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Beta Alpha Psi

Beta Alpha Psi is a nonprofit international honorary and service organization for accounting, finance, and information systems students at AACSB- or EQUIS-accredited universities. 

Its stated purposes include recognition of outstanding academic achievements in the fields of accounting, finance, and information systems; promotion of the study and practice of professional fields related to these disciplines; provision of opportunities for self-development and association among members and practicing financial professionals; and encouragement of a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibilities. The Epsilon Theta Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi was installed at Kansas State University in April 1978.

Spring 2018 Schedule

Date

Time

Location

Event

Topic or Guest

Jan 22

6:15 pm

BB2101

Professional Meeting #1

Working Abroad-Intellectual Opportunity

Jan 29

6:15 pm

BB2101

Professional Meeting #2

Path to Partner

Feb 5

6:15 pm

BB2101

Professional Meeting #3

Critical Thinking Skills

Feb 12

6:00 – 7:45 pm

BB2101

Professional Activity

Research in Practice

Feb 19

6:15 pm

BB2101

Professional Meeting #4

New Officer Elections

Artificial Intelligence

Feb 26

6:15 pm

BB2101

Professional Meeting #5

Paperless Audit/Tax

Mar 5

6:15 pm

BB2101

Professional Meeting #6

Workplace Environment

Mar 12

6:00 – 7:45 pm

BB2101

Professional Activity

Fraud/Forensic Accounting

Mar 23-24

Depart Mar 22

Return Mar 24

 

Regional Meeting

Des Moines, Iowa

Embracing the Opportunity

Apr 2

6:15 pm

BB2101

Professional Meeting #7

Graduate Student Panel

Apr 9

6:15 pm

BB2101

Professional Meeting #8

Lean Accounting

Apr 16

TBA

TBD

New Officer Training

 

Apr 20

8 am to 5 pm

Wichita

Fieldtrip (prof. activity)

Details to be announced

Apr 24

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Atrium

Scholarship Gala

 

Apr 30

6:00 – 7:30 pm

TBD

Initiation Banquet

 

*Additional dates for service activities will be announced in January / February 2018.

 

Requirements for Membership

  • Have declared a major in accounting, finance, or information systems (or have stated an intention to declare a major in accounting, finance, or information systems)
  • Have completed, in addition to two years (60 semester hours) of collegiate courses, at least one upper-level course in accounting beyond Accounting for Business Operations and Accounting for Investing and Financing or their equivalents
  • Have attained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (where A is equal to 4.0)
  • Have attained a cumulative grade point average in upper-level accounting courses of at least 3.0 (where A is equal to 4.0)

Contact

Jane Bloodgood, Faculty Advisor
janeb@ksu.edu

Sheila Luke-Coomes, Faculty Advisor
sheila@ksu.edu


Ashley Knoll, President
ashleydknoll@ksu.edu