The Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) chapter at the Stuart School of Business is part of an international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International. Membership requirements include that a student must be in the top 10 percent of a baccalaureate business program or the top 20 percent of a master’s business program after completing half of their program. Doctoral students are eligible for membership after completing all requirements for the doctoral degree.
Students are selected and invited to become lifetime members of Beta Gamma Sigma by the Stuart Beta Gamma Sigma chapter and an induction ceremony to honor new BGS members is held in the spring each year.
Beta Gamma Sigma members have exclusive access to various BGS services, including the global BGS Alumni Network and online career resources. Learn more about the benefits of BGS membership and reasons for students to join the world’s largest network of business school alumni.
Beta Gamma Sigma was founded in 1913 and became the exclusive honor society recognized by AACSB in 1921. Beta Gamma Sigma has over 754,000 members, selected from 540 chapters in AACSB-accredited business schools around the world.
2022 Beta Gamma Sigma Induction Ceremony
Friday, May 6, 2022
MTCC Ballroom, Illinois Tech Mies Campus
The Stuart School of Business chapter of the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society welcomed fall 2021 and spring 2022 student, faculty, and honorary inductees into membership at the 2022 BGS Induction Ceremony. Those honored included:
- Twenty-three undergraduate and graduate students (see a list in the BGS Induction Ceremony program)
- Faculty inductee: Associate Professor of Economics Priyanka Sharma
- Chapter Honoree: Connie L. Lindsey, Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Northern Trust Corporation (retired)
- Chapter Honoree: Michael Palumbo (B.S. Business Administration ’88), Illinois Tech Trustee, chair of the Stuart Board of Advisors, and founder and chairman, MJP Capital
- BGS Professor of the Year: Associate Professor of Environmental Management Nasrin Khalili
Download the Induction Ceremony program:
Stuart School of Business BGS Chapter
The BGS chapter at Stuart School of Business was established in 2000 and is one of more than 600 active collegiate chapters. More than 600 members have been inducted into the Stuart chapter since October 2000.
The Stuart School is fortunate to have been named an Exemplary Chapter in 2008 to 2010 and 2014, and a High Honors Chapter from 2015 to 2020.
Stuart’s Recognition Opportunities
Annual Induction Ceremony
Eligible students who have accepted membership into Beta Gamma Sigma will participate in an honors ceremony held in the spring semester. During the ceremony inductees will receive a framed personalized certificate, honor stole and cords, medallion, and tassel charm.
Annual Commencement Ceremony
As part of the Beta Gamma Sigma Induction Ceremony, members will receive accessories to be worn with regalia upon graduation in May as part of the Illinois Tech and Stuart School of Business Commencement Ceremonies: