Student Organizations

The College of Business has several active and robust student organizations, offering undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity for social and professional interaction with each other and business professionals.

Accounting and Finance Club  is organized to help students develop leadership abilities and gain an appreciation for the fields of accounting and finance. The organization also provides relevant information to other students interested in accounting/finance careers and arranges meetings with practicing professionals to aid in the understanding of practical accounting and finance in the “real world.”   The Accounting and Finance Club meets regularly, is student driven and combines activities that are academic and social in nature. Some of the activities include monthly meetings, committee meetings (when needed), community service projects, fundraisers and an end-of-the-semester social.  Membership in the Accounting and Finance  Club is open to all students, regardless of major or classification.  Drs. Yu Zhang (985-448-4984, yu.zhang@nicholls.edu)and Abdullah Noman (985-448-4215, abdullah.noman@nicholls.edu) are the group’s advisers.

Beta Alpha Psi is a national honor society and a scholastic and professional accounting and finance fraternity. Only AACSB-accredited Colleges of Business may have a chapter.  BAP recognizes outstanding academic achievements in the field of accounting and finance; promotes the study and practice of accounting and finance; provides opportunities for self-development, service, and association among members and practicing accounting and finance professionals; and encourages a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility.  Membership is by invitation only.  Contact Dr. Tony Chu (985-448-4186, xiaoyan.chu@nicholls.edu) for more information.

Society for Human Resource Management  The Society for Human Resource Management at Nicholls State University (SHRM@NSU) is a student chapter member of the Society for Human Resource Management and is associated with Bayou SHRM. SHRM promotes beneficial interactions between students and HR professionals. Membership offers students the opportunity to enhance their classroom education with real-world knowledge as well as with hands-on experience.   Membership is open to all Nicholls students with an interest in human resource management.  Mrs.  Melanie Boudreaux (985-449-7017, melanie.boudreaux@nicholls.edu) is SHRM’s faculty adviser.

Beta Gamma Sigma  Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International. BGS is recognized throughout the business world as the leading honor society for business and management education.  The intent of Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage academic achievement and to foster personal and professional excellence.  Membership is by invitation only.  To be eligible, a student must be in the upper 10% of the junior class (second semester), upper 10% of the senior class, or upper 20% of the graduating master’s class.  Dr. Shari Lawrence (985-448-4231, shari.lawrence@nicholls.edu) is President of the NSU chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma.

Nspire stands for Nicholls Students Promoting Industry and Real World Experience.  This relatively new group aims to connect students with professional experiences, advertise events for all organizations on campus, and sponsor events to better prepare students for future employment opportunities.  Membership is open to all Nicholls students.  Contact Mrs. Laura Valenti (985-4484187, laura.valenti@nicholls.edu) for more information.

Information Systems Club  The ISC is an organization designed to: (1)  provide extra-curricular educational opportunities, awareness and experiences in the area of information systems; (2) provide information about the most current information systems ideas, standards, methods and tools to its members; (3) aid others with solving information systems questions or problems; (4) improve comprehension of the essential business role of Information systems and its relationship to the business world; and, (5) organize activities that benefit ISC and its members.  Membership in the ISC is open to all students.  Dr. En Mao (985-449-7024, en.mao@nicholls.edu) is the group’s faculty sponsor.

Pre-Law Society This organization exists to help potential law school students navigate the application process, answer questions about law careers, and learn the art of negotiation.  Membership is open to anyone interested in the law and many areas of business that involve contracts, negotiation and analytical skills.  Contact Mr. Gene Gouaux (985-448-4182, gene.gouaux@nicholls.edu) for more information.

MBA Association   The MBA Association was formed to provide social and professional activities for graduate students in the College of Business.  The organization strives to promote a sense of camaraderie among MBA students and to improve communication between students and faculty members. The MBA Association seeks to add value to the MBA experience through various events while promoting the importance of building professional relationships. The MBAA sponsors and organizes a variety of social and professional development activities designed to help students become more marketable in the workforce.  Membership is open to MBA and EMBA students.  Dr. Luke Cashen (985-448-4178, luke.cashen@nicholls.edu)  is the faculty adviser for the MBA Association.