Business students at ACU earn their place in international honor societyPosted April 16, 2010 This semester, 21 ACU College of Business Administration students will be inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma international honor society, the highest recognition a business student can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.
"Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma acknowledges internationally that an undergraduate or graduate business student has achieved the highest level of academic performance in a top business school," says Dr. Monty Lynn, associate dean of COBA and professor of management sciences. "We're proud of these students and want to recognize their competence and diligence, as well as their desire to use their gifts to make a difference in the world."
Students must be in the top 10 percent of their undergraduate class or top 20 percent of their graduate class to qualify for this honor. This year's inductees include four graduate students in the Master's of Accountancy program, seven seniors and 10 juniors, with a combined grade point average of 3.95.
Founded in 1913, the mission of Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to foster personal and professional excellence, to advance the values of the society and to serve its lifelong members.
The induction ceremony will be April 22, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in the LYNAY room of the Hunter Welcome Center. Current Beta Gamma Sigma members are invited, and a reception for new members will follow.
ACU's College of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB International, the highest accreditation body for schools of business. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review.
For more information regarding Beta Gamma Sigma, visit www.betagammasigma.org.
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