UMKC Catalog


Student Organizations

Student Organizations

Beta Alpha Psi

UMKC's Epsilon Delta chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the national scholastic and professional accounting fraternity, provides opportunities for self-development and association among student members, practicing accountants and accounting faculty. Activities include technical programs presented by members and professionals, tutoring, taxpayer assistance, field trips and social events.

Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma is a national honor society for students in business administration and accounting, including students, faculty, members of the administrative staff, alumni and honorary members. Membership is by election from graduate students in the upper 20 percent of their graduating class, with a minimum 3.5 GPA, and seniors in the top 10 percent of their graduating class.  Invitations are extended to qualifying students each spring.

Bloch School Student Association

The Bloch School Student Association (BSSA) is a board of directors to represent the student body on various campus and school administrative committees and sponsors a number of activities and events.

Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi, the nation's largest professional business fraternity, is open to students interested in all fields of business. Through professional speakers and seminars, developmental workshops and interactive social events with business leaders, faculty members and prominent alumni, the fraternity provides students an excellent opportunity to explore the business environment while still concentrating on academics.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club, also known as the EI Club, is an organization for students, run by students, facilitating the growth of entrepreneurship and innovation across the entire UMKC campus and the Kansas City metropolitan area. The EI club offers seminars with renowned speakers based in the Kansas City-area, networking opportunities, and entrepreneurial and innovation advising.

Financial Management Association

The Financial Management Association UMKC Student Chapter (FMA-UMKC) is affiliated with the Financial Management Association International (FMA), a premier global leader in developing and disseminating knowledge about financial decision making for academics, practitioners and students. Our members include UMKC students as well as FMA members in the Kansas City area. We are leaders in providing financial literacy related to financial decision-making and encouraging as well as developing college students' financial interests through investment competitions, community projects, an active speaker program, corporate tours, a business career fair and newsletters. Also, we aspire to excellence as an organization.

Public Administration Student Association

The Public Administration Student Association (PASA)is made up of MPA and I.Ph.D. students who are interested in networking and socializing with students, faculty and professionals outside the classroom to enrich their experience at UMKC. PASA's purpose is to engage students academically, professionally, and socially in the study and practice of public administration.

Students in Free Enterprise

SIFE is one of the largest student organizations in the world with teams on more than 1,600 college and university campuses in the United States and in more than 40 countries throughout the world. Working together as a team, SIFE students apply their classroom experiences to develop and implement educational outreach programs that educate individuals in their communities about the principles of market economics, success skills, environmental sustainability, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and business ethics. At the end of the year, teams present their year's efforts and compete at regional competitions, with the winners going on to national and international competitions. The UMKC SIFE team has been very successful in these competitions, winning awards and receiving national attention.