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Who We Are

Mission Statement

The National Black MBA Association® leads in the creation of educational opportunities and economic growth for Black professionals.
We are committed to making an impactful and sustainable difference in the communities in which we work and serve through:

  • Innovative Programs that stimulate intellectual and economic growth
  •  Partnerships with key stakeholders who help facilitate this growth
  • Increased awareness and access to graduate management programs and career opportunities in management fields.

NBMBAA® History

The National Black MBA® Association was conceived in 1970 to help Blacks coming into the corporate sector, largely for the first time, share experiences and insights to help make the journey easier. By nurturing these new professionals, the organization helped early members navigate and, ultimately, succeed in unfamiliar and frequently challenging environments. It is those professionals who have risen up and reached back to bring up the next generation of Black professionals through providing coaching, guidance and mentoring. This has carried through the decades as the members who have followed found the same sense of connection and camaraderie among their colleagues, and have continued to reach back to uplift new generations. NBMBAA® has a deep and rich history of enriching the lives of Black youth and professionals that we continue to celebrate today.  We want to acknowledge the achievements of the NBMBAA® and our members, give thanks to our donors, sponsors, and partners who have helped to build our path to excellence. Here is a brief overview of our history:

NBMBAA® history

NBMBAA® History Timeline

Our organization has a rich history filled with inspiring leaders.


Awards & Honors Recipients

We proudly honor individuals, Chapters and champions of our cause.


Member Demographics

We are a member-first organization serving a diverse group individuals.


Meet the Board

NBMBAA® is fortunate to be supported by a Board of Directors committed to our mission.


Meet the Leadership Team

Meet the officers who run the day-to-day operations and work towards the bigger vision.


Annual Reports

We value transparency and input from all our stakeholders.

Be an Agent of Change in Your Community

Create change in your community by becoming a member or help the organization create greater impact by donating. 

NBMBAA® Programming

NBMBAA’s three Program Pillars are designed to meet the needs of our members at any stage in their career. Program curriculums are created to be data-driven, and effective tools for enabling professional growth among our members.


Education &
Career Exploration

Programs that increase the acceptance rates of our members in undergraduate and graduate programs; and provide career opportunities/placements.

Leader of Tomorrow® Program Suite
Case Competitions
Leadership Summit

Collegiate Partnerships

Conference Activations
Higher Ed Expo
Career Expo


Leadership &
Professional Development

Programs that help members acquire the necessary skills and opportunities for career advancement.

Thought Leadership
Black Think Series
Webinar Academy 

Business Case Competitions
Undergraduate Case Competition
Graduate Case Competition

Conference Activations
Meet the Experts
Impact Awards



Programs that help our members gain financial knowledge, independence, improve credit and access capital opportunities.

Knowledge Center
State of Black Professionals Report

Policy Programs
Trade Missions

Scale-Up Pitch Challenge