Executive Graduate Honor (EGH)
For more than 100 years, Beta Alpha Psi, through its global chapter network and outstanding professional partners, has recognized the outstanding academic achievements of students in Accounting, Finance and Business Analytics / Digital Technology. Each year we deliver on our commitment to assist its members and alumni in advancing career pursuits, developing as professionals, and in becoming responsible members of our community.
The needs of graduate students may be somewhat different from undergraduates. But recognizing your academic achievement at this next level is no less important. Assisting you in your professional development is an opportunity you have earned!
The Beta Alpha Psi Executive Graduate Honor (EGH) is your opportunity to stand out among your peers. Selectively offered by invitation-only by just under 300 of the top AACSB accredited graduate business schools in the U.S., this recognition means excellence and will carry with you for the rest of your career.
Let us take a moment to explain in more detail the merits of this exclusive program for qualified graduate students, university, and BAP chapter.
WHO QUALIFIES FOR THE EXECUTIVE GRADUATE HONOR?
Offered exclusively by the top AACSB accredited graduate business programs in the United States, qualifying begins by achieving a GPA of at least a 3.5 after completing 15 credits of course work. An invitation to apply online directly to the BAP Executive Office will be extended to the applicant by the university. The application process will verify academic qualifications and seek evidence to support shared values and commitments through demonstrated professional work experience and community service.
Applications will be accepted beginning in January 2021. If you graduated from a Masters Program in December 2020 and meet the requirements, please apply before March 1st, 2021.
HOW MUCH DOES THE EXECUTIVE GRADUATE HONOR COST?
When the application is approved, a one-time fee of $125 will be charged. There are no other annual fees to maintain alumni membership or to participate in professional partner opportunities after graduation.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO APPLYING FOR AND RECEIVING THE EXECUTIVE GRADUATE HONOR?
Beta Alpha Psi is a highly recognized brand in the Financial Information profession that will distinguish your academic graduate-level experience this year, next year and in the years to come.
Recipients of the Executive Graduate Honor will receive a specially designed EGH certificate, pin and LinkedIn Digital Badge that specifically recognizes you for this outstanding graduate-level accomplishment.
Beta Alpha Psi and its building Professional Partner network may be of great assistance as you:
Search and consider post graduate career opportunities
Seek to develop new skills, earn professional certifications and join professional organizations
Network with Beta Alpha Psi’s Alumni & Member Network to build your own personal“board of directors” that can also assist you in discovering that 2nd and 3rd job in the years ahead.
WHAT IF I ALREADY EARNED MEMBERSHIP INTO A CHAPTER OF BETA ALPHA PSI DURING UNDERGRAD?
Congratulations! We celebrate with you this outstanding undergraduate academic achievement. And since you already have an understanding of its value, we encourage you to celebrate your graduate level achievement with the Executive Graduate Honor. We would not want you to miss out on any of the graduate-level professional programming that comes with this special honor. Remember, our mission is not just to be there for you now but also in the years ahead.
Exclusive to BAP Executive Graduate Honor recipients - Upcoming free, live virtual events for Spring 2021:
- April 15, 2021 3PM CST - Leading in a Digital World: The Impact of Technology on the Profession
- Description: Join PwC to discuss how emerging technologies and digital trends are transforming work. Learn about PwC's firm wide initiative to develop digital acumen in their workforce and how you can begin developing these technology and digital analysis skills to position yourself for success in the business environment.
- Speakers: Margaret Wells, Amy Kraft, and Jim Andrus.
Margaret Wells is a Senior Associate in the Dallas SALT-FS practice. She received undergraduate degrees in Accounting and French as well as a master's in Accounting from Southern Methodist University. She was a seasonal intern in the SALT-FS practice for three summers during college, completed her normal spring internship in PCS tax, and began her full time career with an 18 month rotation as a Digital Accelerator.
Amy Kraft is a Senior Manager with PwC's Talent Acquisition team. Amy graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications and has over twenty-three years of recruiting experience. Amy started her PwC career in Tax recruiting and currently leads the Talent Identification efforts for the Greater Texas Market. Amy currently holds the human resources PHR certification.
Jim Andrus started with PwC 23 years ago after graduating with a Masters Degree in Accounting (Tax emphasis) from Brigham Young University. After focussing on Corporate and Fiduciary Taxation, Jim moved into PwC's Learning and Education practice where he assisted in the development of curriculum and traveled around the country teaching PwC tax methodology to associates across the firm. His responsibilities then shifted to Human Capital to a focus on talent development working to enhance professional advancement within the Assurance practice. Jim now focuses his energy on finding and developing strong talent, leading a team of excellent recruiters who have primary campus recruiting responsibility across the firm's Southwest Market. Jim currently holds the SPHR and SHRM-SCP credentials with human resources.
Once details are finalized, an email invitation will go out to all EGH recipients. Stay tuned!