Beta Gamma Sigma
Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society serving business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)—a distinction held by fewer than five percent of business schools worldwide. Induction into BGS is one of the highest achievements available to business students in the world. Membership is only extended to the top 7 and 10 percent academically of junior and senior business majors respectively, and the top 20 percent of graduating MBA students from AACSB-accredited schools.
For eight of the last nine years, Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, has honored the La Salle University chapter as an Outstanding Chapter. In 2011, the La Salle chapter was recognized as the top program out of 500 collegiate chapters worldwide, receiving the first place Gold Award and an additional $1,500 scholarship. This follows our chapter’s 2010 second place Silver Award and an additional $1,250 scholarship. Annually, La Salle inducts between 50 and 60 top-ranking students into our Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter.
“Beta Gamma Sigma requires only academic performance to be inducted, but we want our students to give back to the University community,” says Dr. Susan Borkowski, Professor, Accounting and ISBT, and faculty advisor for the La Salle chapter. “We ask inductees to mentor freshman students, and we ask graduate students to participate in our annual Banker’s Day event to judge freshman teams’ business plans.” Borkowski also cited the chapter’s participation in the semi-annual Beta Gamma Sigma Student Leadership Forum, where two students from each chapter participate in a three-day event to develop their leadership skills and network with executives and other students.
For information about the La Salle/BGS tuition discount available for BGS member applicants to the Full-time MBA Program, please click here.