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School of Business Administration

School of Business Administration Named 'Exemplary BGS Chapter'

The School of Business Administration has been named an “Exemplary Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter” for the 2011-2012 year. 

Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) is an international honor society that recognizes the outstanding academic achievements of students enrolled in collegiate business and management programs.  Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a student can receive in an undergraduate or master’s program in business schools accredited by the International Association to Advance College Schools of Business or AACSB.

The School of Business Administration has an acceptance rate of 77%, as shown on the Survey of Membership Acceptance, which according to the National office, shows the School values academic excellence and where faculty officers work diligently to enhance Beta Gamma Sigma’s stature on campus.

“We at UVM’s School of Business Administration have a great deal to be proud about,” said Associate Professor Stephen Dempsey, of the School of Business Administration. “Our students are great.  I would stack our BGS student members up against the top students in the finest business schools across the country and feel very confident that as a group they measure as well on all attributes. Simply put, these students are the  cream of the cream … the best.”

Only the top 10% of juniors and seniors and the top 20% of graduate students are eligible for membership into this prestigious society.  The students’ selection not only recognizes academic achievement, but it also expresses confidence in the students’ abilities and promise to become responsible leaders in the future. 

In April 2012, 23 School of Business Administration students were inducted into the BGS society.  The next BGS induction ceremony is scheduled for March 21, 2013 at 4 p.m. in Billings North Lounge.