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Q: What are the mission, history, and general facts of the NBMBAA?

A: The National Black MBA Association leads in the creation of educational opportunities and economic growth for Blacks. The organization, which was established in 1970, is headquartered in Chicago. There are currently 45 professional chapters and 26 collegiate chapters across North America, with 8,500 members. Atlanta has the largest chapter and has more than 1,300 members.


Q: Do I need to have an MBA degree to become a member?

A: The majority of our members do have MBA’s; however, an MBA degree is not a requirement for membership. Individuals who have other professional graduate degrees such as JD, MPA, MS, MHA, etc. are eligible for membership. Also, membership is open for individuals who do not possess graduate degrees, but have extensive experience or entrepreneurial success.


Q: What are the different levels of Membership and what is the cost for each?

A: Membership options fall into four categories. They are:

  • Full Membership – status includes professionals with a graduate degree in any particular field; $125/year
  • Associate Membership – status includes professionals without a graduate degree, but with extensive experience or entrepreneurial success; $125/year
  • Student Membership – status includes students enrolled in any graduate degree program (a two-year limit) and must provide proof of matriculation; $60/year

 

Q: When does the National Black MBA Association Atlanta Chapter meet?

A: The Atlanta Chapter generally meets on the fourth Monday of each month from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. View the Atlanta Chapter website at www.atlbmba.org for updated meeting information.


Q: Where does the National Black MBA Association, Atlanta Chapter meet?

A: Check the Atlanta Chapter website at www.atlbmba.org for meeting information.


Q: Whom do I contact if I would like to join a committee?

A: Contact the leader of the committee you are interested in joining:

Career Network                       Eric Harrison            This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Community Affairs                  Cherrod Pate            This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Corporate Affairs                     Sonya Stallings        This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Economic Development        Robert Lockett           This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Government Relations           Linda Jordan            This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Information Technology         Michael Bonds          This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Leaders of Tomorrow            Sejuana Stevens       This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Membership                             René Morrow             This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Programs                                 Tosha Moorer             This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Public Relations/Marketing   Elaina Livings             This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Special Events                         Kimberly Byer-Clark   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Student Affairs                          Patrick Amos               This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Q: How can I change or update my contact information?

A: Go to the Member Login section on the National Website at www.nbmbaa.org to change your contact information.


Q: If I am a member of another NBMBAA Chapter, but I recently moved to Atlanta, how do I transfer my membership to the Atlanta Chapter?

A: You can make this request by contacting the National Headquarters at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at (312) 236-BMBA (2622).


Q: What do I do if I am not receiving chapter e-mails?

A: Go to the Atlanta Chapter’s website and enter your e-mail address in the ”Stay Current with the NBMBAA Atlanta Chapter” section and you will be added to the distribution list immediately. You can also contact the Communications Team at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  


Q: When is the National Conference, and where will it be held?

A: The National Conference is usually held in September of each year. The 2012 Conference will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana from September 26-29. Check the National Website at www.nbmbaa.org for additional information.