Connecting Collegiate
Business Programs

Connecting
Collegiate
Business
Programs

The Southern Business Administration Association (SBAA) is a regional association of collegiate business program leaders.

The
Southern
Business
Administration
Association 

Join us for our
2023 Annual Meeting

Our meetings focus on timely topics in business education and are a great way to learn new approaches, refine best practices, and connect with other business school leaders.

2023 Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX

Our 2023 Annual Meeting will take place in Dallas, Texas.

What We Do

The mission of SBAA is to improve management education by providing networking opportunities for business educators, showcasing best practices, promoting innovation in teaching and scholarship, and encouraging leadership in the management of educational programs.

Summer Workshop

Held every July to offer networking and learning opportunities

Annual Meeting

Held every November to offer networking and learning opportunities

Share Ideas

We focus on learning from one another and sharing our expertise as educators and business school leaders

Learn Best Practices

Learn from fellow members, keynote speakers, and AACSB officers

Jacob Chacko

2024 SBAA President

A Message from the President

Elevate Your Leadership, Amplify Your Impact: Join the SBAA Community

SBAA: Where Business Education Leaders Thrive

The Southern Business Administration Association (SBAA) isn’t just a professional network, it’s a dynamic hub for inspired leaders dedicated to shaping the future of management education. Whether you’re a dean, associate dean, department head, or another visionary leader, SBAA welcomes you to connect, collaborate, and elevate your impact across the United States.

Unlock your potential with SBAA membership:

  • Forge Powerful Connections: Build meaningful relationships with peers, fostering mutual support and professional growth.
  • Ignite Innovation: Discover cutting-edge teaching methods, research insights, and effective leadership strategies through engaging meetings and workshops.
  • Tackle Timely Topics: Dive deep into the latest trends and challenges shaping business education through expert-led sessions and interactive discussions.
  • Gain Industry Insights: Hear from renowned industry leaders and executives through keynote speakers and immersive excursions.
  • Stay Ahead of the Curve: Receive regular updates on AACSB accreditation standards and best practices.

Experience the SBAA Difference:

  • Join Our Vibrant Community: Attend the Summer Workshop (Greenville, SC, July 14-16, 2024) and the Annual Meeting (date and location TBA) to learn, network, and explore vibrant cities.
  • Stay Informed: Get timely updates on conference registrations, calls for proposals, and prestigious awards.
  • One Membership, Seamless Access: Register your institution and empower your entire leadership team to benefit from SBAA resources.

Investing in SBAA is an investment in your leadership journey. As a business school dean, I can attest that joining SBAA is a game-changer. Experience the transformative power of this exceptional network.

Click the “Membership” tab and join us today!

SBAA Executive Committee

Marilyn
Macik-Frey

President

Jacob
Chacko

VP, Programs

Michael
Weeks

VP, Membership

Kay
Palan

Secretary-Treasurer

Sharon
Oswald

Past President

Sharon
Oswald

President

Kay
Palan

Secretary-Treasurer

Marilyn
Macik-Frey

VP, Programs

Jacob
Chacko

VP, Member Services

Mitchell
Muehsam

Past President

What Our Members Say

Our members truly value their membership in the SBAA. Here are a few words from some of our member deans.

Membership in SBAA has offered me the opportunity to network with other Deans, explore ideas with academic experts, and connect with a tremendous group of colleagues.

– Barbara A. Ritter, Dean of Davis of College of Business and Executive Director of Career Services at Jacksonville University

SBAA is a great venue for networking. We have members from schools with a range of sizes and missions. The programs we have and the conversations we have helped me better understand the many ways business schools add value to a university

– Robert T. Sumichrast, Dean and Richard E. Sorensen Chair, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech

Our Sponsors

Many of our member schools participate in sponsorship to make our events possible.