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.
The society’s mission is supported by four objectives:
- Encourage and honor academic achievement by students of business and management 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, pursuit of wisdom, earnestness, and service
- Connect Beta Gamma Sigma student and alumni members to each other and to opportunities in their professional lives
Become a Member
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 in 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 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 been focused on examining readiness for autonomous driving technology in the trucking industry, with presentations in Cairo and London.
Victoria A. Pommells
Victoria Pommells is a junior at Georgia State University studying Actuarial Science. She has been awarded a spot on the President’s List five times since starting her studies at GSU in 2018. Victoria participates in two Robinson College Signature Programs: Women Lead and the Joiner Achievement Academy. She also is an active member of the Actuarial Student Association and holds a position on the Executive Board for the Gamma Iota Sigma Zeta Chapter. Outside of school, Victoria has worked with the City of Atlanta as a Finance intern and recently participated in the Casualty Actuarial Society’s summer program. In addition, she received the IEF Study Abroad Scholarship in 2019, giving her the opportunity to study in Costa Rica and improve her proficiency in Spanish. Moreover, she was accepted into an auditing internship program led by BDO London, the fifth-largest accounting firm in the world, set to take place in the summer of 2020, although the program was suspended due to COVID-19 concerns. After graduation, Victoria plans to work in the actuarial field, specializing in the property and casualty sector, and hopes to earn her Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) designation.
Chapter Vice President
Jose Luis Hernandez-Maldonado
Jose Hernandez is a senior at Georgia State University studying Accounting and Computer Information Systems with concentrations in Cybersecurity. Jose is a Goizueta scholar and is a mentor through the Latino Leadership Initiative program. He serves as the Vice President for La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. He is also involved in the student chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals For America. Jose has been selected as a Forbes Under 30 scholar and as a Future Diversity Leader by KPMG. He has participated in internships with various companies including two of the big 4 accounting firms. Jose plans to start his career in the Advisory service line at a big 4 and his dream is to start his very own accounting practice in the future.