What is the National Black MBA Association?
The National Black MBA Association or NBMBAA is one of the premier African-American professional organizations in the world. It serves the needs of professional people, mainly those of African-American decent and various African-American business communities in the United States. As an International organization we are helping meet the needs of African decendents in other parts of the world. As an association of professionals we address issues that impact you personally especially in the areas of managerial skill development, entrepreneurial development opportunities, increase networking opportunities, and ever changing career opportunities.
Who can join the NBMBAA?
Almost anyone can join the NBMBAA organization. There are three classes of membership. Full membership consists of those members with advanced degrees (MBA, MA, MHA, Ph.D., LLD., MSW, etc.). Student membership consists of anyone actively pursuing an advanced management degree. Associate membership consists of anyone disthinguished in business because of their management experience or enterepreneurship.
Is a MBA degree necessary to become a member of the NBMBAA organization?
No. Membership is open to anyone regardless of race, sex, creed, or national origin. Those elegible for membership include individuals from the business community having experience in management or entrepreneurial endeavors. Student memberships are also availabel and are strongly encouraged.
When was the NBMBAA formed?
The NBMBAA was formed as a professional organization in 1970 by a group of MBA candidates at the University of Chicago. The Organization was incorporated in the state of New York in 1974 as a non-profit organization.
How large is the NBMBAA?
The NBMBAA is a worldwide organization. It has a membership of approximately 4,500 members located within 35 chapters across the United States and with one chapter in London, England as an affiliate.
What is the profile of the NBMBAA's membership?
Membership by age are as follows:
22 to 25 yrs 4%
26 to 30 yrs 21%
31 to 35 yrs 28%
36 to 40 yrs 28%
41 to 50 yrs 15%
51 and older 7%
Membership by household income follows:
up to $25,000 = 5%
$25,001 to $35,000 = 6%
$35,001 to $50,000 = 17%
$50,001 to $75,000 = 17%
$75,001 to $100,000 = 34%
$100,001 to $200,000 = 19%
greater than $200,000 = 2%
Note: Our membership also includes many types of professionals some of which are not specially business related in themselves including but not limited to law, engineering, and medicine.
How do I benefit from joining the NBMBAA?
Some of the benefits are as follows (see Members Benefits for more info):
How many members are in the NBMBAA N.O. Chapter?
There are presently over 100 members listed in the New Orleans Chapter.
When does the NBMBAA New Orleans Chapter meet?
This chapter meets on the second Tuesday of each month unless a holiday or important local event falls on that day. See the calendar for more information on exact date.
Where does the NBMBAA New Orleans Chapter meet?
The general membership meetings for the New Orleans Chapter are held at the N.O. Center, (Across from Superdome) Third Floor Conference Room, Right side, before entrance to Loyd & Taylor department store
Do I have to be a member to attend a meeting?
No. Our meetings are open to all prospective members and invited guests. Just contact us, and ask for an invitation.
How much are your dues for the national and local chapter?
Dues are paid annually to the national office and include your membership in one local chapter as well as the national organization. Dues for 2000 will be $125.00.
How do I Join or transfer my membership to the New Orleans Chapter?
Fill out the membeship application and pay for your first year's dues, it's just that simple. If you are already a member of another chapter, just fill out the application form, and than contact the National Office informing them that you want to transfer your membership from your present chapter to the New Orleans Chapter.
How do I find out about employment opportunities?
This chapter (New Orleans Chapter) keeps an updated listing of job openings available to our membership. You may access this job listing by attending our general membership meeting. It is available to all members at that time.
How do I find out about scholarships, activities, and programs offered by this chapter?
The best way is by attending a general membership meeting. The activites of the chapter are noted in the activities page of this web site. The programs offered by this chapter are noted in the programs page of this web site. Scholarships information and how to qualify for them are given at the general membership meetings.