FBLA partners with numerous organizations to create and promote educational programs and curriculum. This content provides members with unique opportunities to practice the skills and knowledge they are learning in high school classrooms. If you have additional questions or would like to provide an educational program to FBLA members, email Becky Grant.
Crimson Education New!
Find Your Grind New!
Grandfather Lessons New!
U.S. Army ROTC New!
Unreal Campaign New!
Wall Street Walks New!
American Management Association (AMA), Operation Enterprise
Operation Enterprise, the young adult leadership division of American Management Association (AMA), is the premier leadership development program for high school and college students, and early career professionals. Operation Enterprise offers customized programs to youth organizations that are available throughout the year. Any of the business and leadership content can be tailored to your audience, goals, objectives and time limitations.
The top AMA speakers and senior executives present highly interactive and practical workshops on Leadership, Negotiation, Communication, Presentation Skills, Job Readiness and other important business topics. Based on the program format, other activities are available.
NEW! AMA’s Job Readiness hands-on 1-day program for college students, recent graduates and aspiring young professionals who want to jump-start a thriving new career and to smoothly transition from education to workplace. Learn more here.
For more information, visit Operation Enterprise or call 1.800.634.4262
Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
AICPA via StartHereGoPlaces.com®, introduces students to careers in accounting and helps them envision the steps to becoming a CPA. Students can access testimonials from college accounting students as well as practicing CPAs, create their FutureMe, explore potential universities and even create customized resources through a personalized College Checklist.
Start Here, Go Places also provides supplemental resources to assist educators and further engage students in accounting. We offer educators an exclusive portal to exchange ideas and best practices with fellow teachers and obtain additional classroom resources and lesson plans. We have even created an interactive game called Bank On It™ to put the accounting principles students are learning in the classroom to the test.
To learn more about StartHereGoPlaces.com® and how to incorporate its resources into your classroom email@example.com.
Boston University School of Hospitality Administration
Boston University is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States with more than 33,000 students at its urban campus in Boston, MA. Hospitality doesn’t offer just any career; it’s the world’s fastest-growing industry, encompassing travel, hotels, food service, and entertainment. Above all, it’s about people. And it offers dozens of worldwide career paths to success.
In this dynamic field, graduates of the Boston University School of Hospitality Administration have a head start. Their remarkably high job-placement rates and starting salaries prove it. So do the thousands of SHA alumni in leadership roles throughout the industry and around the world.
In SHA’s full-time, four-year bachelor’s degree program, students learn how to manage a staff, set prices, market a hospitality business, and much more, all using the latest technology. Our curriculum is carefully crafted and frequently reviewed by industry professionals who know what it takes to become a successful hospitality manager. And, now recent graduates from liberal arts, non-business, or other business backgrounds can launch their hospitality management career with our one-year Master of Management in Hospitality program.
Capsim Management Simulations, Inc.
Capsim develops simulations that bring business learning to life. For over thirty years, Capsim has been a global leader in simulation-based technology that provides experiential learning opportunities to assess and develop the key skills that students need in today’s business landscape. As a result, we created our entry-level simulation, CapsimCore™, specifically with intro-level business courses in mind.
CapsimCore™ allows students to experience what it’s like to manage a $40 million company in a fun and engaging simulated learning environment. While competing against their peers to become the market leader, students learn how four departments, R&D, Marketing, Production, and Finance, interact to run a successful company. Students put their skills into action by analyzing data, applying critical thinking to decisions, and reflecting on results in order to improve their business. Let’s get students learning by doing today.
To request a demo, please contact Matthew Shell.
No Job is Worth a Young Worker’s Life. CareerSafe® provides online safety training including OSHA 10-Hour training and cyber safety awareness training for students. We are committed to offering affordable, informative and innovative online safety training so that students can earn nationally recognized employment credentials which will serve them throughout their chosen career path. CareerSafe courses are designed to give you, the educator, power to implement our programs that best fit your classroom needs. The programs are low cost to better serve junior high and high school students. Funding and scholarship opportunities are available. Don’t forget to select FBLA when you checkout.
Certified Internet Web Professional (CIW)
Having issued more than 160,000 professional certifications and trained more than 1 million students and professionals worldwide, CIW offers the world’s fastest growing vendor-neutral Web technology education and certification programs for students and professionals.
More than a certification or a curriculum publisher, CIW has become the educational standard adopted by thousands of universities, colleges, high schools, businesses, and government agencies worldwide for Web technology skills. CIW includes applications and competencies, but the core curriculum focuses on the foundational standards of the Web, including Internet business, networking, Web design, Web development, and Web security.
Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, with satellite offices in Ireland and Japan, plus a worldwide reseller network, CIW products bring learners of all ages the knowledge and skills essential to success in the modern workplace.
Visit http://www.CIWcertified.com for more information.
Stiller School of Business at Champlain College
Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a private, career focused institution overlooking Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. We offer a personalized, highly sought after education where students learn to be global citizens through our nationally recognized Core (general education) and our Up-Side-Down curriculum that gets them into their majors on day one.
As an AACSB accredited institution, the Stiller School of Business offers a robust internship program that prepares students to create positive change in the world and thrive in their professions. Stiller School of Business offers a $3,000 to $10,000 scholarship for first-year FBLA members through its Build Your Own Business (BYOBiz) Center for Excellence.
For the third year in a row, Champlain was named a “Most Innovative School” in the North by U.S. News & World Report‘s “America’s Best Colleges” 2018 regional rankings and listed among The Princeton Review’s “The Best 381 Colleges” in 2018.
Cornell SC Johnson College of Business New!
Cornell University is an ivy-league institution that places an emphasis on students learning across multiple disciplines, and the SC Johnson College of Business is no different. The Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management provides a unique business education that puts students in a position to succeed in a changing world. The School of Hotel Administration is an accredited business program that sees business through the lens of hospitality. At Cornell University business is more than management and finance; it’s about changing the world and paying attention to service. Join us for virtual information sessions every other Wednesday throughout the fall to learn more!
Crimson Education New!
Crimson Education is a global education company that provides a full-suite of first-class university consulting services to help students achieve their maximum potential. Since its inception, it has helped countless students secure offers from Top 50 universities, including every Ivy League school, and receive over $24M worth of financial aid and scholarship funding.
Crimson takes a holistic approach to college consulting, offering students academic tutoring, extracurricular and leadership mentoring, and application assistance to stand out in an increasingly competitive admissions environment. With a network of over 2,000 mentors and tutors around the world and a technology-driven model, Crimson connects students with experts that fit their unique background and interests.
Whatever your goals for college and beyond, Crimson can provide the guidance and resources necessary to connect you to success. Visit crimsoneducation.org and learn more about how Crimson can help you achieve your dreams!
Destinations Career Academies and Programs New!
Destinations Career Academies are tuition-free online high schools that combine traditional academics with courses in high-demand career fields like IT, Marketing, Business, and Health Care. Extracurricular activities, such as projects and competitions, help prepare students to be ready for wherever life takes them after high school—into college or straight to the workforce.
- Find your passion by exploring a variety of career electives
- Prepare for exams for industry-recognized certification such as the ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate
- Participate in a Career and Technical Student Organization like FBLA
- Earn college credits on select courses while in high school
- Enter college ready to concentrate on the career of your choice
- Programs and career fields vary by academy; but include Information Technology, Health Science, Business Management, Finance, Marketing, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Architecture and Construction, Education and Training, and Hospitality & Tourism
Visit www.k12.com/Destinations for more information.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, College of Business
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world’s oldest and most prestigious university specializing in aviation and aerospace. Our College of Business in Daytona Beach is rated in the top third of the nation for value in business colleges (PayScale.com). We offer B.S. degrees in Business Administration, with concentrations in Management, Marketing or Accounting and Finance; and Aviation Business Administration, with concentrations in Air Transportation or Supply Chain Management. We offer Master degrees in Business Administration, Business Administration in Aviation Management, and Aviation Finance. Our curriculum is built upon educating students with the practical knowledge and skills essential to their entry into the workplace and society. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. We are the Business of Flight®!
FBLA & March of Dimes Service Learning Curriculum
The March of Dimes and FBLA-PBL have teamed up to become involved in the service learning movement that is sweeping the nation. This movement integrates classroom learning with community service, a process that career and technical education has traditionally developed and supported though its local and nationwide community service programs. Student achievement is assessed on related projects as an integral part of the curriculum.
FBLA-PBL School Store Manual
Do you run a school store or would you like to start one? Through a partnership with the Raymond Geddes Company, FBLA-PBL has developed a school store manual complete with tips, do’s and don’ts, and the necessary forms to make your business venture a success.
Find Your Grind New!
Students have been led to believe that life works in this order: pick a job; go to college; and then hope you enjoy the lifestyle that job brings. Find Your Grind believes this is backwards. It’s more important to first help students identify lifestyles that fit their strengths and values, then expose them to multiple and flexible career paths to support their lifestyle.
The mission of Find Your Grind is simple: To expose, enlighten, and educate students and teachers to the possibilities of tomorrow. Fact is, hundreds of today’s coolest careers didn’t even exist 10 years ago, and new ones are evolving every day. Find Your Grind offers an interactive web interface with constantly updated video-based interviews with actual professionals in emerging and alternative industries.
Find Your Grind also provides career information and a complete curriculum with lesson plans, resources, and instructional materials. Visit www.findyourgrind.com for more details.
Grandfather Lessons New!
Lessons From My Grandfather: Wisdom for Success in Business and Life By Marc Demetriou
Lessons From My Grandfather shows how you can achieve success and fulfillment in life by following 15 timeless principles handed down by the authors grandfather.
An Ellis Island immigrant, Charlie left his country at just 16 with nothing but a bag full of dreams, his wits, and the desire to succeed. Through his steadfast willingness to work hard, and a determination to control life rather than allowing it to control him, Charlie succeeded on his own terms, finding happiness and financial security.
Demetriou tells Charlie’s inspirational story, then applies his lessons to today. The result provides both clarity and vision for helping you recognize your unique talents, along with lifelong principles that will allow you to identify and reach your goals in life and business.
H&R Block Dollars & Sense is an educational initiative dedicated to increasing teens’ financial literacy by providing practical financial skills for real life. Through engagement with educators, parents and high school students, the program provides educational resources, helping teens take control of their financial future to ensure they’re real-world ready after graduation.
Free to high school teachers, the H&R Block Budget Challenge is a teacher-tested, online simulation tool that replicates real-world budgeting and personal finance decision-making. By simulating an adult’s financial life – paying bills, investing in retirement, managing loans and more – students learn before they earn in a game-like environment.
Since 2009, H&R Block Dollars & Sense has helped more than 1 million teens become real-world ready adults.
Horizons School of Technology New!
The Horizons School supports outstanding university students in their pursuit to become tomorrow’s leaders in technology.
Located in San Francisco, our courses teach students how to code and connects them with world class entrepreneurs and investors via an accelerated technology learning experience over their summers.
In our programs, students:
- learn to program full stack web applications by cloning popular apps like Facebook, Amazon, and Yelp and building their own custom projects.
- join a community composed of students that attend the top business and computer science programs in the country (The Wharton School, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, and more.)
- connect with students who go on to receive offers at Google, Amazon, Slack, Yelp, and McKinsey after the program.
- gain unprecedented access to business leaders in Silicon Valley—executives from Google, YouTube, PayPal, and other tech giants.
- visit tech companies like Uber, Square, and Airbnb
- go to hackathons in the Bay Area (LinkedIn, AngelHacks, and Berkeley)
Enrich your offering and innovate with a digital portfolio platform for college admissions and scholarships. Engage your students and delight Parents!
iFolio, a SaaS digital platform, innovates college prep, student engagement, data, and analytics. Flexible, fully customizable, easy-to-use, with artificial intelligence and data analytics for insights to maximize impact for college admissions and scholarships using media, videos and more in one portfolio site humanizing the application.
Students using the iFOLIO platform have been admitted to Yale, Johns Hopkins, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Northeastern, University of Georgia, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Texas Christian University, Auburn, South Carolina Honors, and Top 100 ranked U.S. colleges as well as Merit Scholarship Awards for $100,000 and scholarships to Yale, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology (President’s Scholarship and Dean’s Scholarship), South Carolina, Navy ROTC, Mercer Presidential Scholarship, and more.
Illinois Tech Stuart School of Business
As a part of Illinois Tech, Stuart School of Business in Chicago shares the university’s emphasis on applied, technology-focused education. Stuart is committed to creating well-rounded graduates armed with the expert academic knowledge, interpersonal skills, and professional experiences that are critical to academic and career success.
Stuart’s curriculum offers instruction in a hands-on, innovative way that prepares students for careers in finance, management, public administration, or marketing. Stuart’s Knapp Entrepreneurship Center, Entrepreneurship Academy, and dozens of other related programs offer students the network and resources to succeed as entrepreneurs.
Earning a business degree at a tech school means students often will be working and studying with engineers, scientists, programmers, and architects. Stuart students learn how to collaborate within—and lead—interdisciplinary teams by working on highly innovative, technology-driven real-world projects.
The TOSA certification exam is a proficiency-based and adaptive platform that delivers a more accurate evaluation of a student’s true skills; providing them superior college and career readiness. Our unique and innovative technology is used by more than 5,000 academic institutions and companies in over 30 countries with over 1,000 tests taken every day.
We were founded in 2010 and have offices the United States, Canada, France, UK and the Netherlands. We have 1,100 authorized testing centers in 12 countries.
Johnson & Wales University
As one of the first colleges founded by two women, Gertrude Johnson and Mary Wales, a progressive, experiential education, approach to learning is at our core. Since 1914, our goal has been for students to make the most of their time —to bring out their potential and turn it into a career. You will be immersed in a curriculum specifically targeted to your field, paired with a diverse liberal arts balance to prepare you in a range of professional fields.
A private, nonprofit, accredited institution with 14,000 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in Providence, North Miami, Denver, and Charlotte, we have cultivated a supportive environment where students and faculty work to bring out the best in each other.
FBLA members are eligible for JWU scholarships up to full tuition. Complete an application to JWU and indicate FBLA membership to be automatically considered for our National Student Organizations scholarship program.
Inspire your students by planning an exciting and educational trip to New York City, Chicago or Atlanta. Sponsoring a business related tour to any of the any of these cities is the best way to boost the enrollment and spirit in your FBLA chapter. Junior Tours will arrange an all-inclusive tour packages at an affordable price. Chaperones travel free.
Knowledge Matters is sponsoring the Virtual Business Finance Challenge, a newly recognized official competitive event. This event will be based on the Virtual Business–Personal Finance Online simulation. FBLA members will use the simulation to test their skills at managing their own financial lives and will compete against students across the country. Members will experience real world financial issues such as budgeting, saving, opening bank accounts, getting a credit card, monitoring credit scores, education and advancement, online banking, paying taxes, finding a job, insurance, and more.
There will be two qualifying rounds held via the Internet during the school year:
- October 16, 2017 (10:00 a.m. EST) – November 10, 2017 (5:00 p.m. EST)
- February 5, 2018 (10:00 a.m. EST) – March 2, 2018 (5:00 p.m. EST)
The top eight nationally ranked teams from each qualifying round will qualify to compete at the NLC. Only one team per state per round may qualify.
Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program
Empowered to Lead. Inspired to Serve. Lead2Feed is a FREE, fully funded leadership program reaching middle and high school students a proven process to become passionate, service-minded leaders for life. Lead2Feed provides teachers with lessons aligned to Standards, 21st Century Skills and Project Based Learning. All Teacher and Student lessons, Pacing Guide and Project Ideas are all available online. The lessons are leadership driven with activities centered on the challenge of solving any community service need (your March of Dimes project qualifies). Student teams can enter the Lead2Feed Leadership Challenge to win prize money for their non-profit organizations and technology products for their school. Learn more: Visit www.lead2feed.org to register.
LifeSmarts.org & the National Consumers League
LifeSmarts is a national educational competition focused on personal finance and consumer topics. It complements the curriculum already in place in schools and can be used as an activity for classes, groups, clubs, and community organizations. This free program, open to 6th-12th-grade students in the United States, quizzes students about personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities.
FBLA teams may compete on the LifeSmarts website where they will have the opportunity to win monthly “TeamSmarts” challenges and compete against other chapters for the right to represent FBLA at the National LifeSmarts Championship each April.
LifeSmarts is a program of the National Consumers League, which was founded in 1899 and is America’s pioneer consumer organization.
Note: This program is a separate activity from the LifeSmarts competitive event.
March of Dimes
The Mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Together, March of Dimes and FBLA-PBL are fighting premature birth. It’s the #1 killer of babies and it costs American businesses $12 billion annually.
For 40 years, FBLA-PBL and the March of Dimes have partnered to raise money in support of the March of Dimes’ mission and to date, FBLA-PBL has raised over $15 million.
As an incentive to chapters, the March of Dimes provides national awards to the FBLA-PBL chapters and states that raise the most money. In addition the March of Dimes provides grants to reward members and chapters for their support of the March of Dimes partnership; and to identify and support innovative ideas and projects that enhance the growth, recognition, and support of FBLA and the March of Dimes partnership.
Local and state chapters that participate in March of Dimes activities such as March for Babies or Prematurity Awareness Month are eligible to submit grant requests. Grants may not be used for equipment purchases, but are designed to support programming or activities to further enhance the partnership with March of Dimes. Program or activity grant proposals must be for programs designed to be accomplished within a period of no more than 18 months. Grant recipients must complete an outcome-based project report that can be submitted to the March of Dimes and are encouraged to be in the form of a workshop, article, or project that can be reproduced and shared with other chapters and states. Local chapters may receive grants up to $1,000. State chapters may apply for grants up to $2,500. Applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges and announced at the National Leadership Conference. Grants must be postmarked by January 15.
MBA Research & Curriculum Center
MBA Research is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) FBLA partner focused on building strong, research-based connections between the business community and our business administration programs. Established in 1971, it is operated by a consortium of state education departments. Its systems approach to the teaching of business includes:
- Listening to the business community to understand what matters most in curriculum for future business leaders
- National, research-based business administration curriculum standards that provide a framework for high-quality business programs (free).
- Curriculum design to identify learning outcomes most likely to help students prepare for real-world careers in business.
- Instructional support to help both students and teachers with learning tools that focus specifically on developing key understandings and skills.
- Proof-of-learning via industry-sponsored certifications and other assessments, recognitions, and documentations.
MBA Research offers both free and cost-recovery materials for classroom teachers, including:
- Program-of-study kits for entrepreneurship, finance, management, and marketing (all free)
- Research-based course guides (all free)
- Instructional modules (some free, others cost-recovery)
- Online MBA Learning Center for high school students (cost-recovery)
- Online testing, badging, and certification (some free, others cost-recovery)
- Professional development opportunities
- High School of Business, an accelerated business administration program that includes curriculum, assessments, professional development, and college credit options
Men’s Wearhouse offers FBLA advisers our classroom seminar program, “How to Dress for Success, First Impressions are Everything.” Our seminar covers preparing for an interview, selecting appropriate professional apparel for men and women and avoiding common interview mistakes. We’ll visit your classroom or provide you with Do-it-Yourself support materials to conduct our seminar program at your own convenience. This year’s program will be offered to Chapter Advisers in two formats:
- A local representative conducting a classroom seminar (travel or staffing limitations may preclude this option).
- A self-service kit for conducting the seminar on a do-it-yourself basis.
For more information on either option, please contact Mike Sins.
Mercer University, Eugene W. Stetson School of Business & Economics
The Mercer Business Advantage
At Mercer University, we believe the best business ideas don’t just improve the bottom line—they create a better world. Students develop into entrepreneurial leaders and responsible global citizens through a career-focused business education that equips individuals like Shane Buerster to successfully launch businesses and initiatives like Z Beans Coffee that meet real-world needs. See Shane’s story: business.mercer.edu/undergrad.
- 9 majors: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Business, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Sports Marketing and Analytics
- 100% paid internship placement rate
- Academic and professional advisers who guide program choice and career development
- Opportunities to collaborate with local start-ups through the Mercer Innovation Center
- Special Consideration pathways to graduate program admission
- Powerful alumni network representing Atlanta Falcons, BMW, Coca-Cola Company, Deloitte, Disney, Google, NBA, Pfizer, PwC, and more
- Nationally recognized by S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and more
- AACSB-accredited – top 5% of business schools worldwide
Minerva Schools at KGI
Minerva is an innovative, accredited university program developed by a former Harvard Dean and a successful entrepreneur to prepare leaders and innovators. Students live in seven different global hubs throughout their four years (San Francisco, London, Seoul, and more). Minerva students study exclusively in small active learning seminars throughout. Minerva offers a Freshman tuition scholarship for qualified FBLA students .
My College Options
MyOptionsTM, a non-profit education organization, is the nation’s largest college and career planning program. Through our specialized platforms such as MyCollegeOptions®, myOptions offers free assistance and valuable resources to millions of students, their parents, and high school faculty and staff nationwide. For more information visit us at www.myoptions.org.
MyPath is a platform used to educate students and young professionals about the limitless career opportunities that the insurance industry has to offer.
The MyPath website has a variety of great, free resources that can help students learn about how to prepare for future careers in the risk management and insurance field. Some of these resources are:
- Information about the industry and available careers
- Career assessment tools and videos for discovering career roles
- Blog articles that include tips for navigating college, internships, and early career years
With MyPath, students can discover career roles in the insurance industry and how their skill set makes them the perfect candidate for endless opportunities.
National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP)
NAP is the largest professional nonprofit association of parliamentarians in the country. It provides education and training in using parliamentary procedure to facilitate fair and efficient meetings. The examination for membership is based on Robert’s Rules of Order in Brief (2nd edition) and is available online. National dues for full-time students are $37.50 and are prorated monthly. National and state dues must accompany your membership application.
National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS)
Car crashes and suicide are the number one and number two causes of death, respectively, for teens and young adults in the United States.
National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) invites you to participate in the programs and contests we offer to help change these statistics. Check out NOYS.org to learn more about our programs including:
- Youth Interactive Traffic Safety Lab, a national hands-on, experiential education event held in October
- Youth Correspondents, a national network of youth communicators who creatively share safety messages
- Seat Belts Save, a national competition designed to increase seat belt use by teens
- Reality Check, resources designed to inspire conversations between teens and adults on the dangers of underage drinking and driving
- Global Youth Traffic Safety Month, a national observance held each May, led by teen advocates
Visit NOYS.org for resources and tools to equip you in youth-led initiatives to promote teen and young adult safety in your school and community.
National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)
The National Technical Honor Society currently serves thousands of FBLA-PBL and other CTSO members while awarding over $250,000 in scholarships to members annually. NTHS honors the achievements of top CTE students, encourages the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce. For over 30 years, NTHS has been the acknowledged leader in recognizing outstanding student achievement in career and technical education.
NTHS partners with FBLA-PBL to provide scholarship opportunities to students who are current members of both organizations.
Start a NTHS chapter today!
Reach and Teach, Inc. New!
Reach and Teach is an educational program where, over a nine week course that is FREE to learning institutions and students both, students will learn how to execute every facet of putting on a rock concert; from stage set up, lighting and sound, to marketing and promotion.
As diverse as the people who make it and the audiences that crave it, music is one of those indefinable drives that brings us together. It’s part of what makes us human. Reach and Teach was born out of the belief that music can not only bring young people together across traditionally enforced clique boundary lines, but can unite those same young people in a real world working environment capable of aiming them towards a common, tangible goal.
Ultimately, Reach and Teach is a unique fundraising opportunity to make the kind of real change in the life of a student that will carry throughout a lifetime, while also creating ties to the community in a way that few fundraising efforts can match.
Schulze School of Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas New!
Grounded in the University of St. Thomas mission to educate students to be morally responsible business leaders, the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship prepares students with the skills and confidence they need to unlock their entrepreneurial potential. Offering the four-year, full-tuition Schulze Innovation Scholarship, the Schulze School equips students with tools to challenge the status quo, craft better solutions, and create enduring value. A full range of supporting services—including access to seed capital, mentoring programs, free legal advice, and multiple business plan competitions—complement the comprehensive classroom experience. Students leave ready to construct entrepreneurial solutions in their own startups or as innovation leaders in existing businesses. Our courses have won national awards for innovation, and notable businesses such as Love Your Melon began as Schulze School class projects. Our message to students is simple: entrepreneurship is about solving problems that matter to you and creating value for others.
STEM Premier is an online platform connecting the next generation of talent (age 13+) with colleges and companies across the country. FBLA members can join FREE and create a digital profile showcasing their skills, talents, and accomplishments. From there, they can share their profile, link up with mentors, and request the FBLA Digital Badge to be recognized as an official FBLA Member on STEM Premier.
STEM Premier users also gain access to free resources, tools like our automatic resume generator, and get matched up with over $20 billion in scholarship opportunities.
Stock Market Game
Students in the FBLA-PBL Stock Market Game (SMG) may work individually or in teams of two to five members to build and manage a successful investment portfolio of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, using a hypothetical $100,000. They track their investments over the course of 15 weeks, receiving valuable opportunities to practice core math, English Language Arts, and research skills as well as fundamental business, economics and social studies content in a real world scenario. For details on the FBLA-PBL SMG program, login to the Advisers Area and click “Stock Market Game”.
Game dates for the Fall 2018 SMG are 9/10/18–12/14/18. The registration deadline is 10/8/18.
The Spring 2019 SMG dates are 1/22/19–5/3/19. The registration deadline is 2/19/19.
The registration fee for an individual or team of two to 5 students is $10.95. Students will be ranked by division and winners will be publicized through FBLA-PBL.
TestOut is the leader in end-to-end online training courseware and performance-based certifications. With quick and easy setup, our award-wining lab simulations give students virtual hands-on experience configuring hardware, setting up and administering secure networks, managing operating systems, and using desktop applications to prepare them for a job and future career.
The School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology
Founded in 1870 in Hoboken, NJ, Stevens has a long history of education and research that emphasizes creativity, critical thinking, technology and problem solving, preparing students to become entrepreneurial-minded, transformational leaders. Stevens is accredited by AACSB and is nationally recognized for return on investment and career placement—100 percent of students secured full-time career placement upon graduation in 2016, and 90 percent earned paid internships. Stevens is directly across the Hudson River from Manhattan, giving business students endless opportunity to meet and learn from executives in every industry, and offers eight technology-infused business majors that prepare graduates to make an instant impact when they enter the workforce.
U.S. Army ROTC New!
Available at almost 1,000 colleges and universities nationwide, Army ROTC sets you apart from your peers by providing unmatched personal development. It also provides great benefits, like advanced career training, opportunities for college scholarships and the chance to develop invaluable leadership skills. For more information, please visit goarmy.com/rotc/fbla18 or call (219) 902-5884.
Unreal Campaign New!
Find out the real price of unreal goods. The Unreal Campaign gives you the facts about the dangers of counterfeit products and the importance of trademarks and intellectual property.
FBLA members know the value of a brand—brands help successful businesses to market themselves to consumers and allow those businesses to stand out among competitors. You may know that there are companies out there selling counterfeit goods, but did you know that counterfeiting extends to car parts, cell phones and computer accessories, and even household goods like batteries, makeup, and toothpaste?
The sale of counterfeit goods entails more than just a consumer being scammed—counterfeits degrade public safety, violate workers’ rights, and weaken national economies. Learn how to make smart purchasing decisions—visit the Unreal Campaign website or check us out on social media (@unrealcampaign).
Visa Inc.—Practical Money Skills
Practical Money Skills for Life is an award-winning, free financial education program offering resources to help consumers manage their money through all stages of life. Launched in 1995, the program reaches millions per year with its financial literacy curriculum, educational games, apps, monthly e-newsletter and free materials that cover a wide range of personal financial information.
Wall Street Walks New!
Wall Street Walks is New York’s premier business education walking tour company.
Located in the Wall Street area, our walking tours use New York’s Financial District as a living classroom. Through experiential learning, students of all levels gain truly meaningful insights that stick with them throughout their courses of study.
On our tours, students:
- See the NY Stock Exchange and learn about trading and IPOs
- Visit the famous Charging Bull and learn about bull vs bear markets
- See the Federal Reserve Bank and learn about its function
- Learn about JP Morgan, Edison and Bell, and how their insights and leadership changed the world forever
- See the investment banks and learn how they operate
- See the Bankruptcy Court and hear about the Lehman Bros bankruptcy