Business and Marketing Education
Business Professionals of America has a history as a student organization that contributes to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills for students at the Secondary and the Postsecondary level.
Through co-curricular programs and services, members of Business Professionals of America compete in demonstrations of their business technology skills, develop their professional and leadership skills, network with one another and professionals across the nation, and get involved in the betterment of their community through good works projects.
Business Education majors assist with high school Business Professionals of America (BPA) conferences while marketing education majors support high school Ohio DECA conferences. BPA and DECA are high school co-curricular student organizations that support, complement, and enrich the business or marketing classroom as high school students seek to attain specified learning goals. As future business and marketing teachers, BGSU business education and marketing education majors learn about the student organizations and how to be effective chapter advisors through this participation.
BGSU COLLEGIATE BPA
Business Professionals of America (BPA) is a student organization at Bowling Green State University for Business Education majors. The purpose of BGSU's BPA chapter is to provide leadership development opportunities, to unite business education majors in a common professional bond, to participate in social events, to carry out service projects, and to foster an understanding of our roles as future business educators. We accomplish this goal by attending and aiding in high school level events such as the state leadership convention and the state competition. Both of these events allow Business Education majors to experience first-hand what their expected roles may be as future BPA advisors.
The mission of DECA is to enhance the co-curricular education of students with interests in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. DECA helps students develop skills and competence for marketing careers, build self-esteem, experience leadership and practice community service. This organization is committed to the advocacy of marketing education and the growth of business and education partnerships.
BGSU COLLEGIATE DECA
Membership is open to all BGSU marketing education majors (undergraduate and graduate), as well as BGSU students considering marketing education as a major.
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