History

Almost a half-decade ago (1964) Schuyler F. Otteson and L.L. Waters of Indiana University and Charles Saunders and Sidney Feldman of the University of Kansas, gathered, as they later wrote, “on the occasion of the American Economic Association meeting” and planned our inaugural meeting in 1965.

MBAA INTERNATIONAL has become successful beyond even the great dreams of our founders. They established a culture of coordination and cooperation that still thrives.

Nearly 50 years later, MBAA International is still going strong. We’ve built on the innovative, interdisciplinary vision of these great leaders to become AMERICA’S BEST CONFERENCE VALUE!

The MBAA INTERNATIONAL experience is the inviting feeling of the familiar and the excitement of the new. It is collegiality and fellowship, renewing friendships and making new ones. It is initiating and continuing dialogues about teaching and research and is the rich mixture of attendees from colleges - large and small, public and private, governmental agencies, non-profit institutions, and the business community.

And last but not the least, the experience is Chicago -- an incredible city with entertaining events, great food, and around-the-clock action.

While some other organizations have adopted our “multidisciplinary experience” approach, MBAA INTERNATIONAL remains America’s long-term leader in low-cost, high-value integrative professional development. Nobody has been doing it longer and many believe, nobody does it better!

Currently, there are twelve formal organizations that make up MBAA INTERNATIONAL:

  • Academy of Business Economics
  • Academy of Finance
  • Academy of International Business Midwest Region
  • Business and Health Administration Association
  • Business, Society, and Government
  • Marketing Management Association
  • Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business
  • North American Accounting Society
  • North American Management Society
  • Operations Management and Entrepreneurship Association
  • Society for Case Research
  • Society for the Advancement of Information Systems

The leaders of the formal organizations are listed in the Leadership section of our site, as are members of the MBAA INTERNATIONAL Advisory Council, Past Presidents, Past Executive Directors, and the Executive Board.

Primary registrations for the various MBAA INTERNATIONAL organizations at the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 annual meetings were:

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Accounting 71 73 71 60 75 89 67
Business, Society, and Government 20 22 19 17 25 18 17
Case Research 56 61 69 56 76 73 77
Economics 43 41 39 30 40 30 44
Finance 114 121 95 81 86 70 78
Health Administration 54 66 75 70 75 73 97
Information Systems 36 36 30 24 19 22 29
International Business 52 34 59 55 54 52 70
Legal Studies 59 64 44 53 53 64 65
Management 93 89 88 68 76 67 87
Marketing 155 169 136 120 131 115 112
Operations Mgmt. & Entrepreneurship 30 33 16 28 30 26 18
MBAA International 14 15 25 24 23 43 21
Total 797 824 766 686 755 728 804


These registrations tell only part of the story, as some participants support more than one organization through one or more secondary registrations. In 2008, there were 117 secondary registrants; in 2009, 118; in 2010, 137; in 2011, 136; in 2012, 119; in 2013, 100; in 2014, 108, in 2015, 83, and in 2016, 106.

Useful programming, collegial networking, and exciting entertainment – all in a great city – and all at an incredibly great price – make MBAA INTERNATIONAL AMERICA’S BEST CONFERENCE VALUE!

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