School of Management Dean's Awards

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The Valedictorian, Dean’s Medal of Excellence, Dean’s Service Award, and the A.A. Berti Award for Outstanding Scholarship are presented every fall and spring l to outstanding graduating students in the McLaren School of Management. Candidates for Valedictorian and Dean’s Medal of Excellence are invited to apply based on their eligibility while the A.A. Berti Award for Outstanding Scholarship is automatically presented to the graduating senior with the highest undergraduate record of scholarship in the McLaren School of Management. All graduating students are eligible to apply for the Dean’s Service Award.

All complete applications are carefully reviewed by the Dean’s Awards Review Committee.

For details and eligibility requirements, please refer to the following award descriptions.

Questions? Email somdeansawards@usfca.edu

The School of Management honors one qualifying undergraduate student as its Valedictorian. The Valedictorian exemplifies the highest standards of leadership and scholarship in the Jesuit tradition. A leader in the finest sense of the word, the Valedictorian demonstrates selfless service to the University community while reflecting excellence in all academic pursuits, and is firmly committed to the mission of the University. In particular, the Valedictorian has helped to create a campus-wide environment that values each individual, heightens ethical standards, instills a passion for justice, and integrates faith with life.

Eligibility Requirements

As described in the University catalog, to be eligible a student must:

  • have earned a minimum of 60 letter-graded credits completed at USF prior to the semester in which they are participating in Commencement;
  • have a minimum grade-point average of 3.85 based on the last term completed;
  • complete all requirements for their degree by the conclusion of the term in which they are participating in commencement (no outstanding or incomplete credits); and
  • have filed an Application for Graduation by the required deadline and be eligible to participate in the undergraduate commencement ceremony.

In addition, the student must not have received any sanction imposed as an outcome of a campus disciplinary process (academic or non-academic) within the last three semesters preceding the term in which they are participating in commencement.

A medal and a gift of the McLaren School of Management is awarded to the graduating senior who has best exemplified -- through his or her academic accomplishments, extracurricular work, and personal life -- the core values, mission, and vision of the University of San Francisco.

Eligibility Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree will have fulfilled the following minimum requirements by the beginning of the term in which they are graduating (except where noted below):

Fall Commencement

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree to be conferred at the conclusion of the fall term (no outstanding or incomplete credits);
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 3.75;
  • No Incomplete (I) or ‘missing’ (NR) grades;
  • Completed a minimum of 60 letter-graded credits at USF prior to the semester in which they are participating in commencement;
  • Completed a minimum of 40 letter-graded credits in the McLaren School of Management (including fall term registration);
  • Submitted an Application for Graduation by the September 1st deadline and be eligible to participate in the December commencement. 

Spring Commencement

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree to be conferred at the conclusion of the spring or summer term;
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 3.75;
  • No Incomplete (I) or ‘missing’ (NR) grades;
  • Completed a minimum of 60 letter-graded credits at USF prior to the semester in which they are participating in commencement;
  • Completed a minimum of 40 letter-graded credits in the McLaren School of Management (including current registration);
  • Submitted an Application for Graduation by the February 1st deadline and be eligible to participate in the May commencement. 

Eligibility Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) - Professional Bachelor's Degree Program (Spring term only)

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Management degree in the Professional Bachelor’s Degree Program will have fulfilled the following minimum requirements by the beginning of the term (except where noted below):

  • Bachelor of Science in Management degree to be conferred at the conclusion of the spring or summer term;
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 3.75;
  • No Incomplete (I) or ‘missing’ (NR) grades;
  • Completed a minimum of 36 letter-graded credits at USF (including current registration);
  • Submitted an Application for Graduation by the February 1st deadline and be eligible to participate in the May commencement.

Graduating students in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) and Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) programs may apply for the School of Management Dean's Service Award. One student from each program will be selected to receive this award.

Please note: This award is available for BSM students in the spring term only.

The Dean’s Service Award recognizes the achievements and contributions of individual students who have demonstrated a dedicated commitment to the greater good -- a reflection of the University’s Jesuit values.

The successful applicant will have effected a positive impact and made a difference whether it be to the School of Management (SOM), the University of San Francisco (USF), a local community or organization, or a national/global organization. Examples include community service; helping marginalized communities; taking action and developing programs or initiatives that positively benefit SOM, USF and its students, and/or society. Note: Service must have been performed as a student at USF (service completed prior to enrolling at USF will not be considered).

Eligibility Requirements

  1. A graduating senior in the BSBA or BSM program
  2. An Application for Graduation filed by the required deadline (Feb. 1, 2022) and be eligible to participate in the spring 2022 commencement. Eligibility is determined by the Graduation Center.

Application Requirements

  • A completed application
  • Documentation of service performed (letter from organization verifying service; see application for details)
  • Application and supporting documentation must be submitted by Sunday, Mar. 6 at 11:59 p.m. (PST)

It is the responsibility of the student to submit their completed application and required materials by the stated deadline in order to be considered for this award.

An inscribed desk set, the gift of A. Russell Berti, BA ’26, JD ’28, LLM ’29, in memory of his father, Augustin B. Berti, is awarded to the graduating senior of the McLaren School of Management who has earned the highest record of scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this award, a student must:

  • be a candidate for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree;
  • have completed a minimum of 60 letter-graded credits at USF prior to the semester in which they are participating in commencement;
  • have the highest grade-point average based on the last term completed;
  • complete all requirements for their degree by the conclusion of the term in which they are participating in commencement (no outstanding or incomplete credits);
  • have filed an Application for Graduation by the required deadline and be eligible to participate in the undergraduate commencement ceremony.