Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma

Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma provides lifetime recognition for students of business and management in schools accredited by AACSB International. It is the highest recognition a student anywhere in the world can receive in a program accredited by AACSB International. Simply put, members elected to Beta Gamma Sigma are truly the “Best in Business."

Beta Gamma Sigma Inductees

How do you qualify for membership in Beta Gamma Sigma?

Membership invitations into Beta Gamma Sigma are very limited. You can be invited in two ways:

  1. You are an undergraduate business major and have completed at least 60 credit hours, with 45 at University of Dallas and 15 hours in courses in the Gupta College of Business, hold a grade point average ranking you in the top 10% of all undergraduate students in the GCOB, and have no academic dishonesty issues.
  2. You are an MS or MBA student at the start of your semester of anticipated graduation, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.9, rank in the top 20% of your graduating class, and have no academic dishonesty issues.

Do I contact University of Dallas, or do they contact me about becoming a member?

The chapter advisor will contact you during the semester if you meet the above qualifications.  You can decide at that time if you wish to join Beta Gamma Sigma by submitting the one-time life time fee.

What are the benefits to me?

Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma tells two important things to colleagues, current and prospective employers and potential future graduate programs.  First, you graduated from an AACSB accredited institution, and only 5% of all business schools worldwide qualifying for such accreditation.  Second, you graduated in the top of your undergraduate or graduate school business class.

Student Leadership Conference

Each year, a senior business major who is a Beta Gamma Sigma member is invited to attend a four day Business Leadership Conference with students from hundreds of colleges and universities around the world. Past UD invitees have attended conferences across the US, including Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio.

Beta Gamma Sigma Student Leadership Conference

Chapter Honorees

At each induction ceremony at University of Dallas, one or two Gupta College of Business alumni are recognized with the chapter honoree award. The requirements for the chapter honoree award are:

  1. Achieving distinction primarily in business and administration
  2. Holding the ideals of Beta Gamma Sigma
  3. A graduate of the University of Dallas Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business.

Past honorees with titles and affiliations at the time of the induction:

Spring 2013

  • Satish Gupta - UD MBA 1981, President and CEO, SB International
  • Yasmin Gupta - UD MBA 1982, Director and Vice President, SB International

Fall 2014

  • Dr. Rodney Williams - UD MBA 2005, Vice President, International Association of Venue Managers

Spring 2014

  • Cedric Burgher - UD MBA 1984, CFO, QR Energy, LP
  • Ronald Powell - UD MBA 1997, CEO, Atlantic Health Trust

Spring 2015

  • Dr. Irving Prengler - UD MBA 2000, Executive Vice President, Baylor White Scott - North Texas
  • Steve Cobb - UD MBA 1992, President and CEO, Pierpont Lamont, LLC

Fall 2015

  • Brian Foley - UD MBA 1992, Senior Vice President - Chief Credit Officer, Comerica Bank

Spring 2016

  • Mark Teresa – UD MBA 1982, CFO, Baylor Scott and White of North Texas

Beta Gamma Sigma International Awards

Each year, University of Dallas nominates two of its alumni to the Beta Gamma Sigma International Awards.  Each of these awards are given on an international basis to individuals with a distinguished career in business and also a significant contribution to their community.

Past nominees with titles and affiliations at the time of the induction:

2016

  • Sonia Kirkpatrick – UD MBA 2010, Founder and CEO, PediaPlex, LLC (Entrepreneurship)
  • Doug Lattner – UD MBA 1975, CEO, Deloitte Consulting (Business Achievement Award)

2015

  • Dr. John Boyd - UD MBA 2000, President and Chief Medical Officer, McLane Children's Hospital and Clinics (Business Achievement Award)
  • Gail Warrior - UD MBA 1997, CEO, Warrior Group (Entrepreneurship)

2014

  • Heather Kreager - UD MBA 2000, CEO, Sammons Industries (Business Achievement Award)
  • John Madden - UD MBA 2001, Managing Partner and President, Sequel Holdings (Entrepreneurship)

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