Accounting & Finance
STUDENT RESOURCES

Portland State University School of Business

Career Resources

Academic Resources

Get involved: Student Groups

BETA ALPHA PSI (BAP)

Beta Alpha Psi is PSU's premier honor society for accounting students and provides unique opportunities to develop leadership skills, expand professional and peer networks, and begin careers ahead of the competition. Each week, BAP hosts accounting professionals to speak at on-campus about areas of the accounting profession. Meetings are open to all accounting students, and membership is not required to attend. Whether you want to gain professional development skills, network with employers, or find a community within the School of Business, there’s a place for you in Beta Alpha Psi!

To learn more, visit bappdx.org.

Financial Management Association (FMA)

Consider becoming a member of the PSU student FMA chapter or attending some of its events and programs! You'll meet a wide variety of finance professionals and be kept abreast of the latest trends in the field. FMA's mission is to provide opportunities for interaction between academicians, practitioners, and students, promote the development and understanding of sound financial practices, and enhance the quality of education in finance.

To learn more, email fma@pdx.edu.

Get involved: Professional Associations

Accounting

THE OREGON SOCIETY OF CPAS (OSCPA)

The OSCPA hosts a variety of professional development events to connect students with accounting professionals and provides students with a variety of other benefits, including discounts on CPA exam prep courses! Membership is free to all students. To learn more, click here

THE INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS (IMA)

Calculate your CPA eligibility date and access CPA exam preparation materials. To learn more about the Portland Chapter, click here. Learn how to become a Certified Management Accountant here. The CMA Certification is the global benchmark for management accountants and financial professionals.

THE INSTITUTE OF INTERNAL AUDITORS (IIA)

Meet with a PSU academic advisor for class planning and course questions.

THE ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTANTS (AGA)

The Association of Government Accountants is the association that connects and empowers financial related professionals who support government. To learn more about the Portland Chapter, click here.

Finance

CHARTERED FINANCIAL ANALYST SOCIETY (CFA)

The CFA Society of Portland hosts a variety of events to connect students with finance professionals and provides scholarships for those wanting to earn the CFA credential. Student memberships are $25 for one year and you will have access to their job board and other career resources.

PORTLAND ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT ASSOCIATION (PAIA)

The PAIA is an organization formed to help promote and enhance communication among all participants in the alternative investment community by hosting and facilitating networking and educational events. Their larger events and panel discussions are open to non-members who want to learn more about the alternative investment industry. Click here for more information.