Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is the international honorary organization for financial information professionals. We create an exciting environment of passionate accounting students. This passion really shines through in the ways that we constantly use our talents to benefit students of Tippie and members of the Iowa City community. You will even have the chance to share your excitment about accounting by tutoring your peers who request your help. Above all, our goal is that our members leave us with a desire for professional excellence.
How to join
If you are an accounting major at the University of Iowa, we invite you to join the Alpha Pi Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi.
We accept accounting majors without an accounting GPA that have a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA. Accounting majors with an accounting GPA must have a 3.0 GPA both cumulatively and in accounting.
Candidates who have more than one unexcused absence in a semester will be removed from the Candidate List.
To get the most out of BAP, we ask you to dedicate 20 hours of professional activities per academic year. This includes things like mock interviews, meetings, field trips, etc. And we ask you to dedicate 20 hours of service activities per academic year. This includes things like VITA, volunteering, tutoring, etc.
You can learn more by contacting us and attending one of our meetings.
Each fall, Beta Alpha Psi hosts a career fair in the Kinnick Stadium Press Box that is open to all Tippie College of Business accounting majors. Over 40 firms attend the event looking to hire students like you to fill their internships and full-time positions. You will meet employers that represent an array of industries that range from accounting and financial services to manufacturing and consulting.
We partner with the Johnson County Outreach Services to provide free tax services for low- to moderate-income taxpayers in the Iowa City area. Once our members are certified by the IRS, they help taxpayers file electronically so that they can get their refund quickly. In 2015, our VITA locations prepared over 1,100 tax returns with approximately $1.5 million in tax refunds.
Accounting Club is a branch of Beta Alpha Psi designed to help first-year students and sophomores explore the accounting degree. We transform our members from students to young professionals and focus on making sure you have the best experience studying accounting at Tippie. More information is available on how to join the Accounting Club at our website.