Student Organizations and Affliations
Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for Financial Information students and professionals. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems; providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility. Beta Alpha Psi was founded in 1919. Today, there are 300 chapters on college and university campuses nationwide with over 300,000 initiated members since its inception.
At Hofstra, students can induct into Beta Alpha Psi after the completion of Accounting 123. Students must have been enrolled at Hofstra for at least one semester, as well as have an overall GPA of 3.25, an accounting GPA of 3.2 and an upper-level accounting GPA of 3.0 (any class after, but not including 102). Students (both inductees and members) participate in a variety of activities including weekly meetings with major accounting firms, charity walks, office visits to accounting firms, writing articles for the Horizons Newsletter, tutoring other accounting students, as well as attending the bi-annual induction dinner.
Meetings are held during Common Hour (Wednesdays – 11:15-12:45) in Breslin Rm. 103.
The faculty advisor for Beta Alpha Psi is Dr. Daniel Tinkelman. He can be reached at (516) 463-6993 or Daniel.Tinkelman@hofstra.edu. Any inquiries about the organization can be emailed to Hofstrabapstudents@hotmail.com
Please note that NABA is NOT exclusively for African Americans. We are open to all business students from any ethnic background. The mission of NABA, Inc. is to address the professional needs of its members and build leaders that will shape the future of the accounting and finance professions. We believe that leaders are required to have an unfaltering commitment to inspire their successors to strive for excellence.
The goals of our organization include, but are not limited to the following:
- To promote and develop the professional skills of our members
- To provide opportunities for our members to achieve their career goals
- To encourage cooperative relations among members and cordial relationships with other professionals.
- To establish lifelong connections throughout professional career
NABA’s Hofstra University Chapter is recognized both by the Student Government Association and the official NABA organization. We have over 129 student chapters nationwide. There is no minimum GPA requirement to join NABA; we are only asking our student members to actively participate in the club (i.e. by attending our events with reputable firms) and take advantage of the opportunities that we present to them.
Our weekly meetings are held every Tuesday in Breslin Hall Rm. 211 between 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions in regards to becoming a NABA member.
The main contact person for NABA is Regina Wang (2013-2014 President). She can be reached at email@example.com. The faculty advisor for NABA is Dr. Richard Jones. He can be reached at (516) 463-6990 or Richard.C.Jones@hofstra.edu.
Institute of Managerial Accountants (IMA)
IMA’s mission is to provide a forum for research, practice development, education, knowledge sharing, and the advocacy of the highest ethical and best business practices in management accounting and finance. We do this by:
- Offering a rigorous, highly respected credential – the CMA – that recognizes and rewards expertise.
- Building a peer network of professional relationships to share industry experience, access career opportunities, and make business contacts to last a lifetime.
- Providing extensive education programs to advance professional knowledge, increase leadership potential, and satisfy CPE requirements.
- Giving a voice to the profession with insightful and timely journals and newsletters.
- Promoting leading-edge research and industry best practices.
- Advocating for the profession in a challenging regulatory environment.
IMA currently represents more than 60,000 accountants and financial professionals in business. The participation of each of our members makes the success of our mission possible.
At Hofstra, the IMA is a pre-professional club focused on preparing students students for the world of accounting. They work closely with other clubs on campus to bring in speakers and put on networking events. The club meets concurrently with Beta Alpha Psi, The Accounting Society, and Tax Society in Breslin Hall Rm. 103 during Common Hour (Wednesdays 11:15-12:40).
The faculty advisor for IMA is Professor Linda Schain. She can be reached at (516) 463-5392 or Linda.J.Schain@hofstra.edu.
Accounting Society is an undergraduate organization for Accounting, Finance, Management and any other business majors who wish to understand more about the accounting field. The main purpose of this organization is to educate and inform current and potential accounting students about the current job market, hence allowing them to be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a career in accounting. Accounting society strives to create a conducive environment for students to better understand the accounting industry through special interest talks, networking opportunities and social activities.
Accounting Society meets weekly during Common Hour (Wednesdays 11.15-12.45) with Beta Alpha Psi, Tax Society and The Institute of Management Accountants in Breslin Hall Rm. 103. Any full-time undergraduate student at Hofstra University may become a member. There are no other requirements to join except a one-time membership fee of $20.
The faculty advisor for Accounting Society is Professor Linda Schain. She can be reached at (516) 463-5392 or Linda.J.Schain@hofstra.edu.
Hofstra University's Tax Society gives members the opportunity to develop their professional skills through the VITA program. Students will be able to utilize their knowledge of personal tax to help others in the community. For this program, we meet weekly from February to April preparing returns at local libraries. The Hofstra University professors provide training sessions on completing Federal and State tax returns starting in January. When training is completed, the IRS administers a certificate program, which enables a student to prepare returns for New York State. The VITA program prepares students for their educational tax courses, and introduces them to real life work experiences such as preparing tax returns and having client interactions. Students are also able to participate in networking opportunities throughout the semester, such as weekly meetings, office visits and sport nights with the accounting firms.
There are no GPA requirements and all students who are accounting majors are encouraged to join. We meet during Common Hour (Wednesday 11:15-12:30) in Breslin Rm.103 concurrently with the Accounting Society, Beta Alpha Psi, and IMA.
The faculty advisor for the Tax Society is Dr. Anthony Basile. He can be contacted at (516) 463-4834 or Anthony.Basile@hofstra.edu.
ALPFA is the premier Latino professional organization in finance, accounting, and other related professions. ALPFA has active members, committed business partners, and quality programs. The organization takes pride in the following shared values: professional growth, relationship building, inclusiveness, service, integrity, and culture. ALPFA was established in 1972 and has over 150 student and professional chapters with a total of 22,000 members across the country.
ALPFA Hofstra Chapter is an all-inclusive organization, open to any business student as early as freshman year. Each year there are a variety of activities both on campus and in New York City including biweekly meetings, professional discussion panels, a Regional Symposium, Finance Summit, and many other networking events. In addition, every summer ALPFA has an Annual Convention where students have the opportunity to network with professionals and partake in on-site interviews with Fortune 500 companies.
Meetings are held Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. in C.V. Starr Room 308.
The faculty advisor for ALPFA is Dr. Ahmet K. Karagozoglu. He can be reached at (516) 463-5701 or Ahmet.K.Karagozoglu@hofstra.edu.