MBA Research
With a focus on high school and post-secondary educators and administrators
Not-for-profit, research-based support for all Business Administration educators: entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality, management/administration, and marketing.


As part of the Community Service Project, FBLA students will have the opportunity to work toward improving their community through a unique service project. This workbook guides students throughout that process, from establishing project committees to developing the final presentation and report.

FBLA Community Service Workbook

All of MBA Research research data, along with the Consortium’s entire range of services, are available to all Career-Tech student organizations (CTSO) serving Business Administration students. FBLA/PBL is a sponsor of the national Business Administration standards that are available free of charge to all local and state programs.

MBA Research and FBLA/PBL partner in a variety of other ways, including reciprocal sponsorships: MBA Research is an active sponsor of the FBLA economics event (nationally). FBLA/PBL has for some years sponsored the closing keynote at the annual MBA Conclave Curriculum and Teaching Conference.

MBA Research instructional tools, particularly LAP modules and the MBA Learning Center (online), provide strong support for students preparing to compete in FBLA/PBL competitive events, with the exception of those focused solely on technology.

Additional work is underway to support FBLA/PBL advisers’ efforts to prepare students for competitive events.  Watch for announcements via our newsletter and on this site.

NOTE:  All FBLA/PBL advisers in member states are eligible for member pricing on all products and services. MBA Research representatives are frequent exhibitors at the national FBLA conference.  

Not sure where to start? We can help.

#1 Crosswalks are the key!

Crosswalks make it easy to select MBA Research resources that align with the content of written exams, reports, and performance events in competition. Detailed objectives are also provided for each competency, providing you and your students details about what to study. Crosswalks are available for over 70 FBLA Events.

#2 Lesson modules for deep learning

Help students master each competency in their chosen event with lesson modules (LAPs). Each includes engaging readings, activities, test items, ethical dilemmas, discussion guides, and much more. Not sure which ones you need? Use our free crosswalks.

Get access to over 300 lesson modules in the MBA Learning Center LMS or purchase modules individually via direct download.

#3 Create practice quizzes for each event

Use the test item bank in the MBA Learning Center LMS to quiz students on the competencies covered in an event. Use the crosswalks to find the test item code for each competency.

#4 Think fast!

Thinking on your feet is critical in competition. Help students get comfortable with quickly analyzing a situation and voicing an educated conclusion using our ethical dilemma scenarios (The Gray Zone). These are available on the State’s Connection portal at no cost to educators who teach in states that are members of the MBA Research consortium. Don't teach in a member state? We also put one Gray Zone scenario in each issue of our weekly newsletter.

#5 Teamwork, communications, and collaboration

Help students develop professional skills using free lesson modules available courtesy of the Daniels Fund. Each one builds skills students need to excel in college, career, and competition.

Performance Indicators (Competencies)
FBLA Competitive Events

Click here for the FBLA Competitive Event Crosswalk. Click on the name of the event in the table of contents to see what resources are available for you in that event. 

Updated 2019 crosswalks are available for the following events:

These performance indicators identify the content of the written exams and reports and performance events in competition. Performance indicators identified as “LAP” have modules available to learn more about the topics. All LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) can be accessed online through the MBA Learning Center. To purchase individual titles, please visit our online store

This list was created by MBA Research to support you in preparing for FBLA events The performance indicators are based on discussions with business leaders and a review of business articles.