Beyond the Classroom: Experience Business Student Organizations

Your college experience is about much more than just classrooms and information. Employers routinely state that one of the most important elements in hiring a recent graduate is experiences outside of academics. These experiences help prove desired soft skills such as team work, leadership, time-management, and communication. You want to participate in college experiences that will build your expertise and lead to a successful career. Joining a student organization can do just that.

In addition to enhancing your résumé, you will also be able to meet new people with similar interests and goals to help you maximize your potential.

Delta Mu Delta Honor Society

Delta Mu Delta Honor Society honors outstanding business students for academic achievement and excellence through lifetime membership and benefits.

Delta Mu Delta logo

Through Knowledge, Power

The Greek letters in the Society’s name stand for Dia Mathessos Dynamis, signifying Delta Mu Delta’s motto: Through Knowledge, Power – the power to manage creatively for social and economic good.

Benefits of Membership

  • Recognition for achievement
  • Resume builder
  • Networking opportunities
  • Scholarship opportunities

Membership Criteria

  • Be registered in a business administration program
  • Have completed at least half the requirements for the graduating degree
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 above a "B" or better
  • Be in the top 20% of your class
  • Be in good standing

Students satisfying all of the above requirements will be invited to join the organization via email. The costs and benefits of the organization, along with the application process, will be explained after invitations have been sent. An induction ceremony is held each fall and spring semester.


John Williams

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Collegiate

FBLA Collegiate, formally Phi Beta Lambda, is the collegiate division of FBLA and is dedicated to inspiring and developing the next generation of leaders by preparing members for careers in business and business-related fields.

FBLA logo

Why Should I Join?

Joining this organization affords you the opportunity to participate in state conferences and national conferences, learn leadership skills from public speakers, take field trips to regional businesses, and to compete in business related competitions in a wide range of subjects including MIS, accounting, marketing, management, public speaking, and website design, just to name a few. MUW students regularly place in both state and national competitions.

  • Prove leadership skills on the resume’
  • Make business connections and form networks
  • Form friendships that will last a lifetime
  • Attend conferences and participate in business related competitions


Thomas Haffey

TVA Investment Club

The TVA Investment Club is a student run organization with the goal of educating its members about investing in the financial markets. The club is a partnership between the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and The W that provides a unique hands-on experience in financial asset management.

TVA Investment Challenge logo

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) provided the initial funding for the stock acquisitions within the portfolio. Members in the club actively manage the portfolio by designing long-term investment strategies, placing trades, and providing performance reports to TVA — all under the guidance of a faculty member. Additionally, members research and evaluate stocks and determine whether to buy, sell, or hold those stocks in a portfolio.

The club competes yearly against 24 other colleges and universities in the TVA Investment Challenge Program, one of the largest student investment programs in the nation.  MUW regularly places in the top 5 for performance-based awards based on the highest level of return and beating the S&P 500 Total Return Index. 

Involvement with the TVA Investment Club will lead to valuable investment life skills, and is also a fantastic marketable skill for one’s resume’.

Membership Criteria

Open to all students (business and nonbusiness) who are interested in learning about investments. No prior finance or investment knowledge is needed.


Dr. Andrew Luccasen