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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.

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 or the European Quality Improvement System.

In the academic year 2019-2020, UMassD’s Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, Mu Phi, achieved superior for the second consecutive year. 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: Claudia Torres (President), Jaime Fastino (Vice President), Vincent Orlando (Treasurer) and Nathaniel Alves (Secretary). The Mu Phi chapter thanks former Dean Kathryn Carter, Professor Wu, Lori Raspotnik, and Chapter Advisor Professor Jacobsen for the guidance and support they have provided. 

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.

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

Finance Club

Students learn how to apply their knowledge and to enhance their resume through participation and leadership opportunities. 

International Business Association (IBA)

Builds social and professional bridges between UMassD students and students abroad. In addition to comprehensive research trips abroad, IBA members visit major local cities to study international business practices and to participate in seminars and forums focusing on the impact of trade agreements on local industry.


Promotes and enhances Operations Management and Management Information Systems education. The club's goals are to cultivate future job prospects for students and to provide networking and internships via invited speakers, plant visits, and projects.


A student-run community service organization sponsored by the Fall River, New Bedford, and Fairhaven Rotary Clubs. Through involvement in various service events, Rotaract members have the opportunity to network with local business professionals, give back to the community, acquire leadership skills, grow personally and professionally, and forge lifetime friendships.


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