First time ever in Russia: Student Gaidar Forum 2021 hosted a Beta Gamma Sigma Installation ceremony
Institute of Business Studies, RANEPA (the Russian Federation, Moscow) has recently achieved accreditation of its business programs by AACSB International. As a result of this achievement, the school has established a chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma. The Institute of Business Studies, RANEPA chapter has received its charter from Marielle Heijltjes, current Board Chair, and Christina Allrich, Interim Executive Director of BGS at the installation ceremony that was held on April 9., 2021 within the framework of Student Gaidar Forum 2021. Sergey Myasoedov, Vice-rector RANEPA University, Director/Dean IBS Moscow of RANEPA, President of RABE (Russian Association of Business Education) thanked BGS for the invitation to become a part of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. He mentioned that Institute of Business Studies, RANEPA is the first business school in Russia to earn business accreditation from AACSB in May, 2019. As a result of this achievement, the school is now established a Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma.
Beta Gamma Sigma was founded as a national organization on February 19, 1913. The first national honor society in business was a merger of three separate societies established to honor academic achievement in business at the University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois and the University of California.
With collegiate chapters on six continents, Beta Gamma Sigma today is truly an international society that remains dedicated to recognizing the most outstanding students of business and management. The Society serves business schools accredited by AACSB International in the 21st century knowing that its membership of more than 830,000 comprises the brightest and best of the world’s business leaders.
Stephen W. Gilman, one of three professors who founded Beta Gamma Sigma at the University of Wisconsin:
“Success is not to be measured by income but by influence, not by power but by personality, not by capital but by character.”
All students are welcome to become a BGS member provided they meet certain criteria.
We wish all our IBS RANEPA students fruitful membership with BGS!
BGS-chapter at the Institute of Business Studies, RANEPA
Video from the Ceremony: