Latin Honors & the Business Honor Society



Latin Honors

The Latin honors of cum laude, 3.4–3.59; magna cum laude, 3.6–3.79; summa cum laude, 3.8–4.0 are only awarded to Bachelor Degrees. Since your final GPA is not tabulated until after all of your course work is completed, the School of Business will not distribute regalia for these honors.

Once your final grades are tabulated, a notation will be made on your transcript and your diploma. For more information about Latin honors please contact the office of registrar.


The Business Honor Society: Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma is the Official Business Honor Society at the George Washington University and is the most recognizable business honor society nationally and internationally across all accredited business programs by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.

Beta Gamma Sigma Honors

Beta Gamma Sigma is the only school wide honors that is currently recognized during both GWSB celebrations. Qualifying students will receive an invitation to join in late February or early March. For inquiries, please email bgs@gwu.edu.

Students who accept the membership will receive a stole to wear for the GWSB Celebration and Commencement. All students who are invited to join will have their names listed in their GWSB Celebration program.


Undergraduate Requirements

  • Top 10% of Seniors in their graduating class.
  • Top 3% of Juniors in their graduating class.
    Students who received this recognition during their junior year should plan to wear their stole during the GWSB Celebration & Commencement

Masters Requirements

  • Top 15% of Masters in their degree program and graduating class.

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