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Not-for-profit, research-based support for all Business Administration educators: entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality, management/administration, and marketing.

LAP Modules

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Comprehensive Learning Modules
(For student and instructors)

Leadership Attitude Performance

Each LAP instructional module is a comprehensive, ready-to-use lesson plan designed to help make your preparation easy, fast, and relevant. Designed for teachers of Business Administration, LAP modules support and provide instruction for an industry-validated performance indicator. They focus on developing leadership skills, positive career-oriented attitude, and both technical and academic performance.


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How to Access LAP Modules
What’s Included in a LAP module
Advantages of Using LAP Modules
LAP Module Topics
Daniels Fund – Free Ethics Modules

How to Access LAP Modules

Two ways to access MBA LAPs:

  1. Digital Download (PDF), delivered digitally; purchase PowerPoint for each LAP module separately
  2. MBA Learning Center: Interactive, digital learning management system; includes PowerPoints. The MBA Learning Center includes all current LAP modules, plus assessments, pre-loaded courses, classroom management tools, and more. 

What's Included in a LAP Module

Each LAP module is ready to use--no special preparation and no lesson plans to write!  We provide you with everything needed, including:

  • Informative, engaging student narrative
  • Learning objectives to guide student focus
  • Individual and group activities
  • Ready-to-use assessments
  • Customizable discussion guides
  • Editable PowerPoint presentations
  • Videos and links to extend instruction
  • Ethical case studies 

Advantages of Using LAPs

Empower students to develop leadership, enhance career knowledge, and build relevant skillsets that have real impact on their futures. LAP modules will help you:

  • Save time with complete, ready to use lessons that include everything you need.
  • Teach what matters using content that is based on what business leaders say is most significant – and that is tested/reviewed by real teachers and instructors.
  • Ensure quality, aligned curriculum that relates directly to competencies.
  • Engage students with relevant example, interactive activities, and up-to-date links.
  • Prepare students for the future with the rigorous and relevant knowledge and skillsets they need that will provide value for college and career.
  • Improve test scores by going deeper into each subject than traditional textbooks, which improves content mastery.
  • Become the expert on any topic you have to teach with clear, informative explanations.
  • Connect directly to work-based learning.
  • Gear up for competitive events using role-play scenarios and assessments similar to what students encounter in competitions.
  • Differentiate and customize instruction with individual AND group activities, traditional classroom pedagogy, project-based learning, and flipped instruction.

LAP Module Topics

Choose from a library of hundreds of LAP modules covering topics in marketing, management, finance, and business administration. List of all LAPs

CopyIt! (Free!)

Our unique CopyIT! release allows you to make additional copies for use in your school building, of any or all portions of any LAP Module purchased.  Click here for more info. 

Free LAP Modules

We extend our deep appreciation to the Daniels Fund for its support of our work.  A generous grant from the fund is supporting our initiatives to integrate ethical decision-making into our course guides and to build some 70 online instructional modules (LAPs) that will address ethics in the context of the national standards.  These materials will be available free as they are released over the next five years. Most now available! 

We’re particularly excited about our comprehensive, new leadership course targeted at ninth graders. As Career-Tech programs increasingly reach into the middle schools, this ninth grade leadership course will provide a significant opportunity for business and marketing programs to expand their presence in the earlier grades. We believe the course will encourage students to learn more about business and, ultimately, to enroll in upper division courses as outlined in our program-of-study kits. The free Ethical Leadership course is now available!

How to Access

In order to evaluate the impact of these free* materials, teachers are asked to complete a brief survey for each category of materials requested (e.g., Course Guides or Learning Modules). Each required survey will take 3 – 5 minutes to complete.

  • For LAP modules, you’ll need to complete ONE survey each year for access to all new funded modules as they are released.  (Many, but not all, modules are funded.)  
  • For course guides, also free, we’ll ask you to complete a separate survey each time you request a guide. 

The purpose of the surveys is to estimate the impact that the free materials have.  The Daniels Fund staff will consider aggregate data collected on these surveys to determine how effectively our profession is able to introduce ethical decision-making among secondary students. 

*We’re fortunate that the Daniels Fund has underwritten the cost of many of our materials. The Fund paid the bill so that you don’t have to!  If you’d like to take a minute to extend your appreciation, simply email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and put in the subject line “Daniels.” We’ll get your note to the right people at the fund. Who knows? Maybe your note will be the tipping point for future funding!  Thanks for taking the time.


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