The Southern Business Education   Association (SBEA) is a professional organization of business educators and a   regional affiliate of the National Business Education Association. SBEA   serves its members involved in instruction, administration, and research in   business education by providing leadership training, conferences, and   publications to assist in developing competent, productive people to function   in a global environment. SBEA is comprised of the following 12 states:   Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North   Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Southern   Business Education Association is an affiliate of the National Business   Education Association, headquartered in Reston, Virginia.

PURPOSE
The purpose of the association is to promote better business education in   the Southern Region and throughout the nation.

GOALS

  • Recruit and retain SBEA members   by promoting the value of membership and the image of business education.
  • Develop and nurture   professionalism and leadership in business education.
  • Promote an integrated, relevant,   and emerging curriculum with innovative instructional strategies for business   education.
  • Promote the development of   strategies that address issues, trends, and research related to business   teacher recruitment and preparation.
  • Develop linkages that enhance   growth, communication, and outreach of business education.
  • Ensure a strong organizational   structure and an effective communication network for SBEA.