The Southern Business Administration Association (SBAA) is a regional association of collegiate business program leaders.
Join us for our
2023 Summer Workshop
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 Summer Workshop in Cincinnati, OH
Join us in Cincinnati, Ohio for our summer workshop! Registration is now open.
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.
2023 SBAA President
A Message from the President
The Southern Business Administration Association (SBAA) is a regional association of collegiate Business school leaders. While most of our members are Business school Deans, we also welcome Assistant and Associate Deans, Department Heads, and other leaders within the Business program. Membership consists primarily of Business schools in the southern U.S., but we welcome any Business school leader that wants to connect with fellow Deans, share ideas and learn best practices. The value of membership is being among other leaders willing to support and learn from each other.
SBAA hosts two meetings each year, the summer workshop in July and the annual meeting in November. These meetings are the reason to join. Relevant topics about Business education are presented along with panel discussions and interactive sessions. A keynote speaker and an industry excursion are usually included in one or both meetings. Whenever possible, we are joined by an AACSB officer to give us an update on the standards. Next year’s Summer Workshop will be in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 16 – 18th. The 2023 Annual Meeting will be in Dallas, Texas, November 12-14th.
Join today to receive important updates on conference registrations, calls for proposals and societal impact awards. Click on the Membership tab and register your institution. Only one institutional membership is required, which includes the Dean and their leadership team members. One of the best pieces of advice I received upon becoming a Business school Dean was to join SBAA. I encourage you to do the same. You will benefit professionally and personally from the relationships you build.
SBAA Executive Committee
What Our Members Say
Our members truly value their membership in the SBAA. Here are a few words from some of our member deans.
– Barbara A. Ritter, Dean of Davis of College of Business and Executive Director of Career Services at Jacksonville University
– Robert T. Sumichrast, Dean and Richard E. Sorensen Chair, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech
Many of our member schools participate in sponsorship to make our events possible.