MSUM achieved accreditation of its business programs by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) in 2010. This is the most prestigious level of accreditation available to business schools internationally. As a result of this achievement, the school was able to establish a chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma in 2011.
On Friday, April 20 an induction ceremony was held for 19 students joining Beta Gamma Sigma during the 2011-2012 academic year. The School of Business congratulates these students who join an expanding worldwide network of more than 625,000 outstanding business professionals who have earned recognition through lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. This is a very selective honor as only students ranking in the top 10 percent of the baccalaureate and top 20 percent of graduate programs at schools accredited by AACSB International are eligible for this invitation.
The following is a list of the 2011-2012 class of new Beta Gamma Sigma members:
Sara Beattie; Joel Becvar; Alexander Hajicek; Hae Seok Lee; Heidi Lensing; Bradley Ostendorf; Ashley Rasmussen; Jill Steinwand; Sean Templeton; Lindsey Thymian; Andrew Alstadt; Cory Black; Ryan Daly; Timothy Erickson; Christopher Karsky; Angela Kettering; Randy Larson; Allan Nunez; and Jenna Thompson
In addition, Tammy Miller, CEO of Border States Electric and MSUM alum, was inducted as the Chapter Honoree as a professional who has furthered the ideals of the Society through outstanding business and managerial leadership. Timothy Erickson, a Business Administration major, was selected as the Beta Gamma Sigma scholarship recipient for 2012-2013.