The following details are for appointments made in 2017, effective July 1, 2017. Additional nominations and appointments will be made in early 2018 to be effective July 1, 2018. This document will be revised for 2018 approximately November 1, 2017.
The MBA Advisory Network serves as an advisory board to the organization and its work to support business and marketing education nationwide. Advisors will provide both structured (e.g., surveys) and informal (e.g., conference calls) feedback on a wide range of initiatives, new and revised products and services, messaging, marketing collateral materials, workshop agendas, and other work of the organization.
Qualifications for appointment to the MBA Advisory Network include:
- Active, full-time CTE Business Administration teacher, current or within the past three years (teachers of entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality/tourism, management/administration, and marketing)
- Minimum of two years as a full-time Business Administration teacher
- Completion of the advisor training seminar (in conjunction with Conclave)
- Active CTSO adviser(advisor) (i.e., BPA, DECA, or FBLA)
- Nomination by the state’s Consortium liaison or by recognized state CTE leaders, or active involvement with MBA Research initiatives or programs
- Endorsement by and support of the advisor’s local administration
- Evidence of a strong, comprehensive Business Administration program consistent with standards of the MBA Accreditation initiative
Appointment and Term
Appointment to the MBA Advisory Network will be for a period of three years and may not be renewed for consecutive terms. Appointment is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements of participation.
Continuing participation in the network will require:
- Thoughtful and substantive participation in not fewer than six of ten conference calls annually (estimated time: 60 – 90 minutes per call)
- Thoughtful and substantive completion of not fewer than five of ten online surveys annually (estimated time: 10 – 15 minutes per survey)
- Participation in not fewer than two of three Conclave conferences during the term, including one full day of network meetings prior to or immediately following Conclave opening/closing days
- Reasonable availability for ad hoc 1:1 discussions
Compensation and Benefits
The advisor role is voluntary and unpaid. Benefits include:
- Recognition as a "National MBA Research Advisor"
Conclave registration paid; 50% travel reimbursement
Extensive access to instructional tools at no cost
- MBA Learning Center (online)
- All relevant course guides
- End-of-program and other assessments as available
- Priority consideration for paid miscellaneous curriculum support, business community engagement activities, marketing and promotional activities.