Beta Gamma Sigma is an international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.
Four objectives support the society's mission:
- Encourage and honor academic achievement by business and management students through chapters in business programs accredited by AACSB International.
- Develop Beta Gamma Sigma members as student and professional leaders, and celebrate continuing leadership and excellence
- Foster in Beta Gamma Sigma members an enduring commitment to the founding principles and values of the Society: honor and integrity, the pursuit of wisdom, earnestness, and service
- Connect Beta Gamma Sigma student and alumni members to each other and opportunities in their professional lives.
If you're a business student, set a goal to become a Beta Gamma Sigma member. Membership is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in an undergraduate, master's or doctoral program at a school accredited by AACSB International. Students are chosen by the faculty of their business schools to be invited to membership in the society. To be eligible for invitation, students must a) be enrolled in a business program at a school accredited by AACSB International that has a chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma; and b) be in the upper 10 percent of the junior class (second semester), upper 10 percent of the senior class, upper 20 percent of the graduating master's class, or completed all requirements to receive a doctorate.
Dr. Steven S. Dionne
Dr. Dionne is a clinical assistant professor of management at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business. He received his doctorate from the Saїd Business School at the University of Oxford and has previously worked as a management consultant. Steven has acted as a faculty adviser on various case competitions, including the National Black MBA Association and the National Diversity Case Competition. His research on strategic decision-making has been presented at various international conferences, such as the Strategic Management Society, the Academy of Management, the International Council for Small Business, and the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics. A recent article in the Journal of Small Business Management examines the role of heuristics in private-equity investments. Current research has examined readiness for autonomous driving technology in the trucking industry, with presentations in Cairo and London.
Nneoma D. Emeka
Nneoma Emeka is a determined, hardworking junior pursuing a Finance degree at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business (Georgia State University). She is highly passionate about problem-solving, which has assisted her in leveraging her creative and strategic thinking strengths to bring a unique and fresh perspective to any situation. This love of strategic problem solving led Nneoma to focus her interests in consulting, strategy operations, and business development. Nneoma has accumulated hands-on experience through customer-facing roles at Apple and Hyland Software to pursue these interests. Nneoma has also participated in leadership programs hosted by consulting companies, such as PwC, Protiviti, and the Boston Consulting Group. In August 2021, she participated in an Exxon-sponsored ELC Diversity Case Competition and secured first place out of twenty-four teams. She is an active member of Management Leadership for Tomorrow, SEO Success, and The Executive Leadership Council. She is also a creative at heart and enjoys photography, creative writing, exploring museums, and giving back to her immediate community.
Chapter Vice President
Madeline Celestino is a hard-working, open-minded, and dedicated senior pursuing an Accounting degree with a minor in Finance at Georgia State University. She is most passionate about advocating for underrepresented individuals, as well as seeking resources for all students to better achieve their career goals. Madeline has been awarded a spot on the President’s List at Georgia State University for 8 semesters consecutively since beginning her studies at GSU in 2020. Outside of being the Vice President of Beta Gamma Sigma, she is also the Head of Finance for the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) at GSU, and a member of Beta Alpha Psi. Madeline is a First-Generation Coca-Cola Scholar at Georgia State University. She is currently working for a real estate company in their Accounts Payable department as a Controller’s Assistant. Outside of Madeline’s academic and professional life, she enjoys volunteering, hiking, and baking in her free time.