• ADU was selected from a pool of over 615 chapters representing 38 countries internationally
• BGS will additionally offer a scholarship recognizing the most outstanding business student participating in the winning chapter
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 20 June 2022: Abu Dhabi University's (ADU) College of Business (CoB) was awarded by the prestigious Beta Gamma Sigma Awards (BGS), the international honor society of the Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). ADU's BGS chapter was selected from a pool of over 615 chapters representing 38 countries internationally and received the ‘Gold Outstanding Chapter' award.
Each year, the BGS Outstanding Chapter Awards are presented in the categories of gold, silver, bronze and best practice levels. These awards are merit recognitions presented to chapters that have a variety of activities, programs and events available to students that support the BGS mission.
CoB at ADU received the Gold Outstanding Chapter award in recognition of the holistic educational experience provided to students and faculty. As part of the award, one of ADU's outstanding students will receive a scholarship from the BGS Society. The ADU BGS chapter earned the award due to its notable commitment to the BGS mission and remarkable participation in several chapter activities. As part of its commitment to the BGS honor society, the BGS-ADU chapter has implemented various student-centric activities such as the distinguished speaker series, mentorship program, BGS gives back and an executive shadowing program.
Professor Barry O'Mahony, Dean of the College of Business (CoB), said: “I would like to extend my gratitude to the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society for recognizing our commitment to the mission of Abu Dhabi University's (ADU) BGS Chapter. At the College of Business (CoB), we provide our students with a well-rounded academic experience and present faculty with the opportunity to elevate their skillset. In addition, we encourage them to tackle new experiences and gain a wider knowledge of their field. We are continuously searching for ways that will improve our students' experience to prepare them for the career market.”
Professor Fauzia Jabeen, BGS Chapter Advisor and Professor of Management at Abu Dhabi University's (ADU) College of Business (CoB), commented: “We are delighted to receive the ‘Gold Outstanding Chapter' award from the prestigious Beta Gamma Sigma Awards (BGS). This recognition reflects Abu Dhabi University's (ADU) ongoing commitment to provide our students with a world-class learning experience and an exceptional academic journey with leadership and business acumen that will best prepare them for their future careers. At ADU-BGS Chapter we are thankful for being recognized and we intend to live up to the level of success this award demands.”
Additionally, Professor Barry O'Mahony CoB Dean at ADU, was awarded with the ‘Dean of the Year' award in recognition of his commitment to providing students with an exemplery educational journey and outstanding contribution to the ADU-BGS chapter.
ADU's efforts have earned its chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma multiple global accolades since its inception in October 2015. ADU chapter also won Beta Gamma Sigma's 2018 Gold Outstanding Chapter Award, 2020 Bronze award and 2021 Gold award. Additionally, Prof. Fauzia Jabeen received the Global Chapter advisor award in 2018 and 2020. The chapter's success has been repeatedly recognized by BGS globally. The awards received consecutively every year demonstrate the ongoing and continuous success of the BGS-ADU Chapter.
Established in 1913, BGS is an international honor society which operates exclusively for AACSB-accredited business programs. Membership in BGS is highly selective, reserved for top students within the top 5% of business schools around the world. Members of BGS go on to lead—and even create—some of the largest and most successful companies around the globe. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, BGS has inducted more than 830,000 members worldwide since its inception. Its mission is to encourage and honor academic achievement in business, thereby cultivating professional excellence to advance the values of the Society and to serve its lifelong members.