Graduate Student Organizations
Students are encouraged to participate in activities outside of the classroom. You will find a number of organizations that relate to professional organizations as well as person interests. Please review the information and find an organization that is interesting to you.
Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Alpha Psi is the national scholastic and professional accounting fraternity. The Gamma Beta chapter was organized and officially designated at the University of South Carolina in 1965. The objectives of Beta Alpha Psi are to promote the study and practice of accounting, to provide opportunities for self-development and association among members and practicing accountants, and to encourage a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility. We are open to graduate and undergraduate students.
The Consulting Club is an organization dedicated to educating students about the consulting industry and various consulting methodologies. The group seeks to assist students in the development of consultative approaches to problem solving that can be applied in any career field. We also pursue recruiting and functional project opportunities when available.
Doctoral Student Association
The Doctoral Students Association (DSA) is a social organization for doctoral students in the Darla Moore School of Business. Our goal is to provide social, professional development and community service opportunities for our members and their families. All doctoral students and family members are welcome to participate in any events.
The Entrepreneurship Club is meant to provide students with a fun and stimulating way to cultivate an appreciation and understanding of entrepreneurship. We do this through a variety of events - guest speakers from different fields, trivia nights, screenings of entrepreneurship related films and shows, among other events. The club is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all majors and areas of study.
The Finance Club is an active organization where students concentrating in finance are able to build a social network with fellow students and industry professionals. The club aims at enhancing the knowledge of its members through hosting events like speaker series, investment games and career development workshops. However, our ultimate objective is to provide the members with an opportunity to develop into finance executive candidates - executives that no firm can afford to reject!
IMBA Student Association
The purpose of the IMBA Student Association is to provide academic, professional, and social benefits to all IMBA students. The Student Association also supports community service projects, intramural sports, and acts as a liaison between IMBA students and the administration on issues that affect the well-being of all IMBA students.
MACC Student Association
The MACC Student Association is the social organization for students in the Master of Accountancy program. In addition to planning social events we inform students about current and upcoming events in the Moore School and on campus.
The Marketing Club is dedicated to promoting the discipline of marketing and strives to assist students with the necessary tools to excel in the marketing field. The club aims to expose students to the various careers in marketing, educate students through guest speakers and lectures, and prepare students through interview best practices and networking. The club sponsors speakers, panels, networking opportunities, and job educational programs.
The Master of Human Resources Association is an organization designed to further the networking between current students and alumni of the MHR program. The purpose of the organization is to foster relationships and encourage students to interact in social settings.
Moore Association of Graduate Women
The Moore Association for Graduate Women (MAGW) exists to promote and facilitate leadership opportunities for women. We are the local chapter of the National Association for Women MBA's (NAWMBA). Membership is open to all graduate business students (men and women) who believe that diversity in leadership is important in the business sector.
Moore School Partner Association
The Moore School Partner Association is designed to provide a welcoming social environment for families, married couples, and significant others. We help introduce people to Columbia and share common experiences of graduate students within a safe, family-friendly environment. Our goal is to help graduate students and their families connect, adjust and socialize.
Net Impact exists to harness the power of business to create a better world and realize our potential as leaders to create lasting social change. Here you can build your own initiative to improve the local community, and at the same time, build your own professional experience. You will also be able to explore fast growing, profitable fields such as alternative energy, environmental protection, and micro-finance. Net Impact will give you the opportunity to develop yourself in a way that allows you to improve both your bottom line and the world around us.
Society of Human Resource Management
The USC Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) provides students the opportunity to gain knowledge and insight into the fields of human resources and industrial relations through affiliation and association with the local, regional and national SHRM sponsors; keeps students up-to-date on new developments in the field of human resource management; and encourages the growth and continuation of the professional/career oriented goals and aspects of the society in members. We provide programs on topics of interests in the HR field and social events to increase interest in our student chapter as well as a networking platform to promote the benefits of SHRM.
The Wine Society organizes producer-sponsored tastings, educational seminars and social events throughout the school year. Our charter is to build wine appreciation and socially responsible member knowledge in preparation to enter the world of international business upon graduation. Membership is open to all Moore School graduate students and faculty.