Business Professionals of America is the leading CTSO (Career Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in accounting, business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields.
BPA has more than 51,000 members in over 2,300 chapters in 23 states. BPA is a "co-curricular" organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering curriculum based on national standards. Resources and materials are available on-line and designed to be customized to a school's program.
The Workplace Skills Assessment Program (WSAP) prepares students to succeed and assesses real-world business skills and problem solving abilities in finance, management, IT and computer applications. It is BPA's showcase program and facilitates students demonstrating their career skills at regional, state and national conferences.
Some of BPA's other major programs include the scholarship program, the National Leadership Academy, and National Officer Elections. The Torch Awards Program and Special Recognition Awards Program recognize students and chapters, respectively, for their leadership and service to the community.
National Leadership Conference (NLC)
2013-2014 Business Professionals of America student members with their national awards.
The 2014 National Leadership Conference was held in Indianapolis, Ind.
State Leadership Conference
2012-2013 Business Professionals of America student members with their state awards. Student must win in the top placings at the MN State Leadership Conference to advance on to the national competition.
Operation Christmas Child
2012-2013 Business Professionals of America student members volunteered at the Operation Christmas Child processing center in Minneapolis.