Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with over 225 million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. The association is based in Reston, Va., and has four divisions:
- Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for high school students;
- FBLA-Middle Level for junior high, middle, and intermediate school students;
- Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) for postsecondary students; and
- Professional Division for businesspeople, FBLA-PBL alumni, educators, and parents who support the goals of the association.
Missouri FBLA-PBL has 16,590 members in over 500 chapters across the state, making Missouri FBLA-PBL the second largest chapter in the nation. Missouri FBLA-PBL members are active at district, state and national levels. The organization is hosted by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in Jefferson City, Mo.
The FBLA-PBL mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Co-curricular activities include career exploration, civic service, economic education and technical skill advancement. FBLA-PBL also works to encourage and support entrepreneurship.