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  • Teacher-Leader Forum at Conclave +

    NEW this year. Along with senior executives from the business community, and a ton of “best-practice” teaching ideas, the MBA Conclave 2015 will feature a new Teacher-Leader Forum.  This special program track is targeted at local teachers who have accepted statewide leadership Read More
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    Spend a day with one of our PDTeam Consultants and leave with a notebook full of new ideas, credits for the MBA Learning Center, and access to free materials.  Learn more. Read More
  • NEW City, New Adventures +

    The 2015 MBA Conclave will for the first time ever visit the land of Sooners and Cowboys.  Like Milwaukee, Portland, and other “surprise” cities, our Oklahoma City venue will be a pleasant change-of-pace for Conclave.  (Where else do you find oil wells Read More
  • MBA Research partners with BetterInvesting +

    MBA Research is pleased to partner with BetterInvesting, a nonprofit organization "providing a program of sound investment education, information, toolsand support that helps create successful lifetime investors". Students participating in High School of Business nationwide will receive BetterInvesting accounts, providing access to Read More
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Congratulations Kelli Diemer (IA)

Kelli Diemer has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Iowa Business Education Association.  Kelli is the program supervisor for IA business/marketing education, an officer with the National Association of Supervisors of Business Education, and, we’re proud to say, a Trustee on the MBA Research Board.  Hats off to Ms. Diemer!

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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 new 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-SM-004, Dream Team Maker (Staffing)
  • LAP-PM-020, Corporate Identity (Nature of Corporate Branding)
  • LAP-PM-010, Build Your Corporate Brand...(The How-To's of Corporate Branding), revised
Newest Releases
  • LAP: Invest for Success (Types of Investments)
  • DVD: Barriers to Communication and How to Overcome Them
  • LAP: Dream Team Maker (Staffing)
  • LAP: Corporate Identity (Nature of Corporate Branding)
  • DVD: Digital Communication Skills: Dos and Don'ts
  • LAP: Build Your Corporate Brand...Before Someone Builds It for You (The How-To's of Corporate Branding)
  • LAP: It's a Brand, Brand, Brand World (Nature of Product Branding)
  • Book: Knock 'em Dead Resumes, 11th Edition
  • LAP: People Pusher (Nature of Human Resources Management)
  • Book: Knock 'em Dead Cover Letters, 11th Edition
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...  Read more