Business, Consulting, and Finance Clubs

Considering a job or internship in business? Maybe consulting, finance, or marketing? Complement your academic experience by participating in a CIO with a related mission or topical focus.

Not sure which area is for you? No problem.

Check out U.Va.’s List of Contracted Independent Organizations (CIOs) at this link to search by topic. For  example you may search by “business” or “finance” or “marketing” to find the most updated list of related organizations on grounds. Please note that some CIOs require matriculation in a specific school or demonstrated interest in that school or major such as pre-Commerce. You are encouraged to seek out that information. 

To gain experience and skills, consider also taking on a leadership/business role in any organization in which you participate. Determine the skills you want to develop and pursue opportunities that afford you the chance to build those skills.


Accounting Society at McIntire

The Accounting Society at McIntire recognizes outstanding academic achievement in the field of financial information and sponsors programs that assist in the development of students interested in Accounting and Finance. The Accounting Society at McIntire is open to pre-Commerce, Commerce, M.S. in Commerce, and M.S. in Accounting students.


Advertising and Marketing Association

The Advertising and Marketing Association provides students with the opportunity to learn about the advertising and marketing industries, as well as career paths in various areas of marketing through speakers, panels, and other events throughout the year. Within AMA is the U.Va. chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF). Each year, AAF offers a nationwide intercollegiate case competition that provides the opportunity to apply classroom theory in the development of an actual ad campaign, including research, total media plan, and creative planning and execution. All interested students are welcome to participate.


Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi)

AKPsi is a co-ed professional business fraternity, affiliated to the McIntire School of Commerce. Students from all schools within UVa are allowed to pledge the fraternity, as long as the student is interested in pursuing a career in business.


Alternative Investment Fund (AIF)

Alternative Investment Fund @ McIntire's aim is to train highly-talented U.Va. students to be qualified investment professionals in the asset management industry while providing market neutral absolute returns.


Black Commerce Student Network at McIntire

The Black Commerce Student Network at McIntire provides African/African-American pre-Commerce and Commerce students with the necessary support and resources to ensure their success at the McIntire School of Commerce.


Business Ethics Society

The Business Ethics Society​ promotes active and critical study, discussion, and analysis of applied business ethics and corporate social responsibility at the McIntire School of Commerce and the University of Virginia.


CavTech Investment Society (CTIS)

CavTech Investment Society (CTIS) is a student-run, engineering-based organization that encourages students with interests in data analysis and IT to "think different" and to explore their potential interests in the world of finance and investment.


Consulting Group at McIntire

The Consulting Group at McIntire educates students about various careers in consulting by working in real-life consulting situations and offering workshops to help students learn and refine case interview techniques.


DECA (Collegiate DECA)

DECA is a club for students are interested in participating in entrepreneurship and marketing activities and competitions.



Its mission as a team is to empower individuals to construct their own wealth by enriching their minds with invaluable knowledge and skills that will stimulate and sustain a spirit of free enterprise, and inspire them to live an environmentally sustainable lifestyle, ultimately leading to the economic security and the betterment of their quality of life and standard of living.


Entrepreneurship and Innovations Committee of Student Council

The mission of the Student Council Entrepreneurship and Innovation Committee is to enhance the entrepreneurial community on Grounds by connecting students interested in pursuing entrepreneurship and innovation to the resources, events, and academic opportunities available at the University.


Entrepreneurship Group at U.Va.

The Entrepreneurship Group at U.Va. aims to create an atmosphere that allows students to cultivate their entrepreneurial plans through interaction with like-minded peers, professors, and established entrepreneurs. Members are provided guidance into the entrepreneurial field through group facilitation, business plan presentations, and participation in entrepreneurial competitions.


Future Business Leaders of America

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is an association of students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. The FBLA-PBL Mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.


Get on the Street

Get on the Street is an organization dedicated to increasing exposure of minority students to companies in the financial services industry. Through workshops, info sessions, and company visits among other things, students learn the proper tools to help them earn internships and full time jobs with a variety of competitive companies in the business field.


Global Business Brigades (GBB)

 U.Va. Global Business Brigades plans trips to Torti Abajo, Panama providing business as well as personal finance consulting to families within the community. We hold member training meetings, fundraising and social events throughout semesters.


Global Markets Group at the McIntire School of Commerce (GMG)

The Global Markets Group (formerly the Sustainable Investment Group) strives to introduce students at the University of Virginia to investing in foreign markets.


Global Microfinance Brigades (MFB)

The Global Microfinance Brigades at the University of Virginia is a chapter of the nonprofit organization, Global Brigades. MFB is a global development organization that advocates bringing sustainable programs to the holistic model of Global Brigades.



HackCville is a member-supported, member-run community of designers, programmers, makers, creatives, and the just plain curious. No matter your skill, HackCville will share, learn, and do, in support of projects and the efforts of both UVA and Charlottesville organizations doing great work. They connect passionate people of all skill levels to foster creative projects, and provide resources and programming for members to help them "hack" projects, educations, or careers.


International Business Network

The International Business Network is designed to promote dialogue between students and professionals in an increasingly globalized business environment. The interactions between students and professionals will allow the students to grow professionally and academically, while also developing personal relationships in an industry of their interest. The Network of chapters around the world also creates a forum for students to exchange ideas, learn from industry leaders and explore international markets as well as career opportunities. (May be inactive.)


Investment Banking Club (IBC)

The goal of the Investment Banking Club at the University of Virginia is to provide a forum for students to learn about the industry and its related facets. In addition, this club will provide a focal point for all students to build and engage


Islamic Finance Association (IFA)

The vision of IFA is to become the collegiate hub for learning and innovation in Islamic finance in North America.


KiVA Microfinancial Action

The purpose of KiVA is to generate interest in and funding for underfunded entrepreneurs in Third World countries. Unlike other micro-financial interest groups around Grounds, KiVA will actually grant loans to those in need of funding.


McIntire Investment Institute (MII)

The McIntire Investment Institute, one of the few student-run investment institutes in the nation, was started in 1994 with a $100,000 gift from John Griffin (McIntire '85). Its purpose is to teach students about investing by using real money; students handle all investment decisions. Participation in MII is open to any U.Va. student.


Net Impact at the University of Virginia

Net Impact at the University of Virginia is an organization run by students whose mission is to inspire, educate, and provide individuals with the necessary tools to intertwine business and social impact, creating a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. We focus on creating a positive change on grounds by raising awareness of sustainability careers, offering educational lectures on the importance of social impact in business settings, and giving individuals the opportunity to build relationships with local social impact business leaders.


Sales and Trading Group at McIntire (MSTG)

 The Sales & Trading Group at McIntire is a student-run organization aiming to serve as the primary liaison to big investment banks recruiting for summer internships or full-time jobs in Sales & Trading


Student Entrepreneurs for Economic Development (SEED)

SEED provides free consulting services to socially-conscious businesses & non-profits worldwide, allowing students the opportunity to engage in social entrepreneurship that has a positive impact. SEED also seeks to promote social entrepreneurship at U.Va.


Smart Women’s Securities

University of Virginia Smart Woman Securities (SWS), recent winner of U.Va.’s Best New CIO award and McIntire's 2014 Outstanding Student Organization Award, is the U.Va. chapter of a national organization that seeks to educate women about the fundamentals of investment and finance. Through an intensive seminar series, investment project, mentorship program, and significant networking opportunities, SWS aims to create a cohesive, supportive environment for women to achieve financial confidence and explore new career fields. After completing the seminar series, full members of SWS have the opportunity to manage SWS’s investment fund and meet with successful investors such as Warren Buffett. By providing direct investment experience, SWS hopes to succeed in creating a community of women with greater investment knowledge and financial influence.


Sports Business Society

Are you interested in how the world of sports meets the world of academia, and how analytics shape professional sports? If you are even the least bit curious, come meet and discuss these topics with other curious Hoos just like yourself!


US-China Business and Finance Club

This organization will be a platform for students interested in US-China business and finance. The club will foster learning and exchange of ideas in financial research and business consulting.


Virginia Case Club

The Virginia Case Club (VCC) is a hub for anyone interested in business case competitions to meet and learn from one another, using its proprietary “E4” case program to teach members to excel at case competitions. Members receive rigorous training, extensive case practice and discussions, access to advice from experienced competitors, and above all, a fun and enriching learning experience.


Virginia Venture Fund (VVF)

VVF is a student led venture fund that partners with established venture capital and private equity firms investing in startup companies. The goals are to educate students about the funding of start-ups/raising money to give them a chance to invest real money.


Women’s Business Forum at McIntire

The Women's Business Forum at McIntire provides an open forum to discuss issues that are unique to gender and to explore the challenges faced in work and family relationships. The group is open to all students.


McIntire School of Commerce Business Clubs*

Student Organization

Open To

Advertising and Marketing Association

​All UVA Students

Alpha Kappa Psi

​All UVA Students

Alternative Investment Fund at McIntire

​All UVA Students

Black Commerce Student Network

​All UVA Students

Business Ethics Society

​All UVA Students

Commerce Council

​Commerce Students

Consulting Group at McIntire

​All UVA Students

Enactus (formerly Students in Free Enterprise)

​All UVA Students

Entrepreneurship Group at UVA

​All UVA Students

Global Markets Group

​All UVA Students

Latino Student Network at McIntire

​All UVA Students

McIntire Investment Institute

​All UVA Students

Sales & Trading Group

​All UVA Students

Smart Woman Securities

​All UVA Students

Student Entrepreneurs for Economic Development

​All UVA Students

Virginia Case Club

​All UVA Students

Virginia Venture Fund

​All UVA Students

Women's Business Forum at McIntire

​All UVA Students

*Please note that for many of these organizations, “All UVA Students” refers to undeclared majors, who consider themselves pre-commerce. Please be sure to visit each organization’s website for details about participation. Some organizations will include an application process. The ECO encourages you to seek out and investigate these opportunities.

Student Organizations*

  • The E Society
  • Emerging Medical Technologies Ventures
  • Nano and Emerging Technologies Club (NexT)
  • Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Design Club