The Beta Gamma Sigma chapter at the Zarb School of Business has earned “High Honors” from the international honorary organization for the 2014-15 year – a distinction awarded to just 10 percent of more than 500 chapters across the globe. BGS is the business equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa.
Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), awards High Honors to chapters with very successful recruitment efforts and a track record of engaging programs and activities, including charitable campaigns.
Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest academic recognition a student can achieve at an AACSB-accredited business program. To be considered, seniors must be ranked in the top 10 percent of their class and juniors must be in the top seven percent. Graduate business students must be in the 20 percent of their class.
“Our Beta Gamma Sigma students are among the most motivated and engaged young people you’ll find on our campus,” said Glen Vogel, an Associate Professor of Legal Studies in Business and the chapter’s faculty advisor. “It’s been such a pleasure to work with them, and we’re hoping to earn Highest Honors from the international organization in the years to come.”
This is not the first time the Hofstra chapter has been recognized by the international organization. In January 2014, Beta Gamma Sigma was awarded a student scholarship for its holiday food drive benefiting two local charities.