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Hands-on activities, immersive courses, and professionally connected organizations reflect the specialized academic programs we offer. You'll have countless opportunities to join, both in and out of the classroom. See what we offer to enhance your educational experience and prepare you for success.

Hands-on Learning

Our academic programs are complemented by hands-on learning opportunities our centers and spaces provide to our students. The Weidner Center for Property Management, Allègre Restaurant, and Maplewood Mansion Learning Lab are where experiential learning takes place for students in one of our programs.


Applied business studies can prepare you for a variety of industries. With so many avenues to explore, we encourage you to pursue several internships to help you determine your career goals and gain a competitive edge. Learn more.

Student Organizations

Beeman Historic Clothing Collection

Mary Beeman Historic Costume Collection

Fashion Industry Studies majors have access to the Mary Beeman Historic Costume Collection housed in the Department of Applied Business Studies, which contains over 4,000 pieces of men’s and women’s apparel dating back to the 18th century. A subset of the Beeman Historic Costume Collection are available to view in the library’s Digital Media Repository.

Fashion Merchandising Association

Connect with peers and professionals from a range of fields who share an interest in fashion. Together, you’ll explore the industry and share insights. Learn more.

Fashion Design Society

The society stimulates creativity and interaction among its members, which include students from any major and professionals from a range of industries, all interested in apparel design. Learn more.

Hospitality and Food Management Association (HFMA)

Promotes the hospitality profession which includes event, food, and hotel management within hospitality and food management majors and minors, as well as all Ball State students. Learn more.

Residential Property Management Association (RPMA)

The association aims to enrich the learning experience of students in the residential property management major or minor, in addition to all Ball State students. Learn more.