MBA Research
Not-for-profit, research-based support for all Business Administration educators: entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality, management/administration, and marketing.
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  • Business Careers Top the List +

    2015 looks to be a good year for students of business.  It’s the number one in-demand college major, with a broad range of specific positions topping the list of employment opportunities for new graduates.  But, although the statistics look good Read More
  • New to State's Connection +

    New additions to State's Connection: Action Brief: The need for collaborative skills. (Action Briefs are one or two-page summaries of trends and issues shared by senior executives during our business Futuring panels). Gray Zone: Ethical dilemma that focuses on the Read More
  • Keynote Announced +

    We feel incredibly fortunate to have a former CTE student and highly successful entrepreneur as our opening keynote.  Rhett Laubach’s claim to fame is his impact on how thousands of people across the nation think about leadership.  We’ve all been Read More
  • Projects for Finance, Management, Marketing +

    Looking for some great in-depth project designs for your finance, management, or marketing program?  Free?  With training, stipend, and support for resources?  Keep reading.  Subject to final approval by The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF), MBA Research is planning Read More
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NEW to MBA Research?



Jori Hairston (Jacobs) joins PD Team

Lori was an educator and DECA Advisor in Washington for the last 20 years. Her professional experiences include 16 years in Retail Management, 10 years on the board of the WA Association of Marketing Educators, and 6 years on the WA DECA Board of Directors, including 4 as Board Chair. Read more about our PD Team.

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MBA Learning Center

Save time and effort with the MBA Learning Center (LC), an online library of 225+ instructional modules available to you and your students—anytime, anywhere!

Need help deciding which modules to use with your students? Check out our list of Learning Center Modules by Course. In it, you’ll see which LC modules line up with each of MBA Research’s model courses for entrepreneurship, finance, management and administration, and marketing.

Recently added to the MBA Learning Center:

  • LAP-CR-004, Set Your Mind to It (Customer-Service Mindset)
  • LAP-EI-014, Control Yourself! (Demonstrating Self-Control), revised
  • LAP-CR-016, Know When to Hold 'Em (Nature of Customer Relationship Management), revised (Replaces LAP-CR-002)
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Issues & Ideas Discussion

Standards: There’s More to the Story
(Jim Gleason comments)

By now, we’re used to building courses based on standards. Most of us would agree that the standards movement has been a positive influence, causing all of us to think more closely about what we’re trying to accomplish with a given lesson.

However, building curriculum based on standards is only the first chapter of a long story: How do we decide which standards? How do we evaluate what’s out there? How do we prioritize? How do we actually implement? 

For example, if we simply cherry-pick the standards we like, then we’re back to where we started – teaching the stuff that’s fun, easy, or aligned with some competitive event. Given the many, many standards that have been published by states and organizations, we can...  Read more