Business Professionals of America is the leading CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. BPA has 43,000 members in over 2,300 chapters in 23 states. BPA is a co-curricular organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering co-curricular exercises based on national standards.
The Vision Statement of Business Professionals of America is as follows:
"At 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."
With nearly a 70-year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946. DECA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit student organization with more than 215,000 members in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Spain. The United States Congress, the United States Department of Education and state, district and international departments of education authorize DECA’s programs.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc.(FBLA-PBL) is the largest career student organization in the world. Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 200,000 members prepare for careers in business by developing the leadership skills and business knowledge they need to excel in any career. FBLA-PBL prepares students for college and careers through a variety of leadership, community service, and academic activities. High school students explore college and career opportunities through a number of co-curricular educational programs and take part in academic competitions, networking events with accomplished business professionals at conferences, and community service projects.
YES inspires the future leadership of America by empowering underserved students to capitalize on education and optimize career opportunities. YES is dedicated to maintaining America’s promise of equal opportunity for equal talent.