The International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma recognizes the outstanding academic achievements of students enrolled in collegiate business and management programs accredited by AACSB International–The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership is by invitation only. Students are normally invited for membership if they are in the top 10% as undergraduates, or in the top 20% as graduate students.
With the global expansion of accreditation by AACSB International, Beta Gamma Sigma is able to extend invitations to outstanding students worldwide. Membership in the society is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate, or doctoral program in business.
There is no higher honor for students of business and management than to graduate “Beta Gamma Sigma.”
Membership in the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma provides recognition for a lifetime. As the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can earn, it is always appropriate to include membership on one’s resume.
Online Membership Directory:
The directory is a free online service that provides an opportunity for members to keep their contact information up-to-date with the society, and allows members to stay in better contact with each other.
Alumni chapters have been established in major metropolitan areas around the U.S. and in Hong Kong. The society is committed to providing additional benefits to members in established alumni areas as well as increasing the international component of the Alumni Network.
BGS Scholarship Program:
Through the Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship Program, the society has helped more than 1,200 outstanding students of business reach their educational and professional goals. The society and its member deans have awarded more than $1.2 million (U.S.) since 1988.
Student Leadership Forum:
This twice-annual program brings collegiate members together to analyze their leadership and managerial skills. Each collegiate chapter is encouraged to send representatives to the forums.
Potential employers are encouraged to contact BGS to verify the membership of applicants.
For more information on Beta Gamma Sigma benefits, programs, and services, contact the Central Office at:
In May an annual induction ceremony, reception, and dinner takes place the evening before graduation. At this dinner the new inductees are sworn in, a chapter honoree is asked to address the attendants, awards for high academic achievement are announced, and the selections for the faculty awards in teaching and research, and service are announced.