University Catalogues

Honors and Awards

Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma is the national honor society for business students. Election to membership is the highest scholastic honor a graduate student can achieve. Beta Gamma Sigma is the only national scholastic honor society recognized by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Nomination to the society occurs each spring and is determined by the degree GPA in effect at that time. Students graduating in the top 20 percent of an academic year’s graduates (September, January and May total population) receive written notification of their nomination to the society in the spring. To be considered members, nominees must accept the invitation to lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, and remit the one-time initiation fee. Those who accept the nomination are encouraged to attend the annual induction ceremony held on campus in April.

Dandes Award

The Dandes Award is presented to the graduate student(s) graduating in a given year (September, December and May) who has the highest overall GPA. In cases where there is a tie, the award is presented to all who have the same degree GPA. Students are notified in May after all grades are posted. Students with outstanding incompletes are not eligible for the Dandes Award.