Beta Gamma Sigma – a global network of the «Best in Business»
The top 20 per cent of graduates from business programs accredited by AACSB International are eligible to join Beta Gamma Sigma – and this includes Rochester-Bern EMBA students. The society Beta Gamma Sigma refers to itself as «[…] the premier honor society recognizing business excellence. Lifetime members of the society have earned the right to be considered the 'Best in Business'».
The academic honor society Beta Gamma Sigma was founded in 1913 at the University of Wisconsin. It has over 750,000 members across the world, selected from more than 500 collegiate chapters in business schools. The members are chosen from faculty, MBA, Executive MBA, and Ph.D. students at schools accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International. Watch the timeline video of the society to learn more about its history.
«The Mission of the international honor society Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to cultivate and celebrate leadership and professional excellence, to advance the values of the society, and to serve its lifelong members». Read more here.
Beta Gamma Sigma is the largest network of business school alumni and as such offers access to professional contacts and development opportunities that are otherwise unavailable. Induction into Beta Gamma Sigma signals high academic achievement and is thus also valued among employers.
Over the past twenty years, more than 110 Rochester-Bern alumni have been offered the Beta Gamma Sigma membership, based on their outstanding academic scholarship and accomplishment in business administration. From the graduating class 20 (2014-15) Felix Becheiraz, Christof Dornbierer, Andreas Moser and André Spycher have been elected to Beta Gamma Sigma.