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What is Conclave?

The national MBA Conclave Curriculum and Teaching Conference is designed specifically for teachers and administrators of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in Business Administration, including those who focus on:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Hospitality/Tourism
  • Management/Administration
  • Marketing


The conference is designed to meet the needs of:

  • High School Teachers
  • Community/Technical College Faculty
  • (Special track for college faculty)
  • Supervisors and Directors
  • Curriculum specialists
  • Counselors interested in student opportunities
  • Teacher Educators
  • BPA, DECA, FBLA advisors


The goal of Conclave is to provide local teachers and administrators with a comprehensive overview of contemporary curricula, pedagogy, and program development strategies,  including dialogue with leading educators and industry executives. Specific objectives of the conference are to provide practical, take-home strategies and tactics relative to:

  • Implementation of project-based instruction (classroom implementation)
  • Use of technology in the classroom to enhance learning
  • Industry-validated standards and adaptations for programs-of-study and performance-oriented courses
  • Detailed information regarding proof-of-learning assessments, including industry-based certification options
  • Industry best practices, including contemporary case study discussions in finance, human resources, management, and marketing
  • Integration of core academic standards within the business administration program-of-study
  • Use of student organizations (e.g., BPA, DECA, or FBLA) to apply and reinforce learning, to provide leadership development, and to engage students in the learning process
  • Product development (including model program design, branding, and strategy) and marketing of contemporary Business Administration programs (secondary)


Participation averages 300, with approximately 65% from the high school arena, 20% from colleges, and an additional 15% from other settings. Participants include high school and community college faculty, local administrators, DEX, DECA, BPA and FBLA advisors, state supervisors, teacher educators and others interested in program development.

Presenters include senior-level Fortune 1000 managers (typically VP and above), entrepreneurs with a unique story, and leading educators, including successful classroom instructors.

Academic credit is offered annually by several different colleges and universities. Specific offerings and requirements are at the discretion of the sponsoring colleges. Documentation for continuing education credits (CEUs) is available at no additional cost.  A detailed report of session participation will be available 2 – 3 weeks following the conference. Details.

The MBA Conclave Curriculum and Teaching Conference is sponsored by MBA Research.