Grading & Standards

Honor Code

Members of the Goizueta Business School community are committed to values of honor, integrity, and accountability. We will not use dishonest means to gain unfair advantage in the academic arena, nor will we tolerate anyone who does.

Honor Code

Academic dishonesty is a corrosive force at any university. Apathy or acquiescence in the presence of academic dishonesty is not a neutral act. It undermines the bonds of trust and honesty between members of the community and defrauds those who may eventually depend on our knowledge and integrity.

All members of the university community, students, faculty, and staff share the responsibility and authority to challenge and report acts of apparent academic dishonesty. Any member of the university community who has witnessed an apparent act of academic dishonesty, or has information that reasonably leads to the conclusion that such an act has occurred or has been attempted, has the responsibility to inform the faculty member in the class involved or the Honor Council promptly in writing.

Undergraduate students enrolled at Goizueta Business School are also expected to conform to the conduct requirements as described in the Emory University Undergraduate Code of Conduct, and to conduct themselves in accordance with the ideals for which Emory stands.

Grade Distribution

The following recommended grade distribution for BBA courses is intended to result in an equitable policy that underscores the rigor of the program and provides a means for accurately assessing and recognizing the quality of student performance.
Grade BBA Core BBA Elective
A 15-20% 15-25%
A- 15-20% 15-25%
Not to exceed 35% 40%
B+ 15-20% 15-25%
B 15-20% 15-25%
B- 10-15% 10-15%
Not to exceed 45% 50%
C+ or below 20% 10%

Honors & Awards

Inclusion on the Dean's List is based on comparative semester grade point average for that semester. BBA students in full residence who fall within the top 20% of their class by semester grade point average are recognized on the Dean's List for that semester. In addition to the requisite class standing, a student must have a cumulative grade point average in the Business School of 3.0 or above and must have been enrolled for twelve or more hours, completed all course work, and earned no grades of Unsatisfactory.

Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International. The mission of the society is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business and personal and professional excellence in the practice of business. Invitation to membership is the highest recognition a business student can achieve, anywhere in the world. At the undergraduate level, membership is extended to those students who both stand in the top 10% of the graduating class and who display the personal and professional attributes befitting the society.

Students whose work has been particularly outstanding during four semesters in the business school will be granted degrees with distinction, depending on the candidate's final class standing relative to the total graduating BBA Class. The calculation is inclusive of all graduates, including those from the summer and fall of the preceding year. Graduating with honors in the business school is earned by rank:

  • Highest Distinction (Top 5%)
  • High Distinction (Top 6% - 10%)
  • Distinction (Top 11% - 20%)