BAA PROGRAM STANDARDS
This program meets the following National Standards for Business Education:
Career Development Standards
- Prepare a budget for planning purposes.
- Use a spreadsheet or accounting software to maintain accounting records for short or long-term assets.
- Identify personal strengths and weaknesses.
- Formulate and implement a plan to address identified weaknesses.
- Use a variety of research tools in the career exploration process.
- Identify community business people and learn about career opportunities.
- Develop a pictorial and/or written document using career information.
- Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal skills when working with others, in small groups, and in local chapter activities.
- Demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team through projects, activities, and meetings.
- Demonstrate the ability to work independently.
- Describe the culture of a particular country and its relationship to a potential career choice.
- Describe different cultural behaviors and expectations.
- Research a variety of career clusters.
- Identify examples of work to be included in a portfolio.
- Enhance portfolios through revisions (e.g., resume, examples of work and technical skills, community service.)
- Demonstrate appropriate interviewing techniques (e.g., portfolio presentation, questioning, dress, and etiquette.)
- Describe the benefits of participating in school and community service activities.
International Business Standards
- Select and use modes of communications appropriate to specific situations.
- Use critical thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving techniques to promote sound, effective business communications.
- Participate in group discussion and role-playing.
- Plan and give short presentations individually or as a member of a group.
- Use the proper techniques to make a formal oral presentation.
- Deliver impromptu and planned speeches with confidence.
- Expand scope of reading materials to include business-related publications.
- Use basic research techniques. Compose simple requests for information, reports, and summaries.
- Edit and revise written work.
- Write coherent business correspondence, instructions, descriptions, summaries, and reports using appropriate formats.
- Proofread documents to ensure correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
- Compose and produce a variety of business letters, memorandums, and reports using correct style, format, and content.
- Demonstrate confidence through participation in group activities.
- Participate in a shadowing or mentoring program with a positive, professional role model.
- Select appropriate business attire and demonstrate good grooming.
- Assume a leadership role in the school, community, and/or volunteer activities.
- Use leadership abilities in a business setting.
- Apply team skills in a business environment.
- Demonstrate basic keyboarding and computer functions.
- Use basic software applications (word processing, spreadsheets, etc.)
- Refine documents using electronic spell checker, thesaurus, and grammar checker.
- Use a wide variety of references and research resources such as electronic bulletin boards and information services.
- Write a simple application letter and resume for simulated job opportunities.
- Role-play interview situations for simulated job opportunities.
- Identify effective leadership characteristics.
- Write short-term and professional goals.
- Demonstrate proper parliamentary procedures.
- Prepare and distribute an agenda prior to an FBLA meeting.
- Analyze international business blunders resulting from ineffective or incorrect communications and propose corrective actions.
The Career Clusters below are addressed in the Education category of each level: