MBS Student Organizations
In addition to the over 100 student organizations, The Maine Business School has eight organizations with a business focus. Explore our groups below, and connect with faculty advisors.
Student Portfolio Investment Fund (SPIFFY)
SPIFFY is open to undergraduate students of all years and studies. Each member can be as active as she or he wants to be, but participation is highly encouraged. SPIFFY’s undergraduate members manage more than $4.2 million in assets. SPIFFY is student-led with an Executive Board and sector heads. The group meets weekly to discuss changes to the investment portfolio, as well as holds other meetings for the various sectors as needed. Each year, SPIFFY participates in the Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education (GAME) Forum which is attended by over 140 colleges and universities with students from over 40 countries.
Interested in joining? Contact Sebastian Lobe, SPIFFY advisor.
MBS International Business & Culture Club
The MBS International Business & Culture Club (IBCC) is a group for UMaine students interested in business on an international level to connect and share cultural experiences together. Our goal is to cultivate greater awareness and appreciation for international cultures through organization and participation in cultural events and opportunities. While IBCC is primarily made up of business school members, students of any major are welcome
Interested in joining? Contact Stefano Tijerina, advisors.
The MBS Corps is an outreach organization. The focus is to help smaller, Maine-based nonprofit organizations. MBS Corps seeks to help students develop their leadership, organizational, management, marketing, and other business skills while developing friendships and networks in a fun, supportive environment.
Interested in joining? Contact Billy Obenauer, MBS Corps advisor.
Women of the Maine Business School
The Women in Business group strives to develop and empower the women of the Maine Business School through networking, education, and professional and personal advancement. We work to engage our women students to make their education at the MBS a more meaningful and fulfilling experience.
American Marketing Association (AMA)
The UMaine AMA is open to all students, regardless of major, and offers excellent opportunities for personal and professional growth. The American Marketing Association provides a platform of experiential learning activities to help student marketers put theory into practice while developing their leadership skills. The University of Maine AMA sponsors a variety of speakers and activities which relate to all aspects of marketing. As a member of the AMA, you will gain experience by connecting with a variety of local businesses.
Interested in joining? Contact Rusty Stough, AMA advisor.
Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
The University of Maine Student Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) is a student-run organization devoted to promoting the accounting profession and the wide variety of career opportunities within the field. Community service events and social functions are also integral parts of our mission. As an IMA student member, you can learn about the role of accountants and financial managers in business and explore your career options.
Interested in joining? Contact Charles Day, IMA advisor.
Undiscovered Maine is a University of Maine Business School student research project with the goal of increasing tourism and economic development within underrepresented areas of Maine. This group enables students to have a positive impact on communities in Maine through their outreach and website.
Interested in joining? Contact Nory Jones, advisor.
MBS Ambassadors are a select group of outstanding student leaders who promote the Maine Business School by meeting with students, prospective students and their families, alumni, and other stakeholders. Ambassadors give tours of campus and the DP Corbett Business Building during Open Houses, Accepted Student Days, and New Student Orientation. Simultaneously, MBS Ambassadors serve as the Dean’s Leadership Council.
Beta Gamma Sigma
Founded in 1913, Beta Gamma Sigma is the international business honor society for AACSB-accredited schools, which are the top 5% of business school programs around the world. Inducted as students, BGS members go on to serve in critical leadership roles in corporate, entrepreneurial, government, non-profit, and academic sectors. Each year, the Maine Business School inducts the top 20% of Graduate Students and the top 10% of Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors into our local chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma.