National Black MBA Association® is a 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit organization dedicated to leading in the creation and development of economic and intellectual wealth for black communities on a global basis. Established as a national organization in 1970, our membership is comprised of over 6,000 African-American business professionals, MBA students, and entrepreneurs located in 44 U.S. chapters and one international affiliate.
With more than 300 corporate partners, the National Black MBA Association has inroads into a wide range of industries as well as the public and private sector and is an excellent resource for black business professionals.
The National Black MBA Association® (NBMBAA) was founded in 1970 at a two-day conference held at the University of Chicago, by a group of African American MBA students, faculty, advisors, and businessmen. The purposes of the Association are:
- The encouragement of career independence for African American business professionals;
- The promotion of African American intellectual and economic wealth and empowerment, and;
- The professional advancement of African American business professionals.
The Association has awarded over $5 million dollars in scholarships to minority students participating in both undergraduate and graduate programs around the world. Today, the membership is over 9,000 and the Association has expanded its outreach to include 46 chapters and 28 collegiate chapters.
At the NBMBAA®, empowering Black business professionals through strategic business forces is fundamental to our character and the way we represent our members.
We have created numerous ways for our members to contribute to our commitment of fostering intellectual and economic wealth for the communities in which we empower, work, and serve. Take some time to peruse our website to learn about the fascinating programs that we have to offer.