Student Organizations Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi) Alpha Kappa Psi, the world's oldest and largest professional business fraternity, seeks to develop well-trained, ethical, skilled, resourceful, and experienced business leaders. Open to men and women majoring in business, AKPsi provides a unique blend of professional, service, and social events. President: Adar Livni Executive Vice President: Sam Lazzaro Vice President of Finance: Taylor Mandrakos Vice Presidents of Membership: Smrithi Hariharan & Liam Hash Vice President of External Affairs: Isa Gutierrez Master of Rituals: Seth Armentrout Secretary: Sophia Mariani Risk Management: Prakriti Mehta Pledge Instructors: S Trevor Kern & Oliver Schwartz Professional Chair: Justin Wisnicki Alumni Relations Chair: Josh Christian Public Relations Chair: Lira Casborne Brotherhood Chairs: Gabby Lysko & Nina Riffaud Community Service Chair: Ian Joselow Corporate Sponsorship Chair: Ashley Ferragamo Fundraising Chair: Matt Yatovitz Social Chairs: Sarah O'Brien & Max Shapero Personnel Chairs: Brandon Ochletree & Madeline Held Entrepreneurship Chair: Trey Menville Bylaws Chair: Aubrey Jarret Historian: Tess Hannum Parlimentarian: Will Wei Warden: Alexandra Bryan Chaplain: Hayley Christofides Staff Advisor: Amanda Hassan American Marketing Association (AMA) Open to all students, Tulane's collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association presents members with the opportunity to learn from real-world marketing professionals. Members attend monthly meetings featuring exciting guest speakers, participate in fun hands-on marketing activities, and learn how to network with top-level marketing executives. The AMA offers a great supplement to Tulane's classroom experience and provides its members with the competitive advantage necessary to succeed in today's marketing field. 2016-2017 Rebecca Dowden Monica Barragan Josh Stein Rebecca Snyder Faculty Advisor: Harish Sujan Beta Alpha Psi This honorary national accounting fraternity seeks to promote continuous self-improvement, to foster high moral and ethical standards, to encourage and recognize scholastic and professional excellence, to cultivate a sense of responsibility and service, to promote the collegiate study of accounting, and to provide an opportunity for association between members and practicing accountants. Membership, by invitation only, is based on scholarship and professional attributes. 2016-2017 President: Jason Dunleavy Vice President: Marissa Cohen Treasurer: Avijita Panwar Reporter: Amie Li Controller:Morgan Barnes Faculty Advisor: Karen Foust Beta Gamma Sigma The purpose of this honorary business scholastic fraternity is to reward scholarship and accomplishment in all phases of business, to promote the advancement of education in the science of business, and to foster principles of honesty and integrity in business practices. High scholarship and promise of marked ability are the prime requisites for membership nominations. Induction ceremonies are held during the fall and spring semesters. Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel Faculty Advisor: James McFarland Business and Law Society The Tulane Business and Law Society is the Freeman School's pre-law student organization. The club provides a forum for discussion on topics ranging from legal and ethical issues in business to life as a law student and lawyer. Additionally, it provides information on and assistance with the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Faculty Advisor: Sanda Groome Delta Sigma Pi Delta Sigma Pi, a business fraternity that recolonized at Tulane in the fall of 2014, is an organization for students pursuing careers in business, with membership open exclusively to business and economics majors. It aims to provide networking opportunities, leadership development and fraternal values with other business students. 2016-2017Officers President: Liz Byrom Senior Vice President: Alyssa Tsang Vice President of Chapter Operations: Jeff Ankenbrandt Chancellor: Maxwell Halpern Vice President of Finance: Jordan Bloom Vice President of Professional Activities: Tommy Mills Vice President of Community Service: Austin Harris Vice President of Scholarship & Awards: Gina Colburn Vice President of Alumni Relations: Jack Lepore Pledge Educator: Jacob Wallach Faculty Advisor: Copey Pulitzer Freeman Consulting Group (FCG) Through the support of the Tulane Association of Business Alumni (TABA) and the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship, the Freeman Consulting Group (FCG) provides business consulting to local organizations on a non-fee basis. Clients are presented with workable solutions and FCG members gain valuable consulting experience. 2016-2017 President: Jalees Khalid Executive Vice President: Shauna Lewis Executive Vice President of Operations: Monisha Virani Vice President of Finance: Matthew Kinney Vice President of Communications: Ann Marshall Thomas Faculty Advisor: Sherif Ebrahim Staff Advisor: Stephanie Kleehammer Freeman Golf Club The purpose of the Freeman Golf Club is to provide a networking platform to connect graduate-level Freeman students with faculty, alumni, and local business leaders. Members do not need any golfing experience and are encouraged to participate in group events that will include golf outings, golf practice sessions, and social events. President: Ryan Cohagen Faculty Advisor: Frank Jaster Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel Freeman Student Government (FSG) The FSG is the formal organization of students enrolled in the BSM program. All BSM students are automatically members of FSG. The FSG influences many of the curricular and extracurricular activities of the School. Students play a role in modifying the curriculum, in evaluating courses, in hearings of academic integrity, in planning academically related activities, in selecting faculty for special honors, and in organizing a schedule of social events. BSM students are encouraged to take a leadership role in FSG and to support the activities sponsored by FSG. 2016-2017 President: Jake Singer Executive Vice President: Connor Crowley Vice President of Finance: Stephanie Knecht Vice President of Operations: Michael Fournier Media Coordinator: Madison Basich Community Service Coordinator: Lauren Strauss Senior Class Representatives: Cole Atwood,Maggie Bishop, Sydney Berger, Sarah Korzec Junior Class Representatives: Hannah Hauptmann, Bear Hutchinson, Emma Kistler, Sarah Lawhorne Sophomore Class Representatives: Chaz Augustini, Max Harrison, Mikey Osborn, Jack Preston Freshmen Class Representatives: TBA USG Senators at Large: Jacob Cohn, Rebecca Evans, Emily Hens, Trevor Kern, Max Meyer, Alexandra Perry, Samuel Rosenberg, Jamie Shear, William Wei Alternatives/Proxies: Faculty Advisor: Michael H. Hogg Staff Advisor: Santha Rathnam Graduate Business Council (GBC) <a href="http://freemanblog.freeman.tulane.edu/gbc/" target="_blank">GBC, of which all graduate business students are members, serves the academic, professional, and personal interests of its membership.The group facilitates interaction and communication among the student body, the administration, the faculty, and the Tulane community. GBC accomplishes its mission by marketing its students, developing a productive learning environment, and providing mentoring and relationship-building opportunities. GBC also serves as the "umbrella" organization to other graduate business organizations. Questions or concerns may be directed to the GBC. President: JP Navarro VP Administration: Josh Zuckerman VP Finance: Alex Moore Student Affairs Liaison: Jennifer Grau Academic Affairs Liaison: open International Affairs Liaison: Maylin Moncada Career Development and Alumni Affairs Liaison: Zach Foster Graduate Admissions Liaison: Ann Marshall Thomas GAPSA Senators: Emily Lambert, JP Navarro, and Coleman Russell Master of Accounting Representative: Luke Hayes Master of Business Administration Representative: Matt Rizner Master of Finance Representative: Huaiyu Zhang Master of Management in Energy Representative: Adam Laurie Master of Management Representative: Makayla Barton PMBA Representative: Isabella Finnell Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel Green Bull Investment Group The Green Bull Investment Group (GBIG), which in the summer of 2014 merged with the Freeman Investment Management Association (FIMA), provides its members with essential real-world skills and strategies through active investing, researching financial markets, and presenting potential investment opportunities for the club's mock equity portfolio of $25,000,000. The fund's goal is to outperform the S&P 500 index consistently throughout the fund's existence. The fund strives to mitigate risk and capture at least 70% of the market upside while capturing at most 30% of market downside. Club members participate in professional preparation events to gain practical experience and a broad exposure to the finance industry. Please visit our Facebook page to learn more. President: Liam Green Faculty Advisors: Peter Ricchiuti Professional MBA Student Advisory Group This group, under the umbrella of the Graduate Business Council (GBC), serves the academic, professional, and social needs of the part-time, evening MBA students. President: Isabella Finnell Staff Advisor: open Toastmasters International Toastmasters is a national organization devoted to developing the speaking skills of its members. Students who participate in Toastmasters gain confidence and learn techniques that prove invaluable in classroom presentations as well as in future business situations. President: Meng (Livia) Wang VP of Education: Olalekan (Lekan) Ogunsakin VP-Public Relations: Emma Brons VP-Membership: April Hartman Treasurer: Caltha Seymour Secretary: Mengru (Helen) He Sergent at Arms: Xavier Allen-Jones Quote Master: Ke (Lucy) Ren Faculty Advisor: Peter Ricchiuti Tulane Algorithmic Trading Club The Tulane Algorithmic Trading Club addresses the technological challenges in today's markets by supporting research, facilitating discussions, and hosting the hands-on development of computerized trading programs. Open to all students, members will gain real-world skills through writing and developing their own trading algorithms while learning from the wisdom and experience of their peers and faculty advisors. Algorithms are tested against the markets and against other members in real-time using industry-standard platforms. President: Coleman Russell Secretary: Meredith Marmande Treasurer: Robert Combs VP-Operations: Emily Lambert VP-Recruitment: Caroline Cox VP-Philanthropy: Robin Ramos VP-Engagement: Corey Hindin VP-Event Coordinator: Chris Riess VP-Social Events: Kelly Polander VP-Member Education: Walker Turman VP-Marketing & Media Relations: Rich Fannin Faculty Advisor: Kurt Gerwitz Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel Tulane Black MBA Association The purpose of the Tulane Black MBA Association is to facilitate awareness and learning of issues affecting minorities in business and academia. This group sponsors lectures and community service programs and offers opportunities in career development. Membership is open to all graduate and undergraduate students. President: open Vice President: Jayda Jones Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel Tulane Energy Club (TEC) The purpose of Tulane Energy Club is to educate and inspire students interested in pursuing a career in the energy industry. In pursuit of this goal, TEC coordinates a variety of activities for its members, including a distinguished speaker series, field trips, networking socials, and an energy trading competition. By enhancing students' knowledge of the energy industry and helping them develop the relationships that are vital to success, TEC also advances the post-graduate opportunities of its members. President: Jordan Levy Faculty Advisor: Eric Smith Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel Tulane Entrepreneurs Association (TEA) The mission of the Tulane Entrepreneurs Association is to assist members in expanding their entrepreneurial skill base. TEA sponsors lectures, workshops, and social networking events, and provides student entrepreneurs with assistance in organizing their own ventures. TEA coordinates student teams that create business plans for entry into business plan competitions, and sponsors the Tulane Business Model Competition. TEA is open to all Tulane students. 2016-2017 President: Matt Rizner Director of Operations: Kate McCabe Director of Finance: Richie Biedenharn Director of Marketing: Joe Huang Director of Membership: Whit Huguley Director of External Affairs: Zach Foster Faculty Advisor: Sherif Ebrahim Staff Advisor: Stephanie Kleehammer Tulane Graduate Women in Business Tulane Graduate Women in Business is dedicated to fostering a community that encourages the success of women by enabling them to have meaningful careers and to promote equality in the workplace. The purpose of the organization is to offer professional resources to aid member career development and job prospects; to foster a forum for collaboration for Freeman graduate students; to organize networking events with alumni, professional women, entrepreneurs, and professors; to provide support through mentoring opportunities; and to raise awareness through community and internal outreach. 2016-2017 External Relations Director: Ann Marshall Thomas Communications Director: Madeline Kirby Events Director: Jennifer Grau Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel Tulane Real Estate Club The mission of the Tulane Real Estate Club is to bring together Freeman students with previous experience or future interests in real estate. To fulfill this mission, the club invites members of the New Orleans real estate community to guest lecture and network among club members. The club discusses issues in the real estate industry through regular meetings and members participate in various local and national real estate competitions. 2016-2017 President: Josh Zuckerman Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel BSM Major Ambassadors Are you having a hard time deciding on a major within the business school? Contact a BSM Major Ambassador to find out about the different majors and courses from the student perspective. The BSM Major Ambassadors are a group of students compiled of rising Juniors or Seniors who have excelled exceptionally throughout their BSM core curriculum. Click here for the full list of ambassadors.