MBA Research

About Us

Established in 1971, MBA Research is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization incorporated in the state of Ohio. The company is operated by a consortium of 29 state education departments and other organizations.

MBA Research strives to align high school and college business curriculum with the employment needs of industry so that students graduate with skills that make them employable, productive, and promotable. We rely on the input of successful business leaders to help us make meaningful connections between school and career.



                                

                                

                                

                                

                                

Holly Atha, Business Liaison
MBA Research and Curriculum Center
1375 King Ave PO 12279
Columbus OH 43212
PH: 800.448.0398 x205
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Beth Osteen, VP, Research and Development
MBA Research and Curriculum Center
1375 King Ave PO 12279
Columbus OH 43212
PH: 800.448.0398 x212
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James R. Gleason, Ph.D., CEO
MBA Research and Curriculum Center
1375 King Ave PO 12279
Columbus OH 43212
PH: 800.448.0398 x215
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MBA Research is funded through a variety of sources, including membership fees (29 state education departments), sales to schools and various education and training programs, and through project grants for specific research initiatives.

Corporate and private contributions help the organization provide continuing support of local business and marketing curricula – including the support of research used by student organizations such as BPA, DECA, and FBLA.

Contributions to MBA Research are generally tax deductible. (MBA Research is a 501(c)(3) entity, organized as an educational foundation. IRS documentation is available to individuals and organizations considering a contribution.) Contributors should contact their tax advisors for all matters regarding specific deductions.

We would be very grateful for any contribution you find appropriate. Checks should be made payable to: MBA Research and sent to PO Box 12279, Columbus, OH 43212. For tax-deductable contributions by credit card, please call customer service at 800.448.0398, x0.

MBA Research welcomes all opportunities to open dialogue with individuals and organizations interested in supporting our mission to help students better prepare for a future in the world’s private enterprise business community. Please contact Jim Gleason, President/CEO at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Share the passion of your industry/career with the teachers who are teaching the next generation!

Conclave is the most important conference available to all business/marketing teachers.  Why?  Conclave draws the nation’s best teachers of:

  • Management/Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Hospitality/Tourism


And, the best of the best come to share ideas, strategies, connections, and more!  

Topics of interest for 2017
All topics will be considered, but available topics in order of need for the 2016 Conclave are:

  • Branding
  • Market Segmentation/Target Marketing
  • International Business (especially with China)
  • How a company invests its money
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Business Intelligence/Big Data
  • Risk/Insurance
  • HR
  • Communications
  • Other Operations
  • General Management

 

Types of sessions/Travel stipend
There are several different types of sessions and each offers a stipend to help cover part of your cost of participating.  Stipends are available only to individuals registered for the conference and registered at the conference hotel (local presenters excepted).  (You may earn stipends for up to three different activities.)

Honoraria:       

  • 2 1/2-hour hands-on workshops ($350*)
  • 6-hour hands-on workshop ($600)
  • Concurrent 45-minute sessions ($250*)
  • QuickStop 20-minute show and tell ($50*)
  • DeepThink Roundtable (90-minute) facilitator/presenter ($150*)

 

*For repeated sessions (same topic), the stipend is 50%.

How to apply
Thank you for your interest in presenting at Conclave.  The person submitting the form will be the contact for all presenters of the session.  Conclave will be held October 6 - 9 in Vancouver, WA at the Vancouver Hilton.  Educational presenters must be registered for Conclave.  If you have specific questions regarding your presentation, please contact Brenda Clark, Director of Professional Development, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You will receive confirmation of your presentation within five business days of your submission.  Initial presentation selections will be completed by May 1st.  Submissions after May 1st but before July 31 will be reviewed on an availability basis. 

To apply to present, simply click on this application link and complete the application.