About NBEARelated Organizations


Association for Career and Technical Education (Business Education Division)
The Business Education Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education has a broad-based foundation of persons who are dedicated to educating today's students for tomorrow's business community. Members include educators from middle schools, junior high schools, secondary schools, vocational and career centers, adult education, community and technical colleges, four-year baccalaureate degree programs, graduate degree programs, and other related institutions and organizations.

Business Professionals of America
Business Professionals of America is a national student organization for students enrolled in business, office, and technology education programs at the middle school, secondary school, and postsecondary school levels.

Career College Association
NBEA cooperates with the Career College Association in calling attention to the value of business education, especially at the postsecondary level. A coordinating committee is jointly appointed by the two associations to examine and develop activities to further stimulate interest in postsecondary education for careers in business.

Council for Economic Education
NBEA shares a common goal with the Council for Economic Education to improve the economic literacy of all Americans. In order to achieve this goal, the Council for Economic Education invites an active member of NBEA to serve on its Board of Directors as a liaison between the Council and the National Association.

DECA, a national association of marketing education students, provides teachers and members with educational and leadership development activities to merge with the education classroom instructional program. DECA chapters attract students who are interested in preparing for entrepreneurial, marketing, or management careers. Working hand-in-hand with the education and business communities, DECA’s goal is for its student members to develop a “career success kit” to carry into their business and personal lives after graduation.

Foundation for the Future of Business Education
The Foundation for the Future of Business Education is an organization devoted to assisting educators and others in promoting business education through strategies and materials that result in increased enrollments, an exciting and relevant curriculum, and ensuring the future of business education.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda
FBLA-PBL is a dynamic organization of young people preparing for success as leaders in business, government, and communities. FBLA-PBL's mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

Jump$tart Coalition
The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy seeks to improve the personal financial literacy of young adults. Jump$tart's purpose is to evaluate the financial literacy of young adults; develop, disseminate, and encourage the use of guidelines for grades K-12; and promote the teaching of personal finance. The Jump$tart Coalition believes that all young adults need to have the financial literacy necessary to make informed financial decisions.

National Association of Supervisors for Business Education
The National Association of Supervisors for Business Education (NASBE) is an organization of business education supervisors who are direct employees of a state, region, or local education agency. The purpose of this association is to further the cause of business education and the welfare of the field and professional members. NASBE is affiliated with the Association for Career and Technical Education and NBEA and works cooperatively with the others as voted by the active membership.

Pi Omega Pi
Pi Omega Pi is the national business education teacher honor society with the purpose of promoting scholarship and service in business education. The history of Pi Omega Pi includes over 70 years of service to its members.

Policies Commission for Business and Economic Education (PCBEE)

The Policies Commission for Business and Economic Education (PCBEE) is a national commission consisting of representatives from the Association for Career and Technical Education/Business Education Division (ACTE/BE), Association for Research in Business Education--Delta Pi Epsilon (ARBE-DPE), National Association for Business Teacher Education (NABTE), and the National Business Education Association (NBEA).  Its mission is to identify and define both existing and emerging issues in business and economic education, often resulting in the publication of "This We Believe About . . ." statements or position papers. Through this effort, it assists business, governmental, and educational communities in understanding such issues and in focusing attention on them. The most recent policy statements are available on the NBEA website. For information regarding earlier statements, contact PCBEE Executive Director Mary Ann Lammers.

U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education's Web site contains a wealth of information that includes the President's and Secretary's priorities, funding opportunities, student financial assistance, research and statistics, news and events, program and services, publications and products, education office and budget, year 2000 computers, other sites, and much more.