Auxiliary Competitions

Missouri FBLA-PBL partners with many outside organizations to create special and unique opportunities for students to engage in hands-on business education.  Through these events, students can explore new areas of business, be challenged with a new way of thinking, and expand their leadership skills through teamwork.

The Stock Market Game

Information coming soon

Virtual Business Challenge

The FBLA Virtual Business Challenge and the Virtual Business Finance Challenge are FBLA events where participants use highly visual simulation software (like SimCity) to manage a business or their own financial wealth. Students participate online for free and compete for the highest score against schools across the United States. The Challenges encourage FBLA members to test their skills individually or as a team.

Registration begins October 11, 2016; Round one starts October 24, 2016


LifeSmarts prepares students to enter the real world as smart adult consumers.  Through competition, participants focus on five key topic areas: consumer rights and responsibilities, the environment, health and safety, personal finance, and technology.

Missouri & National LifeSmarts

Middle School: Online competition open October 31, 2016 – January 13, 2017; State in person competition occurs February 22, 2017 in Jefferson City.

High School: Online competition open October 31, 2016 – January 13, 2017; State in-person competition occurs February 23, 2017 in Jefferson City.
The winning team will represent Missouri at the National LifeSmarts Championship in Pittsburgh, PA, April 21-25, 2017

FBLA LifeSmarts

High School: Fall competition open October 21, 2016 – November 15, 2016; Spring competition open February 1-26, 2017
The top 12 teams from each round will be eligible to participate at the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA, June 29-July 2, 2017


GlobalHack hackathons bring together engineers, developers, UI/UX designers, entrepreneurs, and technologists for weekend-long software competitions. Small teams across youth, college, and professional divisions work around the clock to build innovative software solutions that solve real-world, civic problems. The teams’ final prototypes are then presented to a panel of highly-qualified industry experts and cash prizes are awarded to the top teams.

Registration open through October 21 (price varies); Competition October 21-23, 2016
Use promo code FBLAGHVI for free registration

Additional Competitions

Are you a company looking to share your program with Missouri FBLA-PBL?  Please contact State Adviser Chris Dzurick ( to have your program added to the list.