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Kappa Beta Delta - Benefits & Eligibility
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To obtain more information about Kappa Beta Delta or to see if you qualify for membership, contact the Kappa Beta Delta faculty advisor at your school. If you don't know who the KBD Advisor at your school is, contact the Central Office at

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Each student must have completed at least 15 hours of credit with a minimum of six credit hours completed in business courses.
  2. Each student must rank in the upper 20% of his/her class, based upon a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

An invitation to join Kappa Beta Delta must come from the Faculty Advisor or Business Department. The KBD Central Office does not have the ability to invite students directly, nor do they allow students to join without a connection to an ACBSP Accredited Institution.

What does this mean for you?

Lifetime Recognition for Outstanding Academic Achievements
Kappa Beta Delta membership provides recognition for a lifetime. As the highest national recognition an associate candidate in business can earn, it is appropriate to include Kappa Beta Delta membership on one's resume. Employers throughout the country will recognize your academic achievements.

Conferences and Conventions
In June 1999, the first national convention of Kappa Beta Delta took place in conjunction with the 11th annual conference of the ACBSP. This was an opportunity for members to be a part of determining the future of Kappa Beta Delta. The first student conference was held in June 2007 in Orlando, Florida in conjunction with the 2007 ACBSP Annual Conference.

Networking Opportunities
One of the main objectives of Kappa Beta Delta campus chapters will be to advance the career opportunities of members. As members graduate and assume important positions in the business community, they will provide an excellent source of help and guidance for future employment. The chance for alumni and student members of Kappa Beta Delta to network with business professionals will place them a step ahead of the employment competition.

Lifetime Contact with Kappa Beta Delta
Members will continue to grow through Kappa Beta Delta. Society publications will help members stay in contact with other members and learn of additional opportunities Kappa Beta Delta has to offer.

Bloomberg BusinessWeekKappa Beta Delta has partnered with Bloomberg BusinessWeek to offer all new student members a one-year non-deductible subscription (51 issues* valued at $5) to be included in your membership fee.

This one-year subscription to Bloomberg BusinessWeek is in printed form for U.S. students and the digital format for students outside of the U.S. Either version will give you analysis and insight on a wide variety of business issues.

*Bloomberg BusinessWeek publishes three double issues and one expanded issue annually. The double and expanded issues count as two subscription issues each. Please allow 6-8 weeks for shipment of first issue.

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