Lynbrook FBLA

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Competition

 

Prejudged Events

Broadcast Journalism

Category: Presentation with Equipment

Type: Individual or Team

Topic: You and/or your team are part of your school’s broadcast team. Create a live broadcast event that includes the following:

  • Social media/cell phones on campus

  • Financial literacy story for your audience

  • Sports story from your campus


 

Business Ethics

Category: Presentation without Equipment

Type: Individual or Team

Topic: Research the ethical issues of photo manipulation related to journalistic practices and public opinion.


 

Business Financial Plan

Category: Prejudged Reports & Presentation

Type: Individual or Team

Topic: Create a Business Financial Plan for a local rental business that will also do business online.  The business should be specifically targeted for your community.  The Business Financial Plan should include a name for the business, what items you will be renting, plans for needed construction and/or renovation to the building, equipment to be purchased, inventory for your launch date, hours of operation, staffing requirements, information on developing your e-business website, a promotional plan, and a social media plan.

 

Emerging Business Issues

Category: Presentation without Equipment

Type: Individual or Team

Topic: The traditional work environment is changing as technology provides employees the ability to work from anywhere.  How is this trend positively and negatively, affecting the modern business environment and employee collaboration?

 

Introduction to Business Presentation

Category: Presentation with Equipment

Type: Individual or Team

Topic: Prepare a presentation discussing how the news/media industry can recover from a tarnished image.


 

Publication Design

Category: Presentation with Equipment

Type: Individual or Team

Topic: Your company has been hired to create the name for a new and upcoming music artist/band.  You and/or your team will develop publication items for the new artist/band. You and/or your team will create the name and logo of the artist/band.  In addition, an event poster, an event banner, an event venue setup/layout, and a news release must be created.

 

Social Media Campaign

Category: Presentation with Equipment

Type: Individual or Team

Topic: Financial literacy is important for financial health in the future. Plan a social media campaign to increase an FBLA member’s knowledge of finances and the impact of personal financial literacy training.  (NOTE:  No live social media accounts should be created for this event.)​

 

Roleplay

Banking & Financial Systems

Type: Individual or Team

Competencies: Concepts and Practices; Basic Terminology; Government Regulation of Financial Services; Impact of Technology on Financial Services; Types and Differences of Various Institutions; Ethics; Careers in Financial Services; Taxation

 

Entrepreneurship

Type: Individual or Team

Competencies: Business Plan; Community/Business Relations; Legal Issues; Initial Capital and Credit; Personnel Management; Financial Management; Marketing Management; Taxes; Government Regulations

 

Global Business

Type: Individual or Team

Competencies: Basic International Concepts; Ownership and Management; Marketing; Finance; Communication (including culture and language); Treaties and Trade Agreements; Legal Issues; Human Resource Management; Ethics; Taxes and Government Regulations; Currency Exchange; International Travel; Career Development

 

Hospitality Management

Type: Individual or Team

Competencies: Hospitality Marketing Concepts; Types of Hospitality Markets and Customers; Hospitality Operation and Management Functions; Customer Service in the Hospitality Industry; Human Resource Management in the Hospitality Industry; Legal Issues, Financial Management, and Budgeting for the Hospitality Industry; Current Hospitality Industry Trends; Environmental, Ethical, and Global Issues for the Hospitality Industry; Hotel Sales Process

 

Management Decision Making

Type: Individual or Team

Competencies: Management Functions and Environment; Business Ownership and Law; Information and Communication Systems; Strategic Management; Human Resource Management; Ethics and Social Responsibility; Financial Management; Careers; Marketing; Economic Concepts; Business Operations

 

Management Information Systems

Type: Individual or Team

Competencies: Systems Analysis & Design (Systems Development Life Cycle); Database Management and Modeling Concepts; Object Oriented Analysis and Design; User Interfaces; System Controls; Defining System and Business Requirements

 

Marketing

Type: Individual or Team

Competencies: Basic Marketing Functions; Channels of Distribution; Legal, Ethical, and Social Aspects of Marketing; Promotion and Advertising Media; Marketing Information, Research, and Planning; E-Commerce; Economics; Selling and Merchandising

 

Network Design

Type: Individual or Team

Competencies: Network Installation—Planning and Configuration; Problem Solving/Troubleshooting; Network Administrator Functions; Configuration of Internet Resources—Web service, DMZ, FTP, etc.; Backup and Disaster Recovery; Configuration Network Resources & Services

 

Sports & Entertainment Management

Type: Individual or Team

Competencies: Sports and Entertainment Marketing/Strategic Marketing; Facility and Event Management; Human Resource Management (Labor Relations); Promotion, Advertising, and Sponsorship for Sports and Entertainment Industry; Financing and Economic Input; Planning, Distribution, Marketing, Pricing, and Selling Sports and Entertainment Events; Sports Law; Communication in Sports and Entertainment (Media); Ethics; Licensing; Sports Governance; Careers; Marketing/Management Information Technology and Research; Leadership and Managing Groups and Teams in the Sports and Entertainment Industry; Management Strategies and Strategic Planning Tools; Basic Functions of Management

 

Written Objective Tests

Accounting I

Type: Individual

Competencies: Journalizing; Account Classification; Terminology, Concepts, and Practices; Types of Ownership; Posting; Income Statement; Balance Sheet; Worksheet; Bank Reconciliation; Payroll; Depreciation; Manual and Computerized Systems; Ethics

Accounting II

Type: Individual

Competencies: Financial Statements; Corporate Accounting; Ratios and Analysis; Accounts Receivable and Payable; Budgeting and Cash Flow; Cost Accounting/Manufacturing; Purchases and Sales; Journalizing and Posting; Income Tax; Payroll; Inventory; Plant Assets and Depreciation; Departmentalized Accounting; Ethics; Partnerships

 

Advertising

Type: Individual

Competencies: Personal Selling and Sales Promotion; Traditional and Alternative Advertising Media; Consumer Behavior; Basic Marketing Functions; Branding and Positioning; Economy; Advertising Plan; Legal and Ethical Issues; Diversity and Multicultural Market; Public Relations; Creation of the Advertisement; Consumer-Oriented Advertising; Financial Planning; Communication; Consumer Purchase Classifications; Target Market; Market Segmentation; Product Development; Product Life Cycle; Price Planning; Channels of Distribution; Marketing Research; Effective Advertising and Promotional Messages; Budget; Financing Advertising Campaigns; Demographics; History and Influences; Advertising Industry and Careers; Supply Chain Management; Distribution Logistics; Internet; Self-Regulation; Careers; Advertising Workplace; Leadership, Career Development, and Team Building; Risk Management

 

Agribusiness

Type: Individual

Competencies: Economics; Finance and Accounting; Health, Safety, and Environmental Management; Management Analysis and Decision Making; Marketing; Terminology and Trends

 

Business Calculations

Type: Individual

Competencies: Consumer Credit; Mark-Up and Discounts; Data Analysis and Reporting; Payroll; Interest Rates; Investments; Taxes; Bank Records; Insurance; Ratios and Proportions; Depreciation; Inventory

 

Business Communication

Type: Individual

Competencies: Nonverbal and Verbal Communication; Communication Concepts; Report Application; Grammar; Reading Comprehension; Editing and Proofreading; Word Definition and Usage; Capitalization and Punctuation; Spelling; Digital Communication

 

Business Law

Type: Individual

Competencies: Legal Systems; Contracts and Sales; Business Organization; Property Laws; Agency and Employment Laws; Negotiable Instruments; Insurance Secured Transactions, Bankruptcy; Consumer Protection and Product/Personal Liability; Computer Law; Domestic and Private Law

 

Computer Problem Solving

Type: Individual

Competencies: Operating Systems; Networks; Personal Computer Components; Security; Safety and Environmental Issues; Laptop and Portable Devices; Printers and Scanners

 

Cyber Security

Type: Individual

Competencies: Defend and Attack (virus, spam, spyware); Network Security; Disaster Recovery; Email Security; Intrusion Detection; Authentication; Public Key; Physical Security; Cryptography; Forensics Security; Cyber Security Policy

 

Economics

Type: Individual

Competencies: Basic Economic Concepts and Principles; Monetary and Fiscal Policy; Productivity; Macroeconomics; Market Structures; Investments and Interest Rates; Government Role; Types of Businesses/Economic Institutions; Business Cycles/Circular Flow; Supply & Demand; International Trade/Global Economics

 

Health Care Administration

Type: Individual

Competencies: Managing Office Procedures; Medical Terminology; Legal & Ethical Issues; Communication Skills; Managing Financial Functions; Health Insurance; Records Management; Infection Control; Medical History; Technology

 

Insurance & Risk Management

Type: Individual

Competencies: Risk Management; Property and Liability Insurance; Health, Disability, and Life Insurance; Insurance Knowledge; Decision Making; Ethics; Careers

 

Introduction to Business

Type: Individual

Competencies: Consumerism; Characteristics and Organization of Business; Money Management, Banking, and Investments; Rights and Responsibilities of Employees, Managers, Owners, and Government; Career Awareness; Insurance; Economic Systems; Ethics; Global (International) Business

 

Introduction to Business Communication

Type: Individual

Competencies: Grammar; Punctuation and Capitalization; Spelling; Proofreading & Editing; Word Definition and Usage; Oral Communication Concepts; Reading Comprehension

Introduction to Business Procedures

Type: Individual

Competencies: Human Relations; Technology Concepts; Communication Skills; Decision Making/Management; Career Development; Business Operations; Database/Information Management; Ethics/Safety; Finance; Information Processing

 

Introduction to FBLA

Type: Individual

Competencies: FBLA Organization; Bylaws and Chapter Management Handbook; National Competitive Event Guidelines; National Publications; Creed and National Goals

 

Introduction to Financial Math

Type: Individual

Competencies: Basic Math Concepts; Consumer Credit; Data Analysis and Probability; Decimals; Discounts; Fractions; Percentages

 

Introduction to Information Technology

Type: Individual

Competencies: Computer Hardware; Computer Software; Operating Systems; Common Program Functions; Spreadsheets; Presentation Software; Networking Concepts; Email and Electronic Communication; Internet Use

 

Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure

Type: Individual

Competencies: Parliamentary Procedure Principles; FBLA Bylaws

 

Journalism

Type: Individual

Competencies: Economics and Business of Journalism; Grammar and Format; Law and Ethics of Journalism; Basic Principles of Journalism; History of Journalism

 

Networking Concepts

Type: Individual

Competencies: General Network Terminology and Concepts; Network Operating System Concepts; Network Security; Equipment for Network Access (Wi-Fi, wireless); OSI Model Functionality; Network Topologies & Connectivity

 

Organizational Leadership

Type: Individual

Competencies: Leadership Concepts; Leadership Managerial Roles; Behavior and Motivation; Networking; Communication Skills; Leader and Follower Relations; Team Leadership; Self-Managed Teams; Strategic Leadership for Managing Crises and Change; Levels of Leadership; Leadership Theory; Traits of Effective Leaders; Personality Profile of Effective Leaders; Leadership Attitudes; Ethical Leadership; Relationship Between Power, Politics, Networking, and Negotiation; Coaching; Managing Conflict; Team Decision Making; Organizational Politics; Team Skills; Charismatic and Transformational Leadership; Stewardship and Servant Leadership; Diverse Setting

 

Personal Finance

Type: Individual

Competencies: Financial Principles Related to Personal Decision Making; Managing Budgets and Finance (Planning and Money Management); Earning a Living (Income, Taxes); Buying Goods and Services; Saving and Investing; Banking and Insurance; Credit and Debt

 

Political Science

Type: Individual

Competencies: Coming Soon

 

Securities & Investments

Type: Individual

Competencies: Investment Fundamentals; Investment Wrappers, Taxation, and Trusts; Investment Product & Funds; Stock Market; Stock versus Other Investments; Mutual Funds; Basics of Bonds; Derivatives; Financial Services Regulation

 

Tech-Based Prejudged Events

3-D Animation

Category: Tech-Based Prejudged Projects & Presentation

Type: Individual or Team

Topic: Using 3-D animation, create an informational video to train new FBLA chapter officers. The video should include:

  • Team building

  • Officer duties

  • Developing a Program of Work
     

Coding & Programming

Category: Tech-Based Prejudged Projects & Presentation - Demonstration

Type: Demonstration

Topic: Develop a computer program to manage the issuance of e-books to a class of students. Give the class and e-book a name. The program must complete a minimum of the following tasks:

  • Track student name and grade in school with ability to enter/view/edit.

  • Track the redemption codes for each individual copy of the e-book with ability to enter/view/edit codes.

  • Track the issuance of e-books for a student--a redemption code may be used only once and paired with the student.

  • Generate or print weekly report to show to whom books are assigned.

  • Data must be stored persistently. Storage may be in a relational database, a document-oriented NoSQL database, flat text files, flat JSON or XML files.

  • The user interface must be a GUI with a minimum of five different control types including such things as drop-down lists, text fields, checkboxes, emails, or other relevant control types.

  • All data entry must be validated with appropriate user notifications and error messages including the use of required fields.


 

Computer Game & Simulation Programming

Category: Tech-Based Prejudged Projects & Presentation - Demonstration

Type: Demonstration

Topic: You are to create a game designed to test a member’s knowledge of FBLA.  The game must produce questions to be presented to the user comprising a minimum of five different FBLA related topics. Topics may include competitive events, business skills, national officers and/or running for national office, national sponsors/partners, basic parliamentary procedure, national conference (NFLC and NLC) dates/locations, FBLA history, etc.  The game must be winnable. For example, you must implement a system of rewards/penalties such as points, tokens, or levels. Questions should be drawn from a question bank that presents the user a different assortment of questions every run of the game. There must be an increase in difficulty as the levels increase.

  • The game must be compatible with a Windows 7 or newer operating system

  • The game should be secure and bug-free

  • The game should utilize two of the following: keyboard, touchscreen, and/or mouse

  • The game must be compatible for a maximum ESRB rating of E10+

  • The game should have an instructional display

  • The game should have credits indicating who completed each portion/component of the development process

  • The game should have a menu with an option to quit at any point

Digital Video Production

Category: Prejudged Projects & Presentation

Type: Individual or Team

Topic: Create a video promoting a new discount airline. The airline serves the states surrounding the one in which you live. The video should promote the new airline, include a theme/slogan, share information about flight schedules, and describe the frequent flyer program.

E-business

Category: Tech-Based Prejudged Projects & Presentation - Demonstration

Type: Individual or team

Topic: Create an E-business website for a local rental business that will also do business online.  The business should be specifically targeted for your community.  The E-business site should include a name for the business and what items you will be renting.  Include pictures and descriptions of items for rent.  The site needs to include purchase and shipping information, a shopping cart, and social media links.  (NOTE:  No live social media accounts should be created for this event.)

Graphic Design

Category: Presentation with Equipment

Type: Individual or Team

Topic: Your company has been hired to create the name for a new and upcoming music artist/band.  You and/or your team will develop the promotional/branding graphics for the new artist/band. The artist/band will need an identity with a name, logo, and webpage banner.  The package should also include graphics for a t-shirt, the cargo vehicle graphics (vehicle to move equipment from one performance to another), and the stage design.

Mobile Application Development

Category: Tech-Based Prejudged Projects & Presentation - Demonstration

Type: Individual or Team

Topic: Develop an app for local chapters to manage their chapters.

  • The app must include: App Name, About FBLA, Join FBLA (form), Calendar, links to FBLA websites, Local Officer Team, links to Social Media, Competitive Events, Current Events, Sign-up for a current event (form for either competitive event, fundraiser, or community service), Q & A, and Contact Us.

  • The app must include a way to track chapter meeting attendance.

  • The app must be designed for a phone/tablet.

  • The operating system must be mobile-based such as Android or iO.

  • The app should state its licensing and terms of use.

Public Service Announcement

Category: Presentation with Equipment

Type: Individual or Team

Topic: Create a Public Service Announcement about the importance of financial literacy for teens.

Website Design

Category: Tech-Based Prejudged Projects & Presentation - Demonstration

Type: Individual or Team

Topic: Create a website for a new discount airline. This airline serves the states surrounding the one in which you live. The airline has hired you to create a website. The website must include:

  • Airline name and theme/slogan

  • Introduction to the airline that includes animation

  • Flight schedules, with the ability to book flights

  • Information on the frequent flyer program

  • How to apply for a job with the airline

  • Social media links (NOTE: No live social media accounts should be created for this event.)