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Student Organizations

Charlton's student organizations provide opportunities for students to serve in leadership positions and to learn more about their fields of study.

Each organization is guided by a faculty advisor and is supported by targeted donations, fund-raising activities, and allocations from the Student Senate. Meetings are open to all students. Meeting announcements are posted near business classrooms and faculty offices. Guest speakers from local business provide real-world context to materials learned in the classroom.


The ASCM (Association for Supply Chain Management) Student Club, founded in 2012 (formerly known as the APICS Student Club), facilitates the broader education of students interested in supply chain management by connecting them with professionals in the field, linking them to professional development opportunities, and extending the opportunity to engage in a regional and potentially national supply chain management case competition. Previous UMass Dartmouth graduate students have placed in the regional case competition, and all have gained valuable contacts from participating in the presentations.

Beta Alpha Psi 

Beta Alpha Psi is an international honor society for accounting, finance, and information systems students attending universities accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) or the European Quality Improvement System.

In the academic year 2021-2022, UMassD’s Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, Mu Phi, achieved superior status for the third time in last four years. Superior status, the highest honor a chapter can attain, was achieved due to the hard work and dedication of the chapter’s members and the following officers: Sean Fleming (co-President), Judy Nguyen (co-President), Gabriella Rivas-Guardado (Vice President), Widline Thomas (Reporter) and Iqra Mir (Secretary). The Mu Phi chapter thanks Dean John Williams, Professor Wu, Lori Raspotnik, and Chapter Advisor Professor Jacobsen for the guidance and support they have provided.

In the past several years, Mu Phi has hosted dozens of events allowing members as well as non-member CCB students to network with professionals, develop skills and gain knowledge to better prepare themselves for the careers after graduation. Since 2017, over 500 students have attended Mu Phi events.

Beta Gamma Sigma 

The international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student can receive in an AACSB-accredited program.

Big Data Club

The mission of the Big Data Club, founded in April 2017, is to provide a common meeting space for individuals interested in analyzing data and dealing with data in general. Members meet to discuss data, share ideas and projects, ask for help, and bounce ideas off each other. UMassD Big Data Club members won "Best data visualization" for the fourth consecutive year & claimed the "Best Insight" category during the 2022 virtual DataFest.

Business Students Association

The Business Students Association (BSA) enriches the academic and professional lives of its members, with a mission to foster a vibrant community of business students who are committed to academic excellence, leadership development, and professional growth. Through a dynamic range of activities, workshops, and networking events, BSA aims to provide its members with invaluable resources and opportunities to connect with industry professionals, alumni, and peers. Our association is committed to promoting an environment that encourages innovation, collaboration, and ethical business practices.

Charlton Women in Business

The Charlton Women in Business (CWIB) Association is a community and network of dedicated undergraduate and graduate students at the Charlton College of Business (CCB). The goal of CWIB is to foster personal and professional growth through collaborative connections, meaningful relationships, mentorship, and programming. Membership is open, and anyone can join at any time.

Meetings, which will be held at a tentative date, time, and location, will vary between mentorship, programming, and networking, and will include, but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Student Achievement within the CCB community
  • Promotion of self-care, personal identity, and good academic habits
  • Businesses and businesswomen in the news
  • Voting/Elections (if required)

Topics of discussion will be supplemented by podcasts, literature, interviews, TED talks, and news articles, among other things.

Collegiate DECA

Founded in 2011, Collegiate DECA at UMassD is a student-driven organization that values competence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork. We prepare students for careers by integrating skills learned in the classroom into real-world experiences by getting students academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. Collegiate DECA conferences and other activities give students unique access to internships, scholarships, competition, and professional networking. Students and the organization have already earned international accolades, including first place at ICDC. Visit UMassD DECA on Facebook

Investment Fund

Run out of Finance 301Financial Analysis for the UMassD Student Managed Fund, Charlton's investment fund invested real money to beat the S&P 500 by 7.12% last year, the best performance in the UMass system. In 2008, the UMass Foundation, which oversees the five-campus system's endowment, carved out real $25,000 slices for student funds at UMass Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, and Lowell to manage. As of the fall semester of 2023, UMass Dartmouth's portfolio sits at just under $170,000. For reference, $25,000 placed in the S&P 500 benchmark in 2008 would equate to about $109,000 today.

MIS Club

Open to all majors, undergrads and graduate students, the MIS club offers great techniques and resources to help you in your academic and business career! The goal is to update students' résumés and LinkedIn profiles accordingly to help students achieve internships during summers and jobs after graduation.

Additionally, students are invited to attend and host networking events to further expand their knowledge! Likewise, the group utilizes LinkedIn learning courses to help diversify résumés. Furthermore, the group collaborates with the career center and the CCB career coaching center to help students with mock interviews, cover letters, your elevator pitch, how to apply for jobs using Indeed, LinkedIn, & Handshake, and more.

For a full list of student organizations at UMass Dartmouth, view MyOrgs.

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