Business Clubs and Organizations
Accounting Society: The Accounting Society offers accounting students the opportunity to join a group with common interests and goals. The club organizes several professional and social events throughout the year that help students get to know the accounting field.
Alpha Kappa Psi: Alpha Kappa Psi is a national professional business fraternity is open to all business and computer science majors. Events include a food drive, newspaper sale and a scholarship given to top graduating business students.
American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS): The American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS) provides students interested in the field of production with an understanding of the activities and opportunities available in manufacturing today. Students have the opportunity to network with local professionals from a variety of occupations.
Canisius College American Marketing Association (CCAMA): Mission of the Canisius American Marketing Association (CCAMA):
- to further innovation and ambition within students by providing challenges, opportunities, and rewards.
- to contribute to the local community by providing marketing services as community services
- to encourage and uphold sound, honest practices, and to keep marketing operations on a high ethical plane
- to promote friendly relations between students, faculty, and the local business community
Canisius Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO): CEO informs, supports and inspires Canisius College students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunities through the life long journey of creativity, innovation, entrepreneurial leadership, and enterprise creation. Our goal is to foster an entrepreneurial environment for the Canisius community through “Entrepreneurship for EVERYONE.”
Canisius International Business Association (CIBA): This is a professional organization that enhances the understanding of issues related to international business and promotes international career opportunities among members of the Canisius Community.
Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA): DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in colleges around the globe.
Economics & Finance Club (Eco-Fin Club): This club provides the student body and community with economic concepts to develop a deeper insight into the perplexing national and international economic issues
Enactus: A community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.
Fashion Industry Organization (FIO): The Fashion Industry Organization exists to provide members with opportunities for professional development, further innovation, create ways for students to contribute to the community and fashion industry, and promote the FIT program at Canisius.
Golden Griffin Fund (GGF) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Research Challenge: The Golden Griffin Fund (GGF) helps finance students bridge the gap between the classroom and the real investment world by requiring students to research, create, and manage portfolio holdings (stocks); analyze and recommend companies to add to the portfolio; and grow the fund through the solicitation of new investors. Since its inception in 2003, the GGF has grown from its initial $100,000 endowment to more than $400,000. The student-run, real-money investment fund is invested over 30 individual stocks and three equity Exchange Traded Funds. It is specifically designed to educate students about the inner workings of the capital markets, while providing them with real-world learning experiences in investment management and equity analysis. The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis. Students work in teams to research and analyze a publicly traded company — sometimes even meeting face-to-face with company management. Each team writes a research report on their assigned company with a buy, sell, or hold recommendation and may be asked to present and defend their analysis to a panel of industry professionals.
Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM): SHRM wants to provide its members with education in the HR field, networking opportunities, conferences, build resumes and help assist students in their career paths. Along with opportunties to attend monthly Buffalo-Niagara Human Resource Assiociation (BNHRA) dinners which are a great chance to network with local professionals and learn about exciting new things happening in our business community.
Sport Management Society (SMS): The Canisius College Sports Management Society exist for the purpose to connect students with interest of working in the industry of sport with other students as well as with Canisius College alums in the industry.
Women in Business (WiB): Club members actively support one another to advance their career ambitions, broaden their business goals, and develop friendships. WiB is committed to the personal and professional growth of its members.