PBL Competitive Events Skills

Category: Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: Earning a degree in a specific field is important to an individual's future success in the job market. This event recognizes PBL members who possess knowledge across the core curriculum in the area of accounting.


Category: Production & Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event provides recognition for PBL members who demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of accounting, tax, and auditing principles


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event provides recognition for PBL members who demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of accounting and who give evidence of their knowledge in solving practical accounting problems


Category: Production & Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event provides recognition for PBL members who demonstrate that they have acquired the skills needed to produce business documents beyond an entry level.


Category: Production & Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event provides recognition for members who demonstrate competencies in writing, speaking, and listening concepts


Category: Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: This event recognizes PBL members who develop competency in management, decision making, and leadership quality, and who demonstrate knowledge of these key principles.


Category: Presentation without Equipment
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: This event and recognizes PBL members who demonstrate the ability to present solutions to ethical situations encountered in the business world and the workplace.


Category: Presentation without Equipment
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: This event provides recognition for PBL members who are familiar with specific legal areas that most commonly affect personal and business relationships.


Category: Presentation with Equipment
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: This event provides recognition for PBL members who demonstrate the ability to deliver an effective business presentation while using multimedia presentation technology.


Category: Presentation without Equipment
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: This event recognizes PBL members who possess familiarity with the triple bottom line: a process companies use to manage financial, social, and environmental risks, obligations and opportunities— sometimes referred to as profits, people, and planet. This event also represents resiliency over time—businesses survive shocks when they are intimately connected to healthy economic, social, and environmental systems creating economic value and contribute to healthy ecosystems and strong communities.


Category: Presentation without Equipment
Type: Individual

Skills: This event provides members with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate skills in interacting with internal and external clients to provide an outstanding client service experience. The client service consultant engages clients in conversations regarding products, handles inquiries, solves problems, and uncovers opportunities for additional assistance. Participants develop speaking ability and poise through presentation as well as critical-thinking skills.


Category: Prejudged Reports & Presentation
Type: Chapter

Skills: This event recognizes PBL chapters that successfully implement community service projects to serve the citizens of their communities. The report must describe one chapter project that serves the community. The project must be in the interest of the community and designed for chapter participation.


Category: Presentation with Equipment
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: This event provides recognition for the competitor's skill in designing an informational video that utilizes computer animation.


Category: Production & Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event provides recognition for PBL members who can most efficiently demonstrate computer application skills.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: Understanding of computers is integral to the successful operation of business. This event provides recognition for PBL members who understand the basic principles involved in computer technology.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event provides recognition for PBL members who understand and demonstrate knowledge about the current principles and issues of the dynamic sports industry both in this country and internationally.


Category: Production & Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: Cost accounting involves collecting, analyzing, summarizing, and evaluating various alternative courses of action to advise management on the most appropriate course. Cost accounting provides detailed cost information management needs to control current operations and plan for the future. This event recognizes PBL members who demonstrate an understanding and mastery of the subject.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: With the increased use of the Internet for browsing, researching, information gathering, and e-commerce, information and cyber security has become a growing concern for businesses throughout our global economy. This event recognizes PBL members who understand security needs for technology.


Category: Production & Objective Test
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: This event provides recognition to PBL members who can most effectively demonstrate skills in the areas of desktop publishing, creativity, and decision making. This event consists of two (2) parts: an objective test and a production problem.


Category: Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: This event recognizes PBL members who possess knowledge across the core curriculum in the area of economics.


Category: Presentation without Equipment
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: This event provides PBL members with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate skills in researching and presenting an emerging business issue. In addition to learning research skills, participants develop speaking ability and poise through oral presentation.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: Owning and managing a business is the goal of many Americans. This event recognizes PBL members who demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to establish and manage a business.


Category: Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: This event recognizes PBL members who possess knowledge across the core curriculum in the area of finance.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: Social, political, legal, and technical aspects of financial development and management are essential elements for contemporary study in business finance. This event provides recognition for PBL members who understand financial models and techniques used in reaching effective financial decisions.


Category: Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: Understanding how different types of financial services institutions work is important to successful business ownership and management. This event provides recognition for PBL members who can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the skills necessary in the general operations of various components of the financial services industry.


Category: Presentation with Equipment
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: Forensic Accounting is for accountants to examine books for fraudulent activity. Participants will receive a case study upon check-in at the NLC. Teams will have until the scheduled presentation time to research, document their research, and develop a presentation. Individuals/teams are not limited in research techniques and sources. All individuals/teams will participate in a preliminary performance at the NLC.


Category: Interview
Type: Individual

Skills: This event recognizes PBL members who have demonstrated leadership qualities and evidence of the knowledge and skills essential for successful careers as business educators.


Category: Interview
Type: Individual

Skills: This event recognizes PBL members who have demonstrated leadership qualities and evidence of knowledge and skills essential for successful careers in business.


Category: Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: This event recognizes PBL members who develop competency and demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of management, marketing, and economics of global business.


Category: Objective Test & Role Play
Type: Individual

Skills: The ability to provide technical assistance to the users of computer hardware and software is essential to the success of any organization and its continued operation. This event provides recognition for PBL members who demonstrate an understanding of and ability to provide technical assistance to end users.


Category: Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: Hospitality is an important aspect of business and society. This area includes involvement in the hotel, restaurant, and tourism industry.


Category: Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: Managing human resources is an important aspect of the business world. Planning is necessary to ensure and anticipate future personnel needs and to secure the needs and rights of the people resources.


Category: Speech
Type: Individual

Skills: The ability to express one’s thoughts without prior preparation is a valuable asset; as are poise, self-confidence, and organization of facts. This event recognizes PBL members who develop qualities of business leadership by combining quick and clear thinking with conversational speaking.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: Information is a fundamental resource of a business organization. Employees must understand the impact of technology on the efficient processing of information. This event provides recognition for PBL members who demonstrate knowledge in the areas of information management, decision making, human relations, and time management.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event provides recognition for PBL members who demonstrate an understanding of and skill in basic insurance principles and procedures.


Category: Presentation with Equipment
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: Researching, creating, and presenting an integrated marketing campaign is a challenge for all prospective owners of businesses. This event provides recognition for PBL members who demonstrate a real-world understanding of marketing principles.


Category: Interview
Type: Individual

Skills: This event recognizes PBL members who have demonstrated leadership qualities and evidence of knowledge and skills essential for successful careers in business.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event provides recognition for PBL members who can identify, understand, and demonstrate knowledge about general criminal justice concepts.


Category: Prejudged Report
Type: Chapter

Skills: The Hamden L. Forkner Award recognizes PBL chapters that effectively summarize their year’s activities. The event provides participants with valuable experience in preparing annual business reports.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event provides recognition for PBL members who can identify, understand, and demonstrate knowledge about general macroeconomic principles, theories, and concepts.


Category: Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: This event recognizes PBL members who possess knowledge across the core curriculum in the area of management.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: For success in business as either an employee or an entrepreneur, the professional manager must build a solid foundation of business knowledge including its operation and its management.


Category: Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: This event recognizes PBL members who possess knowledge across the core curriculum in the area of marketing.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: Students demonstrate an understanding of the distribution of products and services to the consumer.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event provides recognition for PBL members who can identify, understand, and demonstrate knowledge about general microeconomic principles, theories, and concepts.


Category: Prejudged Projects & Presentation
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: Mobile applications are necessary to provide users with the ability to be productive while away from their computers. This event recognizes PBL members who show an understanding in developing mobile apps.


Category: Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: The ability to evaluate the needs of an organization and then design and implement network solutions is a valuable skill in today’s connected workplace.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: Acquiring a high level of familiarization and proficiency in working on and with networks is essential in today’s connected workplace. This event provides recognition for PBL members who have an understanding of network technologies.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event recognizes PBL members who are familiar with organizational behaviors and leadership competencies that affect organizations.


Category: Objective Test & Role Play
Type: Team

Skills: The Dorothy L. Travis Award recognizes PBL members who demonstrate knowledge of parliamentary procedure principles along with an understanding of PBL's organization and procedures. This event is based on team rather than individual competition. Team participants develop speaking ability and poise through competitive performance.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: Knowledge of personal finance is an essential life skill. This event recognizes PBL members who understand basic financial planning principles and demonstrate knowledge in practical financial planning problem solving.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event recognizes PBL members who demonstrate an understanding and proficiency in the writing and development of computer programs.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: The ability to prepare and submit an initial project plan that includes project selection, estimating time and cost, developing a project plan, and managing and closure of the project. This event provides recognition for PBL members who have an understanding of and skill in project management.


Category: Speech
Type: Individual

Skills: This event recognizes PBL members who are developing qualities of business leadership by cultivating effective speaking skills.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event recognizes PBL members who demonstrate knowledge of the functions of retail management and the changing environment that affects retailing.


Category: Presentation with Equipment
Type: Individual

Skills: This event is designed to recognize outstanding students in the field of salesmanship. The purpose of this event is to enable students to use their knowledge of good selling techniques and to create an awareness of the importance of good salesmanship.


Category: Prejudged Reports & Presentation
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: This event recognizes PBL members who demonstrate an understanding and mastery of the process required to develop and implement a new business venture. The business venture must be currently viable and realistic and must not have been in operation for a period exceeding twelve months before the NLC.


Category: Presentation with Equipment
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: Social media marketing is a form of Internet marketing that utilizes social networking websites as a marketing tool. The goal is to produce content that users will share with their social networks to help a company increase brand exposure and broaden customer reach. This event provides recognition to PBL members who can most effectively demonstrate skill in the area of social media marketing.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: The sports industry is rapidly growing in this country and the world. For individuals to be successful and effective in this type of work, they must learn the management and marketing techniques necessary for future success. This event provides recognition for PBL members who possess the basic principles of sports management and marketing.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event provides recognition for PBL members who demonstrate knowledge of, and the ability to, apply common techniques and statistical analysis tools.


Category: Presentation without Equipment
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: This event provides PBL members with an opportunity to examine the strategic ramifications of such topics as executive compensation, e-commerce, the Internet, entrepreneurship, ethics, continuous improvement, virtual organization, cultural diversity, outsourcing, strategic alliances, and global competition.


Category: Prejudged Projects & Presentation
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: The ability to communicate ideas and concepts, and to deliver value to customers, using the Internet and related technologies, is an important element in a business’ success. This event recognizes PBL members who have developed proficiency in the creation and design of websites.