The Lagos Business School Beta Gamma Sigma society was established with an installation and recognition ceremony on Friday, November 17th, and Saturday, November 18th, 2017 respectively; at the School premises. The Beta Gamma Sigma society is an international honour society exclusive to business programs accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).
The recognition ceremony for new members was led by the Installing Officer, Dr Enase Okonedo, Dean of Lagos Business and anchored by the Chapter Advisor, Anuli Ilechukwu of the MBA Careers Office.
The leadership team of the newly recognised members comprises of Glory Enyinnaya, class of EMBA 21 voted as the Student President; Ilerioluwa Akinkugbe, class of MBA 15 Student Vice President Programming; Ibrahim Adesoye, class of MBA 15, Student Vice President of Membership/Public Relations. Others include Ayodele Akinwunmi, EMBA 21 selected as Student Vice President of Alumni Relations, Chidozie Nnewuihe, class of MBA 15, Vice President of Finance and Stephanie Erigha, class of MBA 15, voted as the General Secretary.
Beta Gamma Sigma was founded in 1913 in three US Universities: the University of California-Berkley, the University of Illinois and the University of Wisconsin. Its membership is highly exclusive, and it is the highest honour achievable by a business student attending an AACSB accredited institution. It is the largest organisation in the world that honours business school graduates internationally, and members currently reside in over 190 countries.
As both share an emphasis on global networking, Beta Gamma Sigma and AACSB have facilitated connections to foster AACSB’s mission of Engagement, Innovation, and Growth. Beta Gamma Sigma societies are established only at business institutions who have worked to attain prestigious AACSB accreditation, and the LBS chapter is the first in sub-Saharan Africa.