Kania School Clubs
The Kania School of Management sponsors clubs because we understand that students need a balance between studies, social activities, and service opportunities. Involvement in one or more of these organizations will enhance your college career, provide a basis for developing lasting friendships, a sense of belonging and a foundation for establishing a professional network of contacts among your fellow students, faculty and prominent business people. For more information about KSOM Clubs, contact the faculty moderator.
The Bloomberg Club is an extra-curricular program in which students have the opportunity to explore the broad functionality of the premier financial tool in the business realm. Members of the club attend weekly classes that delve into the different market sectors and indices that the system covers and gain first-hand experience of how to use a Bloomberg terminal. Students also have the opportunity to become “Bloomberg certified” which represents proficiency with the software. The goal of the club is to provide invaluable practice for our business students on the most prominent financial tool in the business world. The Bloomberg Club is open to all KSOM juniors, seniors and graduate students.
Moderator: Vince Rocco, phone, 570-941-4398; email - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Business Club is the oldest of the currently functioning clubs in the Kania School of Management. One of the annual highlights is the Fall Recruiting Expo and dinner. The Expo is a job fair that brings together select business firms and business students. The dinner provides interaction between recruiters and students, and features a distinguished speaker. 4 trips are planned throughout the academic year one of which is to the New York Stock Exchange. Membership is open to all business majors. Annual dues are $10.00(Fall) or $15.00(Spring).
Moderator: John Ruddy, phone - 570-941-4043, email - email@example.com
The Finance Club allows students to participate in a variety of professional, educational & social activities. The club is affiliated with the Financial Management Association, a national association of financial professionals. Students who meet the requirements may join the FMA National Honor Society. The FMA National Honor Society is the only international honorary which specifically recognizes outstanding achievement in the discipline of finance. Annual dues for the Finance Club are $10.00.
Moderator: Dr. John Kallianiotis, phone - 570-941-7577, email - firstname.lastname@example.org
The International Business Club gives students interested in International Business a perspective on how business is conducted in various parts of the world. The IB Club sponsors guest speakers including professionals in international business, academics, and alumni. There are opportunities to tour firms, visit international organizations, and participate in community service programs. The club is open to all who have an interest in world business. Annual dues are $15.00.
Moderator: Dr. Susan Trussler, phone - 570-941-6122, email - email@example.com
The Kania Service Society, founded in 2017, provides opportunities for business students to serve in the community. The society’s objective is to supplement the education KSOM students receive inside the classroom with meaningful service opportunities outside of the classroom. Moderator: Professor Vincent Rocco, phone - 570-941-4398
The Marketing Society is open to all KSOM students. Members are eligible for student membership in the national organization. Among the regular activities of the club are fund raisers, community service projects, socials, and field trips. The annual dues are $10.00.
Moderator: Mr. Jason Schwass phone - 570-941-4029, email -firstname.lastname@example.org
The Operations and Information Management Club is open to all University students. The club sponsors meetings with speakers from the industry, plant tours, and networking opportunities for students. The club is also affiliated with the American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS), a professional organization that offers educational, training and network opportunities in the areas of operations and supply chain management. Moderator: Dr. Ozgur Isil, phone - 570-941-4354, email - email@example.com
The PRISM Group is a select group of undergraduate students who have the responsibility of managing a portion of the endowment fund of the University. The Group meets weekly throughout the year to discuss investment strategy and to make buy and sell decisions. The students must also explore the ethical ramifications of their decisions. PRISM stands for Portfolio of Responsible Investments under Student Management. The current value of PRISM portfolio is approximately $350,000.
Moderator: Dr. Riaz Hussain, phone - 570-941-7497, email - firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The Society of Accounting Students provides an opportunity for accounting students to become more knowledgeable about their options in the accounting profession, to develop interpersonal skills that will enhance their success and to meet with other accounting students, KSOM faculty, and accounting professionals. Activities include information sessions on various aspects of interviewing and the opportunities and challenges in the accounting profession, and social events with faculty and accounting professionals. Membership is open to all accounting majors. Dues are $20.00 annually.
Moderators: Amanda Marcy, phone - 570-941-4120, email - firstname.lastname@example.org
WAYNE HOUSE DESIGNS - THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP TEAM - Student entrepreneurs run their own business which includes 3-D printed products, custom Tee-shirts, and other student ideas for products/services. The group is all about “learning by doing,” hanging out and having fun. Successful entrepreneurs and other business people often come to speak and network with us. A lot of entrepreneurship majors and minors are involved, so it’s a great chance to meet new friend and learn about the entrepreneurship program. The team has its own University of Scranton house which is the Entrepreneurship center. If you have a new idea or want to work with others to develop one, this is the place to be.
Moderator: Professor Melissa Wright, phone - 570-941-5644, email - email@example.com