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Accounting Society
The Accounting Society is a professional organization comprised of accounting majors. Its primary purposes are to provide: opportunities to expose the students in the accounting profession; inform about the various career paths; instruction regarding curriculum choices; and, situations for creating networking capabilities for job placement. The Accounting Society is open to all accounting majors (and minors) at any classification. In addition, the Accounting Society members participate in the local community or fund raising for mission efforts.

For more information contact pbrown@harding.edu, or call 501-279-4301.

Health Care Student Association
Harding's Health Care Management Program prides itself on its ability to offer unique advantages for its students. It strives to provide exceptional opportunities to network, expand skills, and develop and observe best practices.

  • The HCSA encourages students to establish a working relationship with health care leaders. Opportunities are provided by attending the Arkansas Hospital Association Annual Convention.
  • The HCSA invites speakers from the health care industry to the student chapter meetings. Past speakers have included affiliated healthcare executives and the Arkansas serving Regents.
  • The HCSA assists students in the establishment of links to promote career development by volunteering in the health care community. Members volunteer at the Christian Health Ministries Clinic and engage in service projects for Careway Adult Day Care and Victory Place Adult Day Care. Others may volunteer time working on projects for a local health care provider.

For more information contact dsummers@harding.edu, or call 501-279-4571.

American Marketing Association
AMA is a business group who uses marketing tools learned in the classroom to help promote campus activities and encourage community involvement.  AMA is nationally accredited and recognized all over the world.  Activities include: Marketing Case Competition, COBA Cookout, BBQ Wars, White County Hospital Fashion Show, Pizza Wars, and Etiquette Dinner.  There is also a spring trip scheduled for students who earn the most points through involvement in activities. www.marketingpower.com

For more information contact Lori Sloan at lsloan@harding.edu, 501-279-4593.

Business Information Technology Students (BITS)
BITS, or Business Information Technology Students, is a student led group that provides a social and learning atmosphere for the sharing of knowledge about the IT field. It fosters networking with potential employers, development of knowledge of internships, industry trends, and employment opportunities in the IT field.

For more information contact Reet Cronk at rcronk@harding.edu, 501-279-4446

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These teams normally are a product of MGT 365.  They write a business plan that is submitted to the Reynolds Governor's Cup Business Plan competition in Little Rock, AR.  The top twelve written plans in the state are selected to make an oral presentation of their plans in Little Rock.  The top three plans are awarded cash prizes.

For more information contact Allen Frazier at afrazier@harding.edu, 501-279-5207

International Business Society
The International Business Society is a professional society comprised of those undergraduate students majoring in international business. Students come from throughout the United States, Canada, Central & South America, Europe - both Western and Eastern, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and Africa. They speak a range of languages including English, Spanish, Russian, Albanian, Mandarin, Japanese, German, and French.

The Society provides activities that build upon and expand the academic learning process within the College of Business Administration. Each month of the year members can choose to attend various Society functions starting off with a backyard barbeque at the home of the Harding faculty; attending one of the weekly business meetings at Wal-Mart headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas; visiting the International Master of Business Administration Program at the University of Memphis; touring an international business such as Nike in Memphis to study their production and distribution world wide systems; learning how to prepare for a job search in a special on-campus seminar; and attending the annual awards banquet of the Society.

Members of the Society will build relationships between active members of the Society as well as to those members who have graduated and are now working. These networks often become integral to professional development and job location.

For more information contact Josiah Pleasant at jpleasan@harding.edu, or call 501-279-4075.

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The mission of SAM is to provide an opportunity for the members to increase management skills and expertise through participation in programs and services designed to improve the professional quality of their knowledge, performance, and leadership ability. SAM was founded in 1912 by the colleagues and disciples of Frederick Taylor, the "Father of Scientific Management." It is a non-profit organization run and built by hundreds of volunteers. SAM is an organization that focuses on general management skills.

For more information contact Allen Frazier at afrazier@harding.edu, or call 501-279-5207.

Financial Planning Association (FPA)
Harding’s Financial Planning Association (or simply, the “FPA”) is an officially recognized student chapter of the Financial Planning Association.  At an international level, the FPA is an organization of active financial professionals in fields such as corporate finance, investments, estate planning, international finance, money management, tax planning, real estate and personal financial planning.  The FPA seeks to educate its members using current and relevant skillsets, while maintaining high fiduciary standards for all of its members.  In similar fashion, Harding’s local student chapter of the FPA seeks to expose students to the various potential careers in finance through professional speakers, visits, and activities with comparable, high ethical, and fiduciary standards.

For more information contact Ken Moran at kmoran1@harding.edu, or call 501-279-4807.