Beta Alpha Psi

bap officers

Beta Alpha Psi was founded in 1919. There are now 300+ chapters on college campuses with over 300,000 members initiated since Beta Alpha Psi's formation. 

Beta Alpha Psi is recognized and respected by the business community as a premier collegiate organization. The reputation of Beta Alpha Psi can open doors to outstanding career opportunities in the fields of finance, accounting, and management information systems. Potential employers know that when they see Beta Alpha Psi on a resume, they are getting the best!


Mission Statement

As the premier professional accounting and business information academic organization, Beta Alpha Psi recognizes academic excellence and complements members' formal education by providing interaction between students, faculty and professionals, as well as fostering lifelong growth, service and ethical conduct. 


  • Promote the study & recognize outstanding academic achievements in the fields of accounting, finance and management information systems.
  • Provide opportunities for self-development and association among members and practicing financial professionals. 
  • Encourage a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibilities. 



  • Networking: Network with other students, faculty and local professionals who come and share their insights at our weekly professional meetings!  
  • Leadership: Candidates and members are encouraged to take an active role in Beta Alpha Psi. A variety of officer positions are available and cater to different talents!  
  • Insights: This is your opportunity to ask questions about the career fields that interest you. A fantastic way to get noticed by firms! 
  • Service: We care about our community and are regularly involved in service events throughout the year! It is an excellent way to become friends with fellow classmates and to positively serve Memphis! 
  • Lifetime Membership: Once a member, always a member! Instantly share a bond with thousands of professionals at all levels in countless industries.


Accounting, Finance and MIS students with an overall GPA of 3.0+ who have received a B or higher in specific coursework relevant to their major.
MILE and CPCD participants are welcome

Time Commitment 

There are two semesters of candidacy after which eligible students are sworn into the National Beta Alpha Psi. To keep a good standing, all candidates and active members attend a minimum of six professional meetings and complete eight hours of service per semester. 

How to Join

Fill out an application linked under Candidates or Associates below. ​Pay non-refundable candidate dues: 1st Semester of Candidacy ($125) 2nd Semester of Candidacy ($100). Once successfully sworn in, no further dues are required. 


To successfully complete your 1st and 2nd semester candidacy, you must: 

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student with a major in: 
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Management Information Systems (MIS)
  • Either have completed or currently be enrolled in Intermediate Accounting
  • Receive at least a B in the following key course separated by major: *
    • Accounting: Intermediate I
    • Finance: Investments
    • MIS: Database/Information Management 
  • Attend at least 6 PROFESSIONAL BAP MEETINGS. 
    • Our semi-annual Meet the Firms Event and End of Semester Banquet both count towards this requirement.
    • Note:Attendance at the end of semester banquet is mandatory. 
  • Complete at the minimum 8 hours of service
  • Pay your dues during your 1st semester ($125) and 2nd semester ($100) to the treasurer.  
  • Maintain an overall GPA of 3.0+

*Graduate students are not required to meet the course work requirements 


  • Freshman, Sophomore and Graduate students who are (a) ineligible for candidacy or (b) will graduate before completing candidacy can still join Beta Alpha Psi as an Associate. 
  • Associates are not required to complete the meeting or service requirements but are encouraged to participate as much as possible! 
  • Associates’ dues are $50 and must be paid every semester until the student either (a) is eligible for candidacy or (b) reaches junior status in their academic degree program.  

To apply for candidacy or membership in Beta Alpha Psi, please fill out and submit to our Reporter, Eric Daniels (ldniels5@memphis.edu) by email or at any professional meeting, or visit Tiger Zone.

Service Hours 

  • Candidates must complete at least 8 hours of service – 2 of those hours must be tutoring. 
  • Tutoring hours can be completed:
    • (a) by volunteering at the campus Business Learning Center (BLC) in the Fogelman College of Business & Economics (FCBE) room 256 or 
    • (b) independently with supporting documentation detailing the tutoring activities that is signed by the tutee. 
  • The time slots for tutoring will be sent to our BAP email list, so make sure you are on that list!  
  • BAP Candidates and Member can count up to five hours (250 minutes) per semester of professional activities, and up to five hours (250 minutes) per semester of service activities towards their total hours.

Eligible non-BAP hours

Any professional event can count towards these additional hours, which include but are not limited to: 

  • Events held by the Center for Professional Career Development (CPCD)
  • Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) meetings 
  • Greek Events (Sorority or Fraternity) 
  • Memphis Institute of Leadership Education (MILE) meetings 
  • Other student organization meetings (such as AMIS, SHRM, FWL etc.)
  • CPE Events
  • Training for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
  • Other professional organization meetings (such as NABA, AICPA, etc.)
  • Lunch & Learns
  • Job shadowing 

*Our chapter strives to meet a certain total hour requirement, so reporting these additional hours helps us reach that goal! To thank you for your extra work, we will award gift certificates in the amounts of $25, $50, and $100 to our candidates and members that surpass 30 total hours.

2024 Spring Schedule

2024 Spring Schedule

Meet the Team

Kushi Patel

Kushi Patel | President






Garett McNeil | Vice President






Eric Daniels | Reporter






Avery Rooker |Social Media






Luke Modin | Treasurer






Karla Martinez | Service Coordinator






Connor Singleton | Communications






Kobe Smith | Website