BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of
Management's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi was recognized as one of the
best in the world, receiving a number of special honors and awards
at the organization's international conference in Baltimore in
Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is an international financial information
organization for students and professionals.
The School of Management's Zeta Theta chapter received the KPMG
Gold Chapter award, an honor bestowed on only nine chapters out of
the 296 worldwide. The award is given to chapters which continually
demonstrate and exemplify the highest values of BAP: leadership,
scholastic success, lifelong learning and development, service and
"This is the fourth consecutive year we have received the KPMG
Gold Chapter award, an honor only one other chapter worldwide has
accomplished," said Kathleen Nesper, assistant professor of
accounting and law and chapter advisor.
Zeta Theta also earned recognition as a Superior Chapter.
In addition, the chapter took third place for the Ernst &
Young LLP Diversity Award, which judged chapters based on the
impact on diversity and inclusiveness within BAP and/or their
respective school or community. The Zeta Theta chapter developed
and presented financial literacy workshops to two local community
organizations, VIVE Inc., the largest refugee shelter in the U.S.,
located in downtown Buffalo, and Heal International, an
organization that assists refugee families in opening successful
The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on
real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global
perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school has
been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes,
U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal for the
quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides
its graduates. For more information about the UB School of
Management, visit http://mgt.buffalo.edu.