Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society

Sigma Beta Delta

What is the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society?

Lifetime Membership

Membership in Sigma Beta Delta is the highest national recognition a business student can receive at a college or university with a Sigma Beta Delta chapter. To be eligible for membership, a business student must rank in the upper 20 percent of the junior, senior or master’s class and be invited to membership by the faculty officers.


The purposes of Sigma Beta Delta are to encourage and recognize scholarship and achievement among students of business, management and administration, and to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.

What are the Advantages to Joining Sigma Beta Delta? 

Lifetime Recognition for Outstanding Academic Achievements

Sigma Beta Delta membership provides recognition for a lifetime. Because the Society is recognized for honoring scholastic excellence in business, it is appropriate to include Sigma Beta Delta membership on one’s resume. Employers throughout the country will recognize your academic achievements.

Fellowship Program

Sigma Beta Delta members are eligible to compete for the Society’s fellowship awards. The Society awards $1,000 fellowships annually to assist seven outstanding student members in continuing their education. Click here to find out more about this program.

Networking Opportunities

Sigma Beta Delta campus chapters can assist in advancing the career opportunities of members. As members graduate and assume important positions in the business community, they provide excellent sources of help and guidance for future employment. The chance for Sigma Beta Delta student and alumni members to network with business professionals places them a step ahead of the employment competition.

Lifetime Contact Through Aspirations Newsletter

The Society publishes Aspirations at least annually for distribution to the membership. The newsletter keeps the membership informed of Sigma Beta Delta’s activities and current business issues.

Bloomberg Businessweek Subscription

Sigma Beta Delta and Bloomberg Businessweek partnered together in 2008 because we share the same goals – to recognize scholarship and achievement and promote personal and professional improvement. At that time, Sigma Beta Delta began providing new inductees a one-year subscription to Bloomberg Businessweek as part of their membership. Bloomberg Businessweek’s forward-thinking perspective and useful insights helps our new members turn ideas into action.


Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society for students in business, management, and administration serves institutions which offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees in business, management, and administration where the institution holds accreditation from one of the six regional accrediting bodies but not specialized accreditation in business.

Meaning of Sigma Beta Delta

Sigma is the initial letter of the Greek word , which means wisdom. Wisdom is knowledge gained over time, analyzed and used with discernment. Wisdom is not merely information, but allows one to acknowledge information, consider its validity and relevance, and then incorporate into one’s own life what is appropriate.

Beta is the initial letter of the Greek word , which signifies honor. Honor is a personal quality of the highest value. Honorable persons are held in esteem, considered to be trustworthy, and admired by others because they live a life that is worthy of such recognition. Honorable persons have chosen to live a life that is bound by integrity and ethical decision-making. They respect others and are willing to provide leadership to the benefit of humankind.

Delta is the initial letter of the Greek word , which signifies the pursuit of meaningful aspirations. Persons of wisdom and honor must aspire to a course to achieve their objectives, for goals without action are no more fulfilling than action without goals. To aspire toward the fulfillment of one’s goals to serve humankind and develop personally and professionally will lead to a life of meaning and satisfaction.

Sigma Beta Delta was established to honor students who have attained superior records in business programs in schools and colleges with regional accreditation.


The Sigma Beta Delta motto is Wisdom… Honor… Aspirations

For More Information

Faculty Advisor: Dr. May,

Sigma Beta Delta organization website