University Honors for BSM Students
The Honors Program offers exceptional students an enhanced environment to complement the educational opportunities available at Tulane University. Only students who complete the requirements of the Honors program are eligible to graduate from Tulane magna and summa cum laude. The Honors Program office is located in 105 Hebert Hall. Professor F. Thomas Luongo is the executive director of the honors program and oversees all curricular and program requirements. For more information on the University honors program please visit this link: http://honors.tulane.edu/web/.
Honors Program Requirements - BSM Students
High Honors - Magna Cum Laude and Summa Cum Laude
A student who at the time of graduation has achieved a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.600, has completed the requirements of the Honors Program, and has fulfilled the requirements for departmental honors is awarded the degree magna cum laude.
A student who at the time of graduation has achieved a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.800, has completed the requirements of the Honors Program, and has fulfilled the requirements for departmental honors is awarded the degree summa cum laude.
Members of the Tulane Honors Program should enroll in at least one honors course per year. The emphasis in these courses is on class discussion, and in most cases, course material is studied in greater depth than in a regular course. Honors students may also enhance their regular course offerings by requesting to add an Honors Option to a 3000-level or higher course they are currently taking. With the instructor approval the student will engage in additional work that merits honors credit. Honors option forms can be found in the honors office. One honors course credit is awarded for each semester an honors student enrolls in a language-immersion study-abroad experience; one honors credit is also awarded for any two-semester English-Language study-abroad experience. Honors credit is also given for graduate-level courses, and three-hour independent study courses.
Business Senior Honors Thesis
In order to graduate with university honors or departmental honors, BSM students must complete a business senior honors thesis during their senior year. The honors thesis or project is a full-year endeavor. Criteria for completion of the thesis, a schedule of relevant dates (including deadlines for a progress report and completion of the first chapter), as well as necessary forms, can be obtained online from the honors program website or in the honors program office. The Business Honors Thesis can be satisfied in two ways:
- Business Honors Case Thesis: Students will write an original business case along with teaching notes and a comprehensive literature review. To follow this option, in the fall semester of the senior year, students enroll in MGMT 4990 and an honors section of MGMT 4010 where they begin to explore the process of writing a business case. In MGMT 5000, students complete their honors thesis during the spring semester of their senior year for three credits. The instructor of the honors section of MGMT 4010 serves as the director or adviser of the business honors thesis. An additional faculty member is added as the second reader for all students.
Note: Students in the honors program who are in the joint BSM/MACCT program can take the honors section of MGMT 4010 and MGMT 5000 during their fourth or fifth year at Tulane, whichever year the busy season internship is NOT being done.
- Traditional Honors Thesis: Students can choose to do the traditional honors thesis if they wish to and must consult with the University Honors Program Office in 105 Hebert Hall for details. With this honors thesis option, students still must complete the business capstone experience (MGMT 4010 & MGMT 4900), however, the honors section of MGMT 4010 is not required.
Graduating with Department Honors - BSM Students
To be eligible for departmental honors a student must have an overall grade-point average of at least 3.400 and a GPA of 3.500 in his or her major (Business), and complete a Business Honors Thesis.