Beta Gamma Sigma

We Are the "best in Business"

Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) is an international honor society recognizing the outstanding academic achievements of students enrolled in collegiate business and management programs accredited by AACSB International. Invitation for membership is sent out in the Spring.

Beta Gamma Sigma logoOnly the top 5 percent of business programs worldwide are privileged to host a chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, and only the top 10 percent of juniors and seniors and top 20 percent of Master’s candidates are invited to join each year. Beta Gamma Sigma membership signals excellence to colleagues and potential employers, and marks a person as one of the top students at the Lutgert College of Business.

What Is BGS?

Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma starts with recognition as the "best in business" but delivers value for life.

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  • BGS welcomes students from all business disciplines.
  • BGS has recognized business excellence for over 100 years.
  • BGS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), which certifies societies with the highest standard of excellence.
  • BGS has collegiate and alumni chapters around the globe and members in 160 countries.
  • BGS has one of the largest closed LinkedIn groups with over 60,000 members and growing. This resource allows our members to network and discuss current business topics with other top business leaders around the globe.
  • BGS' active network of 30 Alumni Chapters (and growing) around the globe offers access to members, programs, networking, speaker events, and more.
  • BGS members receive valuable benefits and discounts on test preparation, subscriptions, car rentals, travel, business wear, and financial services that help grow their assets.

  • Mission of BGS

  • History of BGS

  • FGCU Chapter Inductees

  • FGCU Chapter Honorees

  • Collegiate Chapter Honor Roll


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Chelsea R. Ganey named BGS Chapter Honoree 2023

Chelsea R. Ganey named BGS Chapter Honoree 2023

April 27, 2023 / Lutgert News / Tags: 2023, Accounting, Advertising, Agribusiness, BGS, Beta Gamma Sigma, Economics, Finance, Graduate, Honoree, Information Systems & Operations Management, Management, Marketing, PGA Golf Management, Real Estate, Resort & Hospitality, Sales, Undergraduate

Chelsea is responsible for developing, communicating and executing on the strategic plan and growth of Moran Wealth Management. Prior to this role, she spent 8 years at the firm as a Senior Portfolio Manager responsible for the fixed income and several equity strategies. She serves on both the Executive Committee and Investment Committee at Moran Wealth Management. Chelsea earned her BS in Finance from Florida Gulf Coast University. She was awarded the CFA Charter from the CFA Institute in 2014, and is a member of the CFA Society of Naples where she currently serves on the board. In 2021, Chelsea co-founded Southwest Florida Women in Investment Management to support the development and advancement of women in the local finance community. In addition to her responsibilities at Moran Wealth Management, Chelsea sits on the Executive Council for the Department of Economics and Finance at Florida Gulf Coast University and is the President of the House Corporation for the Pi Mu Chapter of Chi Omega. Lastly, she is a member of CHIEF, a private organization for women executive leaders. Chelsea loves to read, travel, and spend quality time with her family. As a Midwest transplant, she lovingly cheers for the Chicago Bulls, Bears and Cubs.

Bill Daubmann named BGS Chapter Honoree 2022

Bill Daubmann named BGS Chapter Honoree 2022

April 29, 2022 / Lutgert News / Tags: 2022, BGS, Beta Gamma Sigma, Honoree

Entrepreneur Bill Daubmann, founder and president of My Shower Door / D3 Glass, has been named the Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Honoree for 2022. At the April 29th Induction Ceremony on the FGCU Campus, Mr. Daubmann delivered a lively and heartfelt chronicle of his journey from a reluctant student in Springfield, Massachusetts, through ten seasons as an on-ice American Hockey League referee, and ultimately to the founding and building of MY Shower Door. Today the business employs more than 165 associates at nine retail location, a glass manufacturing and fabrication subsidiary, and an architectural glass division. Each year the FGCU Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS)’s student officers select a prominent community member to recognize with an honorary membership into the international business honor society. Chapter Honorees must have achieved distinction primarily in business and administration and demonstrate those qualities that Beta Gamma Sigma fosters, including honor, wisdom, and earnestness. Founded in 1913, Beta Gamma Sigma is the international business honor society for AACSB-accredited schools, which are the top 5% of business school programs around the world. Inducted as students, BGS members go on to serve in critical leadership roles in corporate, entrepreneurial, government, non-profit, and academic sectors. Members currently reside in all 50 U. S. states and more than 190 countries. Notable members include Nobel Prize winners, Olympians, inventors, CEOs of major global companies and nonprofit organizations, deans of the top business schools, and others who are making the world a better place at all levels of contribution through social enterprise, service, and leadership. Beta Gamma Sigma is a proud member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS).

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