Eligibility & Requirements

For Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Degree seeking undergraduate and graduate students (e.g. MPA, MACC, MBA, MS, and PhD, etc.) and non-degree Post-Baccalaureate students at institutions where a chapter is located shall be eligible for election and subject to the following criteria:

  • Declared a concentration in accounting, finance, business analytics, or digital technology, or have stated an intention to declare a concentration to do so, and
  • Be matriculated students at the university hosting the chapter, and
  • Completed at least one major course (accounting, finance, business analytics, or digital technology corresponding to major area) beyond the principles or introductory level. For transfer students, the qualifying course must be from the initiating institution or another AACSB or EQUIS accredited institution, or
  • For institutions with 3-year programs, have completed at least one major course (accounting, finance, business analytics, or digital technology corresponding to major area) beyond the principles or introductory level. For transfer students, the qualifying course must be from the initiating institution or another AACSB or EQUIS accredited institution.
  • Achieved a cumulative grade average of at least 3.0 (on a scale where A is equal to 4.0) in upper-level courses within the declared area of concentration, beyond the business core. For graduate students, this GPA should be measured after at least one semester or quarter of academic work, and
  • Attained a cumulative grade average of at least 3.0, or
  • Attained a rank within the top 35% of the university class, or
  • Achieved at least a 3.25 cumulative grade average on the most recently completed 30 semester hours.
  • Attained an honors distinction recognized by their institution, considered equivalent to the above by the Beta Alpha Psi Board of Directors.

Candidacy Policy

In order to fully benefit from Beta Alpha Psi activities, students seeking to be Beta alpha Psi candidates must declare their candidacy when they have at least the equivalent of one academic year (two semesters) remaining prior to graduation. A student may remain a candidate for no more than one semester or two academic quarters following completion of required major courses prior to induction as a full member; exceptions for special circumstances may be made only with approval of the chapter's faculty advisor.

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