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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.  UMassD Big Data Club members win "Best data visualization" for the third consecutive year & become runners-up in the "Best Insight" category during the 2021 virtual DataFest.

Charlton Graduate Student Association

The mission of the MBA Association is to enrich the MBA student experience by providing leadership that empowers and inspires, advocacy on behalf of student interest and coordination of all student run activities. The MBA Association adds value to the education of Charlton College of Business students through extracurricular community, corporate, organizational, and student activities. It serves as a liaison between MBA students and administration as well as a forum for students to voice concerns about the MBA program.

In so doing, the MBA Association is charged with, but not limited to:

- To be the voice of the MBA student body.
- To be the active link between MBA students, administration, faculty, and the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth community.
- To facilitate learning, involvement, and interaction both inside and outside of class that fosters an active, open, and fun culture.
- To unite students, school, and community, optimizing their interaction to provide a world-class business education and memorable experiences

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 Club

Students learn how to apply their knowledge and to enhance their resume through participation and leadership opportunities.  The investment club meets once every week in small groups (sector teams) where students work to analyze companies and sectors in search of good investments. We operate as an extension of the course FIN 301, which controls the Student Managed Fund (a charitable fund that is currently valued at over $140,000). 

The club tries to have 2-3 big public meetings every semester. So if you're too busy to commit to the weekly schedule, we invite you to come to our larger events.

We will go over stock picking strategies and valuation as well as info on other asset classes. All students are welcome as always. Our Facebook group is a great way to keep up to date:


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.


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