Virtual Business Challenge

Knowledge Matters is sponsoring a special event during the 2016-2017 school year. This event will be based on the Virtual Business–Personal Finance Online simulation. FBLA members will use the simulation to test their skills at managing their own financial lives and will compete against students across the country.  Members will experience real world financial issues such as budgeting, saving, opening bank accounts, getting a credit card, monitoring credit scores, education and advancement, online banking, paying taxes, finding a job, insurance, and more.

There will be two rounds held via the Internet during the school year.

  • October 17, 2016 (10:00 a.m. EDT)–November 11, 2016 (5:00 p.m. EST)
  • February 6, 2017 (10:00 a.m.  EST)–March 3, 2017 (5:00 p.m.  EST)

The first place individual/team from each round will be awarded $500.  To register, go to and click on the FBLA area. Questions may be emailed to

Note: This activity is not a part of the competitive events program.  Participating in this activity does not preclude a student competing in the national competitive events.