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The UWRF Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma inducted 30 students and one faculty member into its chapter during the CBE Awards Program on April 25, 2013.  Trudy Popenhagen, Community Relations Director of Xcel Energy, was named the Chapter Honoree for 2013.  Membership in BGS is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a baccalaureate or master's program at a school accredited by AACSB International.   

Congratulations to the new BGS members.

BGS Induction-2013


The Mission is supported by the five Objectives of the Society. These include:
Encourage and honor high academic achievement by students of business and management through chapters in business programs accredited by AACSB International.

Foster in Beta Gamma Sigma members an enduring commitment to the founding principles and values of the Society: honor and integrity, pursuit of wisdom, and earnestness.

Support the advancement of business thought and practice to encourage lifelong learning.

Enhance the value of Beta Gamma Sigma for students and alumni members in their professional lives.

Advance the visibility and reputation of Beta Gamma Sigma. 

Lifetime Members:

Beta Gamma Sigma has inducted more than 605,000 outstanding students into membership since its founding in 1913. These 605,000 members have served in corporate, government, non-profit, educational, and other management positions at every level of responsibility. Members currently reside in all 50 U.S. states and more than 160 countries around the world.

The Society maintains an active database with more than 480,000 members' mailing addresses and other information. In 2007-08, the Society inducted about 22,000 new members.

Collegiate and Alumni Chapters:

Beta Gamma Sigma has established 481 collegiate chapters in all 50 U.S. states and 19 countries and territories at schools accredited by AACSB International. Additionally, 21 alumni chapters serve the needs of alumni members in major metropolitan areas, including Hong Kong.


If a student is enrolled in a program accepted by AACSB International, as a basis for accreditation, then he or she is eligible for consideration for membership in Beta Gamma Sigma.

Baccalaureate Student Membership:

Students in the next to last year of study (or its equivalent in course work) ranked among the upper 10 percent of their class may be inducted in the last term or semester (or its equivalent in course work) of that year.

Students in their final year who were not previously inducted may be inducted at any time during their final year (or its equivalent in course work) if their academic rank is in the upper 10 percent of their class.

Graduate Student Membership:

Candidates for masters degrees whose academic rank is in the upper 20 percent of their masters class may be inducted following completion of at least 50 percent of their degree program.

UWRF Chapter Officers:

President: Glenn Potts
Adviser: Brian Schultz

BGS Fall 2013 Leadership Forum

2013 Fall BGS Leadership Forum
November 7-10, 2013 - Tampa, FL
UWRF Representative Amanda Peterson

Mission Statement:

The Mission of the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to foster personal and professional excellence, to advance the values of the Society, and to serve its lifelong members.

Congratulations to Liyuan Feng, recipient of the 2013 Beta Gamma Sigma scholarship!

Trudy Popenhagen-Chapter Honoree 2013
Chapter Advisor Brian Schultz with 2013 Chapter Honoree Trudy Popenhagen

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