Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) is a prestigious international honour society for students and staff of business schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Aston Business School (ABS) gained its own AACSB accreditation in 2003 and is one of a small number of UK schools to win this international recognition. AACSB International assures quality and promotes excellence and continuous improvement in undergraduate and postgraduate education in business administration and accounting. This accreditation has enabled ABS to establish a BGS Collegiate Chapter and Aston University is the first institution in the UK to be allied with Beta Gamma Sigma.
Beta Gamma Sigma encourages and honours superior academic achievement in the study of business. The founding principles and values of the Society are honour and integrity, pursuit of wisdom, and earnestness. BGS membership conveys a lifetime commitment to these values and fosters personal and professional excellence.
Beta Gamma Sigma has inducted more than 650,000 outstanding students into membership since its founding in 1913.
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