MBA Research

Program Information

Sharing your business expertise will benefit thousands of students throughout the country. To find out about the Business Administration programs in which these students are enrolled, see the topics below.

Students in Business Administration programs acquire know-how in:

  • Soft skills
    These skills are often stressed by businesspeople as must-haves for today’s workplace and address communications, emotional intelligence, leadership, time management, goal setting, decision making, problem solving, etc.
  • Technological skills
    Students learn how to apply technological tools to accomplish work tasks.
  • Technical skills
    Students acquire specialized technical skills needed in specific business careers.

To learn more about aspects of the Business Administration curricula, click here.

Certification Reflects Extra Effort

MBA Research, the student organization DECA, and several state education departments co-sponsor the industry-based Institute for Assessment of Skills and Knowledge of Business (A*S*K Institute).

Students and early-career professionals earning an A*S*K certification in general business or in specialized areas such as marketing, finance, or professional selling, demonstrate the extra effort typical of future company leaders. Being certified by the A*S*K Institute indicates that students are willing to be accountable for their learning and that they are interested in positioning themselves for employment and career advancement.

Getting certified requires students to pass an online exam that addresses nationally validated standards. For their efforts, students receive file letters, a web-based profile, and press releases that they can use in their personal portfolios and job/college application materials.

For more information on A*S*K certification, click here.

Students can begin Business Administration classes as early as ninth grade and continue throughout high school. These programs enable students to enter the workforce immediately after high school and/or to pursue more advanced know-how in college. Many Business Administration programs partner with colleges to enable students to receive college credit for courses taken in high school.

Students in Business Administration programs receive instruction to prepare for careers in Business Management and Administration, Finance/Financial Services, Marketing, and Hospitality and Tourism. Click here for more info.

The mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.

DECA's objective is to support the development of marketing and management skills in career areas such as hospitality, finance, sales and service, business administration and entrepreneurship.

The FBLA-PBL Mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

Junior Achievement is a non profit organization that brings the real world to students through hands-on curriculum delivered by a trained classroom volunteer. Our programs inspire and prepare young people around the world for success in a global economy by teaching them the key concepts of workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.