Beta Gamma Sigma

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Beta Gamma Sigma
BGSlogo.png
AbbreviationΒΓΣ
Formation1913
TypeHonor Society
Membership725,000
National PresidentWilliam C. Hunter
Websitebetagammasigma.org
 
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Beta Gamma Sigma
BGSlogo.png
AbbreviationΒΓΣ
Formation1913
TypeHonor Society
Membership725,000
National PresidentWilliam C. Hunter
Websitebetagammasigma.org

Beta Gamma Sigma or ΒΓΣ is an academic honor society for business students and scholars. Founded in 1913 at the University of Wisconsin, it has over 725,000 members, selected from over 530 collegiate chapters in business schools accredited by AACSB International. Founded in the US, it has in recent years added collegiate chapters in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Lebanon, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the Netherlands, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.

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. Beta Gamma Sigma has 27 alumni chapters located in major metropolitan areas in the U.S., Germany, Hong Kong, Spain, Switzerland & Liechtenstein, New Zealand, and London. The alumni chapters provide educational and networking opportunities for members.

Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

While membership is highly selective, Beta Gamma Sigma is the largest alumni group in the world for graduates of business programs.

Membership requirements include that a student must be in the top 10% of a bachelors degree business program or the top 20% of a masters business program. Bachelors and masters degree students 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 bachelors 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.

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