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 their college coursework. If you have additional questions or would like to provide an educational program to PBL members, email Becky Grant.
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) New!
Founded in 1988, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is a global business education accrediting body and the only organization to offer accreditation at all levels of business educational degree programs from associate to doctoral. ACBSP ignites a standard of excellence with an accreditation process based on the Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence. By evaluating aspects of leadership, strategic planning, relationships with stakeholders, quality academic programs, faculty credentials, and educational support, ACBSP assesses whether or not business programs offer a rigorous educational experience and commitment to continuous quality improvement. ACBSP was recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in 2001 and again in 2011. Its mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize teaching excellence in the accreditation of business education programs throughout the world.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
We’re ThisWayToCPA, the go-to destination for information and inspiration at each step on your way to becoming a CPA. Everything we do is brought to you by the AICPA, the world’s largest organization that supports and advocates for the entire CPA profession—and writes the CPA Exam. As a student, you can join the AICPA through ThisWayToCPA for free.
AICPA Student Affiliate membership doesn’t just look good on your resume. It’s also a significant investment in your future that costs you nothing but gives you access to the largest network of CPAs—along with a wealth of dedicated resources and information to help you become one. Joining gives you access to a bevy of benefits, such as:
- Exclusive scholarships and student programs
- Discounts on not-to-be-missed conferences
- Valuable industry news and publications
- Members-only deals on products and services
- Bargains on essential accounting resources
FBLA-PBL’s special partnership with Brainbench allows members in all divisions to receive one free certification test from the 600 available through Brainbench. Visit Brainbench.com to explore the vast certification opportunities available to you! With Brainbench tests, you can update your skills, enhance your resume, and prove to potential employers that you’ve got what it takes to get the job done.
Once you’ve taken your test, you will receive immediate feedback on your results, including your strengths and weaknesses. This information is stored in an online transcript, which you manage. You can decide whether you want to make your test results/certifications viewable to the public. If you have questions or experience problems, contact Brainbench customer support.
Offer expires 3/4/18.
Capsim Management Simulations, Inc. New!
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.
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K–12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. The company is headquartered in Boston with an office hub in San Francisco. Employees reside in nearly 40 countries with sales in approximately 165 countries and territories around the world.
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.
Certiport, a Pearson VUE Business
Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 14,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office Specialist certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Microsoft Certified Educator program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the Autodesk Certified User and Autodesk Certified Professional certification programs, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program, the IC3 Digital Literacy certification, the Entrepreneurship and Small Business certification, and the Toon Boom Certified Associate certification programs.
Certiport reliably delivers over three million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce, and corporate technology markets in 148 countries and 26 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit www.certiport.com or follow Certiport on Twitter at www.twitter.com/certiport.
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.
IMA (Institute of Management Accountants)
IMA®, the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, continuing education, networking, advocacy and IAHS, the new accounting honor society. To learn about the IMA Accounting Honor Society (IAHS), visit www.iahs.org.
Institute on Business and Government Affairs, Washington, DC – June + July, 2018
Spend 8 weeks in the nation’s capital with students from around the country and world who are all interested in the legislative process and learning about business and regulation. The intensive schedule is designed to maximize your time in Washington by combining learning in the classroom with practical internship experience.
The Institute on Business and Government Affairs (IBGA) will give you an insider’s view of Washington. The comprehensive package includes a guaranteed internship placement, courses for transferable credit, furnished housing, a variety of guest lectures and briefings, as well as opportunities for professional development and networking.
International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)
The International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) exists to promote, develop, and recognize excellence in business education throughout the world. We are certain that you will find that our distinctive approach to accreditation, our member services, and our professional development opportunities offer significant advantages to student-centered institutions of higher education around the world.
The IACBE is the leader in outcomes-based programmatic accreditation in business, and we stand ready to work with you in achieving excellence in business education. As our tagline indicates, we are committed to “partnering with colleges and universities in preparing today’s business students for tomorrow’s workplace.”
If you are not yet a member, we look forward to welcoming you to the IACBE “family” in the near future. –Dr. Phyllis Okrepkie, President
JobTarget is the leading provider of Internet job boards and is the technology provider of choice when it comes to recruitment and career solutions. They host a on our site where students may post their resume for free. Visit the to complete your free resume and learn about additional benefits.
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.
Long Island University (LIU) New!
The leaders in the College of Management at Long Island University–Post, an AACSB Accredited school of business, want to come to you!
As future business leaders of America, you realize that understanding the market is key to your success. Being just a 40-minute train ride to midtown Manhattan, we have a unique knowledge of succeeding in New York City and Wall Street.
Dean Rob Valli has passed through the gates of three of the top four ranked universities in the world: UC-Berkeley (BA ’82); Stanford Graduate School of Business (SEP ’95); and, Cambridge University (Ph.D ’09). Assistant Dean Ray Pullaro received degrees from Yale (BA ‘91), and New York University (MBA ’01) before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Executive Committee at Blackstone.
Both he and Dean Valli would welcome the opportunity to talk to your future business leaders about innovation, entrepreneurship, and how to get the job you want.
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.
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 Business Education Association (NBEA) New!
The National Business Education Association (NBEA) is the largest professional organization dedicated to business education. NBEA represents and promotes education for and about business, provides leadership for the direction of business education, and supports instruction for preparing individuals to function effectively within the global environment. The National Business Honor Society (NBHS), a division of NBEA, provides honor and recognition to outstanding students in business education programs at the secondary level. Starting a chapter of the National Business Honor Society affords students and your program the following benefits and opportunities: recognition of academic achievement, leadership, and character development; increased visibility of your business curriculum; honor society membership for students’ portfolios and resumes to enhance college, scholarship, and employment applications; and national recognition for your school.
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 scholarships to students who are part of both organizations, as well as the Jon H. Poteat Scholarship, which is exclusively offered to NTHS members. Attract qualified, diverse students into your CTE programs, offer more scholarship opportunities, and increase the number of top CTE students in your school.
Start a NTHS chapter today and honor your top CTE students.
STEM Premier is an online platform connecting the next generation of talent (age 13+) with colleges and companies across the country. PBL members can join 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 PBL Digital Badge to be recognized as an official PBL Member on STEM Premier.
STEM Premier users also gain access to free resources, tools like our automatic resume generator.
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 2017 SMG are 9/11/17–12/15/17. The registration deadline is 10/9/17.
The Spring 2018 SMG dates are 1/22/18–5/4/18. The registration deadline is 2/19/18.
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.
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.