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Beta Alpha Psi: Mu Delta Chapter

 

Accounting is the language of the practical business life

Upcoming Events
9/3   Meet the Firms Night, McIntosh Ballroom 

2015-16 Leadership Team
President: Jacob Crowley
VP of Finance: Kelsey Bimer
VP of Membership: Julya Faulkner
VP of Reporting: Courtney Horstman
VP of Professional Activities: John Kramer
VP of Fundraising: Megan Dobkins
VP of VITA: Brandon DeVault
VP of Regional/National Communications: Greg Hooper
VP of Service:  Alexandra Turnea
VP of Public Relations: Megan Walker
VP of Alumni Relations:  Rachel Stout
Advisor: Prof. Matthew Phillips

The Mu Delta chapter of Beta Alpha Psi chapter provides its membership opportunities to enrich their accounting knowledge and challenge their thinking. A high level of participation by all members at chapter events is critical to the chapter’s success. Members are expected to interact with speakers and attend events. We constantly amend our local bylaws to provide incentives for achieving service goals and hours. 

Beta Alpha Psi was founded in 1919 at the University of Illinois. More than 300,000 members have been initiated worldwide into Beta Alpha Psi. The Mu Delta chapter was established on Oct. 28, 2008. Currently there are more than 300 chapters around the world.

Selection of new members:

  • At least junior level status
  • Must be accounting, finance (major or minor), pharmaceutical business major with an accounting concentration, or MPPA candidate
  • One upper-level accounting course (ACCT course)
  • Cumulative and major GPA of at least 3.0
  • Good moral character

Membership requirements:
The Mu Delta chapter holds its members to high standards by setting professional and service requirements. 

  • Total hours: 32 hours per year (16 per semester)
    • Professional hours: 12 per year (6 per semester, with no more than 5 hours being from non-BAΨ events for the whole year)
    • Service hours: 12 per year  (6 per semester, with no more than 5 hours being from non-BAΨ events for the whole year)
    • Additional hours: 8 per year (these can be from other BAΨ event throughout the year)
  • Participation in the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program during the Spring Semester
  • Maintaining cumulative and major GPA of at least 3.0

Major activities: 

  • Meet the Firms Night (MTFN) is a career fair especially for accounting majors/minors/concentrations organized by Beta Alpha Psi. MTFN provides an opportunity for students to learn more about the firms that hire our students and about future career opportunities.
  • Tutoring is an opportunity for students in the principles classes to receive both one-on-one and group tutoring from an upperclassmen Beta Alpha Psi member. 
  • Financial Education Teaches Children Healthy Habits (FETCH) is an interactive board game that teaches elemetary age children about the importance of budgeting, saving and spending.
  • Variety of speakers from different areas in finance and accounting services to speak on a wide variety of public accounting and industry related topics. Past speakers have included Ernst and Young, Internal Revenue Service, Marathon Petroleum, Fossil, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  • VITA program to provide free tax preparation services to qualified taxpayers.

Register for Beta Alpha Psi Meet the Firms Night:

BAΨ invites you to participate in its third annual Meet the Firms Night. This event will give you and your firm the opportunity to network and create relationships with some of the best and brightest accounting and finance students at Ohio Northern University. Tentative date: Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015.

Awards: 

  • National Superior Chapter for the 2013-14 year.