Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM)

Founded in 1912 by the colleagues and disciples of Frederick Taylor, the "Father of Scientific Management," SAM is a non-profit organization run and advanced by hundreds of volunteers. 

SAM members, both locally and nationally, come from a variety of disciplines --productions, finance, marketing, accounting, research and development, entrepreneurship --but share a common bond of interest in becoming stronger managers.  SAM builds bridges among academicians, practitioners and students, not only to better share management expertise, but also to develop and promote new management ideas.

Benefits of Membership

  • Opportunity to belong to the oldest professional management association in the world dedicated to the general manager

  • Subscription to the SAM Advanced Management Journal

  • Subscription to the newsletter

  • Subscription of Management in Practice

  • Opportunity to compete with other SAM Campus Chapters in the Case Competition at the annual SAM International Conference

  • Opportunity to meet and talk with business professionals and executives in your geographic area to discuss career choices and opportunities

  • "No Risk" opportunity to learn and perfect the latest in management theory and practice and organizational communications skills.

  • Enhance your resume

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Join SAM today!  Just fill-out the Student Application Form and bring it and the fee to Dr. Mike Ritchie or the SOBA office.

USCA Chapter Charter Members

The USCA Chapter of SAM was created on June 1, 2007.  The Charter Members of this chapter are:

Jamie Addison Ryan Jackman
John Booth Keol Newton
Nicole Cain John Price
Stephanie Creech John Speer
Kathleen Davis Harold Tate
Mick Fekula Brandon Van Wyk
Elizabeth Hawkins Kitty Wates

Make this part of your Experience at USCA. For more information please contact: 

Dr. Mike Ritchie
Chapter President, SAM
B & E 231 
(803) 641-3228