Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society for AACSB accredited business programs. Membership is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in an undergraduate or master's program at a school accredited by AACSB - The International Association for Management Education.
The Society's Scholarship Program allows every Beta Gamma Sigma chapter meeting certain criteria to award a $1,000 BGS scholarship to one of its student members. Since 1988, the Society and its member deans have awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships to outstanding student members. If you are a student member, check with your faculty advisor to see if your school participates in this important program.
Alumni Network alumni chapter program
One of the Society's most exciting programs is the ever-expanding Alumni Network Program. With an alumni network that now stretches across the entire country, this program adds great value to the lifetime membership. Located in major metropolitan areas, members have the opportunity to hear business professionals from their areas as guest speakers, panel discussion participants, and individuals interested in networking. This is a great opportunity to meet and network with others who have earned lifetime membership in the Society. For information on the Philadelphia area Alumni Chapter, click here.
Student Leadership Forum
One of the newest BGS programs is the Student Leadership Forum. The first Forum was held in January 2001 and welcomed 56 extraordinary student members from chapters across the country. This program, designed to help student members maximize their career and personal potential, was an unqualified success in its first year. The BGS Board of Governors has authorized funding for the Forum for 2002, and if you are a student member you should check with your faculty advisor to see if your chapter can participate.
BetaLink On-Line Community
This on-line community contains an impressive package of free, members-only features that add tremendous value to the BGS lifetime membership. From free web space, to email address and forwarding, to the searchable on-line directory, there is something for everyone. Participate in the timely and thought-provoking polls/surveys on current business topics. Look to advance your career - or hire a Beta Gamma Sigma member - in the Career Center. Discuss current events or business topics on our Message Boards and On-Line Chats. Check back often, because the BetaLink On-Line Community continues to grow.
Lifelong Learning through BGS News
The Society publishes the BGS News two times per year with distribution to nearly 300,000 members. The newsletter keeps members informed of the Society's activities and provides lifelong learning opportunities for the Society's membership through articles addressing current business topics.