Beta Gamma Sigma
|Betty Jo Licata|
Beta Gamma Sigma or ΒΓΣ is an academic honor society. Founded in 1913 at the University of Wisconsin, it has over 800,000 members, selected from over 540 collegiate chapters in business schools accredited by AACSB International. Founded in the United States, it has in recent years added collegiate chapters in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the Netherlands, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Chile.
Description and purpose
The purpose of Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business and to foster personal and professional excellence among its members. A major emphasis of the society is to foster ethical business leadership. Beta Gamma Sigma members reside in over 160 countries with 27 alumni chapters located in major metropolitan areas in the U.S., Germany, Hong Kong, Spain, Switzerland & Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Peru, London and Toronto. These chapters provide educational and networking opportunities for members.
Beta Gamma Sigma is the largest alumni group in the world for graduates of business programs.
Membership eligibility requirements include that a student must be in the top 10% of a bachelors business program (top 20% for masters programs) and they are inducted toward the end of their degree program, but no earlier than after completion of 50% of the coursework or the last semester of the 3rd (junior) year for those in 4-year bachelor's degrees. Doctoral students are eligible for membership after completing all requirements for the doctoral degree.
The organization is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.
- Alonzo D. Alexander – NASBA's Center for the Public Trust
- Donald R. Andrews – Southern University and A&M College
- J. Ralph Byington – Coastal Carolina University
- Gary A. Giamartino – La Salle University
- Mary A. Gowan – James Madison University
- Mariëlle Heijltjes – Universiteit Maastricht
- Jeffrey P. Katz- Western Kentucky University
- Juyoung Kim – Sogang University
- Betty Jo Licata – Youngstown State University
- Bernard J. Milano – KPMG Foundation
- Georgette Chapman Phillips – Lehigh University
- Latha Ramchand – University of Houston
- Tom Robinson – AACSB International
- Denise D. Schoenbachler – Northern Illinois University
- Charles Whiteman – The Pennsylvania State University
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- "Beta Gamma Sigma – University of Massachusetts Boston". www.umb.edu. Retrieved 8 February 2018.