Delta Mu Delta: The International Honor Society in Business Administration

Melissa W.

Founded in 1913 by the Dean at Harvard University and four Yale and New York University professors, Delta Mu Delta was the first honor society to provide recognition to exceptional business students, modeled after the popular liberal arts honor society, Phi Beta Kappa. 

According to their website, “becoming a member of Delta Mu Delta is an honor indicative of earnest, intelligent purpose, and rewarding achievement. This should be a goal of every person pursuing a degree in business administration where Delta Mu Delta membership is possible. The standards of Delta Mu Delta are high. Although many may not gain the Key, they should remember that the hard work done will bring its own rewards.”

The “Key” they often refer to is the symbol of the honor society and is awarded to new members during their induction. In order to qualify for membership, students must be registered in a business program at an institution where Delta Mu Delta has a chapter. Interested students must also have completed at least half of their degree’s required coursework with a cumulative GPA of a B or higher, be in the top 20% of their graduating class, and also live on campus.

Much like many honor societies, membership benefits include networking opportunities with its more than 150,000 members and scholarship opportunities. Becoming a member of Delta Mu Delta also satisfies a requisite for entrance at the GS-7 level for professional jobs with the US government.

You’ll notice Delta Mu Delta members standing out at graduation wearing purple and gold honor cords, medallions, and stoles.

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As a reminder, our team continues to operate with a modified business solution, complete with remote and isolated order processing locations. Our goal is to safely deliver honor and recognition gear to schools and institutions to have ready for their students once graduation dates have been reworked. We understand the importance of graduation regalia and what it means to students and faculty and want graduates to mark their accomplishments in a way in which they deserve.

Are you a member of Delta Mu Delta? We’d love to hear about it in the comments!

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