Student Opportunities

The College of Business offers many fun and appropriate opportunities for you to get involved in student life at Minot State. From clubs to programs to societies, including the Looyenga Leadership Institute and Severson Entrepreneurship Academy, you will always have something to do, which means being bored is not an option. Many of our organizations and clubs work with alumni and area businesses, giving you real-life experience and knowledge.

Interested in accounting? Then the Accounting Club is for you. As a member, you will exchange information, experiences, ideas, and methods related to accounting. The club provides outside speakers for members of the club as well as the entire Minot State student body provides a better understanding of the accounting profession and promotes high ethical standards, provides programs to promote interaction among students in the field of accounting, promotes University and community services, and provides opportunities to network with accounting and business professionals. 

2020-2021 Accounting Officers

President: Olivia Byerley
Vice President: Melanie MacPherson
Secretary: Tanner Thompson 

Advisor Information 

 Jay Wahlund and Nicole Wald

Beavers on Business (BOB) is a business organization that will provide you with education and professional development opportunities. The BOB oversees operations of all College of Business organizations and provides membership and growth opportunities for student involvement and growth, as well as a unified promotional effort.

Collegiate DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management at colleges and universities around the globe. Minot State’s DECA Club is super active in the community and competes at state and national events giving you even more experiences. If you participate in DECA or FBLA in high school, you’ll certainly want to join this group. Contact us at

2020-2021 DECA Officers

President: Gavin Mercer 
Vice President: Dorion Cripriani 
Marketing: Juan Diego Jaimes, Juliana Alarcon Diaz 
Treasurer: Aurora Polonio 
Secretary: Kate Rock
Advisor Information 

Megan Fixen

In the Entrepreneurship Club, you will help write, analyze, and evaluate business plans from Minot State students and community members while making the most of the resources available at Minot State for entrepreneurs and those curious about entrepreneurship. Club members take part in startup experiences, build connections, and meet new people also interested in entrepreneurship.

Housed within the Severson Entrepreneurship Academy, the club is affiliated with the national Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization (CEO). The club also distributes seed money to exceptional student business plans, providing young entrepreneurs with an authentic experience to begin their own business ventures.

The club recently worked with Prairie Sky Breads. PSA is a local, independent, baking operation offering home-style breads and baked goods to the Minot community since 2014 and recently moved into their new business location in Downtown Minot. The Entrepreneurship Club assisted with:

  • Start-up and operating costs
  • Revenue forecasting
  • Breakeven analysis
  • Market analysis and plan

2020-2021 Entrepreneurship Officers

President: Juliana Alarcon Diaz 
Vice President: Brett Hlebechuk

Advisor information

Chuck Barney

The Finance Club will help you expand your knowledge in the entire industry of finance, as well as develop the skills necessary to manage money on a professional basis. For questions, contact club advisor Jerry Stai via EMAIL, at 701-858-3289, or in Old Main Room 315C.

2020-2021 Finance Officers 

President: Aurora Polonio 

Advisor Information 

Jerry Stai 

Phi Beta Lambda is the premier student business organization. To support a better you, our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

2020-2021 PBL Officers 

President: Hannah Heisler
Vice President: Tanner Thompson
Secretary: Melanie MachPherson

Advisor Information

Megan Fixen and Jan Repnow

Pi Omega Pi is the National Business Education Teacher Honor Society, which has the purpose of promoting scholarship and service in business education. For over 80 years, Pi Omega Pi has provided its members with a variety of services pertaining to business education. For information about the national organization, visit

Advisor information

Jan Repnow

The College of Business offers many scholarship each academic year for students enrolled in our programs. In addition, Minot State also offers a new Automatic 4-Year Academic Award that is available to qualified incoming freshman. We currently have a record number of scholarships and awards available at the University giving you even more ways to reduce the cost of your college tuition. Apply today!

Current lists coming soon!

Past President’s Lists

2019 - Fall Semester [pdf]
2019 - Spring Semester [pdf]
2017 - Fall Semester [pdf]
2017 - Spring Semester [pdf]
2016 - Fall Semester [pdf]
2016 - Spring Semester [pdf]