MBA Research
Not-for-profit, research-based support for all Business Administration educators: entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality, management/administration, and marketing.
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Susan Schutte joins PDTeam

We are pleased to welcome Susan as the newest member of our Professional Development Team. Susan is a Marketing Instructor at Akron East High Community Learning Center (OH).  She is a trustee for Ohio DECA Executive Council and has received the Ohio ACTE Marketing Division Distinguished Service Award. Read more about our PDTeam.

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MBA Learning Center

Save time and effort with the MBA Learning Center (LC), an online library of 250+ 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-EI-017, Assess for Success (Assessing Personal Strengths and Weaknesses), revised
  • LAP-CR-006, Share the Promise (Identifying Brand Promise)
  • Just for You! PD:020, Analyze employer expectations in the business environment
  • Just for You! FI:066, Develop personal budget
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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