The NBMBAA Atlanta Chapter is dedicated to the creation of intellectual and economic wealth through providing education, programming, and engagement activities around the following pillars:

  • Education
  • Career
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Lifestyle

Demographic Breakdown

MBA Degree holders: 53%

Advanced Degree Holders : 23%

Female  56%  Male 44%

AGE  Under 30-30%  31-40 -26%  Over 40-44%

Senior Manager Level and below:  31% < 5 yrs. of experience

Mid Executive Level:  21% (6 to 14 yrs. of experience)

Sr Executive Level:  48% >15 yrs. experience

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.  

NBMBAA Atlanta History

The NBMBAA Atlanta Chapter was founded in 1980 with 20 charter members.  The chapter quickly established a firm foundation with the Greater Atlanta corporate, civic, community, and educational leaders and has grown to more that 2000+ members.  The Atlanta Chapter is the largest chapter out of 44+ chapters across the country.

Awards & Recognitions

The National Black MBA Association has 44+ Chapters across The United States and annually recognizes chapters based on a Chapter Scorecard.  The Atlanta Chapter has received the following awards and other recognitions:

  • Fulton County Board of Commissioners, Proclamation Oct 16, 2019
  • Atlanta City Council, Proclamation Nov 16, 2019
  • Chapter of the Year (2020, 2019, 2015, 2010, 2009, 2006, 2004, 1999 1998, 1997)
  • Member Retention Award 2020
  • Large Model Chapter 2020
  • Leaders of Tommorrow Chapter of the Year 2020
  • Fulton County Board of Commissioners, Proclamation Oct 16, 2019
  • Large Model Chapter 2019
  • Atlanta City Council, Proclamation Nov 16, 2019
  • Professional Development 2015
  • Community Affairs 2014
  • Host Chapter, National Conference (2014, 2011, 2006)
  • Chapter President of the Year (2012, 2014)
  • Entrepreneurship (2012, 2011)