Organized in 1974 as the Chicano Business Students Association, the organization was renamed in 1979 and became the Hispanic Business Students Association.
The goals of the association are to provide Hispanic students with educational opportunities, career options in business and association with students who have different goals but mutual interests.
The mission of the Hispanic Business Students Association is to prepare our members to be future leaders, serve our communities, promote diversity and create a progressive learning environment.
Change is what allows us to move forward and gain new knowledge. This new knowledge is the key to improving our world and community. We strive for continued personal, professional, and academic growth, which occurs through education, experience, and leadership opportunities, therefore, we take great pride in supporting the achievements of our members and representing Arizona State University.
There are many challenges to overcome when making necessary changes of personal growth. We are committed to advancing our individual development needs and preparing ourselves to work in a changing demography and workplace. We seek new opportunities to work with our communities, to look beyond our own cultures and are committed to bringing all communities together. We address these challenges by encouraging the awareness of different cultures and understanding modern technology through education and leadership training.
HBSA is committed to the continued development of its membership by providing leadership development and educational activities. With the continued support from the community, corporate sponsors, university, and faculty we will succeed in accomplishing our mission.