Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration


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 Sarah McGaha - - Box 10774 

American Marketing Association (AMA)
The 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.
Contact Jessica Martin - - Box 10774

Association for Information Systems (AIS)
The Association for Information Systems (AIS) 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 Joe Faith - - Box 10774

Center for Professional Excellence (CPE)
The Center for Professional Excellence strives to help form connections that lead to internships, mentorships and careers. Additionally, the center exists as a valuable resource to alumni, assisting them in their professional careers and spiritual journey. We want to be a conduit of information between current students, alumni and employers, providing insight for career decisions and job searches.
Contact Brian Harrington - - Box 10774

Student Finance Association (SFA)
The Student Finance Association (SFA) is a campus organization that exists to promote understanding of the field of Finance and to further the development of Finance students at Harding by nurturing their finance interests and developing their professional skills. Monthly meetings bring together students and finance professionals who share their experiences in finance-related fields including banking, real estate, wealth management, insurance and investment analysis. Although the SFA is focused on the interests and needs of Finance majors, involvement is open to any Harding student.
Contact David Johnson - - 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 - - Box 10774

Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM)
The mission of the Society for the Advancement of Management (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 Glen Metheny - - Box 10774

Academic Honor Society

Delta Mu Delta (DMD)
Delta Mu Delta (DMD) 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 - - Box 10774

Competition Teams

American Marketing Association (AMA) Case Team
The American Marketing Association (AMA) Case 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 Rich Brown – - Box 10774

Financial Management Association (FMA) Case Team
The Financial Management Association (FMA) Case Team 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 - - Box 10774

Small Business Management Team
The Small Business Management teams normally are a product of MGT 3680.  The teams 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 Phil Brown - - 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 Glen Metheny – - Box 10774

Arkansas Governor's Cup Award Winners
We proud of our 2021 Team Balance Mark (Emily Nixon, Nathan Vielmette, and Erin Weiss) who received third place with a cash prize of $10,000. Our 2020 Governor's Cup collegiate business plan team Team BioPrecision (Carsten Glas, John Lu, Luisa Towery, Bartosz Kwiencinski, and Justin Jones) received 2nd place in the undergraduate division and won $15,000. Great job by the students and the Harding University Waldron Center for Entrepreneurship & Family Business

Annual Windstream Case Competition
Our 2021 team (Alex Minzler and Ty Allen) placed third and received a $2,000 prize.On April 17, 2020 Harding business students competed against teams from University of Central Arkansas and Arkansas State in the Windstream Case Competition. Congratulations to the team of Bennett Holloway and David Reed who took 1st place in the competition! This is Harding’s 7th consecutive victory in this competition. Way to go Bisons!

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College of Business Administration


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