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General Interest Organizations

This page includes a list of Penn State Smeal College of Business general interest organizations. These are clubs and organizations with a general purpose, ranging from honor organizations to specific functions like investment, housing, sustainability, etc.

Beta Alpha Psi

Founded in 1919, Beta Alpha Psi is a national honor organization for financial information students and professionals. The primary objective for the organization is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance, and information systems; providing opportunities for self-development, service, and association among members and practicing professionals, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility.

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Business and Society House (BASH)

The purpose of the Business and Society House (BASH) is to provide a launching pad for undergraduate students to explore Penn State’s many opportunities and the professional world with a supportive community at their backs.

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FinTech Group

FinTech Group aims to develop and foster a community interested in the Financial Technology industry at Penn State. The organization intends to give students the resources to learn about FinTech and ultimately pursue careers within the industry.

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Global Business Brigades

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Happy Valley VC

We are a student-run organization fostering a community of aspiring and experienced student, faculty, and alumni interested in startups and venture capital. Our mission is to facilitate student engagement with startups while amplifying founders’ access to convenient funding and competent human capital. Throughout the semester, we host bi-weekly general body meetings and a wide variety of events such as fireside chats with industry experts, investment competitions, and intercollegiate conferences. In addition, our members have the opportunity to participate in international investment competitions, conduct team-based projects on technology trends, and work directly with local startups.

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Leveraged Lion Capital (LLC)

The purpose of Leveraged Lion Capital is to provide hands on education in the fixed income markets, preparing members for interviews, internships, and full time placements. This will be achieved through educational materials, presentations, and the maintenance of a simulated portfolio of loans.

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Media and Entertainment Business Association at Penn State Smeal

Founded in 2024, the Media and Entertainment Business Association aims to inspire students interested in the business side of film, television, video games, and music. Join our organization to learn more about the many opportunities in the fast-growing field of entertainment! We are an informal and relaxed organization that hosts networking events, guest speakers, and educational presentations.

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Net Impact – PSU Undergraduate Chapter

Penn State Net Impact Undergraduate Chapter is an organization that aims to inspire the next generation of great leaders in the world of sustainability and positive change. We believe in executing simple ideas that lead to substantial outcomes.

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Penn State Consulting Group (PSCG)

The Penn State Consulting Group inspires, educates, and enables the next generation of business leaders and problem solvers by giving our members the opportunity to explore consulting as an industry and career path​, acquire expertise related to collaborative, consultative problem-solving ​and gain experience working with clients and solving real-world challenges.

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Penn State Music Group (PSMG)

We are Penn State University’s first completely student-run record label and music industry organization. Our mission is to create the music industry’s next generation of leaders – whether that be artists, producers, businesspeople, or media specialists. From our organization, students develop project-centered experience across the practices of song creation, artist management, A&R, marketing, visual arts, and more. At PSMG, students strive to push the music industry forward and find new ways to change the creative landscape. 

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Real Estate Association

The Real Estate Society aims to bring together students in all majors who have an interest in real estate and/or want to learn more about this diverse and exciting field. We hold bi-weekly general body meetings with networking events, guest speakers and fun games to expose the various disciplines of real estate to all interested members.

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Sigma Chi Mu Tau 

At the foundation of Sigma Chi Mu Tau lies three pillars: Research, Philanthropy, and Leadership. As a community of student leaders in Supply Chain & Information Systems, we hold ourselves accountable to these pillars; we remember that our organization, our peers, and our communities rely on us to do so.

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Smeal Student Council (SSC)

Encourages student interaction through workshops, speakers, and events; establishes better student-faculty relationships; promotes the Smeal College of Business on campus through various techniques.

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Society for Community Development

The Society for Community Development set it's goal of creating a platform for students to collaborate on solutions toward advancing wealth in disadvantaged communities.

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Sports Business Club

The purpose of the Penn State Sports Business Club is to foster the growth of students' knowledge in the business of sport through exposure to industry professionals while providing opportunities for internships and future careers in sports and similar fields. The club is meant for both aspiring sports professionals and sports fans with some interest in the business side of sports. We hope to place as many of our members in jobs in the sports industry. It is a great club to improve your network both socially and professionally.

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Women Founders

Women Founders is a youth-powered nonprofit organization on a mission to close the gender gap that exists in the realm of entrepreneurship and innovation. Through the distribution of microgrants, championing equitable access to capital and resources, and building strong networks of women entrepreneurs, we aim to empower women across the nation to hold more equity in their ventures. Women Founders was started first at The Ohio State University and since then they have expanded to 6 other universities. 

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