Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is a United States-based organisation which acknowledges outstanding academic achievements and promotes best practice in the study of accounting, finance, and information systems.
During the Washington meeting, Sydney representatives were presented with the coveted ‘Gold Status’ award for their Chapter, which was described as “consistently superior and truly extraordinary.”
Its members were also said to take “every opportunity available to go above and beyond and to be innovative and out of the box thinkers”. Only ten of BAP’s 328 Chapters have won the award. It has been presented to Sydney twice.
The Sydney team in Washington for the presentation included Business School students Camellia Cheng (President), Brian Kane (Vice President), and their fellow executive team, Alex Zhao, Dustin Xu, Jeffrey Brown & Lily Zheng.
While in the United States, Sydney team members Camellia Cheng and Jeffrey Brown also came third in a global best practice challenge with a presentation on how the University of Sydney will ‘Launch into the Next Century’.
“There is endless opportunity to grow and refine our skills in a collaborative and supportive environment at the University of Sydney,” says Jeffrey Brown. “We have been going from strength to strength under our mentor BAP Faculty Advisor Janine Coupe”.
In another win, the Sydney team took out an Ethics Award sponsored by accounting and financial services firm Grant Thornton. This award seeks to encourage BAP members and their communities to develop “a solid ethical foundation and to empower them to act on these principles no matter the situation faced”.
“We couldn’t have asked for anything more from the students,” said Janine Coupe.
“BAP exemplifies so many of the personal qualities and capabilities that our School and University strive to foster in our most academically gifted students,” concluded the Business School’s Deputy Dean Professor John Shields.