Kappa Beta Delta (KBD) is a national honor society which was established in 1997 at the annual conference of the ACBSP to recognize students only in accredited associate degree-granting institutions for their high academic achievement in business programs. A KBD chapter is one of the benefits of ACBSP accreditation and provides a means by which an institution may give lifetime national recognition to its outstanding graduates. As the HIGHEST national recognition an associate candidate in Business can earn, it is appropriate to include Kappa Beta Delta membership on one's resume. Employers throughout the country will recognize your academic achievements. The eligibility requirements are:
1. Each student must have completed at least 15 hours of credit with a minimum of six credit hours completed in business courses.
2. Each student must rank in the upper 20% of his/her class, based upon a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Benefits - KBD provides several benefits as follows:
- Public recognition to business students who have distinguished themselves in associate degree business programs.
- A biennial conference, held in conjunction with the ACBSP annual conference.
- Financial assistance to chapters.
- Scholarships to students based upon scholarship, leadership, character, motivation, need, and potential.
- KBD publications received throughout members' lifetimes will help them stay in contact with other members and learn about additional opportunities the Society has to offer.
Leadership Training, Service, Education, and Progress
Alabama FBLA Collegiate Direct (Formally Phi Beta Lambda [PBL]) is the collegiate division of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).
Why Join FBLA Collegiate Direct?
- Meet and speak with today's business leaders.
- Create those connections that will prove to be invaluable tomorrow--networking.
- Gain valuable leadership experience--you can serve as anything form a local committee chair to a national officer and everything in-between.
- Improve your resume--stand apart from the crowd and show a prospective employer that you know how to go that extra step.
- At competitions, strut your stuff against the best of the best across the country. Challenge yourself to go to the next level.
- Make new friends by meeting people with similar interests from across the USA.