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Student Clubs

The Kania School 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 and 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, please contact the faculty moderator. 

The ACFE Club (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners)

Helps students discover an understanding of the accounting fraud profession and helps to pursue a Certified Fraud Examiner career.  The club also provides a social setting for Scranton students to expand their educational and social boundaries through peer interaction, professional engagements, and community service.

Moderator: Richard O'Hara, phone - 570-941-6573; email -

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.  Four 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 (Fall) or $15 (Spring).

Moderators:  VInce Rocco, phone - 570-941-4398; email - and Jason Schwass, phone- 570-941-4029; email -

The Entrepreneurship Club

Consists of a group of students from across campus who have a passion for entrepreneurship.  The group engages in various activities supporting entrepreneurship on campus including engaging speakers, hosting events, and running competitions.  The group is all about "learning by doing" at the Wayne House Entrepreneurship Center.

Moderator:  Dr. Ahmed Gomaa, phone - 570-941-7760; email - ahmed.gomaa@scranton.ed

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Club 

 Helps prepare students to become community-minded business leaders through career and leadership experiences.  To view the University of Scranton All Time results please click here: academics/ksom/fbla

Moderator:  Dr. David Mahalak, phone - 570-941-5488; email -

The IMA Club (Institute of Management Accountants)

Is the worldwide association of accountants and financial professionals in business.  The club provides the opportunity for students to learn valuable leadership skills, earn certifications, and prepare for future careers in accounting.  The club is open to all majors and students of all academic years.  

Moderator:  Ashley Stampone, phone - 570-941-7762; email -

The International Business Club

Provides students who are 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 the business world.  Annual dues are $15.

Moderator:   Dr. Iordanis Petsas, phone - 570-941-7752; email -

The Operations and Analytics 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 networking opportunities in the area of operations and supply chain management.   

Moderator:  Dr. David Mahalak- 570-941-5448; email -

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.  PRISM stands for Portfolio of Responsible Investments under Student Management.  The current value of PRISM portfolio is approximately $500,000.00   

Moderator:  Dr. John Ruddy, phone - 570-941-4043; email -

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, as well as social events with faculty and accounting professionals.  Membership is open to all accounting majors.  Dues are $20 annually.    

Moderator:  Dr. Amanda Marcy, phone - 570-941-4120; email -

The Sports Analysis and Communications Club

Is open to all University students.  The club sponsors meetings with speakers from the sports industry, site visits, and networking opportunities for students.  The club also will allow members to research various sports analytical topics to present to the club in a similar style as a stock pitch but instead of a company, a member would present on a team, player, or league.

 Moderator:  Professor John Strain, phone - 570-941-6333; email -

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