NBEA Standards List

For reference, the full list of NBEA Standards. Each top-level standard is linked to the page on the NBEA site with more details.


I. The Accounting Profession

II. Financial Reports

III. Financial Analysis

IV. Accounting Applications

V. Accounting Process

VI. Interpretation and Use of Data

VII. Compliance

Business Law

I. Basics of the Law

II. Contract Law, Law of Sales, and Consumer Law

III. Agency and Employment

IV. Business Organizations

V. Property Law

VI. Negotiable Instruments, Secured Transactions, Bankruptcy

VII. Computer Law

VIII. Environmental Law and Energy Regulation

IX. Family Law

X. Wills and Trusts

Career Development

I. Self-Awareness

II. Career Research

III. Workplace Expectations

IV. Career Strategy

V. School-to-Career Transition

VI. Lifelong Learning


I. Foundations of Communication

II. Societal Communication

III. Workplace Communication

IV. Technological Communication


I. Mathematical Foundations

II. Number Relationships and Operations

III. Patterns, Functions, and Algebra

IV. Measurements

V. Statistics and Probability

VI. Problem-Solving Applications


I. Allocation of Resources

II. Economic Systems

III. Economic Institutions and Incentives

IV. Markets and Prices

V. Market Structures

VI. Productivity

VII. The Role Of Government

VIII. Global Economic Concepts

IX. Aggregate Supply and Aggregate Demand


I. Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurial Opportunities

II. Marketing

III. Economics

IV. Finance

V. Accounting

VI. Management

VII. Global Markets

VIII. Legal

IX. Business Plans

Information Technology

I. Impact on Society

II. Hardware

III. Operating Systems and Utilities

IV. Input Technologies

V. Productivity Software

VI. Interactive Media

VII. Web Development and Design

VIII. Information Retrieval and Synthesis

IX. Database Management Systems

X. Systems Analysis and Design

XI. Programming and Application Development

XII. Telecommunications and Networking Infrastructures

XIII. Information Technology Planning and Acquisition

XIV. Security, Privacy, and Risk Management

XV. Ethical and Legal Issues

XVI. Technical Support and Training

XVII. Information Technology and Business Functions

XVIII. Information Technology Careers

International Business

I. Foundations of International Business

II. The Global Business Environment

III. International Business Communication

IV. Global Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

V. Organizational Structures for International Business Activities

VI. International Trade

VII. International Management

VIII. International Marketing

IX. International Finance


I. Management Functions

II. Management Theories

III. Business Organization

IV. Personal Management Skills

V. Ethics And Social Responsibility

VI. Human Resource Management

VII. Organized Labor

VIII. Technology and Information Management

IX. Industry Analysis

X. Financial Decision Making

XI. Operations Management

XII. Global Perspective


I. Foundations of Marketing

II. Consumers and Their Behavior

III. External Factors

IV. The Marketing Mix

V. Marketing Research

VI. The Marketing Plan

Personal Finance

I. Personal Decision Making

II. Earning and Reporting Income

III. Managing Finances and Budgeting

IV. Saving and Investing

V. Buying Goods and Services

VI. Banking and Financial Institutions

VII. Using Credit

VIII. Protecting Against Risk