San Antonio – St. Mary’s University’s Bill Greehey School of Business’ chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma has been named a premier chapter for the 2009-10 academic year.  The Board of Governors of Beta Gamma Sigma gave the St. Mary’s chapter the ranking after 96 percent of the eligible students elected to become lifetime members of the international business honor society. An acceptance rate of at least 85 percent is required for designation as a premier chapter.

Beta Gamma Sigma encourages and honors academic achievement in business studies and fosters personal and professional excellence. A business school must be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in order to host a Beta Gamma Sigma honor society chapter. Accreditation by AACSB-International means that the Bill Greehey School of Business has continuously met quality measures in collegiate business education. Globally, there are more than 13,000 business schools. AACSB International has only accredited 596 of those institutions, which places the Bill Greehey School of Business among the top 4.6 percent of business schools worldwide.

The Bill Greehey School of Business was named among the Princeton Review’s Best 300 Business Schools: 2011 Edition. The University is ranked No. 1 by Washington Monthly’s 2010 “College Rankings – What Can Colleges Do for the Country” for promoting community service, fostering scientific and humanistic research, and making a quality college education accessible and affordable.

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