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get involved economicsExpand your educational and professional horizons by getting involved in any of our engagement opportunities offered by the TTU College of Business Department of Economics, Finance, and Marketing. EFM along with the rest of the College of Business maintains and supports student clubs and organizations, annual events and conferences, and program-specific student collaborations and experiential learning opportunities to further elevate our rich education experience. Getting involved does not only open doors for future employment and professional growth, but it also makes for a more memorable and valuable university experience. 

Society for the Advancement of Finance and Economics (SAFE)

SAFEThe Society for the Advancement of Finance and Economics (SAFE)  is a professional network that is primarily dedicated to research in various fields of finance. SAFE promotes the development and enhancement of financial and economic research by supporting multiple research projects, recognizing significant research contributions, and creating a platform for research and idea exchanges. On campus SAFE activities include guest lectures, a fund-raiser, and social events. The society also helps coordinate the internship program and provides tutoring services to students in finance and economics related courses. SAFE is open to all students interested in a finance or economics major. Letters concerning the organization are mailed to students who have declared such majors, but interested freshmen and sophomores are also welcome to join. SAFE at TTU offers students:

  • Professional Development
  • Speakers on Various Topics Relating to Economics and Finance
  • Workshops
  • Bloomberg Training
  • Off-Campus Trips to Meet Professionals in the Field


Omicron Delta Epsilon

omicron delta epsilonOmicron Delta Epsilon is the international honor society for economics students and professionals. Omicron Delta Epsilon recognizes academic excellence and achievements in the field of economics; establishes relationships between students and faculty in economics programs within universities and other academic institutions; publishes the national journal The American Economist, sponsors panels at professional meetings; and hosts research competitions. Economics, finance, and agricultural economics majors may become members of this organization by invitation. Juniors and seniors with a 3.0 QPA in at least twelve semester hours of economics courses are considered for membership.


Mentorship and Research Opportunities 

PRLThe TTU College of Business strives to connect students with paid internship opportunities with community partners and local alumni. Our goal is to provide you with valuable, necessary resources to be successful in your internship experience through three key divisions: Explore, Engage, and Elevate.

Whether you are exploring internship opportunities, engaging in your current internship, or seeking to elevate after your internship experience, the College of Business is here to help you. Visit our Professional Readiness and Leadership page to access more internship information and resources!


TVA Investment Challenge

TVA Investment ChallengeThe TVA Investment Challenge provides hands-on applications of advanced portfolio concepts through the management of a real investment portfolio. Students implement trading strategies, place trades, provide performance reports, and adhere to similar standards as professional money managers while acting as fund managers for the Tennessee Valley Authority. The primary objective of the TVA Investment Challenge is for students to manage an investment portfolio to maximize long-run capital growth subject to relevant risk factors and investment restrictions. Students will perform each of the following tasks: 

  • Research and evaluate prospective stock investments using ratios, financial statements, and relevant information about the firms and financial sectors.
  • Integrate firm, sector, and macroeconomic data to assess the investment environment. Specifically, students will utilize and improve individual knowledge of fundamental firm analysis to select firms with long-term growth potential.
  • Effectively communicate the investment process and portfolio performance in a variety of formats. 


Alpha Kappa Psi

alpha kappa psiAlpha Kappa Psi is a national co-ed business fraternity that aims to provide ethical leadership and professional development to its members. To achieve association initiatives, Alpha Kappa Psi sponsors professional speakers, oversees service projects, and hosts social activities. All undergraduate and graduate business or industrial technology majors and business minors who have at least a 2.1 QPA are eligible to pledge. This chapter uses a rush procedure to obtain members.

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