Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) is a society accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, which invites outstanding business schools to establish collegiate chapters. Only the top scholars of these programmes are invited to join the BGS. It is not a fraternity, sorority or student club, but an organisation that recognises academic excellence in business studies. The prestigious recognition awarded lifetime membership to elites from more than 525 collegiate chapters in over 20 countries and territories worldwide.
BGS strives to promote the values and principles represented by the Greek letters beta, gamma and sigma - Beta is the first letter of the Greek word bebaeos which signifies Honor; Gamma is for gnosis which means Wisdom; Sigma is the initial letter of spoude which represents earnestness.
Since its establishment in 2008, the City University of Hong Kong Chapter of BGS has inducted over 1300 best of the best member in the College. Only the top 5% of undergraduate students, top 10% of postgraduate students, and all eligible PhD students are invited for membership.
The Chapter Honoree Award is conferred to those who have achieved distinction primarily in business and administration who possess those qualities that Beta Gamma Sigma fosters. Seven prominent business executives in the city have been conferred the Chapter Honoree Awards by the CityU BGS Chapter and they are: (in chronological order)
The Chapter has inducted 1961 members into lifetime memberships of Beta Gamma Sigma. The top 5% of undergraduate students, top 10% of postgraduate students, and all eligible PhD students were invited for membership.