MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University's Walker L. Cisler College of Business recently was accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). As a result of this recognition, the college has established a chapter of the business honor society Beta Gamma Sigma.

Being a member of the society is the highest recognition a business student in the world can receive in an undergraduate or graduate program. Students ranking in the top 7 percent of the junior class, top IO percent of the senior class, and top 20 percent of master's programs at universities accredited by AACSB are eligible to become a member.

Beta Gamma Sigma has members including CEOs, CFOS, presidents and other management personnel at the world's largest companies. The society's mission is to encourage and dignify academic achievement in the study of business and personal and professional distinction in the practice of the vocation.

The College of Business has offered 15 memberships to outstanding students. Four accepted the honor and were inducted including Kathleen A. Rose of Marquette, Katherine E. Fosburg of Negaunee, Damian R. Matacz of Western Australia, Eric L. Lundin of Rapid River.

James H. Scheiner, Dean of the College of Business said that it is good to have an honor society on campus "because it puts our students on par with students from other schools, for example the University of Michigan inducts students into Beta Gamma Sigma."

The accreditation process took five years including a self-study and a site visit by a review committee.

Prepared By
Miriam Moeller