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

National Business Administration Curriculum Standards

For maximum impact in your classroom, use our research-based standards to decide what to teach.  Our standards are available free to all business and marketing teachers.  They are continually updated on the basis of ongoing research with the business community throughout the nation.   And, we encourage and support the use of our business-validated standards for student organization (BPA, DECA, FBLA, etc.) events, for various testing programs, and to define learning outcomes for all business students at all levels of education.  

National standards
The Business Administration standards are organized so that you can build general or specialized courses in these areas:

  • Business Administration core (common to all the more specialized areas below)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance core (common to the more specialized pathways below)
    • Accounting
    • Banking
    • Business finance
    • Insurance
    • Securities and Investments
  • Management and Administration (common to the more specialized pathways below)
    • Administrative services
    • Information management
    • Corporate/General management
    • Human resource management
    • Operations management
  • Marketing (common to the more specialized pathways below)
    • Marketing communications
    • Marketing management
    • Marketing research
    • Merchandising
    • Professional selling