Student Organizations

The following list includes student organizations sponsored by the UA Little Rock School of Business.

Accounting Society

The mission of the UA Little Rock Accounting Society is to promote the study and practice of the various professional specialty fields in accounting, provide opportunities for leadership development and professional growth, and encourage a sense of ethical and social responsibilities.

For more information, contact Dr. Cynthia Taylor-Shavers:

Association of Information Systems Power Team

The AIS Power Team is designed for students planning careers in information systems correlated fields. Complete professional development requires knowledge that goes beyond the classroom, especially in a profession where textbooks may be obsolete before they are printed.  Employers are looking to hire graduates who do more than the bare minimum to earn their degree.  They want to hire individuals who are passionate enough about the field to put in the effort to better prepare themselves for the workplace after graduation in the areas that might not be covered explicitly in the curriculum such as leadership and professional network building.  Student Chapters represent AIS’s commitment to help students become the leaders of tomorrow

Beta Alpha Psi

The mission of Beta Alpha Psi, the premier international honor and service organization for accounting, finance and business information students and professionals, is to inspire and support excellence by:

  • Encouraging the study and practice of accountancy, finance, and information systems;
  • Providing opportunities for service, professional development, and interaction among members and financial professionals; and
  • Fostering lifelong ethical, social, and public responsibilities.

For more information, contact Dr. Cynthia Taylor-Shavers:

Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society

Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is by invitation and is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.

For more information, contact Dr. John Hall:

Finance and Economics Association

The mission of the Association is to create an open environment for undergraduate and graduate students to engage in professional and academic growth.

For more information, contact Dr. Moiz Bhai:

Human Resources Society

The UA Little Rock HR Society is actively dedicated to advancing student understanding of human resource issues and networking with local human resource managers. The Society is affiliated with the Central Arkansas Human Resource Association (CAHRA) as well as with the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

For more information, contact Dr. Karen Leonard ( or Prof. John Hendon (

Phi Beta Lambda

The purpose of PBL at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is to provide opportunities for postsecondary students to develop competencies for business and business related skills. PBL is an integral part of the instructional program and in addition promotes a sense of civic and personal responsibility. Our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Membership to Phi Beta Lambda is open to all students enrolled at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. For additional information, visit the UA Little Rock Phi Beta Lambda page.

For more information, contact Prof. Sarah Clements:

Student Marketing Association

The purpose of SMA is to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the practice of marketing.  The goal of this organization is to increase networking within the business community and promote the value of marketing in the global economy.