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LSBE Honors

Students

College Honors/Latin Honors

The Campus Assembly has established the policy that a maximum of 15 percent of the graduating class can graduate with college honors. In LSBE, the top 3 percent of the graduating class (with a GPA of at least 3.80 in all University of Minnesota coursework) will be designated summa cum laude; the next 5 percent (with a GPA of at least 3.50 in all University of Minnesota coursework) will be designated magna cum laude; and the next 7 percent (with a GPA of at least 3.20 in all University of Minnesota coursework) will be designated cum laude.

At the mid-point of each term, the GPAs necessary to achieve these honors are posted in the LSBE Advising and Academic Services Office. The GPAs are established on the basis of the record of the current year’s graduating class. To be eligible for honors, students must earn at least 30 credits at UMD. Students awarded Latin Honors earn a medallion to wear at the Commencement ceremony. For more information, contact the LSBE Advising and Academic Services Office.  

The Spring 2020 Latin Honor Cut-Offs are:

  • Summa cum laude: 3.895
  • Magna cum laude: 3.728
  • Cum laude: 3.575

Program Honors

Candidates for the Bachelor of Accounting and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees are eligible for program honors separate from the college honors described above. Program honors are noted in the commencement catalog and are included by the following notation on the student’s transcript, "Graduated with Distinction in Business and Economics". Students awarded  program honors earn gold cords to wear during the Commencement ceremony.

To be eligible, degree candidates must earn a 3.30 GPA in all LSBE upper division courses.

Departmental Honors

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree (Economics major) must contact the Economics Department for details in obtaining Departmental Honors. Students awarded departmental honors earn  gold cords to wear during the Commencement ceremony.

Dean’s List for Academic Excellence

Each semester, qualifying LSBE students are recognized for high academic achievement by being placed on the LSBE Dean’s List for Academic Excellence. A notation is placed on the qualifying students’ transcripts indicating this achievement. To be eligible for the LSBE Dean’s List the student must:

  • be in residence in the Labovitz School of Business and Economics
  • have earned a 3.50 semester GPA
  • have completed all credits attempted in the semester
  • have completed a minimum of 12 letter-graded credits in the semester
  • have no grades of “I,” “F,” or “N” for the semester

Honorary Societies

Beta Gamma Sigma
Eligibility requirements for this international honor society include majoring in business administration or accounting, junior or senior standing, and an overall GPA that places the student in the top 7% of the junior class or top 10% of the senior class. Membership is by invitation, with an induction ceremony held in the spring of each year.

Omicron Delta Epsilon
Eligibility requirements for this international honorary society in economics include junior or senior standing, at least 18 credits in economics with a GPA of 3.00 in these courses, and an overall GPA of 3.00.