Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS)

Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) is the international business honor society. Since 1913, BGS has recognized and honored top-performing students from around the world in business schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which are the top 5% of business school programs around the world.

The mission of BGS is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to cultivate and celebrate leadership and professional excellence, to advance the values of the society, and to serve its lifelong members.

Beta Gamma Sigma lifetime members are indeed considered the best of the best students of business in the world. This fact has not been lost on colleges and universities. They know that to have the best graduate program in business, they must recruit the best students. They understand that lifetime membership in BGS is an indicator of proven academic excellence and a beacon of future success.

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. Our members are the top 10% of a baccalaureate business program and the top 20% of a master’s business program after completing half of their program.

Students are selected and invited to become lifetime members of BGS by the Brooklyn College Beta Gamma Sigma chapter. An induction ceremony to honor new BGS members is held in the spring of each year. For further information, contact the Brooklyn College BGS chapter.

BGS Chapter

The Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) chapter at Brooklyn College was established in 2020 and first inducted 16 student members on October 23, 2020. The chapter is proudly part of an international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International.

Chapter Officers

  • Veronica Manlow, Chapter Adviser
  • Vincent Lai, Chapter Administrator

Student Officer

  • Rahat Mahmud, Student President

Advisory Committee

Qing Hu, Ph.D., Dean

Qing Hu has been dean of the Koppelman School of Business since July 1, 2020. Previously he served as senior associate dean for academic affairs and innovation and held the rank of professor of information systems in the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College (CUNY). Prior to Baruch, Hu served as associate dean for graduate programs and research, chair of the Supply Chain and Information Systems Department, and Union Pacific Professor in Information Systems in the Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University. Hu is an accomplished scholar on cybersecurity, IT strategy, and digital transformation. He has co-authored more than 140 research articles in academic journals and books, and has been an invited speaker at universities and academic conferences around the world. His research on insider threats to organizational digital assets has been frequently cited by academics and reported in the news media. His recent publications about human decision-making in the context of corporate computer crimes using neuroscience tools and theories received broad coverage in online and print media. He is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society.

Carol M. Connell, Ph.D.

Carol M. Connell is professor of business management in the Koppelman School of Business. She is an Earhart Foundation Research Scholar and the author of Reforming the World Monetary System: Fritz Machlup and the Bellagio Group, published in November 2012 (London: Routledge). She earned an Institute for New Thinking in Economics (INET) grant in 2012 for her research into monetary reform and the Bellagio Group, published as a five-volume set of essays and annotated letters in April 2014 by Routledge, London. Connell earned a Tow Professorship in 2014–15 for her research into planning for crisis: strategy and management theory and the impact of economic uncertainty. She is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society.

Seungho Baek, Ph.D.

Seungho Baek joined Brooklyn College in fall 2015 as an assistant professor. Before joining Brooklyn College, he taught graduate and undergraduate courses in AACSB-accredited business schools (University of North Dakota, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Loyola University Chicago). Baek has taught finance courses such as fixed income securities, derivatives pricing, financial markets and institutions, financial modeling, financial econometrics, and corporate finance. He published articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of Fixed Income, Journal of Alternative Investments, Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies, Intelligent Data Analysis, and others. His research papers have been selected for various research awards and grants. He is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society and the Beta Gamma Sigma chapter adviser at Brooklyn College.


2024 Beta Gamma Sigma Induction Ceremony

Thursday, May 9, 2024

2023 Beta Gamma Sigma Induction Ceremony

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

2022 Beta Gamma Sigma Induction Ceremony

Friday, May 13, 2022

2021 Beta Gamma Sigma Induction Ceremony

Friday, May 7, 2021

2020 Beta Gamma Sigma Induction Ceremony

The Brooklyn College and Koppelman School of Business community congratulated the fall 2020 inductees to the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society.

Member Benefits

The Koppelman School of Business Community’s Recognition Opportunities

Annual Induction Ceremony

Eligible students who have accepted membership into Beta Gamma Sigma will participate in an honor ceremony held in the spring semester. During the ceremony, inductees will receive a framed personalized certificate and BGS lapel pin.

Annual Commencement Ceremony

As a BGS member, any inducted student can wear honor accessories (honor stole, honor cords, medallion, tassel charm) in addition to BGS lapel pin with regalia upon graduation in May as part of the Brooklyn College and Stuart School of Business Commencement. To order graduation accessories, visit the Beta Gamma Sigma membership site.

Additional Benefits

  • Lifetime recognition for outstanding academic achievement
  • Student Scholarship Program
  • Access to BGS CareerCentral Job Board
  • Invitation to the biannual Student Leadership Forum
  • BGS International Exchange magazine
  • The Alumni Network—a list of international alumni chapters
  • Promotions and discounts on publications, technology, attire, and more
  • Early access into RBS career fairs in both the spring and fall semester
  • Participation in BGS exclusive employer events

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