Competitive Events

Workplace Skills Assessment Program

The Workplace Skills Assessment Program is an integral part of Business Professionals of America.

The goal of the program is to provide all business students the opportunity to demonstrate workplace skills learned through business education curricula. Students will:

  • demonstrate occupational competencies;

  • broaden knowledge, skills, and attitudes;

  • expand leadership and human relation skills;

  • demonstrate a competitive spirit; and

  • receive recognition.

The organization offers more than 50 events in various areas related to financial, administrative support, information technology, management, marketing, and human resources. There is an additional event offered in the Michigan Association which deals with spelling and grammar called Business Spelling. This event is offered at the regional and state levels only. Another event--Merit Scholar--is offered at the state and national levels only.

Secondary students may enter enter two events, only one of which may be a team event. Postsecondary students may enter three events, only one of which may be a team event. A student may enter an unlimited number of open events. Students do not need to pre-qualify for open events to compete at the state or national leadership conferences.

Every advisor must visit to download a current edition of the Workplace Skills Assessment Program Guidelines, Style & Reference Manual, Human Resource Manual, Individual Entry Form, Team Entry Form, and Release Form.

In addition to the WSAP Guidelines, every Michigan advisor in the secondary division must have the current issue of the Michigan Guidelines Supplement. This document is available from the documents page of our website.

The Michigan Association takes pride in educating our members on creating a professional image and demonstrating proper behavior. Therefore, we have adopted a dress code and delegate code of conduct for members to follow while attending all of our conferences, events, and activities. The dress code and delegate code of conduct are published in the Michigan Guidelines Supplement.

This is a list of all Workplace Skills Assessment Program events that are offered in Michigan. If an event is NOT offered in Michigan, it will be indicated below.

Current Event Listing

  • Fundamental Accounting

  • College Accounting (Postsecondary only)

  • Advanced Accounting

  • Advanced College Accounting (Postsecondary only)

  • Payroll Accounting

  • College Payroll Accounting (Postsecondary only)

  • Managerial Accounting (Postsecondary only)

  • Federal Income Tax Accounting (Postsecondary only)

  • Banking & Finance

  • Financial Analyst Team

  • Economic Research Individual (Secondary only)

  • Economic Research Team (Secondary only)

  • Personal Financial Management

  • Financial Math & Analysis-Open Event

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