Business Administration Standards

Give Your Students What They Need To Succeed!

MBA Research National Business Administration Standards are the starting point for your students’ academic and career success.

Benefits of Our Standards

They set the stage for your program quality, guiding your course development, instructional materials selection, student organization participation, and assessment. MBA Research provides free standards and performance indicators for your use in delivering on your business program’s brand.

Guide to the National Business Administration Standards

Our Standards Will Help You:
  • Focus on real-world skills and concepts so that students have the “right stuff” they need to succeed
  • Identify skills and knowledge needed across all business careers as well as those specific to a particular business career
  • Incorporate 21st Century Skills into your curriculum
  • Prepare students for competitive events
  • Stay on top of emerging trends in the business world
Our Research Process

Because of our engagement and research with business professionals and organizations throughout the country, these standards are unique in education. Our continuous research process utilizes focus groups, interviews, business association standards, surveys, and certification criteria. This research and development process is what allows us to deliver standards that provide current information on the skill sets being used in the workforce today.

Learn More about our Industry-based Research Activities

Get to Know Our Standards

Understanding how our standards are organized can help you start using our standards in your classroom today.


Access the Business Administration Core Standards

Through our research, we have learned the importance of equipping students with the skills and knowledge needed for any career in business. The standards within the Business Administration Core apply to all career clusters in business. Our standards are organized on the premise of starting broad and narrowing in specificity as the student progresses in their program of study. This ensures that students enter the workforce, college, or a career with an understanding of these core concepts.

Access the Career Cluster Standards

Our national research for our standards development is focused on three career clusters: Business Management, Finance, and Marketing. Additionally,  we do research and develop standards for Hospitality & Tourism Management. Access all of our career cluster standards at the links below.

Our Approach to Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship research is integrated across all career clusters in our standards. Learn more about our approach to entrepreneurship within our standards below.

How Our Standards Relate to Other Frameworks

We know most schools are working with several different standards frameworks. The resource below explains how our standards relate to one of those frameworks.

Get In Touch

Learn more about our business administration standards by getting in touch with our team at MBA Research today.