Departmental Honors

Students majoring in administration are eligible to receive departmental honors if the following conditions are met:

  1. At least four courses in the concentration are completed at this university;
  2. A minimum grade point average of 3.5 for all courses satisfying the requirements for the major;
  3. One of the following:
    1. A minimum grade point average of 3.8 for all courses satisfying the requirements of the concentration;
    2. A grade of "A" (4.0) in a specific College of Business and Public Administration 595. Independent Study course, developed for honors consideration;
    3. Author or coauthor an article accepted for publication in a leading scholarly journal in their field.

The honor is awarded by the faculty of the department, and students who wish to receive this distinction should initiate the process by submitting a letter of application to the appropriate department office at the beginning of their senior year.

CBPA Honors Program

Requirements for the CBPA Honors Program (24 units)

  1. A 3.5 grade point average in all coursework;
  2. Student must be an Administration major;
  3. Junior status;
  4. Minimum of twenty units chosen from Honors sections of:
    • FIN 313 Business Finance
    • FIN 314. Corporate Financial Management
    • IST 309. Information Systems and Technology
    • MGMT 302. Management and Organizational Behavior
    • MGMT 306. Expository Writing for Administration
    • MKTG 305. Principles of Marketing
    • PA 315. Government-Business Relations
    • SCM 304. Principles of Supply Chain Management
  5. MGMT 490 Strategic Management

Public Administration students should note: Department approval required to take CBPA Honors courses in place of the following Public Administration upper-division core courses: ECON 475, PA 307, PSCI 528. Public Administration students must take PA 472 as a free elective.


Founded in 1919, Beta Alpha Psi is a national scholastic and professional accounting fraternity. The primary objective of the fraternity is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the field of accounting. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting; providing opportunities for self-development and association among members and practicing accountants; and encouraging a sense of ethical, social and public responsibility. The letters Beta, Alpha and Psi denote Scholarship, Social Responsibility and Practicality, respectively.


The university has an active chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, a national organization that encourages and honors academic achievement and personal excellence in the study and practice of business. Membership is by invitation extended to undergraduate and graduate business students of high scholarship and good moral character.

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