Society for the Advancement of Management

BU’s chapter of Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM) is focused on teaching all business students how to improve their management skills through activities and events on and around campus, including, but not limited to:

  • Case studies
  • Field trips
  • Guest speakers
  • Volunteering for community service activities

Field Trips


Jingoli power is a 95-year-old privately held power company. Jingoli employees are engineers, trade supervisors, project managers, utility line workers, and military veterans. When SAM visited, we met and had lunch with their finance team, material and manufacture project managers, as well as other colleagues. During our visit, we were able to ask questions on topics about the hiring process, current projects with PPL, as well as achievements, and career tips. Overall, the members of SAM were given constructive advice to better our future careers in any industry we choose.

SAM Meetings

To inquire about meetings, please contact


Executive Council

President: Danielle T. Pruzinsky
Vice President: Alexander B. Rissinger
Secretary: Hailey Robinson
Treasurer: Tanner Vandermark
Public Relations: Natalie Morales, Bazaan Saddal
Event Coordinator: Ian Absalom
Student Advisor: Richard Sablosky

Faculty Advisors

Professor Sonia Ammar, Sutliff 308
Dr. Jet Mboga, Sutliff 320
Dr. John Okpara, Sutliff 358


Merck is a company with 125 years of worldwide experience in the pharmaceutical industry with strong corporate responsibility. Their mission statement is “to discover, develop and provide innovative products and services that save and improve lives around the world.” When SAM visited the riverside location, we were able to tour the facilities and be part of a panel discussion on topics like ITM and the pharmaceutical industry.

Upcoming Trips

SAM National Case Competition: students analyze different cases. It is located in Nashville in 2020, but the location will vary every year.


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