Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.


The Mission of the International Honor Society 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.

Significance of Beta Gamma Sigma Letters

  • Beta is the initial letter of the Greek word BEBAEOS (Beb-i-os), which signifies honor. Honor is personal integrity and excellence of character. It is an enduring quality found in all persons who deserve to lead others. All honorable persons conscientiously seek to recognize, to uphold, and to encourage that which is ethical and that which is just.

    Worthy members of Beta Gamma Sigma consciously seek to act honorably at all times. All Beta Gamma Sigma members are asked to accept Honor as an ideal to be translated into reality in the daily conduct of their lives.

  • Gamma is the initial letter of the Greek word GNOSIS (no-sis), which means wisdom. Wisdom is knowledge tested by experience and tempered by discerning judgment. It abhors prejudice, it insists upon freedom of thought and expression. Truly wise persons are aware of their talents and achievements and do not deny or belittle them with misplaced modesty. Persons of wisdom constantly seek a better comprehension and more fruitful application of what is known.

    All Beta Gamma Sigma members are asked to continue their quest for Wisdom, and to nurture it and utilize it in the conduct of their lives.

  • Sigma is the initial letter of the Greek word SPOUDE (spoo-day), which means earnestness. Earnestness is enthusiasm measured by achievement, disciplined by reason and ennobled by sincerity. Without Earnestness, both Honor and Wisdom lose much of their potential effectiveness. The greatest personal achievements are tributes to the blending of honor, wisdom and earnestness in the minds and hearts of those who lead. Earnestness will help provide the perseverance that dispels weariness, the forward thrust that overcomes opposition and the resilience that rebounds from reverses.

    All members are asked to accept Earnestness as a guide to their personal conduct every day of their lives.

Student Membership

Is by invitation only. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest acknowledgement of academic achievement a student can receive in an undergraduate or master’s business program. To be eligible for membership, a student must rank in the upper 10 percent of the junior class, upper 10 percent of the senior class or upper 20 percent of the graduating master’s class.

Chapter Honoree Recipients

The Chapter Honoree award is conferred upon those who have furthered the ideals of the Society through outstanding business and managerial leadership. A Chapter Honoree is any person who has achieved distinction primarily in business and administration and who possesses those qualities that Beta Gamma Sigma fosters.

Previous Chapter Honorees

2013Kent Fairfield
Marshall Bartlett
2012Donald LaTorre
Rosina Dixon
Anthony Ambrosio
2011John Muscarelle
2010Karen Lewis
2009Carole Wehn
2006William Kulkens