In preparing students for college and career, it is imperative to fully understand the current and future needs of business and industry. That’s why our research process always begins primary and secondary workforce development research. This informs national content standards for the clusters of Business Management, Finance, and Marketing utilizing a Business Administration framework. All curriculum, instructional tools, assessments, and professional development are focused on the teaching and learning of those standards. The result is students ready for college and career and a bright future for U.S. business and industry.
State-level focus group panels within our organization’s member states are one of the key methods for gathering feedback from business and industry. To facilitate this, we organize focus groups in two distinct ways: via futuring and validation panels.
MBA Research’s ongoing review of labor market information includes monitoring business related occupations and the economic impact of those jobs within states. That data to position business administration in the broader context of workforce development emphasizing the need for more high-quality business programs and the value they add to state economic development goals.