Student Organizations

Meet your classmates, get involved in your community, and develop your skills by joining a student organization. With so many groups to choose from, the Carlson School is sure to host a community that suits your interests.

Undergraduate Student Organizations

Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi)

This co-ed professional business fraternity brings together students with a common interest in business for scholastic and social activities. AKPsi develops members both socially and professionally through close personal and business relationships.

American Marketing Association (AMA)

As a collegiate chapter of the national American Marketing Association, the main goal of the group is to promote a better understanding of marketing and its role in the business world. AMA provides students the opportunity to hear business leaders speak on current marketing issues, tour area firms, and make valuable business contacts.

Business Association of Multicultural Students (BAM)

This organization is dedicated to providing students with a diverse perspective of today’s global business environment and assisting them in their pursuit of professional excellence and community leadership.

Business Board (B-Board)

As the student government body of the Carlson Undergraduate Program, B-Board sets policies that govern student organizations. Members serve on various committees and plan activities to foster interaction among students and faculty.

Club MIS

The mission of Club MIS is to foster relations among Management Information Systems students, faculty and the business community.

Collegiate DECA

The mission of Collegiate DECA is to serve its diverse international membership as a professional organization, providing leadership and career-oriented opportunities to develop and enhance tomorrow’s leaders. Collegiate DECA focuses on leadership, networking, experiential learning, career development, and community service.

Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in Universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity, and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce, and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.

Entrepreneurship Club (Entre Club)

This organization is dedicated to teaching students how to become financially independent, successful entrepreneurs by bringing in CEOs, entrepreneurs, and business owners to tell their stories.

Future Business Leaders of America

Future Business Leaders of America strives to prepare students for careers in business and business-related fields through community service, the practice of business skills, and the implementation of these skills through conference competitions with universities from across the country.


GLOBE is committed to fostering awareness, knowledge and understanding of international management and multicultural issues among students. International exchange students are paired with a buddy to ease the transition into American culture.

International Business Association (IBA)

IBA is for students interested in the interchange between international business and development. The group fosters dialogue about the importance of globalization, emerging economies, and their underlying developmental challenges.

Investment and Finance Organization (InFO)

InFO provides students the opportunity to discover the various occupations and issues involved with the financial industry. Meetings include in-depth discussions about the stock market, investing, bonds, commodities, and financial planning.

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)/Black Business Professionals

The principal activities of NABA/Black Business Professionals are centered on the goals of cultivating interest among minority youth in the fields of accounting, finance, information technology, and other business related fields.

Net Impact

Net Impact is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to make a positive impact on society by growing and strengthening a community of leaders who use business to improve the world. Members are current and emerging leaders in corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, international development, and environmental sustainability who are actively improving the world.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

SHRM aims to enhance HRIR, HRD, Psychology, and students of all majors’ classroom experiences. Becoming a member of SHRM is a great supplement prior to a HR career; furthermore, SHRM offers top HR professionals as speakers, site visits, and social and volunteer events.

Sports Management Association

Sports Management Association is committed to providing an insight to the highly competitive sports marketplace. The group strives to foster an education of the different business careers in the sports industry and in other industries that apply business principles to their products through associations with sports.

Stock Traders Club (STC)

The goal of STC is to provide information to students which will help them understand the various financial instruments and enable them to make informed investment decisions. The group focuses on teaching the “nuts and bolts” of investing and managing money.

Student Accounting and Finance Association (SAFA)/Beta Alpha Psi (BAP)

SAFA/BAP serves as a liaison between professional accounting and finance representatives and students to provide a social atmosphere for networking, as well as service opportunities to develop professional skills.

Truth in Business (TIB)

The mission of TIB is to unite, equip, and send Christians with an interest in business into the workplace to do God's will. The group brings a unique perspective into the marketplace through a variety of speakers and teachings while integrating integrity and biblical knowledge.


U-Finance provides free financial assistance to other University student organizations. The group’s principal services include: preparing nonprofit tax records, creating or improving systems for tracking finances, assisting fees-receiving groups in yearly audits, and training leaders of each organization on better financial management.

Undergraduate Consulting Club (UCC)

The mission of UCC is to help students gain access to careers at premier global consulting firms as well as niche companies. Throughout the year the UCC hosts a variety of events focused on assisting members in reaching their goals of becoming consulting professionals.

Undergraduate Supply Chain and Operations Club (SCOC)

This organization provides an exciting environment for students to learn about supply chain management through professional speaker events, site visits, case competitions, a mentorship program, internship opportunities, and more. SCOC educates and encourages students in all majors about the importance and cross-functionality of supply chain management.

Undergraduate Women in Business (WIB)

This organization is dedicated to bringing women together in business-related fields through networking, speakers, volunteering, and social events. WIB helps develop skills to succeed in the business world and facilitates personal and professional growth.

Volunteer Tax Assistance Program (VTAP)

The Volunteer Tax Assistance Program (VTAP) is a student run service organization that provides free tax assistance to low to moderate-income individuals through the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. 

Graduate Student Organizations

Business Technology Club (BTC)

Joe Watson , President

The Business Technology Club’s mission is to increase MBA student's knowledge of how technology is and will be used in businesses, provide a means for networking with professionals in technology, and enhance the Carlson brand.

Carlson 4 Community (C4C)

Thuy Le , President

Carlson 4 Community (C4C) serves to promote volunteerism and community involvement both at the Carlson School and the surrounding community and directs the Carlson MBA Charity Auction.

Carlson Marketing Network

Catherine Wang , President

Marketing Network is dedicated to developing successful marketing professionals by providing opportunities that connect students to expertise at the Carlson School and in the broader business community.

Consulting Club

Luke Wilcox , President

The Consulting Club strives to increase student awareness and understanding of the consulting industry and related employment opportunities through corporate site visits, speakers, and networking events.

Elite Eight Brand Management Case Competition

Laura Gerdes , Managing Director

This competition brings together top brand management students, professionals and academics from across the country for a three-day competition highlighting the challenges facing brand managers in today’s competitive marketplace.

Finance Club

Erik Ritland , President

The Finance Club is committed to fostering an education of careers (and the required skills) in the corporate finance and financial services fields.

Global Business Student Association

Harsh Mankad , President

Global Business Student Association is an organization that focuses on providing all graduate MBA students, the resources and knowledge to pursue business opportunities in a global setting. Additionally, it aims to provide a forum to program events that meet the unique needs of international students.

Graduate Society for Human Resources Leaders (GSHRL)

Chang Shi , President

The mission of GSHRL is to proactively and responsively enhance the quality of the academic, professional, and social life of graduate students pursuing HRIR careers.

Graduate Volunteer Consultants

Graduate Volunteer Consultants (GVC) is an organization comprised of University of Minnesota Carlson School MBA & MA-HRIR students who are dedicated to providing free-of-charge business consulting services to non-profit organizations in the Twin Cities.

MBA Association (MBAA)

Trent Oelkers , President

The MBA Association oversees all MBA clubs, committees, and sponsored events in addition to shaping the education of MBA students through extracurricular community, corporate, and organizational activities.

MBA Beer Association (MBABA)

Annie Lanzen& Jason Boerboom , Presidents

MBA Beer Association focuses on the business aspects of craft beer, a fast growing industry in Minnesota with visits to breweries to meet craft brewers, craft beer business leaders, and learning how to make beer.

MBA Women International (MBAWI, formerly known as NAWMBA)

Svetlana Sandberg , President

MBAWI aims to connect the women of our program via quality programming to enhance their Carlson experience. The formal mission of MBAWI is to empower graduate women in business, to propel more women into leadership positions, and to enhance diversity in the workplace.

Medical Industry Leadership Institute Student Association (MILIsa)

Christine Muggee , President

MILI Student Association is laying the foundation for a new set of global medical industry leaders by developing and promoting a sustainable network of professionals, providing opportunities and exposure to current topics in the industry, and creating avenues for successful transition into this field.

Military Veterans of the Carlson School of Management

Charles Stewart , President

The goal of the Veterans Club is to connect current, former and prospective Carlson School of Management students in order to promote professional advancement, to connect with perspective students, and to overcome common challenges faced by veterans.

Net Impact (Graduate Student Chapter)

Eddie Kingman , President

NET Impact a mission-driven network of over 5,000 leaders that helps members broaden their business education, refine their leadership skills, and pursue meaningful professional goals.

Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC)

Matt Miller , President

The goal of OAC is to bring students together outside the classroom and introduce them to the great outdoors. OAC organizes camping trips, canoe trips, skiing, snowshoeing, and many other outdoor adventures.

Part Time MBA Leadership Advisory Board (LAB)

Anthony Pesavento , President

The Part-Time MBA Leadership Advisory Board serves as a liaison between the students and Carlson School leadership and acts as a strategic advisory board to improve the quality, value, and community of the Part-Time MBA Program.

Professional Student Network (PSN)

PSN is a student group designed to bring part-time MBA students together. The goal of PSN is to create a strong community among students, alumni, and businesses, around the Twin Cities and beyond. We sponsor several social events to connect students and speaker events to engage the local community and beyond.

Sports Business Club

Dave Garske , President

Sports Business Club (SBC) is an organization focused on networking with the various professional and collegiate sports teams in the Twin Cities as well organizing social events revolving around sporting activities.

Supply Chain & Operations (SCO) Club

Hans Kraemer , President

Operations and Supply Chain Management Club strives to gain a broader understanding of the opportunities, career paths, trends, and current burning issues in operations management, which it does through speakers, plant tours, discussion panels, faculty interactions, and other activities.