Future Business Leaders of America

FBLA stands for Future Business Leaders of America. It is a professional student organization that is available in a majority of schools across America.

What does FBLA do?

  • Promote competent, aggressive business leadership.
  • Understand American business enterprise
  • Establish career goals.
  • Encourage scholarship.
  • Promote sound financial management.
  • Develop character and self-confidence.
  • Facilitate transition from school to work.

 

The FBLA concept was developed in 1937 by Dr. Hamden L. Forkner of Columbia University. The first high school chapter was chartered in Johnson City, Tennessee on February 3, 1942. In 1958, the first PBL collegiate chapter was chartered in Iowa. The Professional Division, originally the Alumni Division, began in 1979. Joining FBLA-PBL in 1994 was the FBLA-Middle Level for students in grades 5-9.