Mission Statement of Business Professionals of America

The mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.

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Vision Statement

TAt Business Professionals of America, we are committed to developing the best possible career and technical education organization for students in the United States. The measure of our success will be the perception that alumni of Business Professionals of America are highly competent and skilled workforce professionals who enable business and industry to maintain the economic vitality and high quality of life associated with our celebrated United States of America.

Goals of Business Professionals of America

The Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) has been adopted as the strategic direction for a certification program, competitive events, leadership, and direction for interaction with business, career/job preparation, and workplace competencies.

Purposes

The purposes of this organization are:

  • To provide opportunities for chapter members in leadership and development.
  • To unite in a common professional bond without regard to race, creed, sex or national origin of students enrolled in classes with business employment as their objective.
  • To develop leadership abilities through participation in career and technical education, civic, recreational, and social activities. To assist students in establishing realistic employment objectives.
  • To create enthusiasm for learning.
  • To promote high standards in ethics, workmanship, and scholarship.
  • To develop the ability of students to plan together, organize, and carry out worthy activities and projects through the use of the democratic processes.
  • To foster an understanding of the functions of labor, entrepreneurial, and management organizations in the American free enterprise system.
  • To develop competent, assertive leaders in business education.
  • To develop and strengthen members’ confidence in themselves and their work.
  • To provide satisfactory social and recreational activities.
  • To foster practical application of business education skills through competition.
Divisions
  • Secondary/Associate -

    For high school students enrolled in initial, refresher, or upgrading business, career technical, and career or related education programs. Associate Member Designation for high school students enrolled in initial, refresher, or upgrading business, career technical, and career or related education programs for special populations.

  • Middle Level -

    For middle school students enrolled in initial, refresher, or upgrading business, career technical, and career or related education programs.

  • College/Post-secondary -

    For post-secondary (one-year, two-year, baccalaureate, or post-baccalaureate) students enrolled in initial, refresher, or upgrading business, career technical, business education and career or related education programs.

Organizational Structure/Regulations