The department of Marketing & Business Analytics (MKTBA) at A&M-Commerce has received a $25,000 scholarship donation from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association's (ISACA) North Texas Chapter. “ISACA has been very supportive of our students in the past and continues to help students with training, meetups, mentorships and financial support. We are very grateful to ISACA for this, as it helps the students stay motivated and facilitates the improvement of the quality of our programs”, said department head of Marketing and Business Analytics, Dr. Zaki Malik. In the past year, the MKTBA student organization remained very active with the support of ISACA and conducted a student etiquette luncheon, multiple webinars, an ISACA case competition and a hackathon competition. Mr. Jay Demmler, Vice President of Academic Relations at ISACA said that “during the pandemic, some other institutions scaled back, while TAMUC students took the initiative and remained very active. This specific award is recognition of the MKTBA Student Organization members' keen interest and professionalism”.
The MKTBA Student Organization strives to drive interpersonal relationships within various business disciplines and their subtle interplay with the fields of marketing and business analytics. The aim of this student organization is the facilitation of an open and free-flowing learning environment to expose students to the broader business world. In this regard, the MKTBA Student Organization has worked with the ISACA North Texas Chapter for a number of years. ISACA is an independent, nonprofit, global membership organization founded in 1969 that engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems. It provides its diverse constituency of more than 157,000 professionals worldwide with the tools needed to achieve individual and organizational success. It also provides members with education, resource sharing, advocacy, professional networking and other benefits at a local level. The local chapter has been active in the Dallas-Fort Worth area since 1975.