What's New in MN BPA

Leading CTSO

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.  Our Minnesota State Representative to the Foundation for Student Organizations is Steve Weber.

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Nationally, BPA has 43,000 members in over 2,300 chapters in 23 states. In Minnesota we have over 1,100 members in  eight regions.  BPA is a co-curricular organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering co-curricular exercises based on national standards.  For Minnesota information about joining or starting a new chapter contact our State Executive Director, Jackie Schiller.

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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 in 72 competitive events, including virtual opportunities. 

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  • "What I've done for BPA, is only a fraction for what Business Professionals of America has done for me."
    --Jake Adams, Former National Officer

    BPA has taught me invaluable lessons in professionalism and leadership that I would never have learned in high school. I will definitely treasure all of the memories and friendships I have made through BPA!  --Ridhima Mishra | State Past Executive Officer, Stanford University Student

    Great experiences come from exceptional opportunities and BPA is an organization of opportunity that allows aspiring professionals find success. -Dustin De-vers, BPA National Director of Education

  • BPA has changed the lives of so many of my former students by providing direction, business, technology and leadership skills. The majority of the students in my chapter are now successful business and technology employees. --Nancy McAfee, BPA Advisor, National BOT Treasurer

    BPA has impacted my life in so many ways. Because of BPA I was better prepared for college and the workforce. I also gained many life long friends! --Paige Loew - Former National Officer and Minnesota State Officer and current National President Elect BPA Alumni Division

    Being a part of Business Professionals of America has been an unforgettable life-changing experience! By taking advantage of countless professional development opportunities  and immersing yourself in everything BPA has to offer, you will come to find that you will be able to accomplish things greater than you ever imagined! --Brooke Shefchek, Former National Officer

  • Business Professionals of America offers students the skills and competitive environment necessary for success in today's business environment.

The Ultimate Experiential Learning Experience!

We love all our happy members, they love us too!  

If you would like to discuss opening a chapter, get in touch with us.

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.

National Center
5454 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43231

Jonathan Smith


Minnesota Business Professionals of America
21576 NE Pickeral Lake Drive
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Jackie Schiller