The National Black MBA Association®

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.

Founded in 1993, the NBMBAA Columbus Chapter has created programs that helped professional career minded people as well as our youth. Being named Chapter of the Year six times in a row, the Columbus Chapter has been very proactive in the Central Ohio Community.

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.

Our Three Program Pillars

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.

Leadership &
Professional Development

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


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

Our Governance

Our Board

Columbus Chapter is fortunate to be supported by a Board of Directors committed to our mission.

Our Awards & Honors

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

Our Annual Reports

We value transparency and input from all our stakeholders.

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