October 2, 2014

Haas Honored as Founding Member of Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma Plaque

The Haas School was recently recognized as a founding member of the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma at its 100th year anniversary in February.

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. To become members of the society, undergraduates must rank in the upper 10 percent of their class and graduate students must rank in the upper 20 percent of their class.

Beta Gamma Sigma was founded as a commerce honor society in 1906 at the University of Wisconsin. At around the same time, students at the University of California felt the need for such an organization and formed The Economics Club. A meeting to organize one national scholarship honor society in business and commerce was held in February 1913, which is recognized as the founding date of what is now the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma.

Today the society has established more than 500 chapters across six continents at universities and colleges accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. 

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