Student Organizations

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Beta Alpha Psi (BAP)

Beta Alpha Psi introduces students to accounting professionals from CPA firms, industry, and government. Activities include:

  • weekly meetings with professional speakers,
  • community service projects (the fraternity regularly works with the National Park Service ), and
  • site visits to accounting firms and other businesses.

The fraternity hosts an annual “Meet the Firms” event that affords all accounting majors the opportunity to meet with recruiters in a casual setting. This event is followed by the annual golf tournament, “Beat the Firms,” which is open to professionals, faculty, and fraternity members. Fraternity members regularly attend regional and national Beta Alpha Psi meetings, and in 2002, co-hosted (with Mississippi State University) the Southeast Regional meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. The fraternity is open to Accounting majors with an overall GPA and accounting GPA of 3.0 or higher. The faculty advisor is Dr. Paula B. Thomas.

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Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)

The Institute of Management Accountants has an active chapter on the campus of MTSU. The chapter is currently supervised by Dr. Jeannie Harrington. This group holds bi-weekly meetings which frequently feature outside speakers. The chapter also meets once a semester with the Nashville IMA chapter, where students have an opportunity to meet with professionals attending the meeting as well as to hear speakers. The association between the MTSU chapter and the Nashville chapter facilitates the corporate match-up program, whereby students are given the opportunity to go to an IMA member’s office and observe their daily work. The chapter also tours businesses on a regular basis. Previous tours have included the Dell and Aladdin Manufacturing facilities in Nashville.

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Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)

The purpose of the Institute of Internal Auditors Student Chapter is to provide undergraduate and graduate students with an educational and social organization that promotes internal auditing as a career objective.  Members will gain an understanding of the tasks performed by internal auditors and the certifications valued by the internal auditing profession.  Members are invited to attend monthly Nashville IIA Chapter meetings free of charge where they will have the opportunity to hear speakers and network with practitioners.  The faculty advisor is currently Dr. Rebekah Heath.

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National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA)

Sponsors:  Dr. Adrian L. Mayse, BAS N411, (615) 898-2347 and Dr. Tammy Bahmanziari, BAS N420, (615) 898-2367

Who's Eligible:  All students interested in bridging the opportunity gap for people of color in Accounting, Finance and Business.

Purpose/Activities:  NABA's objective is to bridge the opportunity gap for people of color in the Accounting, Finance and Business professions.  The mission of NABA, Inc. is to address the professional needs of its members and to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance profession with an unfaltering commitment to inspire the same in their successors.

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