Members of the Beta Alpha Psi Professional Partners financially support BAP through annual member fees which subsidize the Regional and Annual meetings each year. Additionally, individual BAP Professional Partner representatives utilize their personal networks to secure speakers for these meetings, or their personal knowledge and expertise to deliver professional session content. Representatives function as judges for the annual Best Practices competition, review nominations and select winners of the Business Information Professional of the Year awards, and network with student members and faculty advisors of Beta Alpha Psi to provide input, counsel and advice regarding careers in the areas of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems. Finally, a number of Professional Partner organizations and associations sponsor the many student chapter and faculty advisor awards each year. As a result the generous support and commitment of the Beta Alpha Psi Professional Partners, Beta Alpha Psi remains the leading organization for students interested in careers in the Business Information field.
Professional Partners receive the benefit of tapping into the knowledge of the next generation of Business Information leaders:
• Future leaders – access to the best students
• Opportunities for interaction with students, peers, and faculty
• Recognition – name and brand recognition from the students, faculty, universities, peers
• Understanding – priorities of the new recruits, changes in what’s happening on campus
• Making a difference – become role models and influence careers
Additionally, the Professional Partners is the key body advising the BAP Board on the direction of the profession. This advice is then used to help make any needed changes to the direction of the international organization. The Chair of the Professional Partners is a voting member of the Board of Directors, and must determine prior to becoming the Chair as to assuming a one or two year stint as Chair. The Incoming Chair of the Professional Partners is a one-year role.