A dozen Penn State World Campus students have been inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma international business honor society, which recognizes scholastic excellence in the world's top business schools.

The logo for Beta Gamma Sigma is shown.

The students are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Finance undergraduate program and the graduate Master of Project Management, both of which are administered by the Black School of Business at Penn State Behrend.

Beta Gamma Sigma has recognized the top students in business disciplines since 1913. Membership is limited to students in collegiate chapters at schools accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. 

To be considered for membership, students must rank in the top 10% of bachelor’s degree programs or the top 20% of graduate programs.

“We are proud of our new inductees,” said Greg Filbeck, director of the Black School of Business. "Being inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma represents a high achievement for students. Beta Gamma Sigma is only available to AACSB–accredited schools, which represent fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide. Once enrolled, students must distinguish themselves among their peers in terms of academic achievement."

The student inductees in the Bachelor of Science are:

  • Christian Beecher
  • Connor Bryant
  • Kevin Smith
  • Christopher Joseph Todino

The student inductees in the Master of Project Management are:

  • Samantha Ciprich
  • Sarah M. Flessas
  • Shannon Michele Gregg
  • Vivek Kasi Viswanathan
  • Nicole M. Pizzari
  • Kristin L. Prechtel
  • Zachary Williams  
  • Meghan Young

Find out more about the business degree programs offered online through Penn State World Campus.