Student Organizations

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 idea.gcu.edu 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, Reid Simpson

For more information contact:

Tim Kelley
Assistant Professor
KBCOB Office 139
(602) 639-7721
timothy.kelley@gcu.edu
idea.gcu.edu

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).

IMASC Club

The Institute of Management Accountants' Student Chapter (IMASC) at Grand Canyon University provides you 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 and business, and members have even visited local businesses such as the Ritz Carlton, Phoenix Suns, and Arizona Diamondbacks. IMASC members also contribute to the community by participating in local charity events, including the "Climb to Conquer Cancer," a six-mile hike to benefit the American Cancer Society.

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

The IMASC prepares you to join the workforce, allows you the opportunity to network before graduation, and exposes you to new career ideas and current business practices.

Meeting Time and Location
Every Tuesday
3:00 p.m.
KBCOB 146
Meetings with the IMA Valley of the Sun are posted at www.imavalleyofthesun.org.


Officer Information

President
Andrea Frezon

Community Services Director
Patti Hammond

Vice President
Kristian Haralson

Fundraising Director
Marguerite Benedict

Vice President of Marketing
Pilar Kirby

Newsletter Editor
Matthew Clark

Secretary
Kendall Argust

Treasurer
Gary Bagley

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Donna DeMilla
donna.demilla@gcu.edu
602-639-6569

 


IMASC Newsletter

Fall 2013 Newsletter

Contact Us!


Email: gcu.imasc@gmail.com

For more information visit: www.imanet.org


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
E-mail: kmcclean@gcu.edu