New Business Administration Honor Society To Be Added at Westminster College
BY ALLISON WRIGHT
This spring, Westminster will charter its 18th academic honor society and its first business administration honor society with the addition of Delta Mu Delta.
“The addition of this prestigious society will open up many doors and opportunities for students entering the business world in the future,” Business major Haley Short, ’17, said. “Delta Mu Delta will only improve the drive that business students have at Westminster.”
According to the Delta Mu Delta website, its chapters, which are found at undergraduate, graduate and doctorate institutions, foster professional affiliations to increase significance for members, while commercial affiliations provide benefits to members and the communities they serve.
Members also have access to connections on Facebook and LinkedIn to aid in networking, scholarships and job opportunities.
For a new chapter to be opened, the program must be accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs, and a student must petition for a charter.
In January 2015, Westminster received its ACBSP accreditation and became the only private school in mid-Missouri with this distinction. Senior Molly Dwyer then created the petition through the international organization.
The Student Government Association allocated $500 to finance the constitution at a meeting on Jan. 28.
To qualify for this society, students must be a junior with at least a 3.75 cumulative grade point average and a declared major in business administration, sports management, economics or accounting.
“With a little luck, we can get everything approved, and by the end of the semester, have the first induction,” said Dr. William Carner, assistant professor of business.
According to Carner, there are 30 to 35 students currently qualified for induction this semester.