Home to one of the largest chapters

Earning over 130 national BPA championships.

Davenport University's BPA program is designed to prepare its members to become highly skilled, competent professionals that are ready to tackle the world's fastest-growing careers. As a participating student, you'll also have the opportunity to engage in community and leadership service activities, attend various events and meet likeminded students across the state and country. 

Plus, you'll be joining a winning team that consistently ranks in the top 10 in both state and national BPA championships.

BPA practice sessions

Are you a middle or high school teacher or administrator? Help your students prepare for their competitions by attending one of Davenport University's FREE BPA practice sessions. Your team will have the opportunity to hear proven success strategies and coaching from experienced collegiate competitors and faculty. 

Find a session that works best for you: 

  • November 10, 2023
    • Virtual presentation and workshops (Unlimited attendees)
  • December 1, 2023
    • Grand Rapids Lettinga Campus (Max 120 attendees. If campus closes due to inclement weather, the event will take place virtually)

Click here to register

What is BPA

Business Professionals of America is a student organization that helps to prepare students to pursue careers in business management, office administration, information technology and related fields. The mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic and technological skills. BPA has over 43,000 members in 2,300 chapters spanning 23 states. 

Learn more about BPA Michigan

Michigan Middle-Level BPA program

Middle school teachers and administrators are invited to learn about the growth of BPA in the middle school level. Please click HERE to learn more about the Michigan Middle-Level program and check out the 2021 Middle-Level BPA Highlight Video HERE

Scholarships you may be eligible to receive

Excellence Scholarship

$8,000 per year max
Available for BPA national top 10 finisher
3.0 overall GPA

Achievement Scholarship 

$6,500 per year max
Available for BPA state competition participant
2.5 overall GPA

Titanium Scholarship
Only available for transfer students

$6,000 per year max
Available for BPA national top 10 finisher
3.00 overall GPA