Eligibility & Requirements

Review the list of requirements below. 

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 to membership after they:


  • have declared a concentration in accounting, finance, or information systems (or have stated an intention to declare a concentration in accounting, finance, or information systems), 

  • are matriculated students at the chapter university, and;

  • have completed one and one half years  of collegiate courses and at least one major course (accounting, finance or information systems corresponding to major area)  beyond the principles or introductory level  (for transfer students, the most recent qualifying course must be at the initiating institution or another AACSB or EQUIS accredited institution or

  • for those institutions offering 3-year programs, have completed one year of collegiate courses and at least one major course (accounting, finance or information systems corresponding to major area) beyond the principles or introductory level  (for transfer students, the most recent qualifying course must be at the initiating institution or another AACSB or EQUIS accredited institution); 

  • have attained a cumulative grade average in upper level courses, in their declared area of concentration, beyond the business core of at least 3.0 (where A is equal to 4.0) or the equivalent (for graduate students this GPA should be measured after at least one semester or quarter of academic work) ; and

  • have attained at least a cumulative grade average of 3.0, or

  • have achieved a rank within the top 35% of their university class, or

  • have attained at least a 3.25 cumulative grade average on the most recently completed 30 semester hours; or

  • have attained an honors distinction utilized by their institution deemed to be equivalent to the above by the BAP Board of Directors 

 

Candidacy

In order to fully benefit from Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) activities, students seeking to be BAP 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.

 

More on eligibility

For full eligibility requirements, read our policy and procedures manual.

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