BGS Lifetime Membership Eligibility


  • Top 10% (Last term 2nd year*, anytime during the 3rd or 4th years)

*Students can be invited to become BGS members if they rank in the top 10% of their class during the last term of their 2nd year (for schools that admit students into their business programs during the 3rd year, the 2nd year pool would consist of pre-business students)


  • Top 20% (Multi-year programs – end of first year)


  • All who complete course requirements and successfully defend dissertation (membership fee waiver)


  • Earned doctorate from AACSB accredited institution OR/ Tenured business faculty OR/Teaching 6 years on a non-tenured track


  • Dean/Director, Academic Vice President, President, Chancellor

Chapter Advisor 

  • Qualifies for honorary membership if not otherwise eligible (Letter needed from Dean)

Transfer students must have completed a minimum of one full year of full-time work (or its equivalent in course work) in the business unit in which the chapter is located.