Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)

Developing the Next Generation of Business Leaders

One of the newest organizations to come to campus is Phi Beta Lambda. The chapter at SMWC is a professional student business organization that emphasizes the development of its members into becoming the next generation of business leaders. Our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

PBL offers many opportunities that improve leadership qualities, and it looks great on résumés. It is open to both campus and online students. Contact your advisor for more information, or apply online.

Phi Beta Lambda Membership Application

I've Submitted My Application. Now What?


Once you submit your membership application, your name will be added as a candidate to membership.  To qualify for membership, a candidate must:


The Department of Business and CIS sponsors your membership once you are moved from candidacy to membership.

Learn More

Woods students attended a national leadership conference in California (2012) and Florida (2011).  The 2013 PBL conference was held on June 22-25 in Anaheim, California.  The 2014 national leadership conference was June 24-27th in Nashville, TN. For more information, visit the FBLA-PBL website.


Future National Leadership Conferences are as followed:

2015 - Chicago, Illinois; June 24-27

2016 - Atlanta, Georgia; June 24-27

2017 - Anaheim, California; June 24-27

2018 - Baltimore, Maryland; June 23-26

2019 - San Antonio, Texas; June 24-27


Read the Tribune-Star article about what this experience has brought to four students (2011).

Read the Tribune-Star article about one student placing in the top 10 at the National Leadership Conference (2014).

SMWC students place in State Leadership Conference (2014).

SMWC students attend the National Leadership Conference (2014).

SMWC student places in top 10 at National Leadership Conference (2014).