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Become a Member

At the National Black MBA Association®, we cultivate educational, wealth building and growth opportunities for groups historically underrepresented in the areas of business and entrepreneurship. Being the premier business organization serving black professionals, we are committed to providing you value that aligns with your current education and career reality. We offer discounted annual rates as well as student rates for Young Professionals and Professionals. Choose the plan that best aligns to your needs. If you have questions about membership levels, please email us at membership@nbmbaa.org. We look forward to having you in our organization!

Choose Your Membership Level

Future Professional

High school students that are actively engaged in the Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT®) program.

  • Leadership Curriculum 
    The LOT® curriculum provides students with resources and support in five developmental areas: Leadership, Financial Literacy, College Preparation, Career Preparation and Life Skills.
  • Leaders of Tomorrow® Leadership Summit 
    A 4-day culminating event for the Leaders of Tomorrow® program year. This event typically takes place on a college campus and includes guest speakers, a business case competition, breakout sessions, college and career tours, and fun social activities.  
  • Business Case Competition & Scholarship Opportunities
    A competitive 9-week business skills program where students learn to understand, analyze and address business challenges in a team-driven learning environment and compete for up to $30K in scholarship funds.  
  • HBCU Career Crash Course Webinar Series
    Exposes high school students to early stage professional development as they prepare to transition to college.
  • Invitation to local Chapter events
    Networking opportunities, mentorship, skill development and college/career preparation.

Undergraduate

Students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university, pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree.

  • Scholarship Opportunities
    In partnership with corporate sponsors, NBMBAA® awards more than $50,000 each year to undergraduate student members.
  • Career Success Network access
    Post your resume, apply for jobs, connect with recruiters throughout the year.
  • Undergraduate Case Competition
    Undergraduate minority business students from the nation’s leading colleges and universities compete for $30K in scholarships and internship opportunities.
  • Entry-Level Professional Development
    Access to the HBCU Career Crash Course Webinar Series, with information on skill assessment, resume writing, interviewing and job search skills, social media management, and more.
  • Access to local Chapter virtual events across the country
    Networking opportunities, mentorship, skill development and career preparation.
  • Conference & Career Fair Registration Discount
    Receive a 50% discount on annual event registration.

GRADUATE

Students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university, pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree.

  • NBMBAA Career Success Network® access
    Post your resume, apply for jobs, connect with recruiters throughout the year.
  • NBMBAA Graduate Case Competition®
    Graduate minority business students from the nation’s top business schools compete for $50K in scholarships and employment opportunities.
  • Scholarship Opportunities
    In partnership with corporate sponsors, NBMBAA® awards more than $50,000 each year to graduate student members.
  • Professional Development
    Access to the HBCU Career Crash Course Webinar Series, with information on skill assessment, virtual interviewing and job search skills, social media management, securing a mentor, and more.
  • Conference & Career Fair Registration Discount
    Receive a 50% discount on annual event registration.
  • Access to local Chapter virtual events across the country
    Networking/Internship opportunities, mentorship, and professional skill and social development.
  • Access to Black Think® events
    Roundtable discussions with relevant thought leaders, experts and stakeholders from across sectors that inspire collaboration, provide information and insights, and create actionable advocacy plans.
  • Scale-Up Pitch Challenge
    Provides aspiring entrepreneurs with exposure, opportunities to hone their business ideas and potential for significant funding.

Young Professional

Professionals with up to 5 years of professional experience.

  • Professional Development
    Access to NBMBAA® and corporate partner-sponsored webinars targeted to the needs and interests of young professionals. Information on recruiting events, job opportunities, and more.
  • Conference & Career Fair Registration Discount
    Receive a 50% discount on annual conference registration.
  • NBMBAA Career Success Network® access
    Post your resume, apply for jobs, connect with recruiters throughout the year.
  • Access to local Chapter virtual events across the country 
    Networking opportunities, mentorship, and professional skill and social development.
  • Access to Black Think® events
    Roundtable discussions with relevant thought leaders, experts and stakeholders from across sectors that inspire collaboration, provide information and insights, and create actionable advocacy plans.
  • Scale-Up Pitch Challenge
    Provides aspiring entrepreneurs with exposure, opportunities to hone their business ideas and potential for significant funding.
  • CertifiNOW™ Professional Certification Discounts
    Exclusive member discounts for training courses. Log in to your Member Portal to retrieve your discount and start your training today!

Professional

Professionals with 6-19 years of professional experience.

  • NBMBAA Gold Key Access®
    Provides training to enhance leadership capabilities and prepares members for executive-level responsibilities. Specially designed program for director-level and above talent with access to exclusive employment opportunities with sponsor companies (minimum of 10 years of professional experience required).
  • Professional Development
    Access to NBMBAA® and corporate partner-sponsored webinars targeted to the needs and interests of professionals. Information on recruiting events, career opportunities, and more.
  • NBMBAA Career Success Network® access
    Post your resume, apply for jobs, connect with recruiters throughout the year.
  • Conference & Career Fair Registration Discount
    Receive a 50% discount on annual conference registration.
  • Access to local Chapter virtual events across the country 
    Networking opportunities, mentorship, and professional skill and social development.
  • Access to Black Think® events
    Roundtable discussions with relevant thought leaders, experts and stakeholders from across sectors that inspire collaboration, provide information and insights, and create actionable advocacy plans.
  • Scale-Up Pitch Challenge
    Provides aspiring entrepreneurs with exposure, opportunities to hone their business ideas and potential for significant funding.
  • CertifiNOW™ Professional Certification Discounts
    Exclusive member discounts for training courses. Log in to your Member Portal to retrieve your discount and start your training today!

Experienced Professional

Professionals with 20+ years of professional experience.

  • NBMBAA Gold Key Access®
    Provides training to enhance leadership capabilities and prepares members for executive-level responsibilities. Specially designed program for director-level and above talent with access to exclusive employment opportunities with sponsor companies (minimum of 10 years of professional experience required).
  • NBMBAA Career Success Network® access
    Post your resume, apply for jobs, connect with recruiters throughout the year.
  • Conference & Career Fair Registration Discount
    Receive a 50% discount on annual conference registration
  • Access to local Chapter virtual events across the country 
    Networking opportunities, mentorship, and professional skill and social development.
  • Access to Black Think® events
    Roundtable discussions with relevant thought leaders, experts and stakeholders from across sectors that inspire collaboration, provide information and insights, and create actionable advocacy plans.
  • Scale-Up Pitch Challenge
    Provides aspiring entrepreneurs with exposure, opportunities to hone their business ideas and potential for significant funding.
  • CertifiNOW™ Professional Certification Discounts
    Exclusive member discounts for training courses. Log in to your Member Portal to retrieve your discount and start your training today!

Entrepreneur

Leaders who establish and operate their own businesses.

  • Scale-Up Pitch Challenge
    Provides aspiring entrepreneurs with exposure, opportunities to hone their business ideas and potential for significant funding.
  • Professional Development
    Access to NBMBAA® and corporate partner-sponsored webinars targeted to the needs and interests of entrepreneurs. Information on and access to business funding opportunities.
  • Conference & Career Fair Registration Discount
    Receive a 50% discount on annual conference registration.
  • Access to local Chapter virtual events across the country 
    Networking opportunities, mentorship, and professional skill and social development.
  • Access to Black Think® events
    Roundtable discussions with relevant thought leaders, experts and stakeholders from across sectors that inspire collaboration, provide information and insights, and create actionable advocacy plans.
  • CertifiNOW™ Professional Certification Discounts
    Exclusive member discounts for training courses. Log in to your Member Portal to retrieve your discount and start your training today!

Annual membership contract, paid in monthly installments with automatic renewal Service begins as soon as your initial payment is processed. You will be charged 1/12 of the annual membership fee at the time of purchase, every month for the duration of your annual contract. Your membership contract will renew automatically, on your annual renewal date, until you cancel your membership in writing no later than 30 days prior to your annual renewal by contacting membership support. Renewal rates are subject to change, but you will be notified at least 30 days prior to your annual renewal date if your renewal rate will change. Should you cancel before your one-year term has expired, you will be charged 100% of your remaining contract obligation and your service will continue until the end of until the end of your contracted term. Cancellations can be made any time by contacting membership support in writing. Annual prepaid membership contract, with automatic renewal Service begins as soon as your payment is processed. You will be charged, immediately in full, the annual membership fee at the time of purchase. Your contract will renew automatically, on your annual renewal date, unless you cancel your membership in writing by no later than 30 days prior to your annual renewal date by contacting membership support. Renewal rates are subject to change, but you will be notified at least 30 days prior to your annual renewal date if your renewal rate will change. Should you cancel before your one-year term has expired, your payment is non-refundable, and your service will continue until the end of your contracted term. Cancellations can be made any time by contacting membership support in writing. Activation of Membership Memberships will become active upon processing of all materials at National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) headquarters. Existing Lifetime and Associate Lifetime Members The Lifetime or Associate Lifetime membership is no longer offered. Existing Lifetime or Associate Lifetime members who have paid in full are active for the duration of his or her lifetime, from their membership activation (see activation of membership). Lifetime or Associate Lifetime members are no longer eligible for any other membership type. Student Members Student memberships are active for 12 consecutive months, beginning at activation (see activation of membership). You will be considered a student member as long as you are actively enrolled in a recognized undergraduate or graduate degree program. Your membership should be upgraded to a Professional or Associate membership upon the expiration of your current membership, subsequent to graduation. You are required to submit proof of your current enrollment. The following items will be accepted as proof of current enrollment: • Letter from the registrar acknowledging your current enrollment status • Copy of your tuition bill • Class schedule reflecting your current enrollment. Should you fail to submit proof of current enrollment within 60 days, your membership may be terminated, and your payment will not be refunded. You will then need to reapply for membership. Refund Policy The NBMBAA will only provide refunds for the following reasons: • Verified duplication of billing • Verified overcharges • Submission of incorrect member type resulting in one of the above Refunds will be provided as follows: • Credit card payments will be credited to that same credit card. • Cash and check payments will be credited by NBMBAA check after 30 days, and only after initial payment has cleared our financial institution. * Refunds will be issued only upon request of the individual. The NBMBAA will vigorously defend itself against credit card charge backs. In the event that your credit card company requests a credit for charges, we will comply only to the extent that the request meets the requirements of the refund policy. (See above). Recurring Payments If you choose a recurring payments option to automatically renew your membership, you are responsible for canceling it prior to annual recurrence to avoid charges. Once charged, your membership will not be refunded. Notice of Photography and/or Videography As a condition of membership, individuals grant the National Black MBA Association an irrevocable nonexclusive license to use their name, image, voice and likeness for the purpose of advertising and promoting NBMBAA events, activities and products without any further approval from you or payment to you. It is the NBMBAA’s right to make visual and audio recordings, and still images of its members (collectively “Photography”) and to use the Photography and member’s name. However, none of the above shall be deemed as an endorsement for any NBMBAA product or service. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, members agree that the rights granted hereunder shall include the perpetual, worldwide right of NBMBAA to edit, telecast, rerun, record, publish, reproduce, use, license, print, distribute or otherwise exploit, in any manner and in any medium or forum, whether now known or hereafter devised. Terms and Conditions are subject to change without prior notification. Revised: April 5, 2017. NBMBAA®