What is BGS?


Beta Gamma Sigma is the exclusive business honor society, associated with AACSB International. Beta Gamma Sigma is not a fraternity nor sorority, but an organization that recognizes academic excellence in business studies. Our Society has been around since 1913 and continues to grow every day. Beta Gamma Sigma is also a proud, certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS).

Beta Gamma Sigma is:

Global Connections

Beta Gamma Sigma connects collegiate students from over 590 collegiate chapters across the globe, providing networking opportunities with more than 830,000 lifetime members. These members can be found in over 190 countries and territories and represent some of the business world’s top talent. Collegiate chapters of Beta Gamma Sigma can be found in all 50 U.S. states and in 35 countries.

Following graduation, BGS members can stay engaged with our Society by getting involved with our BGS Alumni Network, which currently boasts 45 groups in major cities in 15 countries.


Global Recognition

Our society supports school’s AACSB accreditation, bringing with us the tools to recognize “the best in business” within their programs, on a global scale. A Beta Gamma Sigma chapter is complimentary to this prestigious accreditation. BGS chapters exist in three-quarters of the nearly 800 AACSB accredited business school. From that group, only the top percentages of outstanding business scholars are eligible for membership. The exclusivity of Beta Gamma Sigma membership helps to set our members and our chapters apart from the crowd.


Global Lifetime Value

Beta Gamma Sigma aims to provide access to a global network of people, programs and services which support our member’s lifelong professional development. To be succinct, the core value of BGS is advancement: advancement of member’s careers and professional development; advancement of the values of honor wisdom and earnestness and the advancement of our schools’ impact on the global business community. BGS hopes to provide these opportunities through our global network, as well as our programs. BGS has developed programs which aim to benefit members at all career levels. Please check the programs page for more information, as we consistently seek to develop new offerings.



Beta Gamma Sigma has inducted more than 830,000 outstanding business students into membership since its founding in 1913. Our members represent corporate, government, non-profit, educational, and other management positions at every level of responsibility. As an international honor society, BGS members currently reside in all 50 U.S. states and more than 190 countries around the world.



Beta Gamma Sigma has established over 590 collegiate chapters in all 50 U.S. states and 35 countries and territories at schools accredited by AACSB International. Additionally, BGS has an ever-expanding alumni network, which currently includes 45 chapters and networking groups, in 15 countries.