The William G. McGowan School of Business is proud to announce its Highest Honors designation with Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS), the international business honor society. This is the highest level of recognition a chapter can earn in BGS' Chapter Honor Roll program, and it commends the William G. McGowan School of Business's commitment to academic excellence, leadership and student success. BGS members are students in the top 10% of undergraduate students in the William G. McGowan School of Business.
As a designated Beta Gamma Sigma Highest Honors chapter, William G. McGowan School of Business also receives a scholarship for one BGS student to attend the 2020 Global Leadership Summit - an annual event that gathers some of the top business students from around the world for a four-day learning and networking experience. Chapters that make the BGS Honor Roll receive other benefits as well, including the ability to nominate for society-wide awards and international recognition at business education conferences.
Students benefit from the programming opportunities provided through membership in BGS. Matthew Sipple '20 was selected to attend the Beta Gamma Sigma's Global Leadership Summit (GLS), the premier annual event where hundreds of the highest achieving students from the top 5% of business schools around the world (AACSB accredited) gather for a unique learning experience. The NASBA Center for the Public Trust's Ethical Leadership Certification Program is offered to student members of Beta Gamma Sigma. Samuel Pipicelli '21 completed the training which focused on becoming well-versed in decision-making, conflict management, communication and building an ethical culture.
Founded in 1913, Beta Gamma Sigma is the international business honor society for AACSB-accredited schools, which are the top 5% of business school programs around the world. Inducted as students, BGS members go on to serve in critical leadership roles in corporate, entrepreneurial, government, non-profit, and academic sectors.