McDonough School Earns Premier Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Award

November 01, 2004

Cynthia S. Shaw
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McDonough School Earns Premier Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Award

The Georgetown University collegiate chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, housed in the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business, has been recognized as a Premier Chapter for its superior level of membership acceptance and promotional activities in the 2003-2004 academic year.

Every student invited by the McDonough School in 2003-2004 chose to become a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, including 38 undergraduates, 55 MBAs, and 10 IEMBA students who were initiated in May 2004. Only 62 of the 417 Beta Gamma Sigma chapters were awarded Premier status this year.

"Our participation in Beta Gamma Sigma is one of the most important ways we recognize our students' outstanding academic achievement," said McDonough School Dean Reena Aggarwal. "We are proud of our status as a Premier Chapter, which reflects the value we attribute to this honor society."

With Premier Chapter status, the McDonough School will now be eligible to award a $1,000 Beta Gamma Sigma scholarship in the 2005-2006 academic year. The chapter is also pre-qualified for consideration as an Outstanding Chapter, the highest honor attainable by a collegiate chapter. Georgetown University's Beta Gamma Sigma chapter will also receive a certificate recognizing its Premier accomplishments.

Lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest achievement available to business students anywhere in the world, and is extended to the upper 7 percent of juniors, the top 10 percent of seniors, and the upper 20 percent of graduate students. Of the 300,000 students expected to graduate from business programs each year, only about 20,000 will be invited to join the Society. Beta Gamma Sigma collegiate chapters currently operate on 417 college and university campuses, and can be found in all 50 states and four continents.

About Beta Gamma Sigma
Founded in 1913, Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society for AACSB International - The Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business. The Mission of Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business and to foster personal and professional excellence among its members. In order to meet this goal, Beta Gamma Sigma annually extends Society membership to the best and brightest students from AACSB accredited business programs. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma provides students with lifelong recognition of their high scholarly achievement, a benefit they carry throughout the rest of their academic and professional careers.

About Georgetown's McDonough School of Business
Offering unparalleled access to the world's business, policy and thought leaders, Georgetown University's Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business is seated at one of the nation's most prestigious universities in one of the world's most dynamic and important cities. The school is committed to developing leaders capable of making complex business decisions in a global environment and who are dedicated to serving their companies, society and humanity. The McDonough School's undergraduate, MBA, executive education and International Executive MBA programs provide solid grounding in all the core management disciplines, with an emphasis on the global, ethical and political environment of business. For more information about the McDonough School, visit

About Georgetown University
Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in America, founded in 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll. Georgetown today is a major student-centered, international, research university offering respected undergraduate, graduate and professional programs on its three campuses. For more information about Georgetown University, visit