Our mission is to help ensure that what’s taught in schools aligns with what’s needed for employment and promotion in business. MBA Research is generally recognized as the premier institution for curriculum research and leadership that supports business administration curricula in high schools and many colleges.
The organization’s preeminent position is the direct result of the continuing support and participation of the nation’s business community. We are indebted to the thousands of individual business leaders who have contributed their time and expertise over the last 40 years, who have helped ensure the relevance, rigor and reliability of MBA Research’s curricula.
And, we need your help! Can you contribute 15 minutes a month to complete an online survey about your work? You’ll learn, we’ll learn, and most importantly, together we’ll help young people better prepare for future business careers. Learn more: MBA Executive Advisory Network (ExecNet)
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Schools teach business to help kids prepare for the real world. High-quality business programs are good for the kids and they’re good for you, for the entire business community. These same young students of business bring with them a positive work ethic, an understanding of basic economics (e.g., why profit is a good thing), and critical skills that contribute to both their and your successes.
But what’s high quality? We believe that the best business programs are those that teach what matters most to you and the businesses in the community. High-quality programs provide opportunities for students to experience the ways that business works. And, these best programs hold kids accountable for their learning – through certifications and assessments consistent with the needs and expectations of business.
In other words, high quality business programs in our schools are dependent on both teachers and students understanding the knowledge and skills that will matter most in the real world – in your world. And that’s where local business leaders can make a real difference.
Here are several things you can do to help ensure high-quality business programs in your community and across the nation:
With your help and encouragement, business administration programs -- high school and college -- across the nation can do amazing things to raise the level of the workforce in your community. You’re already paying for your schools, why not leverage your tax dollar into high-impact business administration programs that will return direct benefits to you and your community?
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Established in 2012, the MBA Research Business Coalition for Education is a not-for-profit coalition of professional and trade associations and foundations committed to supporting the teaching of critical business concepts and skills in the nation’s high schools.
All professional associations, trade associations, and many foundations are invited to participate.
Coalition Mission: Encourage the teaching of core business skills and economic concepts for college- and career-ready high school curricula.
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The MBA Research Coalition of Professional and Trade Associations is an initiative of the Marketing & Business Administration Research and Curriculum Center (dba MBA Research), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. MBA Research was established in 1971 and is operated by a consortium of state education departments. Its mission is to support educators in the preparation of students for careers in business.
Business, industry, and education leaders gathered on May 11 in Lincoln at the Nebraska Bankers Association to attend a meeting held by the Nebraska affiliate of the national MBA Business Coalition for Education. Bonnie Sibert and Jacqui Garrison of the Nebraska Department of Education facilitated the meeting along with Rick Mangini of the MBA Research and Curriculum Center.
Organizations, associations and chambers represented at the meeting were: AIM Institute, AKSARBEN Foundation, Avenue Scholars, Health Center Association of Nebraska, Nebraska Bankers Association, Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nebraska Independent Community Bankers, Nebraska Retail Federation, Nebraska State Human Resource Management Association, Nebraska State Human Resource Management Association—Lincoln Chapter, Nebraska Business and Industry Council—Economic Development, and Nebraska Business and Industry—Labor. Read more.
MBA Research is funded through a variety of sources, including membership fees from state education departments, sales to schools and various education and training programs, and through project grants for specific research initiatives.
Corporate and private contributions help the organization provide continuing support of local business and marketing curricula – including the support of research used by student organizations such as BPA, DECA, and FBLA.
Contributions to MBA Research are generally tax deductible. (MBA Research is a 501(c)(3) entity, organized as an educational foundation. IRS documentation is available to individuals and organizations considering a contribution.) Contributors should contact their tax advisors for all matters regarding specific deductions.
We would be very grateful for any contribution you find appropriate. Checks should be made payable to: MBA Research and sent to PO Box 12279, Columbus, OH 43212. For tax-deductable contributions by credit card, please call customer service at 800.448.0398, x0.
The MBA Executive Advisory Network (ExecNet), sponsored by MBA Research, provides a forum for businesspeople to share their knowledge about what it takes for employees to succeed in the business world. This shared knowledge will be given to educators nationwide so that it can become the basis for what is taught in high school and college classrooms. In this way, ExecNet members can help teachers ensure that students develop the know-how for business success.
As part of our ongoing effort to listen to the business community, we convene small focus groups throughout the nation. Invitations to participate are extended to members of the MBA Executive Advisory Network (ExecNet), our online advisors. Interested? It only takes a minute to register.