Founded in 1919, Beta Alpha Psi [BAP] is an international honor society for accounting, finance, and information systems students attending universities accredited by the AACSB and EQUIS.
BAP’s mission is to encourage the study and practice of accountancy, finance, business analytics, and digital technology. BAP provides opportunities for service, professional development, interaction among members, and financial professionals. BAP encourages lifelong ethical, social, and public responsibilities.
The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field.
- BAP-sponsored events including networking and mentoring
- BAP-sponsored tutoring
- Speakers from Accounting firms
- Alumni Panels
Meetings are every Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Doerfler Room (Monninger) and on Zoom.
2/1 Welcome Meeting
2/8 Speaker from Grant Thornton
2/15 LinkedIn Workshop
2/22 Speaker from CBIZ
3/1 Recruiting Fair Debrief
3/8 Accounting Alumni Panel
3/15 Spring Recess – No Meeting
3/22 E-Board Meeting – No Meeting
3/29 Speaker from IQVIA
4/5 Finance/Analyst Alumni Panel
4/12 BAP FDU with BAP Baruch
4/19 BAP Wellness Session
4/26 Induction Ceremony and E-board Elections
FDU Accounting Society Member: anyone who signs up to join
Beta Alpha Psi Candidate: has completed all requirements, but has not yet been inducted
Beta Alpha Psi Nu Sigma Member: has completed all requirements and has been formally inducted
BAP Candidate Eligibility
- Matriculated student at FDU that has completed three semesters or 1.5 years of college (for transfer students)
- Declared a major in accounting, finance, or MIS
- Completed at least one major core class, beyond the business core classes
- Overall GPA is 3.2 or above
- Candidacy Application
- $100 application fee ($75 one-time membership fee and $25 annual fee)
- Attendance is required at 80% of professional meetings, half of the community service/fundraising events, and induction meeting
- Must complete four hours of tutoring per semester or eight hours of tutoring in the school year