BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of
Management’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi was recognized once
again as one of the best in the world, receiving a number of
special honors and awards at the organization’s annual
meeting held Aug. 8-10, in Anaheim, Calif.
Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is an international honors organization for
financial information students and professionals.
The School of Management’s Zeta Theta chapter received the
KPMG Gold Chapter award, an honor bestowed on only 12 chapters out
of the 315 worldwide. The award is given to chapters that
continually demonstrate and exemplify the highest values of BAP:
leadership, scholastic success, lifelong learning and development,
service and ethical behavior.
“This is the fifth consecutive year we have received the
KPMG Gold Chapter award,” said Kathleen Nesper, assistant
professor of accounting and law and chapter advisor.
“It’s a great example of the commitment our students
and faculty have to excel in all areas of academic life.”
Zeta Theta was also recognized as a top Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance (VITA) chapter again this year. Through VITA,
IRS-certified accounting students from the School of Management
provide free tax preparation services to individuals and families
with annual incomes below $50,000 each spring.
In addition, the chapter’s best practice team competed and
earned first place in the inspiration category at the meeting. The
team had earned first place at the regional competition in
Alexandria, Va., in March.
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 also
has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times,
Forbes and U.S. News and World Report 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.