The Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM) was created in 1980 to give students the opportunity to learn from seasoned, successful managers before embarking on their careers. The organization has monthly meetings in which students hear experienced professionals speak about current management topics pertaining to a variety of areas.
In the past, the organization has had such speakers as a former managing editor of U.S. News and World Report, a former vice-president of Sunbeam Corporation, the chief executive officer of Nucor Steel, the chief executive officer of Springs Industries, and many other well-known managers.SAM speakers give students the chance to see how practicing managers apply the topics business majors are learning in the classroom. Students also have the opportunity to learn about starting and managing a business from entrepreneurs and small business owners.
The Accounting Club was formed by students interested in a forum for the study of accounting outside of the classroom. This organization has monthly meetings where professionals from different areas of the accounting profession share their experience, views, and knowledge with our students. The club also promotes student participation in various professional accounting organizations within the South Carolina upstate area. Membership is open to all students interested in accounting or those who want to know more about the profession.
These extracurricular activities offer students important opportunities to make contacts with influential leaders of business, government, and education. In addition, students can see how classroom topics have “real-world” application in business.
Presbyterian College has been chosen to host a chapter of the prestigious Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society. Students who wish to become a member must be:
- majoring within the department;
- have taken 60 hours at PC;
- and place in the top 20% of the department.
For more information on Sigma Beta Delta