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Any student interested in applying to the General Honors Program should speak to the academic advisor at the next  about the requirements.  A minimum 3.5 GPA at the end of freshman year is required for consideration.

Students do NOT have to be in the General Honors Program to acquire all of the other University Honors:

President's, Provost's, and Dean's Honor Roll, Magna and Summa cum Laude, and cum Laude and various Departmental honors and awards.


Departmental Honors in Business

Graduation with Departmental Business Honors requires:

•  A minimum 3.9 GPA in Business School courses at the end of the junior year
• Completion of a 3-credit research project during the entire senior year on a topic that is of interest to both the faculty member supervising the research and the student responsible for completing it. The depth of the project must be consistent with the requirements of a 3-credit upper-level class in the supervising department.
•  A minimum 3.9 GPA in all Business School courses at graduation

Students who double major can complete their research project in either major department. Students in combined majors (ENT, HSMP, IFM, REA) can complete their research project in any department within the major. Students who have a minor can complete their research project in either their major or minor departments. The 3-credit research project class is taken for credit only and will not count towards the 120 hours required for graduation. Students who begin a research project but do not complete it will be retroactively withdrawn from the research course. Students receive credit for the project only if the work is deemed to be of exceptional quality, consistent with the workload of a 3-credit upper-level independent study course, and worthy of a designation that is only open to the top 1% of Business School undergraduates. Deadlines and procedures for the projects are available in the Office of Undergraduate Programs and in department offices.

General Honors Program, University of Miami

Invitation to the General Honors Program is extended to incoming freshmen based upon outstanding achievements in high school and high scores on college entrance examinations.  Students participating in the General Honors Program must complete at least 6 semester hours of designated honors credits each academic year (for a total of 24 hours in Honors credits by graduation) and maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 overall.  For a complete list of requirements, see the General Honors requirements page on the Honors website.

For those freshmen and sophomores wishing to request entrance into the Honors Program, there is an application process available after the student's first UM semester gpa is posted.

For details, consult an academic advisor in the Office of Undergraduate Business Programs and the University Honors Program Office.

General Business Honors, School of Business Administration

Business students who are members of the General Honors Program of the University, are completing the required 24 hours for that program, and have demonstrated superior performance in the School of Business may receive academic advantages, certain privileges, and recognition by participation in and successful completion of General Business Honors.

General Business Honors requires that 15 of the 24 semester hours are business courses taken in sections designated as "Honors."

Strategic Management, MGT 401 (the capstone course in the last semester) must be one of the 5 courses.

Examples of other business courses frequently offered in honors sections are:

BSL 212 Introduction to Business Law
ECO 211 Economic Principles and Problems (microeconomics)
ECO 212 Economic Principles and Problems (macroeconomics)
ECO 302 Micro Economic Theory
FIN 302 Fundamentals of Finance
MGT 304 Organizational Behavior
MGT 401 Strategic Management
MKT 201 Marketing Foundations

In addition, a 3.5 cumulative GPA must be maintained in all honors business courses to receive the notation, "General Business Honors" on the diploma and transcript.

For details, consult an academic advisor in the Office of Undergraduate Business Programs and the University Honors Program Office.

Graduation Honors

  • Students who qualify based on their cumulative GPA and class rank will graduate with cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude honors. 
  • For details consult an academic advisor in the Office of Undergraduate Business Programs and the University Honors Program Office.

Business Honor Societies

Students may be nominated for or elected into an honor society based on specific departmental criteria. Contact the department for additional information.

Beta Gamma Sigma (Highest Honors in Business)  (Undergraduate Business Programs)
Beta Alpha Psi (Department of Accounting)

Other Honors

Omicron Delta Epsilon (Department of Economics)
Hyperion Council (Undergraduate Business Programs)

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