Business Administration Standards

Giving Students What They Need To Succeed!

MBA Research National Business Administration Standards are the starting point for students’ academic and career success.

Benefits of Our Standards

They set the stage for program quality, guide course development, instructional materials selection, student organization participation, and assessment. MBA Research provides free standards and performance indicators for use in high schools and community colleges nationwide.

Guide to the National Business Administration Standards

Our Standards Help Teachers:

  • Focus on real-world skills and concepts so that students have the “right stuff” they need to succeed
  • Identify skills and knowledge needed across all business careers as well as those specific to a particular business career
  • Incorporate 21st Century Skills into their classrooms
  • Prepare students for competitive events
  • Stay on top of emerging trends in the business world
Our Research Process

Because of our engagement and research with business professionals and organizations throughout the country, these standards are unique in education. Our continuous research process utilizes focus groups, interviews, business association standards, surveys, and certification criteria. This research and development process is what allows us to deliver standards that provide current information on the skill sets being used in the workforce today.

Our Research Process

Get To Know Our Standards

Start With the Business Administration Core

Start With the Business Administration Core

The standards within the Business Administration Core apply to all career clusters in business. Our standards are organized on the premise of starting broad and narrowing in specificity as the student progresses in their program of study. This ensures that students enter the workforce, college, or career with an understanding of these core concepts.

Advance to the Career Cluster Standards

Advance to the Career Cluster Standards

Our national research for our standards development is focused on four career clusters: Business Management, Finance, Marketing, and Hospitality & Tourism Management. Access all of our career cluster standards below.

Our Approach to Entrepreneurship

Our Approach to Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship research is integrated across all career clusters in our standards. Access an explanation of our approach to entrepreneurship within our standards below.

See Our Standards in Action

Still want to know how our standards relate to what students are learning in the classroom? Below you can check out some of the instructional materials that our team of writers develop based on the industry-validated national business administration standards.

Get In Touch

Learn more about our business administration standards by getting in touch with our team at MBA Research today.