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Membership Benefits

Taken directly from, the National Beta Alpha Psi website.


  • To recognize and promote outstanding academic achievements in the fields of accounting, finance, and information systems.
  • To promote the study and practice of professional fields related to these disciplines.
  • To provide self-development opportunities and association among members and practicing financial professionals.
  • To encourage a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibilities.
  • To enhance and complement the collegiate experience.

289 Chapters and Growing!

At every school, a local chapter is made up of students and faculty members. Student officers guide a chapter’s activities and operations, which are all overseen by faculty advisers.

Visit Beta Alpha Psi Online

The website contains:

  • A schedule of meetings
  • A list of corporate sponsors and members of the Beta Alpha Psi International Advisory Forum
  • Links to chapters and their individual membership requirements

Professional Reputation

Beta Alpha Psi is recognized and respected by the business community as a premier collegiate organization. The reputation of Beta Alpha Psi can open doors to outstanding career opportunities in the fields of finance, accounting, and information systems. Potential employers know that when they see Beta Alpha Psi on a resume, they are getting the best.

Bonding through Activities and Service 

As a member of Beta Alpha Psi, you will have ongoing opportunities to participate in campus and community service activities. Service activities include participating in fundraising projects for charity, voluntary tutoring, and assisting in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Communication Skills

Through numerous chances to make presentations at local high schools and introductory college classes, as well as at annual and regional meetings, Beta Alpha Psi members will develop strong communication skills.

Scholastic Achievement

Academic excellence is not only welcomed but it is also expected. Beta Alpha Psi requires its members to maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.

Scholarship Awards

You may even qualify for an exclusive scholarship opportunity. If not, membership significantly enhances your chances of receiving several other types of scholarship awards. That’s because Beta Alpha Psi looks great on any scholarship application because of our outstanding reputation for scholastic achievement.


At many chapters, each Beta Alpha Psi member has a mentor. In the mentor program, Beta Alpha Psi alumni are assigned to new members and pledges, so you can benefit from their experience and advice. Their support can also help you maintain a high level of academic achievement. The Beta Alpha Psi mentor program ensures someone will always be there for you throughout your college career — and beyond.

Enhanced University Experience

Membership in Beta Alpha Psi is a wonderful and rewarding way to meet like-minded people who share many of the same goals and interests that you do.

Networking Opportunities 

Members are also able to develop professional friendships and relationships through various networking activities. These include field trips to companies and firms, attending joint meetings with professional organizations, and service activities.

Future Contacts

Overall, Beta Alpha Psi is a tremendous way to interact with professionals and future professionals from whom you may later wish to seek employment. It is also a great way to develop strategic contacts and relationships with faculty members who can provide good potential job sources and references.

Jaeseong Lim, Ph.D.  
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Dorothy Thompson, D.B.A.
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