Graduation with Honors

School of Management Policy


For the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude, the faculty of the School of Management recommends candidates whose scholastic performance reflects high achievement. To qualify for summa cum laude, a student’s grade point average (GPA) must fall in the top 5 percent of the graduating class. The next 10 percent receive the designation magna cum laude, followed by the next 15 percent, who graduate cum laude. The grade point averages determining these percentages are fixed for May graduates during the spring semester. These grade point cutoffs are also used to determine Latin honors for the subsequent September and January graduates.

Transfer credits are not considered in the final decision of awarding honors. Only the Boston University grade point average (all courses taken at Boston University except ROTC and PDP) may satisfy the GPA requirement for the awarding of honors.


Honors will be awarded to graduates whose cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is 3.55 or higher. High honors will be awarded to graduates whose cumulative CGPA is 3.70 or higher.