Study Abroad in with College of Business Faculty
In addition to the study abroad opportunities provided by the University Study Abroad Office, the College of Business offers an annual two-week immersion learning experience for students that is hosted by College of Business faculty and staff. Previous trips have went to Russia (Nizhny, Novgorod and Moscow) in 2008, Russia (Nizhny, Novgorod and Moscow) in 2009, Canada (Vancouver, Vancouver Island, and Whistler) in 2010, England (London) in 2011, Denmark (Copenhagen) in 2012, and England (London) in 2013. Travel cost and tuition & fees ranges from $1,800 to $4,000, depending on location. Contact Lynsee Womble for information or to submit an application.
Finance and Economics Border or Investment Trip
The College of Business offers economics and finance majors and minors the opportunity to travel to various locations. In 2007 the department hosted a trip to the El Paso Federal Reserve and a day touring maquiladoras in Juarez, Mexico. The 2008-2012 trips have been to Dallas to attend the investment forum hosted by the Hodges Fund. The trip is subsidized by the College of Business but students should plan on approximately $50 for personal expenses. Contact Dr. Anne Macy for information or to submit an application.
Computer Information Systems (CIS) Technology Trip
The CIS program provides students with an opportunity to visit various information technology companies in an effort to provide an opportunity to explore the on-site work environment and visit with working professionals. The 2008 CIS trip was to Seattle to tour Microsoft and Boeing. The 2009 and 2012 CIS trip was to Houston to tour Hewlett-Packard and Nasa. The 2010 and 2011 CIS trip was to Dallas to tour Cisco and Walgreens. The majority of the expenses are paid by the College of Business althought students pay a nominal fee of approximately $150. Contact Dr. Amjad Abdullat for information or to submit an application.
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
SIFE is a collegiate student leadership organization with teams on more than 600 campuses nationwide. SIFE has been at WTAMU for 15 years. Each year, SIFE has won a regional championship and advanced to competition at SIFE's International Exposition. SIFE's mission is to provide students the best opportunity to make a difference and develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise. SIFE projects are presented to corporate judges in a written report and multimedia presentation. Students have an opportunity to interview with SIFE's corporate sponsors including Frito-Lay, General Electric, Hallmark Cards, Office Depot, Rubbermaid, Armour Swift Eckrich, Office Depot, Radio Shack, Wal-Mart, Eckerds, Newell, Shermin-Williams and American Greetings.
Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE)
ODE is one of the world's largest academic honor societies. The primary objectives are recognition of scholastic attainment and honoring outstanding achievements in economics. Currently, there are 578 chapters in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Egypt, France and United Arab Emirates. The WTAMU chapter is the Nu chapter. Membership is open to students who have completed at least 12 hours in economics (6 hours for graduate students) with a GPA of 3.5 and an overall of 3.0. Members of ODE wear honor cords at graduation.
Accounting & Finance Association Club
Accounting & Finance Club is for all students, particularly those considering a career in accounting or finance. Besides learning about the profession, members get to meet business majors and potential employers.
Student Advisory Board
The Student Advisory Board meets four times a year with the dean and associate dean to discuss issues relating to future initiatives. Visit advisory boards or contact Betty Stocker to apply for a position.
The Tech Club works with computers, offers technological services, competes in Web and Game Design, host tournaments and LAN parties, and various other activities. For more information visit the Tech Club website.