Pfeiffer University Chapter – Established 2002
Lead. Inspire. Motivate.
Phi Beta Lambda, an international organization primarily for students seeking business degrees (although students of all majors may join), helps members develop vocational competencies for business and office-based occupations and business teacher education. When you join Pfeiffer's chapter, you become a member of the state and national chapters, NCPBL and FBLA-PBL, respectively.
Phi Beta Lambda attends and participates in:
- Business incubator competitions
- Business leadership conventions and conferences
- Speaking events
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Investing in today's Academic Champions as they become tomorrow's leaders
Pfeiffer University’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) chapter is preparing to participate in the 2016 Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) state and national competitions. The world’s largest career student organization, FBLA-PBL helps more than 250,000 members prepare for careers in business. (PBL is the collegiate division of FBLA.)
In 2015, 18 Pfeiffer students placed at the top of their respective statewide events and went to nationals to compete against 1,600 of the best and brightest future business leaders from top colleges and universities. Pfeiffer students won national honors in economic analysis and decision making, business sustainability, parliamentary procedure, microeconomics, macroeconomics, website design and contemporary sports issues.
For the 2016 PBL competitions, an anticipated 40 Pfeiffer students will go to the state completions in Charlotte, April 7-9, an estimated 30 of whom will proceed to nationals in Atlanta, June 24-27.
"I’m often asked how we are preparing today's college students for the job market," said Christopher Howard, Ph.D. | chair, Faculty Senate; associate professor of business management. "Foremost on my list is our PBL chapter. Through PBL, participants network with other students, professionals and potential employers at the local, state and national levels. They participate in leadership versus discussing the latest theory—and gain leadership experience through service, retreats and other activities throughout the year. Finally, students gain confidence in their skills through competition. All in all, PBL is a part of developing our students for the real world.”
“Being part of PBL is wonderful because it provides students with endless opportunities to develop academically, professionally and socially." said Ekaterina Galichenko, PBL president.
Phi Beta Lambda Advisor