Student Organizations

The UNC Asheville Accountancy Association is a student-run organization dedicated to supporting and enhancing the experience of students within the Department of Management and Accountancy. We provide information about the requirements for the accounting major, scholarships, potential careers, and other programs of interest (just to name a few benefits). Membership delivers professional networking opportunities and career information as well as lasting friendships.
We offer two types of events:
  • We hold regular meetings every month in the Laurel Forum (located in Karpen Hall). These sessions usually involve an individual speaker or panel that provides information on career options for an accounting major.  Dinner is always provided after the presentation (allowing students to network with the speakers and each other).
  • Other rendezvous are more casual and social gatherings for members to relax and take a break from the normal grind of the semester. Come join us for good food and fun activities!
All events are open and available to any student, but paying the $10 membership dues helps to keep the association alive and fed (plus it is a nice addition to your resume).

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The IMA Accounting Honor Society (IAHS) recognizes and honors academic achievement in the study of accounting and provides an opportunity for students to differentiate themselves as they begin their career journey. IAHS membership is available to all students who meet the eligibility criteria.IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. IMA has a global network of more than 85,000 members.

For nearly 100 years, IMA has been a champion of—and resource for—management accounting and financial professionals. Our story is one of steady transformation yet unwavering commitment: As we’ve progressed through each decade, we’ve never lost our mission-led purpose to uphold the profession. The organization was founded in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1919 as the National Association of Cost Accountants (NACA) to promote knowledge and professionalism among cost accountants and foster a wider understanding of their role in management.

The Beta Gamma Sigma honor society works to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to foster personal and professional excellence, to advance the values of the society, and to serve its lifelong members.

UNC Asheville established its chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma with its first induction ceremony in December, 2004 and each year since. UNC Asheville’s chapter has been recognized as a Premier Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma annually. This designation is awarded to chapters that achieve an acceptance rate (of potential inductees) of at least 85. Premier Chapters qualify for $500 in matching funds for Beta Gamma Sigma’s Scholarship Program to attend the annual Global Leadership Summit.