Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration

Organizations

Business Clubs

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.
Contact Bob Churchman - bchurchman@harding.edu - Box 10774

American Marketing Association (AMA)
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.
Contact Lori Sloan - lsloan@harding.edu - Box 10774

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.
Contact Reet Cronk - rcronk@harding.edu - Box 10774

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.
Contact Ellis Sloan - esloan@harding.edu - Box 10774

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.
Contact Dan Summers - dsummers@harding.edu - Box 10774

International Business Society
The purpose of the International Business Society is to provide cultural interaction between students who are interested in International Business and to gain business skills and awareness about opportunities involved in global business. This organization also recognizes and unites with the Harding University School of Business mission to prepare Christian business professionals for lives of service and strives to emphasize the importance of Christian principles in their future business careers.
Contact Mike Allen - mallen7@harding.edu - Box 10774

Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM)
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.
Contact Mike Oliver - moliver1@harding.edu - Box 10774

Academic Honor Society

Delta Mu Delta (DMD)
Delta Mu Delta is a business honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence of students at qualifying colleges and universities to create a DMD community that fosters the well-being of its individual members and the business community through life-time membership.  Harding’s chapter, Alpha Upsilon, inducts the top 20% of juniors, seniors, and graduate students each spring semester with a formal dinner and ceremony.
Contact Rich Brown - richbrown@harding.edu - Box 10774

Competition Teams

American Marketing Association (AMA) Case Team
This team is for the top marketing students in the Carter College of Business as determined by the marketing faculty.  The teams receive a case brief at the beginning of the Fall Semester which is sponsored by a company looking for marketing insight.  The team answers this brief with a written case comprised of a situation analysis, primary research and analysis, a positional marketing statement and culminates with an integrated marketing communications plan.  If the team places in the top 8 nationally, they summarize their written case answer in a presentation to the sponsoring company’s marketing directors at the annual International AMA Conference in New Orleans.  There is currently only one team competing from Harding each year.
Contact Lori Sloan – lsloan@harding.edu - Box 10774

Financial Management Association (FMA) Case Team
This finance case competition is designed to give students a hands-on approach to a corporate finance problem.  Students have the opportunity to work with other business students and explore various ideas to find a solution. Each team submits a written executive summary. The top 5 teams are selected and present their cases to a panel of judges. Each of the five finalist teams share $4,000 in scholarships, with $2,000 going to the winning team.
Contact Ellis Sloan - esloan@harding.edu - Box 10774

Project Management Triathlon Team
The Intercollegiate Project Management Triathlon (IPMT) is an undergraduate-level competition that tests competitors’ knowledge of the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK® Guide and their responses to case based scenarios.  The three events consist of team quiz bowl, individual all-star quiz bowl, and quick fire team challenge.  Each spring the top four students from the IS405 Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Preparation class are selected to compete against other universities.  The 2015 competition is scheduled to be held in March in Pittsburgh, PA.
Contact Jake Stewart – jstewart@harding.edu - Box 10774

Small Business Management Team
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.
Contact Allen Frazier - afrazier@harding.edu - Box 10774

Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM) Case Team
This 4-5 member team is selected by Management faculty each fall semester. These business students will receive a case story about an active business in January. Their task is to analyze the business as a consulting team and provide an oral presentation, at the International SAM Conference, to a panel of judges mapping out an action plan for the subject business. The conference location rotates between Orlando, Las Vegas, and Arlington. The top three University teams are recognized at the conference during an awards banquet.
Contact Mike Oliver – moliver1@harding.edu - Box 10774

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Harding University
College of Business Administration
Box 10774
Searcy, AR 72149-5615