At its Fall 2003
Meeting at Middlesex County College, the New Jersey Collegiate Business Administration
Association (NJCBAA) established a statewide honor society for
students studying business at both the two and four year colleges in
New Jersey. The idea for establishing a
society was proposed by the Dean of the Stillman School of Business at
Seton Hall University, Karen Boroff. Working on the Subcommittee
to form the Society was Dean Karen Boroff, Dean Fred Champlin of
Ramapo College, Dr. Nate Himmelstein of Essex County College, Dr. Rob
Quade of Centenary College, and Dean Edward Schoen at
Rowan University. Each year, the top 1% of undergraduate
students pursuing degrees in business will be extended an invitation to
join this most prestigious honor society. The NJCBAA members are proud
to be able to recognize the outstanding academic achievements of our
young business professionals.
About the Honor Society
In order to recognize the very highest scholastic achievements of
undergraduate students who are studying business at two- and four-year
colleges in New Jersey, the two- and four-year colleges of business
establish the New Jersey Collegiate Business Administration Association
Honor Society, or the NJCBAA Honor Society (“Honor Society”).
While this is a statewide Honor Society, its headquarters shall
initially be the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall
University. Throughout the first two years of the Society, the
Dean of the Stillman School of Business will serve as Interim Adviser
and Chair for the Honor Society. During this interim period, the
member schools will decide how best to organize the structure for the
Eligibility Rules for Students Invited into the Honor Society.
Admission into the NJCBAA Honor Society is open to all students who
are pursuing a bachelor’s or associate’s degree in business
administration (e.g., management or business administration) or a
traditional business discipline (e.g., accounting, finance or
In order to be considered for admission into this Society, students
must have completed a minimum of 35% of their coursework at the
degree-granting institution (the “35% criterion”).
Students are eligible for admission into the Honor Society as
follows: Students pursuing either a two-year or four-year degree
must be in good standing and have satisfactorily completed at least 70%
of their degree requirements as of January 1st of the given induction
All students who, by their grade point average, are in the top 1% of
the total population of business students at their institution who have
satisfactorily completed at least 70% of their degree requirements by
January 1st of the induction year, and who meet the 35% criterion will
be invited to join the NJCBAA Honor Society.
Students who are pursuing their degree on a part-time basis are
eligible to be inducted into this Honor Society as long as they meet
all the other eligibility requirements for invitation into the
Transfer students are eligible to be inducted into this Honor
Society as long as they meet all the other eligibility requirements for
invitation into the Society.
Section 3: The Process
At the conclusion of the fall semester (or its equivalent), and once
grades for that semester have been compiled, each member school will
create a roster of all business students who have satisfactorily
completed at least 70% of their degree requirements as of January 1st
of the induction year. This roster will include all business students
who are at least at the 70% completion range, including those who have
completed less than 35% of their studies at the home institution.
Then, the top 1% of all students of all students who have both
satisfactorily completed at least 70% of their degree requirements and
satisfied the 35% criterion will be drawn. If there are ties for
the cut-off GPA in the 1% population of a School, then all those
eligible students at the GPA cut-off level would be invited to
join. In the event that a school has fewer than 100 students in
its relevant population, it would still be able to extend an invitation
to 1 student.
The 1% population will receive a letter of invitation signed by both
the Dean or Department Chair of the member school inviting that student
to join the NJCBAA Honor Society and to attend the induction
ceremony. In addition, students will be asked for a $15.00 fee,
which will help underwrite the expenses associated with the
certificate, pin, and honor cord.
The induction ceremony will take place sometime in the March/April
time period at a central location within the state, so that all
students and their families can attend the event.
The Adviser will be responsible for alerting member schools of the
induction period and providing sample invitation letters. The
Adviser will organize the induction dinner and other logistics for the
Schools are required to maintain the rosters described in Section
3(a) for one year after the invitations are sent out.
The NJCBAA Honor Society will seek corporate sponsors who will help
underwrite the cost associated with the induction ceremony and other
expenses for the Society.
The NJCBAA will establish an Advisory Board of member schools that
will provide counsel to the member schools on changes, as appropriate,
to the Society.
NJCBAA thanks the Honor Society subcommittee who helped develop this
Society: Dean Karen Boroff (Seton Hall University), Dean Fred
Champlin (Ramapo College), Dr. Nate Himelstein (Essex County College),
Dr. Rob Quade (Centenary College), and Dean Edward Schoen (Rowan
Approved: October 24, 2003 at the Fall NJCBAA meeting,
hosted by Middlesex County College.
additional information, please contact Dean Joyce Strawser or
Associate Dean Leigh