• FBLA Competitive Event Information 

    FBLA Competitive Event Information 2016-2017 from CTE Verso - will be updated when released!
     
     
     
     
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    Name of Test

    Entry Requirements

    What is the test about??

    Accounting I

    Must have

    taken only Accounting I

    The accurate keeping of financial records is an ongoing activity in all types of businesses.  This event provides recognition for FBLA members who have an understanding of and skill in basic accounting principles and procedures

    Accounting II

    Anyone

    Same as Accounting I plus an understanding of and skill in accounting principles and procedures as applied to sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations.

    Banking and Financial Systems

    Team (2-3)

    Understanding how financial institutions operate is important to successful business ownership and management, as well as to personal financial success.  Understanding of and skills in the general operations of the various components of the financial services sector. 

    Business Calculations

    Anyone

    Using math to compute business problems such as interest rates, payroll, taxes, discounts, etc.

    Business Communication

    Anyone

    Correct word choice, proper grammar, spelling and punctuation, proofreading.

    Business Ethics

    Team (2-3)

    Case study involving making ethical business decisions in the business world or workplace.

    Business Financial Plan

    Team (1-3)

    Establish and develop a complete financial plan for a business venture.

    See handbook for 2017 Topic:
     

     

     

    Business Law

    Anyone

    Both objective and case questions regarding business law, including contracts, sales, bankruptcy, etc.

    Business Math

    Grades 9 & 10

    Using math to compute business problems such as discounts, fractions, percents, etc.

    Business Plan

    Individual or Team of no more than 3

    This is an event that you would submit a business plan that you created for starting up a business

    Business Presentations

    Individual or Team of no more than 3

    Demonstrate the ability to effectively use presentation technologies and software to prepare and deliver their message. The presentation may include elements such as graphics, pictures, music and special effects, sound, text, and transitions.

    See handbook for Topic:

     

    Business Procedures

    Anyone

    Questions about human relations, business terms and technology, telecommunications and records management.

    Client Service

    Anyone

    This event consists of an individual interactive simulation related to client service.

    Computer Applications

    Anyone

    Creating word processing, database and spreadsheet applications.  Hands on computer test.

    Computer Game & Simulation Programming

    Individual or Team of no more than 3

    Tests the programmer’s skill in designing a functional interactive simulation/game that will both entertain and educate/inform the player

    See handbook for Topic:

     

    Computer Problem Solving

    Anyone

    The objective test may include questions on personal computer components, laptop and portable devices, operating systems, printers and scanners, networks security, safety and environmental issues.

    Cyber Security

    Anyone

    Questions on firewalls intrusion detection, network and physical security, cryptography, public key, authentication, computer attacks, email security, disaster recovery, and forensics security.

    Database Design & Application

    Anyone

    Questions are based on basic organization structure of a database. (objective test)

    Desktop Application Programming

    Anyone

    This event tests the programmer’s skill in designing a useful, efficient, and effective program

    See handbook for Topic:

     

    Desktop Publishing

    Team of 2

    Good understanding of publishing software, desktop layout, and design rules. Hands on computer test.

    Digital Design & Promotion

    Individual or Team (no more than 3)

    Commercial design and promotion are essential in today’s business world; therefore, the preparation of computer-based digital art is paramount to the production of quality copy used for promotional purposes.

    See handbook for Topic:

     

    Digital Video Production

    Individual or Team (no more than 3)

    Ability to create a video to present an idea to a specific audience. 

    See handbook for Topic:

     

    D.J Howard/Walker/Shell/Campbell/VBEA Scholarships/S.L.T. Award of Excellence

    11th Grade

    Member with both scholastic and leadership abilities will be interviewed by a panel of judges.

    (State Level)

    E-Business

    Individual or Team (no more than 3)

    One critical element in a business’ success in today’s global market is the ability to sell products and services to the consumer via the Internet. This event recognizes FBLA members who have developed proficiency in the creation and design of web commerce sites.

    Economics

    Anyone

    Questions about the principles and policies of the US government and other countries economies. Supply, demand, competition, labor relations, etc.

    Electronic Career Portfolio

    Anyone

    Create an on-line portfolio with:  Table of contents; letter of application; resume; career goals/objectives.

    Emerging Business Issues

    Team (2-3)

    Opportunity to develop and demonstrate skills in researching and presenting an emerging business issue.

    See handbook for Topic:

    Entrepreneurship

    Team of  2 or 3

     

    Questions about the starting of a business, community/business relations, legal issues, financial management, etc.

    FBLA Principles & Procedures

    Grades 9 & 10

    Questions regarding FBLA, our goals, the creed, competitive events, and other items found in the FBLA handbook.

    Future Business Leader

    Anyone

    Questions about FBLA and business concepts in general.  You will need a resume and letters of reference at the Regional Competition.

    Global Business

    Team (2-3)

    Objective test may include questions on business and its environment, forms of business ownership and the law, ethics and social responsibility, information and communication systems, planning and strategic management, financial management, human resource management, and careers.

    Health Care Administration

    Individual

    The written objective test may include questions on managing office activities, enhancing communication skills, identifying legal and ethical issues in heath care practices, managing financial functions, and enhancing employability skills.

    Help Desk

    Anyone

    Written objective test may include questions on operating systems hardware and set-up and operation, software applications, e-mail, internet access, printing, networking and network connection issues, hardware protection including spam, virus protection, and critical updates, and communication skills

    Impromptu Speaking

    Anyone

    Participants will be given a topic related to one or more of the following: FBLA-PBL goals, FBLA-PBL activities, FBLA-PBL current national programs, current events, and/or relevant business topics.

    Insurance & Risk Management

    Individual

    The written objective test may include questions on the risk management process, property and liability insurance, health, disability, and life insurance, insurance knowledge, decision making, careers, and ethics.

    Introduction to Business

    Grades 9 & 10

    Questions on the characteristics and organization of businesses, money management, owners’ rights and responsibilities, etc.

    Introduction to Business Communications

    Grades 9 & 10

    Correct word choice, proper grammar, spelling and punctuation, proofreading.

    Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure

    Grades 9 & 10

    Questions about parliamentary procedures (the proper way to run meetings) and FBLA bylaws.

    Intro to Information Technology

    Grades 9 & 10

    Questions about basic computer principles, terminology, computer applications concepts, programming concepts and procedures, and computer equipment.

    Job Interview

    Anyone

    You will fill out a job application and you will need to bring with you a resume and letter of application.  You will then be interviewed as if you are really applying for a job in the Business and Information Technology industry

    L. Marguerite Crumley, Frank Manning Peele, Fountation’s Sarah Lowe Thomson Scholarships

    State handbook

    A committee appointed by the Regional Director will review the scholarship applications and select two finalist and two alternates based upon the submitted applications

    LifeSmarts

    Team of 2

    This event challenges students to integrate multiple areas of business knowledge and skills, using critical thinking skills and teamwork during competition.

    (National Level)

    Management Decision Making

    Team (2-3)

    Questions on Business and its environment; forms of business ownership and the law, ethics and social responsibility…

    Case Study (State Level)

    Management Information Systems

    Team

    (2-3)

    A case study will be given concerning a decision-making problem outlining a small business and its informational environment and needs. Participants will then analyze the situation and recommend an information system solution to address the issues raised.

    Marketing

    Anyone

    Questions on marketing basics – the four P’s of marketing, channels of distribution, market research, etc.

    Mobile Application Development

    Individual

    Create a mobile application

    See handbook for Topic:

    Network Design

    Team (2)

    The ability to evaluate the needs of an organization and then design and implement network solutions is a valuable skill in today’s connected workplace.

    Networking Concepts

    Anyone

    Acquiring a high level of familiarization and proficiency in working on and with networks is essential in today’s connected workplace. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who have an understanding of data communications and network administrations.

    Parliamentary Procedure—D.L. Travis Award

    Anyone

    (Team of 4 or 5)

    Questions about parliamentary procedures (the proper way to run meetings) and FBLA bylaws.

    Partnership with Business Project

    Chapter event

    Written Report

    This event recognizes FBLA chapters that develop and implement the most innovative, creative, and effective partnership plan for increasing sustained communication and interaction with the business and information technology community.

    (State and National Level)

    Personal Finance

    Anyone

    Written objective test may include questions on the financial principles related to personal decision making, earning a living (income, taxes), managing budgets and finance, saving and investing, buying goods and services, banking, credit, and insurance.

    Public Service Announcement

    Individual or Team (no bigger than 3)

    Participants are expected to research and form an objective on a given topic, create a script and a 30-second video.

    See handbook for Topic:

    Public Speaking I

    9 & 10 Graders

    Create a 4-minute speech of a business nature based on at least one of the FBLA Goals.  

    Public Speaking II

    11 & 12

    Create a 4-minute speech of a business nature based on at least one of the FBLA Goals.  

    Sales Presentation

    Individual

    Participation in this event will allow the individuals to demonstrate proficiency in selling techniques, merchandise knowledge, and presenting to the customer. Participants will sell a product or concept to the judges of their choice.

    Securities and Investments

    Individual

    The written objective test will consist of items related to investment fundamentals, personal investing, retirement and estate planning, the financial services industry, financial assets and markets, financial services regulation, the stock market, and mutual funds.

    Social Media Campaign

    Individual or Team (no more than 3)

    Your adviser wants to increase FBLA membership by 10 percent over last year’s number. As the Recruitment Committee Chair, your task is to develop a comprehensive communications plan. Due to your limited budget, a critical element of your plan will involve social media.

     

    Develop a social media marketing campaign for your back-to-school recruitment event. Because students decide within the first two weeks of the school year which student organizations they will join, this event is a critical recruitment tool and is highly visible to both your chapter members and the school community. You are competing against a number of diverse student organizations, so your campaign needs to have a strong call-to-action.

    Spreadsheet Applications

    Anyone

    Questions on knowledge of data-entry techniques, editing capabilities, creating formulas, using functions, formatting, charting, and analyzing chart data.

    Technology Concepts

    Anyone

    Questions about the internet, networking, telecommunications, computer applications, integration, etc.

    Virtual Business

    Individual or Team (no more than 3)

    The FBLA Virtual Business Management Challenge (VBC) encourages FBLA members to test their skills at managing a bike manufacturing business individually or as a team. The VBC has two (2) challenges during the year (fall and spring), and each challenge focuses on different business concepts.

    (National Level)

    Web Site Design

    Anyone or Team (2-3)

    Design a website with business and community as the audience.  Participation in this event will allow members to demonstrate proficiency in conceptualizing, designing, and creating Web sites.

    See handbook for National Topic:

    Who’s Who in FBLA

    Anyone

    Member that has made an outstanding contribution to the association at the local, state and national levels. 

    (State and National Levels)

    Word Processing

    Individual

    Participants should be well prepared in basic keyboard knowledge and in the production of letters, memorandums, reports, tabulations, résumés, and material from rough drafts and unarranged copy. Documents should adhere to the

    National Format Guide.

     

Last Modified on August 9, 2017