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Department of Accountancy

Student Activities and Clubs

In the Accountancy Option, students have the ability to join two student organizations to supplement their educational experience and promote their success in the major.  

Both student organizations provide information to students about the profession through professional presentations at meetings and interaction with accounting professionals. Student members of both organizations also perform many community service activities.

Beta Alpha Psi

Beta Alpha Psi (“BAP”) is an accounting honor organization which is open to students who attain specific academic achievements. The organization has continually achieved the highest national designation as a “Superior Chapter." 

Institute of Management Accountants

The student chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants ("IMA") is open to all students in the accounting option with an interest to learn about the accounting profession. The IMA chapter received national recognition “Silver Award of Excellence.” for the first time in the 2007-2008 academic year. For further information about the IMA student chapter, contact the Accountancy Department (559) 278-2852.

Pam Ude, the chapter advisor, was selected by the IMA National Chapter as the as the sole recipient of the 2011 Ursel K. Albers “Academic Mentor of the Year" award. This award recognizes an Academic Mentor/Student Chapter Advisor who has made significant contributions to the IMA overall and the IMA student members in particular.  This is quite an honor and brings great recognition to Pam, the Fresno State IMA Student Chapter, The Fresno State Accountancy Department, and the Craig School of Business