MBA Research
Serving 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.


Established in 1971, MBA Research is a non-profit (501(c)3) organization incorporated in the state of Ohio. MBA Research is organized as a consortium of 25+ state education departments and other organizations.

Vision: MBA Research shall be the recognized leader in the development of programs, strategies, and curricula to prepare students for career-oriented, leadership positions in business and marketing.

Mission: to support educators in the preparation of students for careers in business and marketing.


  1. Standards Research: Develop curriculum standards by identifying and documenting business activity, strategy, and success factors likely to advance students careers.
  2. Assessment: Develop assessment tools to document student learning for instructional improvement and accountability.
  3. Professional Development: Develop tools and processes to support sustained and focused programs to improve teaching strategies for the delivery of integrated academic and career-technical curriculum.
  4. Instructional Support: Develop and disseminate curricula and instructional materials focusing on critical business functions and professional behaviors.
  5. Delivery Strategies: Support various instructional and learning strategies, including school-based, work-based, and CTSO-based activities.
  6. Clearinghouse: Select and make available appropriate curriculum materials developed by various external organizations.
  7. Advocacy: Advocate education for and about business and career preparation.
  8. Operational: Maintain an effective, efficient, equitable, fiscally responsible, and service-oriented organization.

Premises: The mission and goals are achieved, in part, through:

  • provision of products and services to benefit learners
  • ongoing, scientifically conceived research activities
  • collaborative efforts with other agencies and organizations
  • use of appropriate technology
  • efficient management and administration
  • equitable personnel policies
  • use of strategic planning
  • efficient information management
  • conservative fiscal policies
  • clearinghouse activities to provide selected products and services developed by other organizations and individuals.

Specialized Services: Occupational analysis, Facilitation of business partnerships (specific to curriculum and instruction), Professional development (workshops, presentations, etc.), Custom curriculum design, including instructional materials and strategies, Consulting specific to competency-based curriculum and instruction and supporting classroom strategies.

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