05/11/12 Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda





Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda




Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) prepares students for careers in business and business-related fields. With more than a quarter million members, FBLA-PBL has four national divisions: 

  • FBLA for high school students
  • FBLA-Middle Level for junior high, middle, and intermediate school students
  • PBL for postsecondary students
  • Professional Division for alumni, business people, educators, and parents who support the goals of the association 

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


Members enhance their business skills through a variety of co-curricular educational programs, including competitive events; member recognition and awards; and leadership training.

Conferences and Leadership Seminars

FBLA-PBL hosts three fall leadership conferences, with a capstone summer National Leadership Conference (NLC) that recognizes the nation’s most accomplished future business leaders.  Members compete in individual and team competitive events, share their successes, and learn new ways to shape their career plans through educational workshops and exhibits.

As part of the NLC, a high-energy, intensive Institute for Leaders seminar focuses on Finance Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Career Success, and more. This year the NLC will take place in San Antonio, TX.

Financial Literacy Programs and Partners

National Awards Program

FBLA-PBL competitive events provide an avenue for members to apply their classroom instruction to real-world business scenarios. Winners receive both national recognition and cash awards in events such as Personal Finance, Business Math, Economics, Financial Concepts, Banking and Financial Systems, Business Financial Plan, Macroeconomics, and Microeconomics.

Foundation for Teaching Economics

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 who have completed their junior year and teaches young leaders how to: 1) integrate economics into the process of decision-making; 2) be conversant with the economic concepts shaping the global economy; 3) foster a commitment to continued learning about economics and leadership, and 4) become a more effective leader. EFL is a program of the Foundation for Teaching Economics, whose mission is to introduce young individuals, selected for their leadership potential, to an economic way of thinking about national and international issues.

The Sallie Mae Fund a charitable organization sponsored by Sallie Mae, achieves its mission — to increase college access for America's students — by supporting programs and initiatives that help open doors to higher education. The Sallie Mae Fund helps FBLA members understand the planning for college process through literature and workshops at FBLA-PBL’s summer leadership conference.


Want to help shape the next generation of business leaders? FBLA-PBL is seeking exhibitors and competitive event judges at its national conference in San Antonio this June.

In addition, we’d like to connect with corporate partners and sponsors that are interested in funding and providing innovative leadership and career opportunities for our students and advisers.


Troy D. White
Director, Marketing & Membership
703.860.3334 ext.117
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