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Welcome to SIEC USA

Welcome to the U. S. chapter of the International Society of Business Educators (ISBE), associated with SIEC - La Societe Internationale pour l'Enseignement Commercial, formed in 1901 in Switzerland.

ISBE USA is the premier professional association for US-based business educators providing opportunities to network nationwide and globally, to research and share resources to publish, mentor, and grow. 

About Us

The US chapter of SIEC-ISBE was chartered in 1947 and boasts a rich history of unparalleled professional development and networking opportunities to members. The US chapter contracted decades ago with another nonprofit organization to manage administrative tasks, an arrangement that ended December 31, 2020.

The new, revitalized US chapter launched Jan 1, 2021 under the name SIEC-USA, offering significantly reduced membership dues, expanded national and international benefits, and improved communications and networking. We remain dedicated to professional development and networking, supporting the vital link between business and business educators nationally and around the world.

Mission Statement

The mission of SIEC-USA is to develop an interactive, national and international exchange network among business education professionals.

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Member benefits

Membership is open to any person with an interest in business education. 

  • Join a global community of business educators
  • ​Network with globally-minded business educators and professionals
  • Promote student and/or faculty exchanges
  • Exchange international business education and cultural experiences
  • Receive the International Journal for Business Education
  • Receive the SIEC newsletters
  • Experience SIEC-ISBE International Business Education conferences
  • Serve as business and education ambassadors of goodwill from the U.S.
  • Submit manuscripts in and receive the Journal for Global Business Education
  • Publish articles in the newsletters and Journals
  • Address common challenges and successes
  • Design creative lesson plans

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SIEC-USA offers affordable, practical memberships for individuals, retirees, and institutions. The annual membership year is June 1 to May 30. ​



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SIEC-USA and its parent organization SIEC-ISBE offer a slate of professional resources for business educators.

Researchers can submit presentation, workshop, and teaching proposals to the international conference, and research-based manuscripts to the international IJBE journal. 

Members enjoy the quarterly SIEC-ISBE newsletter and SIEC-USA members receive regular emails regarding upcoming events including quarterly membership meetings with featured guests. 


Annual International Conference: Vienna

The 2022 SIEC ISBE international conference is Oct 18-23 in Vienna, Austria. Join international SIEC ISBE members for this unique educational experience featuring professional development and research, keynote speakers, cultural experiences, and networking. This year's conference theme is: The Economy of the Future. Details are in this flyer.

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Global Exchange

Global Exchange, a program of the SIEC USA parent organization SIEC ISBE, allows educators around the world to share their research, presentations, and class sessions with other members, fostering international engagement and collaboration.

  • Partner in a live exchange with business educators and students on international topics
  • Be a guest speaker or guest facilitator for the SIEC-ISBE community

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