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Student Organizations

Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business has numerous business student organizations that provide opportunities for Full-time MBA students to obtain leadership experience in business-related extracurricular activities. The Graduate Business Club (GBC) executive leadership team represents the interests of the students within the program, serves as a liaison between the students and the faculty and staff within Scheller, and oversees student-run committees for the Scheller MBA Full-time program.

GBC Committees
Alumni

The Alumni Committee is tasked with fostering the relationship between Scheller MBA alumni and current students. The committee is responsible for planning the two largest Scheller community events of the year: Homecoming Kickoff and Crawfish Boil. They also organized smaller networking events throughout the program year.

Athletics

The Athletic Committee is responsible for promoting the health and wellness of Scheller MBA students, as well creating a strong MBA presence at Georgia Tech athletic events. The Athletic Committee’s goal is to provide Scheller students with premium tailgates, competitive and fun intramural teams, and opportunities to experience sporting events around Atlanta.

Communications

The Communications Committee is focused on promoting the GT Scheller MBA brand through increased social media outreach and student engagement. In addition to providing content for the MBA Instagram account, the Communications Committee helps document MBA related events.

International

The International Committee works to help international students acclimate to a new country, find resources, and gain assistance for internship and job placement. The International Committee provides a forum for students to learn about and share each other's cultures with the entire Scheller student body.

Peer Leadership

The Peer Leadership Committee is focused on fostering positive interactions between classmates. The committee pairs first year students with second year mentors, manages interactions between first years and second years, and organizes the Scheller Student Speaker Series.

Philanthropy

Scheller Philanthropy facilitates the engagement of students in volunteer activities across communities. Philanthropy aims to spread the Scheller name by organizing activities such as donation drives, community service events, personal outreach, and rebuilding homes for those in need.

Social

The Social Committee provides students with opportunities to engage with each other outside of classes and clubs on a weekly basis. The Social Committee organizes weekly events including happy hours, spelling bees, trivia, and picnics as well as an annual Holiday Party and Spring Prom in order to foster a deeper sense of community among Full-time MBA students.

Strategic Partnership

The Strategic Partnerships Committee serves as the hub to connect GBC, clubs, and main campus, particularly the Student Government Association (SGA). The committee helps to ensure all clubs have what they need in terms of chartering and support for current and future success and ensures that Scheller has representation in student government to help pass bills and assist with budgeting or any other needs pertinent to main campus.

GBC Clubs
Consulting

The Consulting Club caters to students who 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 an individual member's choice
  • Educate 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 with current consultants.

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

The Finance Club seeks to provide all students with in-depth exposure to a wide variety of finance related industries and concepts. The club is dedicated to giving club members a competitive advantage in interviews and their careers by providing them with access to academic resources, networking events, alumni panels, and industry speakers.

The main goals for the Finance Club are:

  • Creating a strong financial industry network in the Atlanta area
  • Leveraging on-campus resources (training sessions for Bloomberg Terminal and finance faculty involvement)
  • Collaborating with other clubs and hosting mutually beneficial networking events
  • Fostering strong relationships amongst club members through a Second-First Year mentor program and social events
Marketing

he 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. Possible marketing roles include, but are not limited to, brand management, product management, marketing communications, digital marketing, and marketing research and analytics. The club is open to all MBA students who are interested in marketing careers.

Marketing Club members enjoy several opportunities to enhance their experience at Georgia Tech and prepare themselves for marketing careers. The club provides networking and learning opportunities to members by conducting field trips to companies and hosting speakers for students to learn about specific marketing roles. The club also provides its members with professional development opportunities with resume and cover letter workshops, interview preparation, second-year panels, and participation in marketing-related case competitions.

Operations

The Operations Club provides a platform for students with interests in supply chain management and operations management to increase and share their knowledge outside of the classroom. The club aims to provide a forum where students can prepare themselves for careers in the operations management space by being exposed to the various aspects of this field through company visits, career panels, interview preparations, and more. The Operations Club also wishes to increase engagement between students and industry experts as members prepare for careers in operations management.

Technology Management

The primary goals of the Technology Management Club are to explore the connection between business and technology, highlight innovative technologies, and develop technological expertise in members. The club aspires to create as many opportunities as possible for members to both develop their knowledge of the tech industry and connect with the technology community. The Technology Management Club accomplishes this by offering networking sessions, professional speaker events, company visits, interview prep sessions, and case competitions specific to product management and tech consulting roles.

Additionally, the club organizes the annual West Coast Tech Trek, which allows members to interact and network with alumni and professional contacts working at major tech companies. The club plans to collaborate with Georgia Tech's main campus technology club, the Tech Square startup community, and other Scheller clubs to enhance the reach of the club and improve members' experiences.

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.