SMS FBLA Competitions Information Packet (2013-2014)

 

BLUE: Available only at Bay Section RED: Available only at Pseudo Bay BLACK: Available at both

Written Competitions

       One hour, 100 question objective multiple choice test on respective topics

 

BUSINESS CALCULATIONS

      Written objective test competencies:

         Interest rates, payroll, taxes, bank records, investments, ratios and proportions, depreciation, inventory, mark-ups, discounts, consumer credit, data analysis, and insurance

         Mathematics skills recommended

 

BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS

      Written objective test competencies:

         Grammar, word definition and usage, editing and proofreading, spelling, punctuation, numbers, capitalization, reading comprehension, digital communications, written and oral communication concepts, written and report application

         English skills recommended

 

BUSINESS MATH

      Written objective test competencies:

         Basic math concepts, data analysis and probability, decimals, fractions, percentages, discounts, decimals and consumer credit

         Math skills recommended

 

BUSINESS PROCEDURES

      Written objective test competencies:

         Human relations, technology concepts, communication skills, decision making, career development, business operations, database management, ethics, business terminology, records management, reprographics, information processing terminology, telecommunications, and business equipment

         Proofreading and decision-making activities may also be included

         Knowledge of basic skills, procedures, and decision-making recommended

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP (team of 2 or 3)

      Written objective test competencies:

         Questions on a business plan, community/business relationships, legal issues, initial capital and credit, personnel management, financial management, marketing management, taxes, and government regulations

         All team members participate

 

FBLA PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES

      Written objective test competencies:

         Organization of FBLA-PBL: its goals, creed, bylaws, and other facts found in the FBLA-PBL

Chapter Management Handbook, National Awards Program manual, Tomorrow's Business Leader, Hotline, and other official publications

 

GLOBAL BUSINESS (team of 2 or 3)

      Written objective test competencies:

         Questions on communication including language and culture, ownership and management, legal issues, global business environment, treaties and trade agreements, taxes and government regulations, marketing, currency exchange, human resource management, and finance

         All team members participate

 

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

      Written Objective Test Competencies:

         Hospitality marketing, sales process, operation and management functions

         Hospitality-related human resources, customer service, and issues having to do with the environment, ethics, and the world

         Current trends, types of markets, and costumers

 

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

      Written objective test competencies:

         Characteristics and organization of business, money managements and banking

         Economic systems, rights and responsibilities of employees, managers, owners and governments

         Insurance; consumerism; and career awareness.

 

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

      Written objective test competencies:

         Grammar, word definition and usage, reading comprehension, proofreading, spelling, punctuation, numbers, capitalization, and oral communication concepts

         English skills recommended

 

INTRODUCTION TO TECHNOLOGY CONCEPTS

      Written objective test competencies:

         Basic computer principles, terminology, computer application concepts, programming concepts and procedures, and computer equipment

         General computer knowledge recommended.

 

MARKETING (team of 2 or 3)

      Written objective test competencies:

         Basic functions of marketing (price, product, place, and promotion), channels of distribution,

marketing research, legal and social aspects of marketing, advertising media to include e-

commerce, marketing/information management, ethics, and international marketing

 

PERSONAL FINANCE

      Written objective test competencies:

         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

 

 

 

 

SPORTS MANAGEMENT

      Objective written test competencies:

         Sports marketing/strategic marketing, facility and even management, human resource management [labor relations], financing and economic input, management and leadership in sport, sports law, overview of sports industry, communication in sports, ethics, licensing, history, sport governance, and career

 

Speaking Competitions

      Timed speaking performance:

         Either a prepared speech or impromptu

 

CREED CONTEST

      Performance:

         Memorize and recite the FBLA Creed

 

IMPROMPTU SPEAKING

      Competition Description:

         This event provides FBLA members with an opportunity to showcase quick-thinking skills on various issues such as current national programs, relevant business topics, and FBLA-PBL goals/activities

 

      Presentation:

         10 minutes to prepare

         3-minute impromptu speech

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING I

      4-minute speech:

         Content must be of business nature and developed from one or more of the 9 FBLA-PBL goals

         Good speaking skills recommended

 

Case Studies:

      Speaking component:

         Case Study at Pseudo Bay

 

BUSINESS ETHICS (team of 2 or 3)

      Competition Description:

         This team event recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate the ability to present solutions to ethical situations encountered in the business world and the workplace

      Presentation:

         Team will have 20 minutes to break down a business ethics case and prepare a presentation

         The presentation will summarize the case and its ethical dilemmas, and propose a solution

         Good speaking skills recommended.

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP (team of 2 or 3)

      Case Study: consists of a problem encountered by entrepreneurs in one or more of the following areas:

         Business planning, human relations, financial management, and marketing

         The team has 20 minutes to break down the case and prepare a presentation

         All the questions raised in the case must be addressed.

 

MARKETING (team of 2 or 3)

      Case Study: consists of a situation involving marketing a product/service

         The team has 20 minutes to break down the case and prepare a presentation

         All the questions raised in the case must be addressed.