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About Us: Chicago Chapter National Black MBA Association



The National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) is a non-profit professional organization, founded in 1970 at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business to provide educational opportunities and economic growth for African Americans as well as innovative programs to stimulate their intellectual and economic growth. NBMBAA has grown to a diversified membership including 39 chapters in the US and a presence in the United Kingdom.


NBMBAA has partnerships with over 400 of the country’s top business organizations, the association’s relationships encompass a vast array of industries within the public and private sector. All of NBMBAA’s partners have one thing in common: they are all committed to the organization’s goals and values.

The organization gains its strength from a firm belief in community and a commitment to its development through economic and educational development initiatives that support the global African American community.


Chicago's Local Vision:

Increase the number of successful African American professionals in the business community.  The Chicago Chapter National Black MBA Association (CCNBMBAA) is a professional organization that serves as a resource for communicating information and ideas among Black Executives, Entrepreneurs, Educators, and Students in the Chicago area who are interested in improving the effectiveness of Black businesses and Black business professionals.  The goals and objectives of the CCNBMBAA are:

  1. Establish and maintain an effective information and communications network which will serve the membership and the business community.

  2. Provide continuing business education as a means of improving and maintaining the skills and effectiveness of the members and support the efforts of those planning to pursue advanced business degrees.

  3. Provide scholarships for those intending to pursue business-related degrees.

  4. Encourage scholarly research in those areas of business which affect the Black community.

  5. Provide a service to the community, whenever requested, managerial and technical assistance to Black Entrepreneurs and businesses.

Continue the Mission, Join Today!  www.ccnbmbaa.org