Student Organizations

Want to jump-start your professional skills to land that dream accounting job? How about making friends and having fun? You can have both and more when you get involved in an accounting organization at WMU! Our student-run organizations give you an opportunity to network, develop social and leadership skills, and obtain professional experience, all while building memories with friends.

Students working together at Haworth.

Find strength in numbers in Accounting Club

If you’re ready to crunch some numbers, get pro tips and bond with fellow future accountants, then come join the Accounting Club at WMU!

Any student who is interested in accounting is welcome. Our members explore the profession and develop the skills needed for careers as accountants through resume-critiquing sessions and networking opportunities with students, faculty and accounting professionals.

Faculty advisor: Dr. Jim Penner

  • Graduate students are working in a HyFlex room.

Beta Alpha Psi, your ally

The Gamma Rho Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is all about connecting you to the right people so you can embark on your professional path with excitement and confidence. We are an internationally recognized, co-ed organization for accountancy, finance and information systems students. Learn more about the partner companies that work with the Department of Accountancy and BAP to develop programs and valuable opportunities.

Faculty advisor: Dawn Mason
Faculty advisor: Dr. Jagjit Saini

  • Joining a professional registered student organization is one of the most valuable experiences a student can have. Student organizations provide opportunities for networking, leadership development and hands-on experience in accounting.

    Dr. Jim Penner, chair, Department of Accountancy

  • Busienss students around a table.

National Association of Black Accountants

The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) is dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for Black professionals in the accounting, finance and related business professions. As members of the WMU student chapter, you have opportunities to learn from alumni professionals in the field, attend networking events and more. Regional conferences are held each year.

Faculty advisor: Sunday Bonifas