Student Organizations

At Liautaud Graduate School of Business, student organizations that appeal to diverse interests and issues play a vital role in supporting and enhancing every aspect of the Liautaud experience.

From celebrating cultural diversity to offering professional guidance and support, the student organizations are created, run and shaped by Liautaud students. They also function as an exchange for both past experiences and new ideas, supplementing the collaborative academic environment.

The assortment of academic, professional and industry-specific organizations are open to all students. To find out more about UIC Liautaud student organizations, please see the links below.

Accounting Club

The Accounting Club is a professional and social club for students interested in the field of accounting. The club helps foster relationships between students and firms and provides the necessary resources to improve this relationship. Active participation in the Accounting Club contributes to the academic, professional and social success of the accounting student.

Association of Latino Professionals For America

ALPFA at UIC is tailored for Latino Students studying Business at UIC. However, you do not have to be Latino or a business student to join. Students with different backgrounds and majors are welcome to take advantage of the following: networking, professional advancement, personal growth, volunteerism, job/internship placements. A support group is formed amongst all members as we create exposure to the corporate world through various mediums. Additionally, we have national support as we are an official ALPFA student chapter.

Beta Alpha Psi

Founded in 1919, Beta Alpha Psi is an honor organization for financial information students and professionals. There are over 300 chapters on college and university campuses with over 300,000 members initiated since Beta Alpha Psi's formation. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes: promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems, providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility.

Business Analytics Organization

The Business Analytics Organization promotes the intellectual and professional development of students with an interest in business analytics, data science and Big Data. BAO supports the entire UIC community in utilizing analytics in daily life.

Graduate Finance & Investment Group

The Graduate Finance & Investment Group provides education, information and networking opportunities to broaden students understanding of the financial business world, and career opportunities through interactions with professionals in the field of finance.

Graduate Marketing Association

The Graduate Marketing Association (GMARK) at the Liautaud Graduate School of Business is a student organization dedicated to developing the skills and knowledge of graduate students interested in studying marketing at UIC, through professional networking, industry connections and events.

Information Systems Audit and Control Association

ISACA is a leading professional association focused on IT governance, including IT audit, IT risk management, IT compliance, and information security management. ISACA publishes a widely used industry framework for IT governance called COBIT, administers popular professional certifications CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) and CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, and has approximately 90,000 members worldwide.

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Systems

INFORMS serves the scientific and professional needs of OR/MS investigators, scientists, students, educators, and managers. It provides rational bases for decision making by seeking to understand and structure complex situations to predict and improve system behavior and performance. INFORMS is dedicated to advancing the development and dissemination of all aspects of Operations Research and the Management Sciences.

MBA Association

Fostering relationships and fun between all graduate business students at the University of Illinois - Chicago!

Net Impact

Net Impact empowers a new generation to drive social and environmental change throughout their careers. Our volunteer-led chapter drives change by creating a like-minded community and providing events and programs that support members who aim to use business as a force for environmental & social impact. Join us!

Operations Management Group

The Operations Management Group enhances operations and supply chain education and networking opportunities for MBA students so that they are exposed to current industry practices and develops relationships with fellow MBAs, alumni, and practitioners to become better prepared for a career advancement in operations management.

Women's Network

The Women's Network (formerly known as Women's Interest Network) was founded on the concept of empowering women in business through service, professional development and networking. WN is dedicated to supporting women MBAs in order to propel more women into leadership positions in corporate America and to enhance the diversity of the nation's workforce. The Women's Network is affiliated with MBA Women International (formerly NAWMBA, National Association of Women MBAs), an organization focused on encouragement and support for women.