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Innovation, Development and Entrepreneurship Association IDEA@GCU

The IDEA@GCU is a student based club organization dedicated to assist all GCU students, faculty and staff both on campus and online in the creation, evaluation and implementation of ideas that provide value to others both for profit and not for profit.

IDEA Activities

IDEA Canyon Challenge Business Plan Competition
Open to all Students both online and ground as well as all staff and faculty. Last year IDEA awarded a total of $10,000 in prize money to the top 3 finalists. Please go to the IDEA web page and see the deadlines for submission as well as past business plans. Also keep track of the meeting times so that you can work with faculty and fellow students to further develop your idea. It is our intention to promote Entrepreneurship throughout the entire GCU community. Join now at to start building your IDEA!

GCU Incubator
IDEA members upload their business ideas onto the IDEA web platform. Members upload their profiles and each can search to find common interests and opportunities to collaborate. The dynamic website is designed to help those with ideas find people to help them implement them.

Officer Information:

President, Lemmy Gitahi

Meeting Information:

Date: Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month (beginning Sept. 11)
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Colangelo College of Business Building

The IDEA Office and Lab:

IDEA is now sponsoring a GCU Maker Community based on an open source platform which includes 3D printers, scanners and other equipment.
Location: CAS 6-241

For more information contact:

Tim Kelley
Assistant Professor
COB Office 139
(602) 639-7721

Mr. Kelley is an experienced Entrepreneur having developed several multimillion dollar companies. In January 2008 he was featured in Entrepreneur Magazine for Innovative International Entrepreneurship. He is currently an Angel Investor operating the Entrepreneur Opportunity Fund (a multimillion dollar private equity fund).

Institute of Management Accountants’ Student Chapter at GCU

The Institute of Management Accountants' Student Chapter (IMASC) at Grand Canyon University provides students with the opportunity to learn about business practices through interaction with local business professionals. As an IMASC member, you'll hear on-campus speakers, attend monthly meetings with the local chapter of the IMA (the Institute of Management Accountants Valley of the Sun Chapter) and go on field trips to local businesses for tours and interactive discussions on how these businesses are run.

In recent years, the IMASC has sponsored various speakers presenting about careers in accounting, finance and management. Members have taken field trips to visit local businesses such as the Ritz Carlton, Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Republic and Freeport McMoRan.

IMASC members contribute to the community by volunteering to present FDIC: Money Smart classes and preparing income taxes through the IRS' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. We participate in local charity events, including the Climb to Conquer Cancer, the Walk to Defeat ALS and the JDRF Walk, as well as on-campus events like the Fall Festival.

Local businesses use the IMASC as a forum to seek potential interns and employees. Your participation may help lead to part-time work while in school or full-time employment upon graduation. IMASC members receive a subscription to the organization's monthly magazine, Strategic Finance and discounts on the costs of CMA certification and continuing education.

Membership in the IMASC helps prepare you to join the workforce, allows you the opportunity to network before graduation and exposes you to new career ideas and current business practices.

Club Meeting Time and Location

During the fall and spring semesters, meetings are held every Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. in building 35, room 143. No student chapter meetings are held during the summer months.

Monthly meetings with the IMA Valley of the Sun Chapter are posted at

Study Sessions

Join us for monthly study sessions where students can come together to study as a group and benefit from the knowledge of their peers.

Study sessions are on the following Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. in building 35, room 143:

Spring Events

Date Event Time Location
Wednesday, Jan. 7  IMASC Board Meeting 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CCOB  146
Thursday, Jan. 8 IMAAZ Movie Night "The Hobbit" 6:30 - 9 p.m. Tempe Marketplace Harkins
Thursday, Jan. 15 IMASC Educational Session: CMA Awareness Day All Day GCU Campus
Friday, Jan. 16 IMASC Plant Tour: Crescent Crown TBD TBD
Tuesday, Jan. 20 IMA Valley of the Sun Technical Session: Tax Updates 3 - 8 p.m. Phoenix Marriott, AZ
Wednesday, Jan. 28 IMASC Educational Session: Using Career Services for your Professional Advancement 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CCOB 146
Friday, Jan. 30 IMAAZ Breakfast: Executive is Leaving 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. Raintree Paradise Bakery
Wednesday, Feb. 4 IMASC Board Meeting 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CCOB 146
Thursday, Feb. 5 IMASC Educational Session: Roadmap to the CPA 6 - 8 p.m. GCU Room TBD
Tuesday, Feb. 17 IMA Valley of the Sun Technical Session: IMA Global Update 5 - 8 p.m. Phoenix Marriott, AZ
Wednesday, Feb. 25 IMASC Educational Session: Ethical Dilemmas 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CCOB 146
Thursday, Feb. 26 IMAAZ Lunch and Learn: HR Update 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. University Club
Wednesday, March 4 IMASC Board Meeting 11 a.m. - noon CCOB 146
Tuesday, March 17 IMA Valley of the Sun Technical Session and Plant Tour: Arizona State Treasury Department 4 - 8 p.m. Phoenix Marriott, AZ
Friday, March 26 IMAAZ Breakfast: Foundation Grants 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. Raintree Paradise Bakery
Wednesday, April 1 IMASC Board Meeting 11 a.m. - noon CCOB 146
Friday, April 10 IMASC Spring Party TBD TBD
Friday, April 17 IMAAZ Lunch and Learn: How to Sell Your Business 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. University Club
Tuesday, April 21 IMA Valley of the Sun Technical Session and Plant Tour: Cost Accounting 4 - 8 p.m. Phoenix Marriott, AZ

Officer Information

Kendall Argust
Melissa Radda
Newsletter Editor
Blake Reiterman

Vice President
Kristina Bradley

Jessica Jenkins

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Donna DeMilla

Contact Us!

For more information visit:

IMASC Newsletters

Winter 2013 Newsletter
Spring 2014 Newsletter
Summer 2014 Newsletter
Winter 2014 Newsletter

Important Documents

IMASC Study Sessions
IMASC Fall 2014 Calendar
Connect with The IMASC

Delta Mu Delta

Delta Mu Delta

The Eta Chi Chapter of Delta Mu Delta, the National Business Administration Honors Society founded at New York University in 1913, was established at Grand Canyon University in 1996. The purpose of Delta Mu Delta is twofold:

  • To promote higher scholarship in education for business.
  • To recognize and reward scholastic attainment in business subjects.

Students that are enrolled in Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accredited degree programs are invited to join the Society if they have completed at least one-half of their program of study (60 credits for an undergraduate, 20 credits for an MBA student); have a cumulative grade point average of 3.6 or better; and are ranked in the top 20% of their class.

For more information on Delta Mu Delta contact: 
Contact Name: Dr. Kevin McClean