Economics and Administrative Sciences students are actively involved in several departmental organizations
A.K.A. The Econ Group. All undergraduate Econ majors are members of this group, plus a few who request membership. Check here for news, info and events on all things related to Econ’s undergraduate population. If you have not been invited to the group and would like to, please contact the Econ Department Advisor, Rob Pawloski.
The Economics Council of Majors brings Economics and Financial Economics students together for support in classes and school. The COM helps give students real world information that they can use in their careers and life through career information sessions, corporate visits, financial planning seminars, social events and the Annual Economics Awards Banquet. Officers are elected annually. For more information, please contact one of the officers.
The Accounting Club is a great way to learn about accounting and business related internships, to meet fellow classmates, and to get help in accounting and other classes. This club is here to offer you great opportunities to learn and explore accounting, financial economics, and other finance topics and potential employment positions.
These organizations offer students the opportunity to meet other students in their field, and also provide opportunities for students to interact with faculty members in informal settings outside the classroom.
ODE is the international honor society for students of economics. It was established in 1963 as a result of a merger of Omicron International Delta Gamma, founded in 1915, and Omicron Chi Epsilon, founded in 1955. The UMBC chapter was chartered in 1972. The objectives of ODE are recognition of scholastic attainment, the promotion of closer ties between students and faculty within colleges and universities, and the publication of an official journal, The American Economist. ODE has more than 430 chapters around the world, with more than 10,000 active members. ODE membership requirements are:
48 credits overall at UMBC with at least a 3.0 GPA.
15 credits in Economics (not counting Accounting) with at least a 3.25 GPA.