Beta Gamma Sigma
Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) is the international honor society for business programs accredited by AACSB—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest scholastic honor a business student anywhere in the world can receive in an AACSB accredited program. Beta Gamma Sigma encourages and honors academic achievement in the study of business. BGS is committed to its founding principles and values of honor, integrity, pursuit of wisdom, and earnestness. Beta Gamma Sigma supports the advancement of business thought and practice in order to promote life-long learning.
Action was initiated in 1919 to establish Beta Gamma Sigma as the only scholastic honor society recognized by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This organization, which was renamed AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, includes in its membership collegiate schools of business that meet high standards of eligibility required of accredited member institutions with respect to curricula, teaching staff, teaching loads, library and laboratory facilities. Beta Gamma Sigma amended its constitution in 1921 to restrict the installation of new chapters to collegiate schools of business which are accredited members of AACSB International.
Beta Gamma Sigma has inducted more than 580,000 outstanding students into membership since its founding in 1913. These 580,000 members have served in corporate, government, non-profit, educational, and other management positions at every level of responsibility. Members currently reside in all 50 U.S. states and more than 160 countries around the world.
Kansas State University opened a chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma in 1974 to recognize outstanding students in the College of Business Administration.
To be eligible for invitation, students must be:
- last-semester juniors and rank in the upper 10 percent of their class;
- upper 10 percent of the senior class; or
- upper 20 percent of master’s classes
- All those completing their doctoral requirements are eligible.
Beta Gamma Sigma also offers a wide network of alumni associations in major metropolitan areas around the United States to help members form connections throughout their professional careers. Beta Gamma Sigma’s national webpage offers “BGS Career Central” for all members looking for new employment opportunities. This service gives employers the opportunity to recruit “the best in business.” All of these benefits and more are available to members for a one-time lifetime membership fee of $85. The membership fee is used to fund activities of the Society. There are no annual dues or fees associated with membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. For a complete list of member benefits visit: http://betagammasigma.org/benefits.htm.
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