About Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)

Want to build a portfolio of documented accomplishments before you enter the job market? PBL (the collegiate division of FBLA) activities can complement your academic experience and give you an edge in your future career. During a job interview, you can point to the leadership positions you held for the largest collegiate business student organization in the world. At the same time, you can discuss the academic competitions you entered and how you fared against the very best students in the nation.

PBL is the ideal way to sharpen your business skills and apply your classroom knowledge to real-world scenarios.


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PBL Membership Benefits

When college students join PBL, they receive benefits that include: 

PBL members also demonstrate their leadership skills through community service projects, fundraising activities, and chapter officer positions.


Prepare for a Career with PBL Education Programs

Demonstrate your business knowledge and highlight your skills with PBL's academic competitions, called Competitive Events. You'll also network with accomplished business professionals at your local chapter, and state and national conferences. Plus, you'll contribute to your college, university, and local community with community service projects.


PBL Academic Competitions

Show employers you have what it takes to be successful! Compete against the best college students in over 55 academic competitions—called the PBL Competitive Events program—that cover technology, public speaking, business, finance, management, and more. Top winners receive trophies and cash from sponsored events.


PBL Membership Awards Programs

Give your résumé a boost with PBL awards and recognition programs that highlight your skills and accomplishments. Complete the Career and Membership Achievement Program (CMAP) and show employers you're prepared for the workforce. With PBL, you'll join an elite group of college students that receive recognition for their hard work, inside and outside the classroom.


Join PBL

If you are interested in developing your leadership, communication, and teamwork skills, or simply looking for an organization to meet and network with like-minded college students, PBL is for you. Start a PBL chapter today!

View the PBL State Chapters.