Clubs & Organizations, Business

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT

Widener students and faculty visit Philadelphia Stock Exchange

The Money Club

The Money Club started in 1980 thanks to a generous gift from an alumnus and has been helping students learn how to make investments and manage a portfolio ever since. The club travels to New York and Philadelphia to learn more about the stock market. Watch video.

Joining a club or organization is a great way to get involved in the School of Business Administration. You not only get to interact with faculty out of the classroom, but you also have the opportunity to travel, give speeches, explore different professional organizations, network with recruiters, and develop lifelong friendships. You learn more about your major and hear from industry professionals.

Beta Alpha Psi

Beta Alpha Psi is an international honors organization for accounting, finance, and information systems students and professionals. It provides opportunities for development of technical and professional skills to complement a university education; participation in community service; and interaction among students, faculty, and professionals. Our chapter holds two induction ceremonies a year, and inductees are invited to meet and learn from industry speakers and attend networking events. 

Pi Sigma Epsilon

Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE) is the only national, professional fraternity for marketing, sales, and management. As a member of PSE, students enjoy the benefits of the following activities:

  • National awards program
  • National scholarship program
  • National speakers competition
  • Career fairs
  • National conventions

Meet-and-greet events are offered on campus during which students learn how to network, how to talk in public, and how to negotiate for a job.

The Money Club

The Money Club is responsible for managing the student managed investment fund. Those students who serve as portfolio managers monitor the fund’s performance and make buy and sell recommendations to members of an investment committee. Club members travel to Wall Street, visit Philadelphia to see the Stock Exchange, and network with professionals to learn best practices in finance. It’s a dynamic and fun way to learn more about finance and gain hands-on investing experience.

APICS

APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management. APICS offers professional development and certifications. The local Brandywine Valley Chapter is a strong supporter of Widener University. It has sponsored students to attend case competitions, and student members can attend local professional development meetings at no cost. The chapter also sponsors a scholarship for a rising junior interested in pursuing a career in the field of operations management. Professor Bussom is the liaison between the local professional chapter and the university.   

Student Sport Network

Our sport management students can join the Student Sport Network. Students invite executives, authors, and athletes from the sports industry for a biannual speaker series and have the opportunity to work game days for area teams like the Eagles and the Flyers. Many students perform community service activities with tie-ins to sports and become leaders in the community. They also work on fun events like “Waffle Pallozza,” in which they make breakfast for seniors during exam week.