Student Organizations

If you're looking for ways to get involved, to network with other MBA students, and to participate in leadership opportunities, the Illinois MBA program has a variety of student organizations for you to choose from. Each group sponsors events, ranging from panel discussions to conferences to fundraisers. Participation in these organizations is a valuable part of the MBA experience.

MBA Association

The Illinois MBA Association is a student-elected board that organizes and facilitates highly valuable professional development and social events. The goal of these events is to ensure the membership body has the greatest opportunities to apply the technical, professional, and networking skills learned in the classroom in real world settings. The MBAA schedules events with broad appeal to the entire membership body and the eight clubs that currently fall under the MBAA schedule events that cater to their specific missions and goals. The eight clubs within the MBAA currently are: Diversity Association, Women in Business, Service Association, Operations & Technology Management Association, Graduate Marketing Association, Graduate Finance Association, Military Veterans Association, and Net Impact. The MBAA also provides an efficient communication link between the Illinois MBA program administration and the MBAA membership body.


President: Steven Rodriguez

Lead and manage MBAA operations
Serve as primary contact with students, faculty, committees and clubs
Identify and execute opportunities within the Illinois MBA program
Coordinate with MBAA officers to enact initiatives and implement goals
Conduct MBAA board meetings

VP of Alumni Relations: Alexander Lukovenko

Serve as liaison to alumni concerning alumni/student interaction
Represent the MBAA to alumni at programs and events
Coordinate MBAA’s participation in the annual Alumni Banquet
Support the College of Business Mentor Program
Link the MBAA clubs to alumni in their area of interest

VP of Communications: Mary Ashley Hudson

Manage and administer all communications for the MBAA and associated clubs
Design and administer surveys to students
Create and manage event invitations
Maintain and manage current MBAA communication channels, such as website, newsletters, and Facebook page
Research application and effectiveness of additional communication channels

VP of Finance: Bobur Rasulov

Manage and maintain budget and funds for MBAA and affiliated clubs
Report MBAA financial position on regular basis
Collect MBAA membership dues and event fees
Manage IRS activities and maintain non-profit status

VP of Programs: Hassan Ahmed

Serve as liaison to MBAA supported clubs
Ensure appropriate club activity and involvement
Maintain MBAA and affiliated club rosters
Coordinate sponsorship of MBAA tailgates
Organize MBAA luncheons and student/faculty happy hours

VP of Social Planning: Dave Wang

Organize diverse social events appealing to all MBAA members interest
Develop budget for planned events and activities
Maintain contact list and relationships with vendors and venues
Coordinate with other campus groups to arrange joint events and activites


MBAA Facebook Page

MBAA Email

Board Emails
VP of Alumni Relations:
VP of Communications:
VP of Finance:
VP of Programs:
VP of Social Planning:

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