On May 16, 2019, the Graduate School of International Management (GSIM), IUJ proudly announced the establishment of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) Chapter at GSIM. As an AACSB-accredited business school, GSIM earned the right to establish a chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, an international premier honor society recognizing the outstanding academic achievements of students enrolled in AACSB accredited business schools. The BGS Chapter established at GSIM is the second one in Japan.
The BGS induction ceremony was held at Matsushita Library & Information Center (MLIC) Hall at IUJ. GSIM students, faculty, and staff members participated in the ceremony. At the ceremony, GSIM Dean Wenkai Li led the induction session encouraging GSIM students work harder to earn BGS membership. The installing officers of the BGS chapter at GSIM, BGS CEO Christina Carosella, BGS Director Christina Allrich, and BGS Associate Director Denise Cage, officially announced the formation of the BGS chapter at GSIM and congratulated GSIM for its achievements. Mr. Omer Mohammedahmed (GSIM MBA Class of 2019) introduced more details about BGS.
BGS CEO Christina Carosella announces the formation of BGS Chapter at GSIM:
With its mission to nurture wise individuals for global business and social leadership, GSIM was founded in 1988 under the guidance and collaboration of the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, USA. GSIM was the first US-style business school in Japan and the first MBA program in Japan to teach its courses only in English. Since then, GSIM has built up an international alumni network spanning over 120 countries and regions, and developed its campus into a diverse, multinational, multicultural, multi-ethnic environment comprised of students from around the world. GSIM has developed into a world-recognized business school, ranked among the top 100 business schools in the world. GSIM obtained AACSB accreditation in February 2018.
To learn more about GSIM, please visit https://www.iuj.ac.jp/gsim/
About Beta Gamma Sigma
Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) was founded in 1913, making it one of the oldest scholastic honor societies for business students. Only the highest-performing students from AACSB-accredited schools are invited to join the society. There are approximately 830,000 members in over 590 chapters spreading around 190 countries or regions. Students can join BGS while enrolled, and maintain membership for life. BGS membership not only creates a community for outstanding students, it enables students connect with other BGS members around the globe, opening up endless opportunities for future career development.
The three principles of BGS, which align with GSIM mission very well, are:
Beta is the initial letter of the Greek word BEBAEOS (Beb-i-os), which signifies honor. Honor is defined as the personal integrity and excellence of character. It is a prerequisite for those who lead others. It also encourages altruism and enlighten social responsibility and services.
Gamma is the initial letter of the Greek word GNOSIS (no-sis), which means wisdom. Wisdom is knowledge tested by experience and tempered by discerning judgment. It abhors prejudice, it insists upon freedom of thought and expression.
Sigma is the initial letter of the Greek word SPOUDE (spoo-day), which means earnestness. Earnestness is enthusiasm measured by achievement, reason and sincerity. It is that dynamic quality which is essential for all great achievements. Individuals who reflect honest and inspire confidence, invite action, and generate progress.
To learn more about BGS, please visit www.betagammasigma.org
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AACSB accreditation is widely regarded as the highest level of accreditation for business schools, a “hallmark of excellence” in business education, and synonymous with the highest standards of quality. AACSB Accreditation has been earned by less than 5 percent of the world’s business schools.
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