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What is an NBEA Division?

The National Business Education Association (NBEA) serves a broad group of stakeholders. NBEA uses divisions to provide special benefits and services to particular segments of the association.  Here is a summary of the NBEA divisions. 


The Association for Business Teaching and Research (ABTR)

he Association for Business Teaching and Research (ABTR) serves primarily, but not exclusively, educators working at colleges and universities in business teacher education programs. ABTR is committed to excellence in research and teaching of business. The division resulted after a merger of the Association for Research in Business Education (ARBE) and National Association of Business Teacher Educators (NABTE). Find out more about ABTR.

U.S. Chapter of the International Society for Business Education (ISBE)

The United States Chapter of the International Society for Business Education (ISBE) is the international division and liaison for NBEA regarding international affairs related to business education. Its purpose is to promote international business education among member nations through improved international educational exchange, cooperative efforts, and unified goals and objectives.

The goal of ISBE is to provide educational and business training, opportunities, and programs for its members. Business representatives and educators benefit from affiliation with ISBE through the following objectives and membership privileges:

  • Focusing on international topics with opportunities to participate at the local, state, regional, and national levels.
  • Networking with business and educational leaders from four continents and attending the ISBE/SIEC annual conference at an international site.
  • Interacting, visiting, observing, and exchanging educational strategies and operations with progressive multinational corporate and educational leaders.
  • Pioneering database resources and disseminating knowledge via telecommunications including international research and training materials for the academic and corporate worldwide classrooms and chambers of commerce.
  • Enhancing, updating, and assessing new developments in the fields of intercultural, cross-cultural, multicultural, and culturally diverse academic and corporate arenas.
  • Receiving semi-annual SIEC Review and ISBE newsletters.
    Providing opportunities for individuals to advance and prepare themselves and others for the 21st century
  • Serving as business ambassadors of goodwill from the United States.

Membership in ISBE requires a small additional investment in addition to NBEA dues -- an investment that will open new doors to international involvement and friendships. The ISBE NETWORK, International Review for Business Education, annual international SIEC conference, annual meetings held during the NBEA Annual Convention, and opportunities for international exchange are additional benefits of joining ISBE.

Find out more about ISBE here.

The National Business Honor Society (NBHS)

NBHS provides honor and national recognition to outstanding students in your business education program? NBHS is the perfect way to bring greater recognition to your students AND your business education program. Find out more about NBHS.