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This program meets the following National Standards for Business Education:

Accounting Standards
  • Prepare a budget for planning purposes.
  • Use a spreadsheet or accounting software to maintain accounting records for short or long-term assets.
Career Development Standards
  • 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.
Communications 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.
Economics Standards
  • Develop a business plan.
International Business Standards
  • Analyze international business blunders resulting from ineffective or incorrect communications and propose corrective actions.
Career Clusters

The Career Clusters below are addressed in the Education category of each level:

Career Clusters