management, and team-building skills achieved through participation in the APICS Recognition Program
- APICS scholarships.