Beta Gamma Sigma

What is Beta Gamma Sigma?

Beta Gamma Sigma was founded as a national organization in 1913. The first national honor society in business was a merger of three separate societies established to honor academic achievement in business at the University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois and the University of California. Beta Gamma Sigma is now poised to enter the 21st century knowing that its membership of 360,000 comprises the brightest and best of business leaders.

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How do I become a member?

Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest national recognition a student can receive in an undergraduate or master's program in business or economics accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools Business. To be eligible for an invitation to membership, a student must rank in the upper 7% of the junior class, upper 10% of the senior class, or upper 20% of the graduating master's class. The students are named by the faculty of their schools. Their selection not only recognizes academic achievement, but also expresses confidence in the students' abilities and promise to become outstanding business leaders in the future.


The University of Arizona Chapter

The University of Arizona Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma has existed since 1948. In the spring semester, students will receive invitations to join and attend an induction ceremony that recognizes their academic achievements.

The UA chapter is also comprised of faculty initiates. View Beta Gamma Sigma faculty initiates.


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