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Aston students and graduates join best in the world

04 March 2005

Aston students and graduates join best in the world

Business students, graduates and staff from Aston University in Birmingham have become the first in the UK to join ranks with some of the best business people in the world by becoming eligible for membership of Beta Gamma Sigma, the only scholastic honour society recognized by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

This prestigious organisation is respected throughout the world and includes in its membership collegiate schools of business that meet high standards of eligibility required of accredited member institutions in terms of curriculum, teaching staff, and library facilities.

Membership of Beta Gamma Sigma provides lifetime recognition for students of business and management. It is the highest recognition a student anywhere in the world can receive. Simply put, this means that members elected to Beta Gamma Sigma are truly the “Best in Business”.

Beta Gamma Sigma has inducted more than half a million outstanding students into membership since its founding in 1913. These members have served in corporate, government, non-profit, educational, and other management positions at every level of responsibility. Members currently reside in all 50 U.S. states and more than 176 countries around the world.

Prof John Saunders, Head of Aston Business School and President of the Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter at Aston said: ‘Being a world class business school in the heart of Birmingham, it is great to give our students access to the world of top business people.’

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For further press information please contact Sally Hoban on 0121 204 4552 or email s.l.hoban@aston.ac.uk

Notes to editors:

• For further information and the history of Beta Gama Sigma visit www. betagammasigma.org

• Photographs attached from the Beta Gamma Sigma Installation ceremony at Aston, 21 February 2005. Please credit photographer Tony Flanagan on publication. Image 1 – (left to right) Nicholas Johnson, Mehalagh Beckett, Chris Rothwell, who are all new members. Image 2 – Professor John Saunders (Head of Aston Business School) and Vasilis Theoharakis, lecturer in Aston Business School.

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