Educational Partners: FBLA + MBA Research

FBLA is a sponsor of MBA Research National Business Administration Standards, available free of charge to all local and state programs.

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

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

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

NOTE: All FBLA 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.

Use MBA Research Resources for FBLA Success

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. Use our crosswalks 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 Learning Center or purchase modules individually via direct download on our web store.

3. Practice quizzes for each event

Use the test item bank in the Learning Center 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 Gray Zone ethical dilemma scenarios. These are available on the State’s Connection portal at no cost to educators who teach in member states. Don’t teach in a member state? We also include Gray Zone scenarios in 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.

FBLA Events

We’ve updated our FBLA Competitive Event Crosswalks to make them even more useful to teachers when preparing students for their competitive events.

Our new crosswalks include MBA Research performance indicators aligned to tasks from the FBLA Competency Lists, along with Learning Activity Packages (LAPs) available to teach those performance indicators.

See below for updated 2024 crosswalks to select 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 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.

FBLA Community Service Workbook

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.

Download FBLA Community Service Workbook

About FBLA

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is the largest business Career and Technical Student Organization in the world. Each year, FBLA helps over 230,000 members prepare for careers in business.

Mission: FBLA inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.

Reach Out Today

For further information on our FBLA resources, contact MBA Research today.