MBA Research

About Us

Established in 1971, MBA Research is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization incorporated in the state of Ohio. The company is operated by a consortium of 28 state education departments and other organizations.

MBA Research strives to align high school and college business curriculum with the employment needs of industry so that students graduate with skills that make them employable, productive, and promotable. We rely on the input of successful business leaders to help us make meaningful connections between school and career.



                                

                                

                                

                                

                                

Holly Atha, Business Liaison
MBA Research and Curriculum Center
1375 King Ave PO 12279
Columbus OH 43212
PH: 800.448.0398 x205
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Beth Osteen, VP, Research and Development
MBA Research and Curriculum Center
1375 King Ave PO 12279
Columbus OH 43212
PH: 800.448.0398 x212
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James R. Gleason, Ph.D., CEO
MBA Research and Curriculum Center
1375 King Ave PO 12279
Columbus OH 43212
PH: 800.448.0398 x215
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MBA Research is funded through a variety of sources, including membership fees (29 state education departments), sales to schools and various education and training programs, and through project grants for specific research initiatives.

Corporate and private contributions help the organization provide continuing support of local business and marketing curricula – including the support of research used by student organizations such as BPA, DECA, and FBLA.

Contributions to MBA Research are generally tax deductible. (MBA Research is a 501(c)(3) entity, organized as an educational foundation. IRS documentation is available to individuals and organizations considering a contribution.) Contributors should contact their tax advisors for all matters regarding specific deductions.

We would be very grateful for any contribution you find appropriate. Checks should be made payable to: MBA Research and sent to PO Box 12279, Columbus, OH 43212. For tax-deductable contributions by credit card, please call customer service at 800.448.0398, x0.

MBA Research welcomes all opportunities to open dialogue with individuals and organizations interested in supporting our mission to help students better prepare for a future in the world’s private enterprise business community. Please contact Jim Gleason, President/CEO at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Share the passion of your industry/career with the teachers who are teaching the next generation!

Conclave is the most important conference available to all business/marketing teachers.  Why?  Conclave draws the nation’s best teachers of:

  • Management/Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Hospitality/Tourism


And, the best of the best come to share ideas, strategies, connections, and more!  

Topics of interest for 2017
All topics will be considered, but available topics in order of need for the 2016 Conclave are:

  • Branding
  • Market Segmentation/Target Marketing
  • International Business (especially with China)
  • How a company invests its money
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Business Intelligence/Big Data
  • Risk/Insurance
  • HR
  • Communications
  • Other Operations
  • General Management

 

How to apply
To apply to present, simply email your topic idea and specific the type session to:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please be certain to include:

  • SUBJECT LINE:  Conclave Presentation
  • Your name, company, state AND phone number
  • Best time of day to reach you by phone
  • Very short description of the topic you’d like to present


Topics/Slots are on a first come first serve basis. All applications will be considered as they are received.  ALL applications will be acknowledged within two days.  If you don’t receive an acknowledgement, we’ve not seen your application.