Beta Alpha Psi, the national accounting fraternity, is a scholastic and professional organization, which encourages and recognizes scholastic and professional excellence in the field of accounting. By promoting the study and practice of accounting and providing opportunities for interaction with practicing accountants, the organization hopes to encourage in students a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibilities. Those students who have attained the appropriate cumulative grade point average in accounting courses and are in the upper 35 percent of their class in all University courses are eligible for membership.
Beta Gamma Sigma is the national honor society honoring outstanding students in management. Membership is based on character and high scholarship, and for MBA graduates is restricted to those graduating in the upper 15 to 20 percent of all UB MBA programs in a given year. Membership is by election by a committee of faculty and staff. Information concerning Beta Gamma Sigma is available in 203 Alfiero.
For outstanding performance in the completion of graduate programs leading to the MBA degree, the School of Management awards the degree “With Distinction” to graduates with overall grade point averages of 3.75 and above in all MBA courses. About 10 percent of those receiving the MBA degree receive these honors. Recipients receive a letter from the dean of the School of Management, and the honor is recorded on the final transcript.