Schools & Divisions

Business and Economics

Student Organizations

The faculty of the School of Business and Economics recognize the importance of participation in extracurricular activities to academic success. To that end, a number or student organization exist at IU Northwest and several are within the School of Business and Economics. It is recommended that students take advantage of the opportunities available in order to deepen their knowledge in a particular subspecialty, develop a professional network, enhance teamwork and leadership skills, or strengthen career opportunities. 

Student Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants

Our student chapter of IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) facilitates connections between business and accounting students and alumni, faculty and professionals in the field. The IMA is the worldwide association of accountants and financial professionals in business. The focus is on working professionals and students who want financial careers. Benefits include promoting CMA and CSCA certified professionals, education promoting digital badges, continuing education, exploring advances in the financial field, student edge programs, leadership opportunities, networking, and job internships. 

American Marketing Association

The mission of the AMA is to provide students with valuable professional development opportunities in order to connect with knowledgeable business persons and resources in the field of marketing as well as gain experience in business operations, leadership, and teamwork in the hopes of laying the track for a promising career trajectory. We value honesty, work, and moral ethics, ambitions, professionalism, and care of community. Membership is open to all. 

Beta Gamma Sigma

Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student can receive in a baccalaureate or graduate program at a school accredited by AACSB. To be eligible for membership, undergraduate students must have an academic ranking placing them in the upper 10 percent of the junior or senior class. Graduate students must be placed within the upper 20 percent of the graduating class.

Dean's Leadership Council

The Dean's Leadership Council consists of members who have been inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma who are interested in further developing their leadership capability. The group meets monthly with the Dean to further explore topics related to leadership, serve as sounding board for various initiatives as well as each other, represent the student body to various groups such as advisory board, and provide input into program improvement.

Red Hawk Enterprise

The RedHawk Enterprise is a student-run retail outlet that sells snacks and drinks from around the world. It is a project of the RedHawk Entrepreneurial Club and students are responsible for all aspects for the business from analyzing product mix, pricing and marketing to inventory control, e-commerce, accounting, and staffing. All store profits go to a scholarship fund for business students.

African American Community Advancement Program (AACAP)

This organization was designed to focus on the African American community of students, professionals, alumni, and community leaders interested in business, entrepreneurship, and/or economic development with support and promotion of personal success and advancement, as well as engagement with the Northwest Indiana business community and beyond. With mentoring as an anchor, It will include traditional and non-traditional approaches to supporting students and engaging the community.

Latinx Community Advancement Program (LaCAP)

LaCAP unites, supports, and guides Latinx students and the surrounding community, to navigate their educational journey and to develop professionally based on shared cultural values. The group aims to provide a space for all students and community members with a shared interest in all things business that will help one succeed professionally through relevant speaker-series, workshops, social, and networking events in a manner that nurtures culture and allows members to carry their culture into business arenas; to facilitate connections between students, faculty, programs, and resources, creating awareness that there are advocates available to one succeed.

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