Beta Alpha Psi

Welcome to the Psi Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi at Marquette University!

You may contact the faculty advisor, Mr. Rich Tobin, with any questions.

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What is Beta Alpha Psi?

Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for accounting, finance, analytics, and IT majors. The objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and recognize excellence in the business information field. As an initiated member of Beta Alpha Psi, you will demonstrate excellence in Academics, Professionalism, and Service.  Perhaps most importantly, you will make friendships that pay dividends for years to come. 

Why should you join?

In addition to academic recognition, Beta Alpha Psi provides exclusive opportunities to network with potential employers. Professional meetings keep you informed of current trends in accounting, prepare you for the real world after college, and demonstrate your commitment to learning outside the classroom.  Service events help you develop an ethical mindset and a sense of public responsibility.  Our service events are also unique opportunities to engage with classmates and our extensive alumni network.  Lastly, but perhaps most importantly, social events allow you to connect with peers, make friends, and have fun!

How do you join?

First Year Students – Join the Peer Mentoring Program:   This program connects first year Accounting, Finance, and IT students with members of Beta Alpha Psi.  Join your mentor for weekly meetings as your schedule allows.  Network with employers.  Socialize with classmates.  Discuss your questions on class registration, resume building, or internship applications.  Sign up for the Peer Mentoring program using the following link:  https://forms.office.com/r/7deHRER7Kk

Intermediate and Advanced Students – Apply to become a Candidate for Initiation:  Prior to earning membership, you are considered a candidate for membership.  Follow these steps to get started.

  • First, check your eligibility.  You may begin candidacy once you have sophomore standing (i.e., >24 college credits).  You must also be enrolled in intermediate level coursework (i.e., ACCO 3001 or higher for Accounting majors; FINA 4001, FINA 4011, or an equivalent upper-level course for Finance majors; and INSY 4051 or INSY 4052 for IT majors.)
  • Second, apply to become a candidate for initiation.  Use the link below to complete the New Candidate Form:  https://forms.office.com/r/vkYrQBKgDk
  • Third, pay your dues.  You’ll make a one-time payment of $100 at the start of your candidacy. This includes a $75 non-refundable initiation fee remitted to the National BAP office.  The remaining portion funds professional, scholarship, service, and social activities.  The $100 payment should be made to our Venmo account (@MarquetteBAP).  Your candidacy officially begins once the payment is received. 
  • Fourth, begin participating in Beta events!  It takes two consecutive semesters of participation in Beta Alpha Psi to become an initiated member. As a candidate, you must maintain high academic standards, attend professional meetings, and engage in service activities. 
  • Next, apply to become an initiated member.  Successful candidates apply for initiation near the conclusion of their second semester.  Your application is evaluated based on academic performance as well as your active participation in professional and service activities.
  • Lastly, attend the initiation ceremony.  Successful candidates are invited to attend the initiation ceremony, thereby becoming an official member of Beta Alpha Psi!  As a newly initiated member, you will be immediately eligible to receive scholarships, vote in Chapter elections, and run for leadership positions.

Initiation Requirements for New Candidates

To become eligible for initiation as a member, candidates must meet the following academic and participation requirements.

Academic Excellence:  Candidates are expected to achieve certain academic requirements by the date of their initiation.

  • Satisfy one of the following grade requirements:
    • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0; or
    • GPA of 3.25 over the most recent 30 semester hours completed.
  • GPA of 3.0 in accounting courses. For candidates who are double-majors in accounting with finance or information technology, grades in upper-division finance or information technology courses, respectively, should be factored in the GPA as well.

Professional Excellence:  Candidates are expected to attend at least 70% of professional meetings over two consecutive semesters.  For example, the 2022-2023 school year includes fourteen professional meetings.  A successful candidate will attend at least ten meetings over that timeframe.

Service Excellence:  Candidates are expected to actively participate in each of our service initiatives over two consecutive semesters.  These initiatives include:

  • Tutoring: Beta hosts pre-exam review sessions for ACCO 1030 and 1031 students.  Candidates are expected to attend at least 70% of these sessions over two consecutive semesters.  For example, the 2022-2023 school year includes twelve review sessions.  A successful candidate will attend at least eight sessions over that timeframe.
  • Society Impact Events: Beta assists community partners with programs ranging from hunger to literacy.  Candidates are expected to engage in at least 70% of these sessions over two consecutive semesters.  For example, the 2022-2023 school year includes three society impact events.  A successful candidate will attend at least two events over that timeframe.
  • Mentoring: Beta provides peer mentoring for students interested in Accounting, Finance, Analytics, and/or IT careers.  Candidates are expected to attend a professional and/or service event with their mentee(s) at least once per semester.

Participation Expectations for Initiated Members

Initiated members in good standing (“MIGs”) are eligible for special recognition, scholarships, and awards.  Requirements for MIG status are detailed below.

Academic Excellence:  MIGs are expected to maintain certain academic requirements, including:

  • One of the following grade requirements:
    • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0; or
    • GPA of 3.25 over the most recent 30 semester hours completed.
  • GPA of 3.0 in accounting courses. For candidates who are double-majors in accounting with finance or information technology, grades in upper-division finance or information technology courses, respectively, should be factored in the GPA as well.

Professional Excellence:  MIGs are expected to attend at least 25% of professional meetings over two consecutive semesters.  For example, a typical school year includes fourteen professional meetings.  A MIG should attend at least four meetings over that timeframe.

Service Excellence:  MIGs are expected to actively participate in each of our service initiatives over two consecutive semesters.  These initiatives include:

  • Tutoring: Beta hosts pre-exam review sessions for ACCO 1030 and 1031 students.  A typical school year includes 11-12 review sessions.  MIGs are expected to attend at least two sessions per semester.
  • Society Impact Events: Beta assists community partners with programs ranging from hunger to literacy.  A typical school year includes 3-4 society impact events.  MIGs are expected to participate in at least one of these events. 
  • Mentoring: Beta provides peer mentoring for students interested in Accounting, Finance, Analytics, and/or IT careers.  MIGs are expected to attend a professional and/or service event with their mentee(s) at least once per semester.