Joining a student organization while at the University of Kentucky is a great opportunity to make life-long friends and help shape the student experience. The Gatton College of Business and Economics is pleased to offer the following student clubs & organizations:
Want to learn more about career opportunities within the field of accounting? The Accounting Club meets approximately once a month, with guest speakers from a variety of exciting areas in accounting. Past speakers have included professionals from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the FBI, Defense Finance & Accounting Services, and non-profit organizations, just to name a few. Join now to learn from, and network with, these professional accountants!
Open sign-up (all majors)
Alpha Kappa Psi
Founded in 1905 at prestigious NYU, AKPsi was the first professional business fraternity in the U.S and is an impressive addition to any resume! Gain valuable experience in leadership, teamwork, and community service, as well as incredible professional networking opportunities. We've formed relationships with companies throughout the country and want you to benefit from these connections with potential employers!
Open sign-up (all majors)
American Marketing Association
The American Marketing Association at the University of Kentucky is an organization that is committed to bringing together college students interested in the field of marketing. Our purpose is: a. To foster scientific study and research in the field of marketing; b. To develop sound thinking in marketing theory and more exact knowledge and definition of marketing principles; c. To improve the methods and techniques of marketing research; d. To develop better public understanding and appreciation of marketing problems; e. To improve marketing personnel; f. To encourage and uphold sound, honest practices, and to keep marketing operations on a high ethical plane; g. To promote friendly relations between students, faculty, and business people. f. To build a strong networking tool for marketing students.
Membership shall be open to students of any major who are interested in marketing and any other individuals who are approved by the board of directors. Any individual approved for membership must become a member of the American Marketing Association.
The Analytics Club is a way for any student to gain exposure to what analytics looks like in the business world along with learning different business analytics tools. At our monthly meetings, guest speakers are brought in to share their knowledge of analytics and current professional opportunities available to our members. Along with that, workshops are held to allow members to grow and enhance their business analytics knowledge.
All B & E majors
Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Alpha Psi is a national scholastic and professional fraternity for financial information students. Encouraging and recognizing students' excellence in the business information field is our primary objective, which is why membership requires that you be an accounting major with full-time enrollment at UK.
Accounting majors only with full time enrollment at UK
UK's Economics Society is a social organization connecting students through their common interest in Economics. Our organization offers job fairs and mentoring programs for students majoring in Economics; as well as field trips, intramural sports teams, and various other activities.
Open sign-up (all majors)
UK's eClub serves as a central hub for entrepreneurial minded students at UK, and aims to be the launching pad for students to build successful businesses. We hold monthly meetings in addition to speaker series, workshops, and seminars. Our main event is the annual Idea Fair in April; a business concept competition providing feedback, networking with Lexington entrepreneurs, and the opportunity to win prize money!
Open to all UK students
Awarded the 2018 Student Organization of the Year at Gatton College, the Finance Society is a student-driven organization that works in conjunction with faculty and alumni to help students with learning opportunities outside the classroom and career development. The Finance Society features industry guest speakers, resume workshops, education seminars, and social events. We also frequently inform our members of internship and job opportunities in finance. The FS is open for anyone with an interest in knowledge of the financial world and career opportunities in finance.
Open to any and all members of the UK community in good academic standing.
Human Resource Management Club
UK’s Human Resource Management Club is for students of all majors interested in learning more about the field of human resource management. Our organization holds monthly meetings featuring guest speakers, resume workshops, and other great resources for UK students. Whether students are looking for a career in HR or are just interested in the field, understanding the role of human resources in an organization is great knowledge to have before joining the workforce.
The HRMC is open to all students at the University of Kentucky.
Masters of Business Administration Student Association
The UK MBA Student Association (MBASA) is comprised of a group of current students with representation from all MBA programs offered by the Gatton College of Business and Economics. These leaders are instrumental in supporting the culture of our programs and lead the way by building relationships throughout our constituent base of students, faculty, and industry representatives.
NABA: Minority Business Professionals
UK's NABA has won many awards for excellence and is open to all minority business majors/minors. With bi-weekly meetings, the club's mission is to help minority students network with professionals and develop essential business skills, along with providing service to the Lexington community.
All B&E majors
Phi Beta Lambda - Future Business Leaders of America
Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate branch of Future Business Leaders of America and it seeks to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The organization focuses on developing leadership, communication, and team skills as well as networking with peers, faculty and business leaders. The organization also has a strong commitment to participating in academic competitions and conferences at the local, state, or national level.
All B&E majors
Real Estate Club
The Real Estate Club is an organization within the Gatton College of Business. Our mission is to promote the appreciation and understanding of real estate careers through talks by accomplished real estate practitioners, faculty, alumni, and friends of the university.
Interested in business and technology? The Salesforce Club meets twice a month via Zoom to discuss the latest Salesforce news, learn through Trailhead, and hear from guest speakers from Salesforce, their partners, and consulting firms like Deloitte. The mission of the UKY Salesforce Club is to provide students with materials that aid in the development and refinement of personable and professional communication skills. Additionally, they will improve their ability to integrate technology into their business needs.