MBA Research
Not-for-profit, research-based support for all Business Administration educators: entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality, management/administration, and marketing.
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  • Keynote Announced +

    We feel incredibly fortunate to have a former CTE student and highly successful entrepreneur as our opening keynote.  Rhett Laubach’s claim to fame is his impact on how thousands of people across the nation think about leadership.  We’ve all been to the leadership Read More
  • Projects for Finance, Management, Marketing +

    Looking for some great in-depth project designs for your finance, management, or marketing program?  Free?  With training, stipend, and support for resources?  Keep reading.  Subject to final approval by The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF), MBA Research is planning to pilot a Read More
  • New to State's Connection +

    New additions to State's Connection: Gray Zone: Ethical dilemmas that focus on 1) The functions of prices in markets, and 2) Economic concepts and activities. Action Brief: Impact of societal values on business decisions. (Action Briefs are one or two-page summaries of trends Read More
  • Teacher-Leader Forum at Conclave +

    NEW this year. Along with senior executives from the business community, and a ton of “best-practice” teaching ideas, the MBA Conclave 2015 will feature a new Teacher-Leader Forum.  This special program track is targeted at local teachers who have accepted statewide leadership roles.  Read More
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Dawn Friedrich, Wausa High School (NE)

Dawn has over 20 years’ experience teaching business education, serving at Wausa Public School since 1997. She is an FBLA Advisor, a Nebraska FBLA Board Member, and was named a Gold Star Teacher for three years under W!se, the Financial Literacy Program. We welcome her to our National Advisory Network! Read more.

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MBA Learning Center

Save time and effort with the MBA Learning Center (LC), an online library of 225+ instructional modules available to you and your students—anytime, anywhere!

Need help deciding which modules to use with your students? Check out our list of Learning Center Modules by Course. In it, you’ll see which LC modules line up with each of MBA Research’s model courses for entrepreneurship, finance, management and administration, and marketing.

Recently added to the MBA Learning Center:

  • LAP-CR-001, Accentuate the Positive (Nature of Customer Relations), revised
  • Just for You! PR:009, Calculate media costs
  • Just for You! PR:010, Select advertising media
  • LAP-EC-070, Business Connections (Business and Society), revised (replaces LAP-EC-020)
  • Just for You! MP:014, Forecast sales for marketing plan
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Issues & Ideas Discussion

Standards: There’s More to the Story
(Jim Gleason comments)

By now, we’re used to building courses based on standards. Most of us would agree that the standards movement has been a positive influence, causing all of us to think more closely about what we’re trying to accomplish with a given lesson.

However, building curriculum based on standards is only the first chapter of a long story: How do we decide which standards? How do we evaluate what’s out there? How do we prioritize? How do we actually implement? 

For example, if we simply cherry-pick the standards we like, then we’re back to where we started – teaching the stuff that’s fun, easy, or aligned with some competitive event. Given the many, many standards that have been published by states and organizations, we can...  Read more