About Beta Alpha Psi

Founded in 1919, Beta Alpha Psi is an honor organization for financial information students and professionals. There are over 300 chapters on college and university campuses with over 300,000 members initiated since Beta Alpha Psi's formation.


Purpose

The purpose of Beta Alpha Psi is to:

  • recognize outstanding academic achievements in the field of accounting, finance, and information systems;
  • promote the study and practice of professional fields related to these disciplines;
  • provide opportunities for self-development and association among members and practicing financial professionals;
  • encourage a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibilities


Mission

The mission of Beta Alpha Psi, the premier international honor and service organization for financial and business information students and professionals, is to inspire and support excellence by:

  • encouraging the study and practice of accountancy, finance, and information systems;
  • providing opportunities for service, professional development, and interaction among members and financial professionals; and
  • fostering lifelong ethical, social, and public responsibilities.

Vision

Beta Alpha Psi will shape the financial and business information professions by developing members into ethical, professional, and confident leaders.

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If you are simply interested in learning more about a career in finance or accounting, looking to give service and add to your resume, looking to interact with firms, or if you're looking to build a career that goes above and beyond, come join us!

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WE ARE THE MU PI CHAPTER

Our purpose for each of our members is to provide professional opportunities that help each member stand out as they enter the workforce. UVU is traditionally a commuter school and we have found that our members fit that category. Because of that, we know that recruiting and professional networking can be a difficult task to accomplish. We strive to provide opportunities to help our members navigate recruiting and professional networking with ease. Please join us for a meeting! You do not have to be a member to attend a meeting and you do not have to currently be studying accounting. If you are wondering if accounting is for you this is a great place to start. You will find our event schedule below.

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Our Presidency

Cole Gordon

President

Megan Sharp

Vice President

Cameron Casperson

VP of Communications

Mariah Halls

Treasurer

Drew Hansen

Recorder

Michele Farr

VP of Activities

Marty D. Van Wagoner

Faculty Advisor

Requirements

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Degree seeking undergraduate and graduate students (e.g. MPA, MACC, MBA, MS, and PhD, etc.) and non-degree Post-Baccalaureate students at institutions where a chapter is located shall be eligible for election to membership after they:

  • have declared a concentration in accounting, finance, or information systems (or have stated an intention to declare a concentration in accounting, finance, or information systems),
  • are matriculated students at the chapter university, and;
  • have completed one and one half years of collegiate courses and at least one major course (accounting, finance or information systems corresponding to major area) beyond the principles or introductory level (for transfer students, the most recent qualifying course must be at the initiating institution or another AACSB or EQUIS accredited institution or
  • for those institutions offering 3-year programs, have completed one year of collegiate courses and at least one major course (accounting, finance or information systems corresponding to major area) beyond the principles or introductory level (for transfer students, the most recent qualifying course must be at the initiating institution or another AACSB or EQUIS accredited institution);
  • have attained a cumulative grade average in upper level courses, in their declared area of concentration, beyond the business core of at least 3.0 (where A is equal to 4.0) or the equivalent (for graduate students this GPA should be measured after at least one semester or quarter of academic work); and
  • have attained at least a cumulative grade average of 3.0, or
  • have achieved a rank within the top 35% of their university class, or
  • have attained at least a 3.25 cumulative grade average on the most recently completed 30 semester hours; or
  • have attained an honors distinction utilized by their institution deemed to be equivalent to the above by the BAP Board of Directors

How to sign up

  1. Log into MyUVU
  2. Click on the Students Dropdown on the left
  3. Click Campus Life
  4. Click Club Dues Payment
  5. Click "Beta Alpha Psi Dues - Polo Included " ($110) or Click "Beta Alpha Psi Dues - Polo NOT Included ($95)
  6. Scroll to bottom of page and select continue to payment
  7. Enter payment information
  8. Verify and click "Continue" to submit

Total Due: $110

Recent Competitions

Beta Alpha Psi group after winning awards

Regional Best Practices

We had two different groups attend best practices this year. This was an all-inclusive event held in Park City. Group 1 was the innovator of the “virtual Internship.” This effort was enough to earn them second place in the “Launching Into The Next Century & Branding Your Chapter” competition. Group 2 focused on building the volunteer income tax assistance program (VITA). They were very successful and had four times the number of volunteers that have contributed in the past. This earned them third place in their class beating out other universities like the University of Utah.

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