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Kansas FBLA is the collegiate level of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda. The organization is dedicated to inspiring and developing the next generation of leaders for careers in business and business-related fields. 


Mission Statement

FBLA inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.


FBLA Goals

  • Develop competent, aggressive business leadership.

  • Strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work.

  • Create more interest in and understanding of American business enterprise.

  • Encourage members in the development of individual projects that contribute to the improvement of home, business, and community.

  • Develop character, prepare for useful citizenship, and foster patriotism.

  • Encourage and practice efficient money management.

  • Encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty.

  • Assist students in the establishment of occupational goals.

  • Facilitate the transition from school to work.


FBLA Code of Ethics

 I will:

  • be honest and sincere.

  • approach each task with confidence in my ability to perform my work at a high standard.

  • willingly accept responsibilities and duties.

  • seek to profit from my mistakes and take suggestions and criticisms directed toward the improvement of myself and my work.

  • abide by the rules and regulations of my school.

  • exercise initiative and responsibility and will cooperate with my employer and fellow workers.

  • dress and act in a manner that will bring respect to me and to my school.

  • seek to improve my community by contributing my efforts and my resources to worthwhile projects.


FBLA Creed

I believe:

  • education is the right of every person.

  • the future depends on mutual understanding and cooperation among business, industry, labor, religious, family, and educational institutions, as well as people around the world. I agree to do my utmost to bring about understanding and cooperation among all of these groups.

  •  every person should prepare for a useful occupation and carry on that occupation in a manner that brings the greatest good to the greatest number.

  • every person should actively work toward improving social, political, community, and family life.

  • every person has the right to earn a living at a useful occupation.

  • every person should take responsibility for carrying out assigned tasks in a manner that brings credit to self, associates, school, and community.

  • I have the responsibility to work efficiently and to think clearly. I promise to use my abilities to make the world a better place for everyone.


FBLA Pledge

I solemnly promise to uphold the aims and responsibilities of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda and, as an active member, I shall strive to develop the qualities necessary in becoming a responsible business leader.


FBLA History

The FBLA concept was developed in 1937 and launched in 1940, under the sponsorship of the National Business Education Association, to unite the thousands of individual business clubs in the nation’s high schools and colleges. The first chapter was chartered at Johnson City, Tennessee, on February 3, 1942. Two days later, the second chapter was organized in St. Albans, West Virginia. By the end of 1942, 39 chapters had been chartered; within three years, another 38 had joined; and 80 chapters were chartered by 1946. By 1947, the first state chapter was chartered in Iowa, with Indiana and Ohio quickly following. Within three years, a total of ten state charters had been issued.


1969 was a watershed year when articles of incorporation were signed and the association became FBLA-PBL, Inc., a non-profit student educational association with its own board of directors and full-time staff under the direction of CEO Edward Miller. Membership at this time was approximately 80,000 members in 4,500 local chapters. Dr. Miller retired as CEO of FBLA-PBL in 1997, marking a major milestone for the association. Jean Buckley was appointed at that time as the second CEO in the association’s history.


1958 marks the creation of the post-secondary division, Phi Beta Lambda, with the University of Iowa as the first PBL chapter. For more information about the national organization, visit the FBLA-PBL National Website at

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