140 Johnson College of Business and Economics
2018-2019 USC Upstate Catalog
Beta Alpha Psi is an international honor organization for accounting,
finance and information systems students attending universities accredited
by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business or the European
Quality Improvement System. Beta Alpha Psi has a stellar reputation for
instilling the principles of excellence, achievement and service in tomorrow’s
financial information leaders. The purpose of Beta Alpha Psi is to recognize
outstanding academic achievements in the field of accounting, finance, and
information systems; promote the study and practice of professional fields
related to these disciplines; provide opportunities for self-development
and association among members and practicing financial professionals;
encourage a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibilities. Membership
in Beta Alpha Psi is by invitation only.
In addition to meeting the curriculum requirements for a degree in business
administration, graduation requires a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 and a
minimum grade of C (S in BADM U499) on all upper division Business courses.
(A grade of D or higher is acceptable for meeting a course prerequisite
requirement unless otherwise specified in the catalog course description.)
The highest grade earned on any course in business and economics is applied
toward the degree. At least 50 percent of the business and economics
credit hours applied toward graduation must be awarded by USC Upstate.