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The economy is GLOBAL.

Market competition is FIERCE.

Businesses INNOVATE.

Technology ADVANCES.

Workplaces ADAPT.


Jobs and lives CHANGE.

This is the way of the world in the 21st century.



source:  Partnership for 21st century skills

Business education encourages students to embrace 21st-century opportunities with confidence.  Business education emphasizes the skills that will be of vital importance in college and careers:  leadership, communication, collaboration, and information technology.  These skills serve as the foundation of teaching and learning experiences in the classroom to prepare students for success in academic and workplace settings.


NYS Business and Marketing Honor Society

The primary purpose of the Business and Marketing Honor Society of New York State is to recognize those students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in a secondary business/marketing program.


  • Students must be currently enrolled in business/marketing (fall and/or spring)
  • Seniors: Must complete 3 units in business/marketing by the end of the current school year
  • Sophomores/Juniors: Must complete 2 units in business/marketing by the end of the current school year (student should be planning to continue for at least one additional credit prior to graduation)

 Minimum Criteria

  • GPA Business/Marketing Courses 88%
  • GPA Overall 85% 

 Additional Criteria

Students selected for recognition will have also demonstrated both in the classroom and through extracurricular involvement:

  • Character (evidenced by teachers attesting to this quality)
  • Leadership (evidenced by committee chair positions, officer/chair or other lead positions in student organizations, civic/community leadership roles, etc.)
  • Service (evidenced by volunteer activities in the school and/or community, etc.)

Application and Recognition Process

  • Students complete an application available from their business teacher.

Awards Ceremony 

  • Students receive an award certificate, pin, and membership card.

This is a New York State award and should be included on the student’s resume!

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Lorri Campbell at [email protected]