Beta Alpha Psi

Zeta Mu 

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BETA ALPHA PSI is an honorary organization for Financial Information students and professionals. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance andBeta Alpha Psi logo
information systems; providing opportunities for
self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility.

Beta Alpha Psi was founded in 1919.  It is a national organization with 300 chapters on college and university campuses with over 300,000 members initiated since Beta Alpha Psi's formation.



Membership in Beta Alpha Psi includes those persons of good moral character who have achieved scholastic and/or professional excellence in the fields of accounting, finance, or information systems, who have been initiated by an existing chapter and who remain in good standing.

Minimum scholastic requirements for undergraduate membership are set forth in the by-laws. Graduate student initiates must have been accepted and matriculated into a master’s degree level program. Individual chapters may establish higher admission criteria.



Beta Alpha Psi is an organization where opportunity is embraced, as evidenced by the wide variety of activities for members.  Its commitment to professional development, networking, and community involvement serves as the foundation on which members gain invaluable skills for their future careers.  These skills, along with the opportunity to interact with faculty, professionals, and peers in a unique and informative way are what set the organization apart and make membership both valuable and rewarding.

There are numerous benefits of membership, including:

  • Development of professional skills and leadership skills
  • Building self-confidence
  • Discovering career opportunities
  • Learning how classroom concepts apply in the professional world
  • Developing relationships with accounting students, faculty and professionals
  • Networking with accounting firm recruiters, managers, and partners
  • Making a difference in the community through service
  • Traveling to regional and national conferences throughout the United States
  • Being part of an organization that is well-respected by accounting firms
  • Having fun!



The University of Southern Mississippi’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi was recently named a Superior Chapter for the 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years. Being a superior chapter is a national recognition with Beta Alpha Psi and only 49% of the more than 300 Beta Alpha Psi chapters receive this honor. In order to be a superior chapter, members and pledges must meet group requirements by actively participating in numerous professional meetings, service projects and events.

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For more information about the Zeta Mu Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, please contact:

Valerie Simmons
Phone: 601.266.4985

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