Academic Student Awards | A. B. Freeman School of Business

Academic Student Awards

BSM Scholastic Achievement Award

Established in 1997, the BSM Scholastic Achievement Award recognizes excellence in academics and is presented to the graduate (or graduates in the case of a tie) of the BSM program with the highest cumulative grade-point average.

The Evelyn and William Burkenroad Award

Established in 1982, the Evelyn and William Burkenroad Award recognizes the one graduating student in the Bachelor of Science in Management program who has an outstanding record of scholarship and personal integrity and whose activities have contributed to the professional, social, and/or academic quality of the business program. The recipient is chosen by the senior class.

The Dean's Service Award

Established in 1991, this award recognizes graduating students who have, in the opinion of the administrative staff and the dean, added dimension to the school through outstanding contributions of time and effort.

Tulane Association of Business Alumni Award

Established to recognize an outstanding graduate of the BSM program, the Tulane Association of Business Alumni (TABA) Award is presented each year to the graduating senior who rank in the top 10 percent of their class and, in the opinion of the administration and the officers of the Tulane Association of Business Alumni, have displayed exceptional intellectual ability, leadership, self-motivation, and a sense of responsibility to peers, the school, and the community.

TABA Community Service Award

Established in 1993 by the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship and conducted in partnership with the Tulane Association of Business Alumni, this award recognizes those graduates who, under the auspices of the Institute and mentored by TABA members, have completed at least 25 hours of pro bono service with a disadvantaged business or not-for-profit organization in the New Orleans area.

Wall Street Journal Award

Developed by The Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award Program in 1948, this award honors a student from the Bachelor of Science in Management program whose academic performance in the area of finance is considered exceptional.

Academic Student Honors

Dean's List

Freeman School and Newcomb-Tulane College Students who have earned a distinguished record in all of their subjects throughout the semester may be recognized on the Dean's List of the Freeman School. The Freeman School Dean's List and the Newcomb-Tulane Dean's List are prepared after each semester and recognize superior academic achievement for the semester. A 3.500 semester grade-point average is required of first-year students and sophomores and a 3.667 semester GPA is required of juniors and seniors. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must have been enrolled in 14 credits of letter-graded work, excluding courses taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Students enrolled in a study abroad program are not eligible for that semester's Dean's List.

Beta Alpha Psi

The Beta Nu Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the national accounting honorary fraternity, was founded at Tulane in 1961. Its purpose is to foster the highest standards of personal, ethical, and professional conduct, to encourage and recognize scholastic and professional excellence, to cultivate a sense of responsibility and service, to promote the collegiate study of accounting, and to provide an opportunity for association between members and practicing accountants. Membership, by invitation only, is based on the highest scholarship and leadership achievement.

Beta Gamma Sigma

The Tulane Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the national scholastic honor society for business students, was founded at Tulane in 1924. The purpose of this honorary business scholastic fraternity is to reward scholarship and accomplishment in all phases of business, to promote the advancement of education in the science of business, and to foster principles of honesty and integrity in business practices. High scholarship and promise of marked ability are the prime requisites for selection of graduating seniors for membership. New members join by invitation at the annual meeting that is held in conjunction with graduation activities.