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How FBLA Helps Educators

FBLA's co-curricular, comprehensive business education learning program integrates into classroom instruction, applies learning, connects to business, and promotes competition. 

Our Educational Programs

FBLA continues to be a leader in supporting key educational initiatives through its comprehensive business education learning program. FBLA's extensive offering of programs ranging from competitive events to educational conferences to business challenges and more deliver a variety of activities to serve diverse learning styles while also providing multiple assessment methods.


A co-curricular companion program, FBLA integrates into classroom instruction, applies learning, connects to industry, and promotes competition.


A Message from the State Superintendent

"All of the things that fall within the FBLA-PBL paradigm ... are going to have a tremendous impact on your life and give you an advantage beyond those that your peers have."

Paolo DeMaria

Ohio State Superintendent  

FBLA Co-Curricular Programmatic Crosswalk

National Business Education Curriculum Standards

Real World, 21st Century Skills

Experiential & Project-Based Learning

Common Sense Financial Literacy


National Business Education Curriculum Standards

FBLA's comprehensive business education learning program supports the business management and administration, education and training, finance, information technology, and marketing career clusters. FBLA's programming including competitive events, educational conferences, business conferences, educational publications, professional development, and more, support the development of necessary knowledge and skills for careers in these career clusters.

Knowledge and skills define National Business Education Standards and career clusters are infused directly in FBLA programs. Each competition and learning program was developed using key performance indicators directly linked to the knowledge and skills statements that comprise the National Business Education Association standards and career cluster frameworks. 


REAL WORLD, 21st century SKILLS

FBLA understands the real world, 21st century skills are critical to success in college and beyond. FBLA members develop these skills through their participation in FBLA activities, such as competitive events, educational conferences, business challenges, educational publications, and more. Because FBLA's activities are aligned to curriculum standards and include cutting-edge tools and technologies, FBLA members develop key competencies in the areas of critical thinking, problem solving, communication, team collaboration, creativity, and innovation.


Experiental & Project-Based Learning

Experiential and project-based learning are dynamic classroom approaches in which students actively engage in real-world problems and challenges while acquiring a deeper knowledge. FBLA's competitions help teachers engage students in experiential and project-based learning while teaching and reinforcing course curriculum.  FBLA's competitions support both formative and summative assessments. Throughout their efforts, students are continuously self-assessing and improving their work. 



The need for common sense financial literacy resources has never been greater, and FBLA has developed an expansive list of programs to help educators teach personal financial literacy standards and engage students in meaningful and instructional activities. From competitive events to partner resources, there's no better time to offer these FBLA opportunities to your students and consider additional ways to enrich FBLA members.

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