Student Groups

Student organizations offer opportunities to expand what’s learned in the Department of Business, Accounting, and Economics classrooms.

  • Future Business Leaders of America/Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) is a chapter of the international nonprofit education association. FBLA-PBL is the oldest and largest national organization for students preparing for careers in business and has over a quarter million members and advisers worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs, and to help students prepare for professional careers in business. The NWU chapter of PBL works to accomplish these goals by giving students the opportunity: to assume leadership positions at the campus, state or national level; to attend local, state and national leadership conferences; to participate in PBL competitive events that help to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities that are part of today’s business curriculum; to hear and meet leaders in the local business community by hosting speakers on a regular basis; and to participate in community service activities.
  • Student Investment Group (SIG) has been active since the 1970s. SIG took its current shape in 2005. Generous donations from alumni and friends have created a several hundred thousand dollar portion of the University endowment that undergraduate finance students manage. SIG students must analyze the economy, industries and securities and then make decisions on how the portfolio will be allocated.