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 25+ 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.

Stephanie King, Business Engagement Manager
MBA Research and Curriculum Center
1375 King Ave; PO Box 12279
Columbus, OH 43212
PH: 800.448.0398 x221
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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 Rick Mangini, Executive Vice President at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MBA Conclave is the premier gathering for Business, Marketing, Finance, Entrepreneurship and Management Educators! The goal of Conclave is to provide teachers and administrators with a comprehensive overview of contemporary curricula, pedagogy, and program development strategies, including dialogue with leading educators and industry executives.

We will consider all high-quality proposals, but there are four focus areas for sessions this year – designed to fit the needs of secondary and postsecondary business and marketing instructors, CTE administrators, and state administrators. The focus areas, along with areas of interest are:

Teacher-to-Teacher Classroom Strategies
Credentialing • E-Learning • Flipped Classroom • Integration of Soft Skills • Mentoring • Project Management • Project-Based Learning (PBL) • Student engagement • Work-Based Learning (WBL) • Strategies that work in middle school classrooms

The Power of Technology
Digital marketing • Social media • Integration of 21st Century Skills • There’s an app for that • Technology that works in middle school classrooms

Growing Your Program
Communication strategies • Unique partnerships between secondary/postsecondary/business and industry • Use of data for program management and improvement • Credentialing • Creating an Action Plan

Using MBA Research’s Resources
Understanding the National Standards • MBA Learning Center • High School of Business • Developing a Course through Curriculum Builder • Ethics in the Classroom • Understanding a LAP • Best Practices for LAPS • Understanding ASK Exams

Types of Sessions/Travel Stipend
There are several different types of sessions and each offers a stipend to help cover part of your cost of participating. Stipends are available only to individuals registered for the conference and registered at the conference hotel (local presenters excepted).  You may earn stipends for up to three different activities.

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