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Student Organizations

Georgia Tech MBA students are invited to participate in numerous student organizations that provide opportunities to obtain leadership experiences in business-related extracurricular activities. The Scheller community offers a variety of ways for MBA students to become involved with fellow students, faculty, and administrators. Participation is an excellent way to build strong relationships among fellow students, alumni, and the global business community.

Graduate Evening MBA Students (GEMS) Board

The Graduate Evening MBA Students (GEMS) Board represents the interests of the students within the Evening MBA program, serves as a liaison between the students, faculty, and program staff within Scheller, and oversees student-run committees and clubs for the Scheller Evening MBA program.

GEMS Committees
Alumni/Professional Development

The Alumni Committee strengthens the Scheller MBA alumni network by providing networking opportunities for students, faculty, and alumni on a local, national, and international level. In addition to the two main events that the Alumni Committee leads, the Homecoming Kickoff and Crawfish Boil, the committee regularly facilitates other engagement opportunities by collaborating with MBA committees/clubs as well as with other Georgia Tech organizations such as Mentor Jackets and SAA.

Athletic

The Athletic Committee provides opportunities for the MBA community to tailgate and attend sporting events for both Georgia Tech’s and Atlanta’s professional sports teams’ events, including the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta United. The committee also promotes student wellness through participation in intramurals, fitness challenges, and notification of various races in the Atlanta area.

International

The International Committee provides opportunities for students to learn and celebrate the myriad of heritages and ethnicities represented at Scheller and the areas surrounding metropolitan Atlanta. Committee-hosted events often include cultural festivals and social activities like karaoke and dancing. Smaller gatherings are often field trips to local restaurants or potlucks where members put on their chef caps and share favorite dishes with fellow food explorers! The International Committee is also a great "base-camp" and opportunity for international students to join a smaller Scheller family to support their transition to Georgia Tech and the North Georgia area.

Mentorship

The Peer Leadership program augments the tight-knit Scheller student community by pairing second- and third-year MBA student mentors with first-year students. Mentors meet with each of their mentees on a monthly basis (more or less, as needed by each mentee) and serve as a great resource for students navigating the first year of their MBA. Through the program, mentors develop their leadership and coaching skills, receive professional coaching instruction, and strengthen the Scheller network by establishing close ties with the incoming class. The program also fosters strong alumni relationships by connecting new alumni with second- and third-year students.

Philanthropy

Scheller Philanthropy facilitates student and alumni engagement through community impact initiatives. The Philanthropy Club aims to the further the Scheller name through leading community service activities, hosting donation drives, and promoting civic awareness.

Social

The Social Committee fosters collegiality among fellow MBA students by organizing events and pursuing opportunities that give colleagues a chance to get to know each other better outside the classroom.

GEMS Club
Consulting

Consulting Club caters to students that are interested in consulting as a career choice. The club’s top goals are the following:<

  • Increase the percentage of full-time offers as a consultant at a consulting firm or as an internal consultant within an industry of our individual member's choice
  • Educate our members about the consulting industry while providing a network of industry contacts

The club aims to achieve these goals by structured interview preparations, workshop and speaker events, and networking opportunities.

Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurship Club provides a forum for those interested in entrepreneurship to learn from the experiences of established entrepreneurs, acquire hands-on training, and collaborate and develop ideas with each other. The club also focuses on building relationships with the local startup, the greater Scheller, and the main campus communities. The Entrepreneurship Club aims to accomplish these goals by:

  • Offering interactive workshops with experienced entrepreneurs to learn from challenges they have faced
  • Networking with the startup community at local events to build a portfolio of professional resources.
  • Facilitating opportunities and relationships with other clubs to compete in nationally recognized case competitions through ideation sessions.<
Finance and Investments

The Finance Club is dedicated to creating a competitive edge for our club members by providing them with academic resources, a networking platform, and alumni and industry connections to initiate career channels. The main goals for Finance Club are to:

  • Create a strong Industry-Academia Partnership
  • Leverage on-campus resources (training sessions for Bloomberg Terminal & Wall Street Journal discussion forum)
  • Collaborating with other clubs and host mutually benefiting networking events
  • Facilitate and inform all MBA's of upcoming, or current, Finance and Investment Competitions
Healthcare

The purpose of the Healthcare Club is to afford Evening MBA students opportunities to learn more about the healthcare industry outside of the classroom and to attract healthcare industry leaders to Scheller. This club will establish a healthcare management presence on campus for prospective and current students seeking to apply core MBA concepts to the healthcare industry. Events will include a professional speaker series each semester, presence during prospective student open houses, and networking events with professionals and Georgia Tech alumni in the industry. We aim to connect students with industry professionals, engage potential industry employers, and provide a forum for students with an interest in healthcare to discuss relevant industry trends.

Marketing

Marketing Club's mission is to promote interest and prepare students for successful careers in the field of marketing. Marketing is the art and science of successful value exchanges and covers a broad expanse of career opportunities. Example marketing roles include, but are not limited to brand management, product management, marketing communications, digital marketing, and marketing research and analytics. The club provides networking and learning opportunities to members by hosting speakers, providing educational workshops, and hosting social events for students to learn about specific marketing roles and others in the field.

Real Estate

The Real Estate Club at Scheller provides a platform for students interested in real estate to increase their exposure through a vast network of peers, alumni, and industry professionals. The organization serves as a central point to help facilitate the connection between club members and the industry as well as provide pertinent resources for their respective goals

Scheller One-MBA Clubs

Scheller One-MBA Clubs are clubs that are open to both Full-time, Evening, and Executive MBA students.

Blacks in Business

The purpose of Blacks in Business is to unite Scheller graduate students in a bond of professionalism for the purposes of accelerating development in business while building a sustainable community of support that empowers its members. The club strives to educate, advocate, and promote the overall awareness of issues that face Blacks in Business. Lastly, Blacks in Business works to celebrate the history and culture of people that classify themselves as Black, African, African American, Afro American or any member of the African Diaspora.

Business Analytics

The Business Analytics Club works to develop a stronger understanding of the analytics practice by going beyond what is taught in the classroom. The mission of the Business Analytics Club is to develop a stronger understanding of analytics practice, going beyond what is taught in the classroom.

More specifically, the club sets out to:

  • Encourage and support relationships between students and industry leaders through established Georgia Tech programs like the Business Analytics Center
  • Encourage, evaluate, and report innovative approaches in the current and potential uses of business analytics
  • Share information and coordinate study groups about professional analytics certifications such as the CAP certification
  • Promote the professional advancement of members

As such, the Business Analytics Club focuses on industry connections, learning opportunities, and other events to enrich the club’s understanding of the data science and analytics in practice.

Net Impact

Net Impact believes the business sector is critical in driving positive social and environmental change, but also that an inclusive and environmental perspective is best for business. The club's mission is to provide knowledge, develop skills, host events, and facilitate connections for all members in their pursuit of this vision. The Scheller MBA Chapter has more than 80 members from the Evening and Full-time MBA programs and is part of the global Net Impact system with more than 300 global chapters.

For more information visit netimpact.org or follow the Georgia Tech Chapter on Facebook.

Scheller Pride

Scheller Pride supports the LGBTQIA community of Scheller's business program. The club’s efforts are aimed at promoting networking and socializing opportunities and connecting with all members across prospective students, Full-time, Evening & Executive MBA students as well as alumni and staff. Scheller Pride is a chapter of the National LGBT MBA Organization and attends the annual Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) Conference and Career Fair.

Strategy & Innovation

The Strategy & Innovation Club's mission is to provide an opportunity for students to connect with and learn from professionals across the strategy and innovation landscape. To accomplish this, the Strategy & Innovation Club brings in high level executives from a variety of industries to discuss topics such as current trends in strategy, innovation strategy, strategy execution, and available career paths. The Strategy & Innovation club consists of Full-time, Evening, and Executive MBA students, and is both an ideal learning and networking opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in strategy and innovation roles.

Veterans

The MBA Veterans Club exists to build upon the shared bond of service and improve the lives of veterans by relying on each other to become successful leaders in business. The club aims to continue our dedication to service by giving back to veterans, their families, and the greater Atlanta community. They sponsor events within Scheller College of Business that reinforce a strong sense of community and teamwork similar to what members experienced while in service.

Women in Business

The Women in Business (WIB) Club is a forum for students to strengthen ties among themselves and the wider business community. Through professional speaker events featuring women leaders from a diverse range of industries, networking events, and company campus tours, the WIB club aims to equip its members with the insights and tools for becoming successful leaders in the workplace. Partnership with Men as Allies allows the club to bring the men of Scheller into the conversation on gender differences and how members can best capitalize on these differences at work. Through workshops and thought-provoking speaker events, WIB aims to promote a culture of inclusion at Scheller and beyond, equipping MBA students with the skills they need to manage and retain diverse talent.