Student Business Groups

VSB is home to wide array of active student societies. Membership provides opportunities to gather information on a specific industry connect with employers and network with students who share similar professional interests. Additionally, membership may lead to leadership opportunities within the societies.

Click here to view the student leader and advisor contact information for each organization.

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Accounting

Accounting Society

President: Sean Burke
sburke21@villanova.edu

Faculty Advisors:
Stephen Liedtka, PhD
stephen.liedtka@villanova.edu
Bob West, PhD
robert.west@villanova.edu

The Accounting Society allows students to explore this field of study, as well as career opportunities that are available in the workplace. There are weekly meetings that include visits from accounting industry professionals, career counselors, and alumni. Society members attend special events and participate in office visits at accounting firms and corporations near Philadelphia and New York.
Economics

Economics Society

President:
Nolan Iorio
niorio1@villanova.edu

Faculty Advisor:
David Fiorenza
david.fiorenza@villanova.edu

The goal of the Villanova University Economics Society is to expose majors in economics and business with to the wide variety of professions and opportunities available to them by meeting with professionals in the field. The society is open to all majors (business and non-business) and all students who are interested in the many careers economists can pursue.
Real Estate

Real Estate Society

President:
Erin Corcoran ecorcora@villanova.edu

Faculty Advisor:
Charlie Davidson, PhD
charles.davidson@villanova.edu

The purpose of the Real Estate Society is to offer students the opportunity to learn from real estate professionals, professors, and alumni through various sponsored events. The society focuses on commercial real estate, investment, development, management, and finance, along with providing access to jobs and internships.
Finance

Alternative Investments Society

Co-President:
Arman Salem
asalem3@villanova.edu.

Co-President:
Connor Wharry
jwharry@villanova.edu

Faculty Advisor:
Steve Padovano
stephen.padovano@villanova.edu

 

The purpose of AIS is to introduce undergraduate students at Villanova University to alternative asset classes, including, but not limited to, hedge funds, private equity, and venture capital. We seek to teach students the fundamentals of these asset classes through competitions and provide students with knowledge of the industry by discussing the fundamentals of these investment strategies, current market trends, private equity and venture capital deals, and perform financial modeling. Students who join AIS gain access to a wealth of information from current students, alumni, professionals and faculty who share an interest in the alternative investment space.

Corporate Finance Society

President:
Albert Lord
alord7@villanova.edu

Faculty Advisor:
John Sedunov, PhD
john.sedunov@villanova.edu

The Corporate Finance Society was created to give students an outlet to keep updated on developments related to the financial industry. We seek to bring a variety of speakers to Villanova University in order to expose the student body to different aspects of corporate finance. We hope to better prepare students for the workplace by enhancing their awareness of current events in finance, institutional knowledge, and skills for interviewing.

Equity Society

Co-Presidents:
Kevin Bitar
kbitar@villanova.edu
Siobhan Kelly
skelly42@villanova.edu

Faculty Advisors:
David Nawrocki, PhD
david.nawrocki@villanova.edu
James Jablonski
james.jablonski@villanova.edu

The Villanova Equity Society is Villanova's only student-run organization that actively manages a portfolio of equity securities. The society's mission is to provide opportunities for students interested in obtaining real-world investment experience. Analysts perform in-depth analysis of equity securities while utilizing the Villanova Applied Finance Lab.

Global Investments Society

Co-Presidents:
Rohan Das
rdas1@villanova.edu
Chelsea Virga
cvirga@villanova.edu

Faculty Advisors:
Ben Scheick
benjamin.scheick@villanova.edu
David Nawrocki, PhD
david.nawrocki@villanova.edu

The Fixed Income Society’s objective is to focus on educating the student body on the fixed income markets. The society teaches bond analysis, portfolio, and hedge strategy, as well as derivative products. The Villanova Fixed Income Society hosts guest lectures from professionals working in the fixed income markets and looks to aid Villanova students in networking.

Mergers & Acquisitions Society

President:
Andrew Chittoor
achittoo@villanova.edu

Faculty Advisor:
Meg Luo, PhD
mi.luo@villanova.edu

The mission of the Mergers & Acquisitions Society is to provide students a profound insight into the world of deal-making and the merger and acquisition process.

Wall Street Society

President:
Brendan Popson
villanovawallstreetsociety@gmail.com

Faculty Advisor:
Gunita Grover, PhD
gunita.grover@villanova.edu
 

Our goal is to keep members informed on current events, to help prepare them for job interviews and classroom discussions, and to discover how seemingly unrelated events are connected.
Analytics/Technology

Management Information Systems Society

President:
Sterling Williams
swilli46@villanova.edu

Faculty Advisor:
Sue Metzger
sue.metzger@villanova.edu

Villanova’s Management Information Systems (MIS) Society’s objective is to provide its members exposure to the business world, career planning services, and to raise awareness of MIS’ role in the corporate world. Membership provides the opportunity to meet and network with other MIS majors and MIS alumnae/professionals from a variety of companies, to learn about current development in the IT field, as well as to explore employment/internship opportunities. In addition to these sessions, members receive exclusive workshops in software commonly utilized by companies.

Business Analytics Society

President:
Kyle Coleman
kcolema7@villanova.edu

Faculty Advisor: 
Alicia Strandberg
alicia.strandberg@villanova.edu

The Business Analytics Society provides a medium for students interested in analytics to come together and further goals. The BAS hosts events that bring real professionals from the industry to Villanova to share their experiences. These professionals provide valuable insight on what it takes to be successful in the field of analytics and they bring recruiting opportunities to Villanova.
Marketing

Villanova Marketing Group

President:
Kyle LaFronz
klafronz@villanova.edu

Faculty Advisor:
Rosario “Bud” Drago
rosario.drago@villanova.edu

The Marketing Society gives students an opportunity to gain real-life insight into the different aspects of marketing and a chance to meet and speak with professionals in the field. This society also provides members the opportunity to interact with other marketing majors seeking similar objectives.

 

Management

Villanova Consulting Group

President:
Morgan Goodman 
villanovaconsultinggroup@gmail.com 

Faculty Advisor:

Stephen Andriole, PhD
stephen.andriole@villanova.edu

The mission of the Villanova Consulting Group (VCG) is to develop the next generation of business leaders and management consultants. VCG’s goal is to make students aware of what consultants do, the different types of consulting, and career paths that consulting can ultimately lead to. The club will hold weekly meetings to generate interest in consulting at Villanova. The club will also bring in guest speakers, develop a professional mentorship program, and spearhead a consulting case interview preparation program to give club members a competitive advantage in the job market. Once the VCG is established, its secondary purpose will be to provide value-added services to on-campus organizations as well as local businesses.

Villanova Entrepreneurship Society

President:
Michael Guerin  mguerin2@villanova.edu

Faculty Advisor:
II Luscri
ii.luscri@villanova.edu

Utilizing its close relationship with the Villanova ICE Institute, the Villanova Entrepreneurship Society educates and creates opportunities for the Villanova community in entrepreneurship and new ventures.

 

Special Interests

Business and Leadership Society

President:
Shivani Vora
svora1@villanova.edu

Faculty Advisor:
Mary T. Kelly
mary.kelly@villanova.edu
 

The Business and Leadership Society’s mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

Business Without Borders - NetImpact

President:
Jonathan Pizzutti
jpizzutt@villanova.edu


Faculty Advisor: 
Debra Arvanites, PhD
debra.arvanites@villanova.edu
 

The purpose of Business Without Borders is to show VSB students that business opportunities exist within non-profit companies.  Through presentations, events, and discussions, students are exposed to opportunities for those who want to both use their business skills and serve the community.

 

Business in Entertainment Society

Co-Presidents:
Ryan Dorrycott
rdorryco@villanova.edu

Elizabeth Bobroske ebobrosk@villanova.edu

Faculty Advisor:
David Fiorenza
david.fiorenza@villanova.edu

 

The Business in Entertainment Society serves as a resource for Villanova University students of diverse academic backgrounds who are interested in exploring a career in the entertainment industry.

International Business Society

President:
Matthew Peer 
mpeer@villanova.edu

Advisor:
Kim Cahill
kimberly.cahill@villanova.edu

 

The International Business Society aims to bring U.S. and international students together, host companies and speakers to share aspects of business, and provide students with valuable information regarding jobs, internships, and study abroad opportunities.

Multicultural Business Association (McBA)

President:
Chaitalee Kadav
novamcba@gmail.com

Advisor:
Aronte Bennett, PhD
aronte.bennett@villanova.edu
 

The Multicultural Business Association’s mission is to unite VSB students from all backgrounds and work with them to cultivate their professional and personal skills. The association organizes events that focus on networking, job placement opportunities, community involvement, and the development of professional etiquette.

Women in Business Society

President:
Victoria Martinez
vmartin6@villanova.edu
Faculty Advisor:
Caitlin Dannhauser
caitlin.dannhauser@villanova.edu

Villanova Women in Business was founded in 2005. Open to all students, the society is aims to create opportunities for growth and learning regarding issues that women may face in the business world.

Villanova Instructional Golf Society

President:
Chris VanPraag
cvanpraa@villanova.edu


Faculty Advisor:
Jeff Pelesh
jeffrey.pelesh@villanova.edu

Aims to enable students without prior golf knowledge as well as proficient golfers the opportunity to refine golf knowledge and skills in order to better prepare for conducting business on a golf course after college. We want to help teach students the etiquette and rules of the game while also enabling weekly lessons at a local driving range.
Honors Societies

Beta Alpha Psi

Faculty Advisor:
Wayne Bremser, PhD
wayne.bremer@villanova.edu

Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for Financial Information students and professionals. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field.

Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Faculty Advisors:
Debra Arvanites, PhD
debra.arvanites@villanova.edu

Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society serving business programs accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.

Villanova Chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon

Faculty Advisor:
Suzanne Clain, PhD
suzanne.clain@villanova.edu

Omicron Delta Epsilon is the international economics honor society. The Villanova chapter was formed in 1967. The society is open to all juniors and seniors having an overall grade point average of 3.5 or better, as well as a grade point average of 3.5 or better in economics courses. A minimum of four economics courses is required for membership.

Service Groups

VSB Ambassadors

Advisor:
Daniel Kracke
dkracke@villanova.edu

Advisor:
Kathy Mongiello
kathy.mongiello@villanova.edu  

VSB Ambassadors are knowledgable and dedicated business student volutneers who convey their Villanova pride and represent VSB to prospective students and families, answering questions and addressing concerns, at various events throughout the year.

 

Peer Advisors

Advisors:
Taryn Nichols
taryn.nichols@villanova.edu

Kim Hidore
kimberly.hidore@villanova.edu

Peer Advisors are an integral part of the VSB advising team, which is composed of the Clay Center advisor, peer advisor, and faculty advisor. Peer advisors are junior and senior business students, selected through a rigorous application and interview process, who support VSB students throughout their freshman and sophomore years. Peer advisors complete a comprehensive training program that equips them with the knowledge, resources, and tools to support their advisees as they settle into college life and navigate their freshman year and beyond.

Peer Tutors

Advisors:
Emily McMordie
emily.mcmordie@villanova.edu

Ellen Socket
ellen.socket@villanova.edu


VSB Peer Tutors is a volunteer organization of VSB juniors and seniors dedicated to supporting the academic success of their VSB classmates. Tutors provide weekly office hours and individual tutoring throughout the semester for all VSB core business classes. Participation in VSB Peer Tutors is by invitation in acknowledgement of a student's excellent academic record; tutors complete a comprehensive training program and maintain a minimum 3.5 overall GPA.
SGA - VSB Senators

Ellen Hirsch
ehirsch@villanova.edu

Michael Daniels
mdanie11@villanova.edu

Norman Williams
nwilli19@villanova.edu

Casey Gatti, Taylor Grosjean and Michael Lamb; students who liaison between the deans, faculty, and students working to address the concerns and comments of every Villanova School of Business student. If at any time you have a suggestion about VSB or an idea to enhance the student experience, please contact us at vsbsenators@gmail.com.

Student Opportunities

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Student Organizations

Click above to learn more about one of VSB's student organizations: Business Without Borders