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Education and Curriculum
The national association partners with various organizations to create and promote educational programs and curriculum, and to provide members with unique opportunities to practice the skills and knowledge that they are learning in the classroom.

America Saves

Young America Saves is a national effort aimed at teaching and motivating students to save money through financial action—making a commitment that they will:

  • spend less than they earn and save the difference.
  • save the difference by making a plan as to where (bank, credit union, U.S. Savings Bonds), how (direct deposit, walking into the bank, using an ATM), when (beginning of every month, 15th of the month), and a goal (car, events, emergency fund, college ).
Centered around America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2015, this online program has proved successful with over 14,000 youth who are saving between $16.00–$19.00 a month. It is a perfect complement to financial education. Over 100 FBLA Chapters have participated in this exciting and meaningful effort.

Available: training, materials, resources, and online automated process. Contact George Barany, Young America Saves at gbarany@consumerfed.org or 216-375-3255



American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

AICPA via StartHereGoPlaces.com® introduces students to careers in accounting and helps them envision the steps to becoming a CPA. Students can access testimonials from college accounting students as well as practicing CPAs, create their FutureMe, explore potential universities and even create customized resources through a personalized College Checklist.

Start Here, Go Places. also provides supplemental resources to assist educators and further engage students in accounting. We offer educators an exclusive portal to exchange ideas and best practices with fellow teachers and obtain additional classroom resources and lesson plans. We have even created an interactive game called Bank On It™ to put the accounting principles students are learning in the classroom to the test.

The AICPA offers membership for pre-college accounting and business educators. To sign-up for free membership, go to www.startheregoplaces.com/for-teachers..

To learn more about StartHereGoPlaces.com® and how to incorporate its resources into your classroom, email startheregoplaces@aicpa.org.



American Management Association (AMA)

Operation Enterprise, the young adult leadership division of American Management Association (AMA), is the premier management and leadership development program for high school and college students. Operation Enterprise now offers customized programs to youth organizations that are available throughout the year. Any of the business and leadership content can be tailored to your particular needs, objectives and time limitations. The AMA course leaders and senior executives present highly interactive and hands-on workshops on Leadership, Management, Negotiation, Strategic Planning, Communication, Presentation Skills, and other important management topics. Based on the program format, other team building activities are available. For more information, please visit AMA at www.amanet.org/oe or call 1-800-634-4262.



Brainbench

Brainbench offers over 400 online technical and career certification tests. FBLA members and their advisers are able to take one free test as a special arrangement with FBLA-PBL. Go to Adviser Area on our website to access the free Brainbench certification code.



CareerSafe® Online - New

CareerSafe®, provides online OSHA 10-Hour safety training for your students at an affordable cost of $25 per student. Your students will not only receive an industry recognized credential, but will be safer and more employable in the workforce. The program is easily integrated in the classroom in a convenient online format. Funding opportunities are also available for school districts at State and Federal levels. In addition to safety training for young workers, you can receive continuing education units with CareerSafe’s Professional Development Program which can be applied to your annual State requirement. Don’t forget to select FBLA when you checkout.



CIW (Certified Internet Web Professional)

CIW (Certified Internet Web Professional) is a vendor-neutral web education and certification program. CIW certifications verify that certified individuals have the skills necessary to master a technology driven world.

Built for the Web industry by the Web industry, CIW courses and certifications are designed using leading technological standards, rather than any one specific software or hardware vendor.

CIW includes applications and competencies, but their core curriculum focuses on the foundational standards that sustain the infrastructure of IT: Web design; security; administration; networking; databases; and enterprises.

The CIW program is offering FBLA-PBL members the opportunity to set up your own CIW Certified Testing Center, which provides discounting on all CIW certification exams. To learn more about this exciting program, please contact them at 1-888-370-5512 or info@ciwcertified.com, or visit their Web site at www.CIWcertified.com.



Certiport

Certiport is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 10,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft® Office Specialist (MOS) certification program, The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the Autodesk Certified User certification program, the CompTIA Strata™ IT Fundamentals and the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®). Certiport reliably delivers over two million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce and corporate technology markets in more than 142 countries and 24 languages worldwide. To learn more about Certiport call 888-999-9830 or visit www.certiport.com.



Dardis Academy

Dardis Academy is one of the best professional training opportunities for high school and college students – period. Our students gain skills in oral and written communication, professional image, business etiquette, and persuasive communication skills. They are able to prove their work ethic, character and mental toughness through our unique program.

The Dardis Academy lays the foundation for a solid future in business. The program provides executive training from world-class instructors, hands on experience for a powerful resume, and an opportunity to earn college credit.

Students participate in an interactive training class and internship. They learn best in class leadership skills and techniques, and have an opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in the real-world. Following this experience students are invited to an exclusive networking event with companies looking to hire Dardis graduates.

For more information email info@dardisinc.com, call 800.720.6329 or visit www.dardisacademy.com.



Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - College of Business

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world's oldest and most prestigious university specializing in aviation and aerospace. It is the only accredited, aviation-oriented university in the world. Our College of Business, Daytona Beach campus, offers B.S. degrees in Business Administration with majors in Management, Marketing, Accounting & Finance, and Aviation Business Administration with a major in Air Transportation. We offer Master degrees in Business Administration, Aviation Business Administration, and Aviation Finance, as well as an accelerated MBA program. Our curriculum is built upon educating students with the practical knowledge and skills essential to their entry into the workplace and society. Our small size classes are taught by our professors who focus on applied research, classroom instruction, and student mentorship. To learn more, go to our website, daytonabeach.erau.edu/cob; join our Facebook page; follow us on Twitter; or find us on YouTube (COBReport). We are the Business of Flight™!



Everest Colleges, Institutes and Universities

At Everest, we understand that choosing a career path and a school can be a big decision. That’s why we're here to answer your questions and help students every step of the way.

What Makes Us Different?

Everest is a different kind of school. We understand that not all students learn the same way, and many have different needs. We offer:

• FREE interactive High School workshops on student preparedness and soft skill training
• A unique learning environment where you learn by doing
• Help finding a career after graduation
• Diploma, associate, bachelor's or master's degrees
• More than 100 campuses in the U.S. and Canada
• Personal attention and supportive services

Who We Are

Everest schools are part of a rich history of career schools with some campuses dating back more than 150 years. We invite you to be a part of it all at www.everest.edu; or visit www.whatnowgrad.com and view "Educators."



Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE)

Economics for Leaders (EFL) is a selective summer program held on college campuses across the country. The week-long residential program is open to high school students and teaches young leaders 1) the leadership skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century economy, 2) to be conversant with the economic concepts shaping the global economy, 3) to foster a commitment to continued learning about economics and leadership, and 4) to develop friendships, have fun and become a more effective leader. College credit is available. Visit www.fte.org or call 530.757.4630 to learn more.



Gary E. West College of Business, West Liberty University - New

At the Gary E. West College of Business at West Liberty University, a four-year public university in northern West Virginia, career success for graduates is our top priority. Our faculty combines research excellence and industry experience to challenge students to be their best in classroom and online settings, offering 21st-century programs in:

  • Accounting
  • Information Systems
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Healthcare Management
  • Tourism and Event Planning
  • Sport Management
  • Entrepreneurship

Students have a dedicated advisor/placement coordinator to help schedule classes and make contacts for internships and career opportunities.

The beautiful, safe WLU campus is just an hour from the exciting city of Pittsburgh, near Wheeling, WV. A wide range of extracurricular activities enrich university life, including NCAA Division II sports and the nation's number one basketball team for the past two seasons. Learn more at westliberty.edu/westbusiness or email business@westliberty.edu.



H&R Block

H&R Block Dollars & Sense is an educational cause initiative helping increase teens’ financial fitness through donated personal finance curriculum, scholarships, education resources and tips on personal finance best practices. The program’s mission is to give teens a financial foundation needed to be successful after graduation and enable them to spend prudently, save wisely, and invest smartly throughout life.

H&R Block Dollars & Sense provides:

  • Teens with scholarships and tips to help them become more financially fit
  • Parents with resources and advice on how to talk to their kids about money management
  • Educators with curriculum and best practices on teaching teens personal finance.
Since 2009, H&R Block Dollars and Sense has provided more than $4 million in grants and scholarships to schools and teens nationwide. Learn more at www.hrblockdollarsandsense.org.


Job Shadow Day

The National Job Shadow Coalition encourages young people across the country to explore their futures through career awareness and mentoring opportunities. Job shadowing is an academically motivating activity designed to give students an up-close look at the world of work and to answer the question, "Why do I have to learn this?" The nationwide kick-off is Groundhog Job Shadow Day.



Johnson & Wales University

Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled at campuses in Providence, RI; North Miami, FL; Denver, CO; and Charlotte, N.C. An innovative educational leader, the university offers a unique model integrating arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities. We inspire students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal growth. The university’s impact is global, with alumni from 152 countries pursuing careers worldwide.

FBLA members are eligible for JWU scholarships up to full tuition. By completing an application for admission to JWU and indicating FBLA membership, students are automatically considered for our National Student Organizations scholarship program and all its benefits. For questions or more information please call the Johnson & Wales NSO office at 800.DIAL.JWU (800.342.5598 ext. 2345). Visit admissions.JWU.edu for more information.



Junior Tours

Inspire your students by planning an exciting and educational trip to New York City or Chicago. It’s the best way to boost enrollment and spirit in your FBLA chapter. Junior Tours puts together all inclusive tour packages at affordable prices. Chaperones travel free. For more information, contact us today at 1-800-631-2241, travel@juniortours.com or www.juniortours.com.



Keyboarding Online

HUNTING & PECKING STOPS HERE! Group discussion of attendee’s keyboarding problems/solutions, and solving common problems—cheating, Hunting & Pecking, Internet down. 60-Day Free Trial! No textbooks needed, no papers to print, turn in, or grade. Progress and grade reports are viewed online in an awesome Teacher Manager. Individualize to fast/slow learners. No course software to install/maintain. Totally online courses can be assigned as homework for students who are behind or ill at home. FREE formatting. Affordable. Visit www.EllsworthPublishing.com.



Lead2Feed - New

Empowered to Lead. Inspired to Serve. Lead2Feed is a FREE leadership program teaching middle and high school students a proven process to become passionate, service-minded leaders for life. Lead2Feed provides teachers with project-based lessons aligned to Common Core State Standards with a focus on College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing, Speaking, and Listening. The lessons are leadership driven activities centered on the challenge of solving a hunger issue on a local or global level. Student teams can enter the Lead2Feed World Hunger Leadership Challenge to win up to $25,000 in donation prize money for their non-profit hunger organizations. Learn more: Visit www.lead2feed.com to register.



LifeSmarts and the National Consumers League

LifeSmarts is a national educational competition focused on personal finance and consumer topics. It complements the curriculum already in place in schools and can be used as an activity for classes, groups, clubs, and community organizations. This free program, open to 6th-12th-grade students in the United States, quizzes students about personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities.

FBLA teams may compete on the LifeSmarts website where they will have the opportunity to win monthly “TeamSmarts” challenges and compete against other chapters for the right to represent FBLA at the National LifeSmarts Championship each April.

LifeSmarts is a program of the National Consumers League, which was founded in 1899 and is America's pioneer consumer organization.

For more information about LifeSmarts contact Program Director Lisa Hertzberg at lisah@nclnet.org, call 202-835-3323, or visit: www.lifesmarts.org.

Note: This program is a separate activity from the LifeSmarts competitive event.



March of Dimes Grants

The Mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. The March of Dimes helps moms have full-term pregnancies and researches the problems that threaten the health of babies. For 40 years, FBLA-PBL and the March of Dimes have partnered to raise money in support of the March of Dimes’ mission and to date, FBLA-PBL has raised over $15 million. In doing so, hundreds of thousands of young people have been exposed to their health and mission messages.

As an incentive to chapters, the March of Dimes provides national awards to the FBLA-PBL chapters and states that raise the most money. In addition the March of Dimes provides grants to reward members and chapters for their support of the March of Dimes partnership; and to identify and support innovative ideas and projects that enhance the growth, recognition, and support of FBLA and the March of Dimes partnership.

Local and state chapters that participate in March of Dimes activities such as March for Babies or Prematurity Awareness Month are eligible to submit grant requests. Grants may not be used for equipment purchases, but are designed to support programming or activities to further enhance the partnership with March of Dimes. Program or activity grant proposals must be for programs designed to be accomplished within a period of no more than 18 months. Grant recipients must complete an outcome-based project report that can be submitted to the March of Dimes and are encouraged to be in the form of a workshop, article, or project that can be reproduced and shared with other chapters and states. Local chapters may receive grants up to $1,000. State chapters may apply for grants up to $2,500. Applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges and announced at the National Leadership Conference. Grants must be postmarked by January 15. For more information and to get resources please visit http://www.marchofdimes.com.



Men's Wearhouse

Men's Wearhouse offers FBLA advisers our classroom seminar program, "How to Dress for Success, First Impressions are Everything". Our seminar covers preparing for an interview, selecting appropriate professional apparel for men and women and avoiding common interview mistakes. We'll visit your classroom or provide you with Do-it-Yourself support materials to conduct our seminar program at your own convenience.

This year's program will be offered to Chapter Advisers in two formats:

  1. A local representative conducting a classroom seminar (travel or staffing limitations may preclude this option).
  2. A self-service kit for conducting the seminar on a do-it-yourself basis.

For more information on either option, please contact Mike Sins at specialevents@tmw.com or call 1-(888)970-1912.



Mercer University Stetson School of Business and Economics

Mercer Means Business.
At the Stetson School of Business, you start college with business classes and a business advisor – day one.

We provide career-focused business education that produces entrepreneurial leaders and responsible global citizens. That includes internship experience -- we have a 100% placement rate – service learning classes, and a wide range of study abroad options.

Coursework includes “liberal learning,” intended to develop communication skills, cultural literacy, critical thinking, and analytical reasoning. Business students further enrich their studies with courses intended to broaden their worldview and prepare them for business, e.g., ethical reasoning, diversity understanding, global dynamics, business communications, and quantitative methods.

The remainder of your studies can be devoted to your career focus, building on the business core of courses common to all majors. Business majors include accounting, business information systems, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, marketing, sports business, or a personalized portfolio of study.



Mercy College School of Business - New

At Mercy College, it is not business as usual. Under the leadership of new School of Business Dean Ed Weis, a former Merrill Lynch managing director, we are redefining business education, giving students the skills they need to stand out in the job market. Following a “learn by doing” model, our faculty comprised of former top-ranked professionals at Fortune 500 companies, are uniquely positioned to understand what employers are seeking. By learning about business from those who have lived it, Mercy College students are on the fast track to success. Visit www.Mercy.edu/Business.



Microsoft DreamSpark - New

DreamSpark is simple; it's all about giving students Microsoft professional-level development and designer tools at no charge so they can chase their dreams and create the next big breakthrough in technology - or just get a head start on their career. DreamSpark gives your students the chance to develop world class software, web applications, cool and creative designs as well as amazing games.

Students get the full professional version of Visual Studio 2013 (not just the trial version) at no cost to them. Visual Studio Professional 2013 is Microsoft’s most integrated development software. Download DreamSpark today through your school’s subscription or click HERE for a special, one-time use key that will grant you immediate access today!



myCollegeOptions®

myCollegeOptions®, the nation’s largest college planning program, directly benefits participating students and families by providing them with a free college planning account that delivers comprehensive resources on colleges and universities, the college search and admissions processes, financial aid, scholarship and matches to "best fit" colleges. Each year, over 2.5 million high school students in over 95% of the public and private high schools in the country register for the program. Our partners, like FBLA, are able to reach millions of students and thousands of educators through our extensive reach and relationships with administrators, educators and students.



National Association of Parliamentarians

The examination for membership in the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) is now available online. National dues for fulltime students are $37.50 plus payment of state dues. Complete details about applying for membership, taking the examination online, and the amount of state dues can be found at www.parliamentarians.org/applications.php or by calling the NAP toll-free at 888-627-2929.



National Organization for Youth Safety (NOYS)

Car crashes are the number one cause of death for teens. NOYS invites you to participate in the programs and contests we offer to help change these statistics. Act Out Loud is a teen-led contest encouraging teens across the country to raise their voices for safe teen driving and take action! Act Out Loud has one project goal – to plan and host a safe teen-driving rally in April or May. Teams earn up to $1,000 for their activities and will receive a toolkit with ideas and materials to get you started. Teams that submit a video or slideshow of their event will be eligible for the grand prize of $10,000! Registration opens in October 2014. Visit Act Out Loud for details. Also visit www.noys.org or email info@noys.org for other opportunities, resources and tools to equip you in youth-led initiatives to promote safe teen driving in your school or community.



National Technical Honor Society

The National Technical Honor Society currently serves thousands of FBLA/PBL and other CTSO members while awarding over $160,000 in scholarships to members annually. NTHS honors the achievements of top CTE students, encourages the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce. For over 30 years, NTHS has been the acknowledged leader in recognizing outstanding student achievement in career and technical education.

NTHS partners with FBLA/PBL to provide scholarships to students who are members in both organizations. In addition, your students can apply for the Jon H. Poteat Scholarship. Attract qualified, diverse students into your CTE programs, offer more scholarship opportunities, and increase the number of top CTE students in your school.

Start a NTHS chapter today - free. Honor your top CTE students. Membership costs only $25, a one-time fee. Contact the National Technical Honor Society at 800.801.7090 or visit www.nths.org.



National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Business & Innovation - New

NYLF Business & Innovation takes place in San Francisco & New York, two of the largest business hubs in the U.S. The forum gives students direct access to professionals and corporations driving today’s economy. Students enjoy engaging curriculum, challenging MBA-level simulations and case studies, the insight of university admissions representatives, and can receive up to two (2) college credits. NYLF Business & Innovation allows students to test drive their future career at two of the top business universities in a way not offered anywhere else, while providing the applied skills that top colleges and employers are seeking.

NYLF Business & Innovation is powered by Envision, the premier college & career readiness program provider for high school students. More information is available on our website.



New Worlds Emerge

New Worlds Emerge programs offer students the opportunity to earn college credit through unique, educational, life changing experiences. Summer Start-Up at UCLA enables highly motivated and intellectually curious students to explore strategies for becoming a young entrepreneur. Students are immersed into college life by engaging in business classes taught by UCLA Anderson School of Management faculty, exploring the surrounding areas, and residing on campus in this keystone program. Additionally, New Worlds Emerge offers a diverse array of travel programs focusing on service-learning, language immersion, cultural pursuits, science expeditions, and master concentrations. New Worlds Emerge challenges students to brand themselves for college admissions while allowing students to gain new perspectives and expand their knowledge by joining us for inquiry and adventure on our memorable programs. Visit www.newworldsemerge.org or call 1.855.812.8219 for more information regarding any of the New Worlds Emerge program opportunities.



NFIB Entrepreneur-in-the-Classroom Curriculum

Our FREE curriculum makes it possible to introduce entrepreneurship to any high school classroom or after school program regardless of discipline. This curriculum enables students to learn first-hand about the risks and rewards of operating a small business. Entrepreneur-in-the-Classroom is composed of three modules, all of which contain teaching notes, PowerPoint presentations, and hands-on activities. The curriculum was originally developed in 2005 and was updated in 2012 to include more audio visual teaching tools, interactive activities, and updated topics and discussions.

All material is available online at www.nfib.com/eitc. There is a registration process, but everything is free! Please check out these great entrepreneurial education classroom resources.



Northwood University

You want it all—a great business education, fun campus life, and lots of activities to choose from. Northwood University won’t disappoint. At Northwood you’ll get into your major on day one. Courses are taught by professors with real-world experience and a hands-on approach. You’ll learn it, do it, and add it to your resume! You’ll learn not only how to get jobs, but how to create them.

In addition to our high employment rate, over 35% of our alumni own part or all of their own business. Academic scholarships up to $60,000 with on-campus residency, FBLA scholarships up to $20,000, athletic scholarships, private donor scholarships, and other financial resources are available to those who qualify. www.northwood.edu.



Oracle Academy - New

Oracle Academy Supports Computer Science Education
Oracle Academy offers training for educators in a variety of formats, including self-study, on-line, and in-class training. The courses are available to Oracle Academy members, and are part of our suite of free resources in support of CS education. Members gain access to software, curriculum, training, certification resources and more. There is no cost to join the Oracle Academy Introduction to Computer Science program or to attend training. To learn more, visit www.oracle.com/academy.



Praxis - New

If you’ve ever wanted to be an entrepreneur, it’s time to break the mold. Step out of the classroom and into the world. Praxis is an intensive ten-month program for entrepreneurial young people who want more than college. Praxis is real-world experience working with dynamic businesses and the best of online education in one.

We pair you with entrepreneurs across the country where you get paid to work 30 hours a week while completing 10 hours a week of coursework in philosophy, history, economics, business, digital skills, entrepreneurship, and workshops on writing, speaking, resumes, interviews, and starting a business.

Break the mold. Find out what makes you come alive and do it. Ten months could change your life. Visit www.discoverpraxis.com/apply to apply, or contact us at info@discoverpraxis.com.


School Store Manual

Do you run a school store or would you like to start one? Through a partnership with the Raymond Geddes Company, FBLA-PBL has developed a school store manual complete with tips, do's and don'ts, and the necessary forms to make your business venture a success. Click HERE to access the manual.


Service Learning Curriculum

The March of Dimes and FBLA-PBL has teamed up to become involved in the service learning movement that is sweeping the nation. This movement integrates classroom learning with community service, a process that career and technical education has traditionally developed and supported though its local and nationwide community service programs. Student achievement is assessed on related projects as an integral part of the curriculum. If you would like a printed binder of the materials, it is available for free by contacting membershipdir@fbla.org. New curriculum materials are also available on the March of Dimes Web site at www.marchofdimes.com/youth.



Stock Market Game

Students in The Stock Market Game can work individually or in teams with up to 5 members to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in stocks and funds to build a virtual investment portfolio. They track and manage their investments over the course of 15 weeks. Students participating in The Stock Market Game are provided with valuable opportunities to practice core skills in math, Social Studies, English Language Arts, Business, Economics, and other subjects in a real world scenario. For details on the game go to the Adviser Section on the national Web site at www.fbla-pbl.org and click on the Stock Market Game.

New this year—advisers may register for the SMG and compete with other advisers. Advisers should register as a separate class and name it "Adviser."

Game dates are September 2 to December 12, 2014 (registration deadline September 30) and January 5 to April 17, 2015 (registration deadline January 30). The registration fee is $10.95 for an individual or for a team of up to 5 students. Adviser registration is also $10.95. Students and advisers will be ranked and winners will be publicized through FBLA-PBL.



Stock-Trak’s HowTheMarketWorks.com - New

HowTheMarketWorks.com is a FREE Stock Market Challenge website used by 10,000 teachers each year that allows teachers to create their own customized trading challenge for their classes/clubs by choosing the trading dates, initial cash balance, and other trading rules. Students then register for FREE and compete against each other buying and selling stocks, ETFs, bonds, and mutual funds to see who can have the highest portfolio value.

The HTMW site is loaded with educational resources like Lesson Plans, Warren Buffet Quote of the Day, Stock Term of the Day and over 500 articles, videos, and glossary words to help you teach your students How the Stock Market Works!

HowTheMarketWorks will also host an FBLA Stock Market Challenge where FBLA students compete for $1000 in prizes each November and April. Learn more about the new FBLA Stock Market Challenge at http://www.HowTheMarketWorks.com/fbla.html.



The Art Institutes System of Schools

There’s a big difference between just loving what you do and actually living it. And it starts with following your creativity to the kind of education that can help you launch a career that’s much more than just a way to make a living.

We’re a system of more than 50 schools across North America. In our creative community you’ll get the guidance, support, technology, real-world experience, and career services you need to go as far as your imagination will take you. Go to www.artinstitutes.edu to explore our areas of study and be inspired by the stories of how some of our students and alums are living their creativity, for life.

Since The Art Institutes system of schools comprises of several institutions, see AiPrograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Art Institutes is a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. Administrative office: 210 Sixth Avenue, 33rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.



The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation

The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation promotes the study of risk management and insurance at all levels of academic pursuit. The Foundation builds on the strength of the teacher—student relationship to educate young people about insurance and its critical role in their personal lives. Assisting educators with the task of teaching teenagers about insurance is the Foundation's primary focus. The Institute conducts workshops for teachers at various universities to help them learn about insurance and provides teaching materials, free of charge, that are age appropriate for their students. For more information on the Foundation, contact Jason Terrell at 1-855-288-7743 or jterrell@griffithfoundation.org.



The Howe School at Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology is a private research university overlooking Manhattan in Hoboken, NJ, with a long history as a leader in innovation and excellence. That legacy is central to the mission of the Howe School, the business school at Stevens. As technology continues to change how business is conducted, the Howe School strives to be a leader in teaching and researching how innovations in technology require a new approach to traditional business principles. The Howe School offers seven degree programs — Business & Technology, Quantitative Finance, Marketing, Finance, Management, Information Systems and Economics — that prepare graduates to make an instant impact when they enter the workforce. That’s the value of a degree from Stevens — 96% of students secure full-time career placement within six months of graduation, and the school is ranked fifth-best in the nation for return on investment. Visit www.stevens.edu/howe or contact Michelle Crilly at Michelle.Crilly@stevens.edu.



The Princeton Review

If you’re thinking about graduate school, you’re probably also thinking about the LSAT, GMAT or GRE. The Princeton Review is a market leader in test preparation and has been helping students get into their top choice schools since 1981.

Want a personalized prep experience to fit your learning style, schedule, and budget? Choose a test prep company that delivers guaranteed results with expert instruction.

PBL members and family receive 10% off The Princeton Review Classroom and Online courses for the GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests and PSAT, as well as private tutoring packages. To receive your discount, visit www.PrincetonReview.com/partner/fbla-pbl and use promo code FBLAPBL10 at check out or call us at 800-2Review (800-273-8439). Questions? Email AnthonyR@review.com.



University of Utah – David Eccles Business Scholars

The Business Scholars program at the University of Utah gives high-achieving freshmen students an honors-level introduction to the various business disciplines. With an emphasis on experiential learning, Business Scholars work with top faculty members to explore the problems facing today's companies in marketing, entrepreneurship, accounting, finance, and management. Business Scholars have the unique opportunity to travel regionally and internationally to meet and interact with business leaders from the companies that they study.

Dozens of scholarships are available specifically for students accepted to Business Scholars. Additionally, a committed group of faculty members, academic advisors, career counselors, and peer mentors work with students to develop the skills necessary for success in college and the workforce. Learn more about Business Scholars and the David Eccles School of Business by visiting our website at www.business.utah.edu/scholars or contacting Lauren Fisher at lauren.fisher@business.utah.edu


Virtual Business Finance Challenge

Knowledge Matters is sponsoring a special event during the 2014-2015 school year. This event will be based on the Virtual Business – Personal Finance Online simulation. FBLA members will use the simulation to test their skills at managing their own financial lives and will compete against students across the country. Members will experience real world financial issues such as budgeting, saving, opening bank accounts, getting a credit card, monitoring credit scores, education and advancement, online banking, paying taxes, finding a job, insurance, and more.

There will be two rounds held via the Internet during the school year.

  • October 20, 2014 (10:00 a. m. EST) – November 14, 2014 (5:00 p. m. EST)
  • February 2, 2015 (10:00 a. m. EST) – February 27, 2015 (5:00 p. m. EST)
The first place individual/team from each round will be awarded $500. To register, go to www.KnowledgeMatters.com and click on the FBLA area. Questions may be e-mailed to VBCCentral@KnowledgeMatters.com.

Note: This activity is not a part of the competitive events program. Participating in this activity does not preclude a student competing in the national competitive events.



Visa Inc. - Practical Money Skills

Practical Money Skills for Life is an award-winning, free financial education program aimed at helping consumers manage their money through all stages of life that reaches millions of people around the world each year.

At www.practicalmoneyskills.com, educators, parents and students can access free educational resources including useful personal finance information on a variety of topics, a monthly e-newsletter with over 80,000 subscribers, a suite of financial calculators, and educational video games such as the NFL-themed Financial Football and the FIFA World Cup-themed Financial Soccer. Additionally, there is financial literacy curriculum for all ages, complete with teacher’s guides, lesson plans, student activities and extension ideas, an educational comic book called Avengers: Saving the Day, and What’s My Score (www.whatsmyscore.org), a leading higher education consumer awareness program.

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Wesleyan College - New

An astonishing 84 years before women could even vote in the United States, they could earn a degree at Wesleyan College. First for Women isn't just a claim to fame; anchored in tradition and guided by an innovative spirit, first is forever.

Our beautiful 200-acre wooded campus is nestled in a northern suburb of Macon, just ninety minutes south of Atlanta. Century-old trees are a beautiful contrast to recently renovated residence halls; multi-million-dollar athletic, wellness, and equestrian facilities; state-of-the-art science center; and natural arboretum with outdoor learning laboratory.

We offer 32 majors and 27 minors. With a student/faculty ratio of 10:1, 85 percent of faculty members hold the highest degrees in their fields.

With six NCAA Division III sports teams – including soccer, basketball, tennis, softball, volleyball, and cross-country –and our equestrians compete in Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) and Affiliated National Riding Commission (ANRC) events.

Call 1.800.447.6610, or visit our website and apply online for free at www.wesleyancollege.edu.