Beta Gamma Sigma: honour society for business alumni

High-achieving business alumni can join Beta Gamma Sigma, a prestigious honorary society that recognises the highest-achieving students in degree and postgraduate programmes in business schools accredited by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

Suitable candidates – with a GPA of 6.5 and above in their business programme of study – are invited by the AUT Business School after graduation to become a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.

Beta Gamma Sigma

Benefits of joining Beta Gamma Sigma

  • Become part of a worldwide network of more than 900,000 members across 190 countries
  • Connect with other top New Zealand graduates through the New Zealand Beta Gamma Sigma alumni group
  • Access to a range of:
    • Professional development workshops
    • Service/volunteer activities
    • Networking events
    • Notable speaker presentations

Who can become a member of Beta Gamma Sigma

To become a member, you must:

  • Graduate from your AUT business programme
  • Be invited by the AUT Business School after graduation to become a member of the New Zealand Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter
  • Provide a one-off payment of USD $75.00 is for a lifetime membership

If you become a member, you’ll be invited to attend an induction ceremony where you’ll receive your certificate of recognition and a lapel pin.

Watch: highlights from some of our events

Meet some of our alumni

April Shwe-Paul

April Shwe-Paul

Agile Coach, Spark NZ
Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management, Management & International Business
“A wise lecturer told us to pick a career path that would never become redundant. It’s why I chose human resources and management. My advice for other students would be to pick a degree that will give you the most flexibility to try different roles.”

Kiran Chandradevan

Technology Risk Analyst, Southern Cross Health Society
Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Economics with First-Class Honours
“Your lecturers are an incredible source of knowledge for much more than just study content. You should also get to know your fellow students. The New Zealand job market is quite small, so chances are that you’ll run into each other again after graduation.”
Emma Belworthy Lewthwaite

Emma Belworthy Lewthwaite

Policy Advisor, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Economics with First-Class Honours
“My advice is to engage in whatever you can. It doesn’t matter if you don’t finish it or totally mess it up. Exposing yourself to new experiences will always do you well. Also always ask questions.”
Matthew Ryland

Matthew Ryland

Assistant Manager, KPMG New Zealand
Bachelor of Business in Accounting
“My advice is to make sure that you enjoy university life – join clubs, go to networking events and try new things. The large amount of opportunities AUT gives you through clubs, internships, events and other networking opportunities with industry professionals, and workplace experience is impressive.”
Aleka Timog

Avikash (Avi) Chandra

National Operations Manager, Downer New Zealand
Master of Business Administration with Distinction
“AUT provides an MBA framework that is best suited for busy people. I did my MBA part-time, managing my work, family and social commitments, and AUT’s course structure made it easy for me to manage all these. I couldn’t have done my MBA at a better university.”
Alexander Cordts

Alexander Cordts

Consultant, Risk Advisory Team, Deloitte
Bachelor of Business in Management
“Not just being a number was amazing and not standard for a university of this size. I’d recommend the Bachelor of Business to anybody who wants to personalise their studies as the programme is super flexible, and students can get a lot of support from AUT. It’s great that you can try various areas in your first semester and then specialise in a few different areas during the other five semesters.”

See pics from our events

View pics from the Beta Gamma Sigma member inductions ceremonies on flickr:

Contact us

Get in touch to find out more and check if you’re eligible to become a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. You must have graduated from your business programme with a GPA of 6.5 or higher.