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ACBSP LogoThere are two student honor societies with ties to ACBSP.  

Four-year institutions click here: DELTA MU DELTA

Two-year institutions click here: KAPPA BETA DELTA

If you would like additional information, contact ACBSP at http://www.acbsp.org/honor.html

 

DELTA MU DELTA
Delta Mu Delta is a national honor society established in 1913 to recognize students in accredited business schools for their high academic achievement in a baccalaureate or master's program. Over the last 80 years, Delta Mu Delta has grown to its current membership of more than 200 active chapters, approximately 117 of which are ACBSP members, with more than 105,000 individual members.

Through an agreement made in January 1992 between Delta Mu Delta and ACBSP, future establishment of Delta Mu Delta chapters is exclusively with colleges and universities with business programs which are accredited by ACBSP at the baccalaureate/graduate level.

Students are invited to lifetime membership based on the following eligibility guidelines: must be in the top 20% of their respective class and be of good character, undergraduates may be of junior or senior class standing and have a cumulative average grade of at least .25 above a "B", and graduate students must have completed at least half the requirements for the graduate degree with a cumulative average grade of at least .60 above a "B". Those students who accept membership are publicly recognized by their chapters and are presented a certificate of membership and the key of Delta Mu Delta at the formal initiation ceremony.

In addition to providing public recognition to business students who have distinguished themselves in their schools of business, Delta Mu Delta also annually awards scholarships to students based on scholarship, leadership, character, motivation, need and potential.

The Greek letters, DMD, in the Societyís symbol stand for Dia Mathessos Dynamis, signifying the motto of the Society, Through Knowledge, Power. Being awarded the Delta Mu Delta Key should be the ambition of every person who pursues a degree in business administration where Delta Mu Delta membership is possible.

A Delta Mu Delta chapter is one of the rewards of ACBSP accreditation and provides a means by which an institution may give lifetime national recognition to its outstanding graduates. 

 

KAPPA BETA DELTA
Kappa Beta Delta is a national honor society which was established in 1997 at the annual conference of the ACBSP to recognize students in accredited associate-degree-granting institutions for their high academic achievement in business programs.

As the result of an agreement between the Federation of Business Honor Societies, through which Kappa Beta Delta was established, all current and future ACBSP accredited associate-degree-granting institutions are exclusively eligible to establish chapters.

This Honor Society was established to encourage and reward scholarship and accomplishment among students of business, management, administration, and other business programs who are pursuing associate degrees in ACBSP-accredited two-year colleges, to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement, and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.

Students are eligible to be invited to lifetime membership based upon the following criteria: rank in the upper 20% of students pursuing business degrees at the time of invitation to membership; must have completed a minimum of 15 semester hours of credit, of which a minimum of six semester/quarter hours are in business subjects within the degree program; and have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Transfer students who meet the qualifications for membership may be inducted after they have completed a minimum of one term of work in the department, division, or school of business in which the chapter is located provided their overall record, in the judgment of the collegiate chapter, is of Kappa Beta Delta caliber.

This newly established honor society, in addition to providing public recognition to business students who have distinguished themselves in associate degree business programs, may provide numerous other benefits to its membership, including a biennial conference, held in conjunction with the ACBSP annual conference, financial assistance to chapters, and scholarships to students based upon scholarship, leadership, character, motivation, need, and potential.

The Greek letters, KBD, in the societyís symbol stand for Kratisteuo, Bebaous, Dokimos, which are defined as To Excel, Trustworthy, and Genuine, Esteemed, respectively. Achieving the Kappa Beta Delta Key will become the ambition of students who pursue a degree in business where the Kappa Beta Delta membership is available.

A Kappa Beta Delta chapter is one of the benefits of ACBSP accreditation and provides a means by which an institution may give lifetime national recognition to its outstanding graduates. 

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