Ascend is a premier national and professional organization dedicated to enabling its members, business partners and the community to leverage the leadership and global business potential of Pan-Asian. We welcome everybody and have diverse members with different backgrounds.
Beta Gama Sigma
Beta Gamma Sigma is the national honor society for business students who are enrolled in AACSB accredited colleges. Membership is by invitation only and is limited to those students in the top of their junior and senior classes.
Blacks Interested in Business
Blacks Interested in Business is open to any black student, regardless of major, who is interested in business. Through its activities, workshops and seminars, its goal is to motivate, inspire and improve the self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-development of its members.
College of Business Leadership Council
College of Business Leadership Council is the coordinating organization for the College student body. Its membership is composed of one representative from each of the 15 student organizations and one (at large) independent representative to equal the number of student organizations represented. Members must be Business majors (except for organizational representatives) and possess a 2.5 gpa during the duration of their service. The Council provides its constituents with a vital link between the administration, faculty, and students, and provides substantive input for the policies and planning of the College. The Council is a very active organization which provides students with a wide variety of activities and service opportunities throughout the year.
Financial Management Association
Financial Management Association is for students interested in business finance and investments. It provides its members with investment knowledge, knowledge of employment opportunities, and social activities. Faculty advisor: Dr. Wanli Zhao.
Graduate Business Association
Graduate Business Association is open to all business graduate students.
Phi Beta Lambda
Phi Beta Lambda is a student organization that helps build leadership, competitiveness, and social skills needed in today’s business world. It is a national organization associated with Future Business Leaders of America. Open to any major.
Pi Sigma Epsilon
Pi Sigma Epsilon is recognized nationwide as one of the most esteemed professional fraternities available. We concentrate on improving our skills in Sales and Marketing, but we are open to all majors. We offer positions in Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Sales, Administration, Human Resources, Recruitment, Communications, Public Relations, Athletics, CEI Administration, Historian, Social Director, Website Administrator, Philanthropy, Alumni Relations, CoBA Representative, and more. All members of our organization work together as a team to help each other with academic, as well as professional, enhancement. We offer optional social activities and hold fundraisers for charitable causes and for travel to regional and national conventions. We have excellent Alumni Contacts and Corporate Sponsors. Joining our organization will assist you in becoming more knowledgeable about the business community, the marketing profession, SIU life in general, and much more. We recruit new members at the start of each semester.
Saluki CEO Corps
Saluki CEO Corps works with the Center for Innovation, Small Business Development Center and the Southern Illinois Entrepreneurship Center "to inform, support and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation." Open to all majors.
Saluki Student Investment Fund (SSIF)
The Saluki Student Investment Fund (SSIF) exists to provide SIU undergraduate students with hands-on experience in portfolio management and investment research. As such, the SSIF is modeled after a real investment management firm. SSIF students are focused on making the best investment decisions possible on behalf of their primary client, the SIU Foundation. The SSIF’s investment philosophy is to capitalize on opportunities through focused research. The SSIF’s competitive advantage is students’ unique and unbiased perspective and their ability to spot trends in the markets, especially those that are perhaps driven by or favored by their generation.