Student Business Societies

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

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

Accounting

Accounting Society
Faculty Advisors: Stephen Liedtka, PhD & Bob West, PhD

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

Faculty Advisor: David Fiorenza

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.

Finance / Commercial Real Estate

Equity Society

Faculty Advisors: James Jablonski & David Nawrocki, PhD

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.

Financial Management Association

Faculty Advisor: Joseph Suprenuk

The goal of the Financial Management Association (FMA) is to connect VSB students with professionals in the fields of corporate finance, risk management, and consulting through the use of guest speakers, site visits, and panel discussions. By enhancing students' knowledge of possible career opportunities, the FMA hopes to allow students the chance to make educated decisions regarding their future in relation to finance and business in general.

Fixed Income Society

Faculty Advisor: David Nawrocki, PhD

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

Faculty Advisor: Meg Luo, PhD

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.

Villanova Technical Analysis Group (VTAG)

Faculty Advisor: James Jablonski

The Villanova Technical Analysis group teaches business students and others interested in learning about how private and commercial investors actually trade stocks, currencies, and commodities. Unlike the Equity Society, which uses long-term fundamental analysis, VTAG maintains its focus on short- and long-term technical analysis. This form of analysis is the most commonly used method of analysis on the Mercantile Exchange and, the Foreign Exchange, and is equally popular as fundamental analysis on Wall Street.

Real Estate Society

Faculty Advisor: Shawn Howton, PhD

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.

Management/Leadership

Villanova Entrepreneurship Society

Faculty Advisor:
James Klingler, PhD

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

Management Society

Faculty Advisor: Lynn Brooks, PhD

The purpose of the Management Society is to provide students with the opportunity to gain knowledge and expertise in the field of management, while developing leadership skills through various events including, but not limited to, guest speakers, workshops, and networking forums.

Business and Leadership Society

Faculty Advisor: Mary Kelly, PhD

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.

Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems Society

Faculty Advisor: Sue Metzger

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 providesthe opportunity to meet and network with other MIS majors and MIS alumnae/profesionals from a variety of companies, Current development in the IT field, as well as employment/internship opportunities are explored. In addition to these sessions, members receive exclusive workshops in software commonly utilized by companies.

Marketing

Marketing Society

Faculty Advisor: Rosario “Bud” Drago

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.

Honors Societies

Beta Alpha Psi

Faculty Advisor: Wayne Bremser, PhD

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: James Emig, PhD & Debra Arvanites, PhD

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.

Gamma Phi Honor Society

Advisors: Julie Freedman & Kimberley Pare

Gamma Phi is dedicated to providing free comprehensive and effective tutoring to all VSB students. VSB juniors and seniors who have achieved high academic standing are invited to become members of Gamma Phi. Tutoring in all core business classes is offered in a group setting weekly during Monday Madness and also on an individual basis.

Villanova Chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon

Faculty Advisor: Suzanne Clain, PhD

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 3.2 or better, as well as a grade point average of 3.2 or better in economics courses. A minimum of four economics courses is required for membership.

Special Interests

Business Without Borders – NetImpact

Faculty Advisor: Debra Arvanites, PhD

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 Analytics Society

Faculty Advisor:
Stephen Mahar

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.

Business in Entertainment Society

Faculty Advisor:
David Fiorenza

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

Faculty Advisor: Jonathan Doh, PhD

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)

Faculty Advisor: Quinetta Roberson, PhD

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.

Villanova Women in Business

Faculty Advisor: Mary Kelly, PhD

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.

VSB Ambassadors

Advisor: Kathy Mongiello

VSB Ambassadors are knowledgeable and dedicated business student volunteers 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: Meghan Mogan & Caitlin Russell

Peer Advisors are VSB juniors and seniors who provide invaluable service as mentors to freshmen and first semester sophomores.  Peer Advisors provide guidance with regard to college transition issues, selecting classes and areas of study, getting involved in VSB and university activities, and accessing available on campus resources and programs. Students participate in a rigorous application and interview process to become peer advisors.

Villanova Women's Professional Network

Chair: Cheryl Carleton

The Villanova Women’s Professional Network sponsors and supports programming that is designed to connect Villanova women and encourage their professional growth and development. This network is led by a committee of faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, and alumni from all five colleges on campus.

Contact the Villanova Women’s Professional Network at wpn@villanova.edu.

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