Partnership Opportunities

Attract and Build Leaders That Make a Difference - Partner with the NBMBAA

Albert Einstein once said, “strive not be a success, but rather of value”. At National Black MBA we embrace this thought, and extend it through our partnership engagement across all key stakeholders. With a refined strategic focus, we will expand our business model to include year-round engagement. With a service offering of regional and on-campus activities, chapter integration, strategic alliances, and other value added program initiatives, establishing a vertically integrated and holistic approach that extends our relationships well beyond conference, bringing increased value to our partners.

The National Black MBA Association® (NBMBAA) is the nation’s premier organization for black business professionals to convene for networking, leadership development, and career opportunities. Our marketplace impact is delivered through;

Talent Acquisition (Access)
Access our diverse talent.

Professional & Leadership Development
Innovative programs to stimulate intellectual and economic growth

Branding & Media
Bring your brand to the forefront through comprehensive branding & media assets

Connecting to The Community
Advance your corporate diversity and inclusion initiatives by expanding your engagement year-round

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For questions regarding Advertising or Exhibit Sales, contact, or 1-800-796-2638, ext 6959.

For questions regarding the NBMBAA® Conference and Exposition or Corporate Sponsorship opportunities participation, please send contact:

For questions regarding Membership or Chapter, please contact to connect with our Chapter Membership team.

Membership Demographics

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A.T. Kearney
Abbott Laboratories
ADP, Inc.
Aetna, Inc.
Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.
Alaska Air Group, Inc.
Ally Financial, Inc.
American Airlines, Inc.
American Express Company
Amgen, Inc.
Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
Axiall Corporation
Baker Hughes Inc.
Bank of America Corp.
Barnes Group, Inc.
BASF Corporation
Bayer Healthcare
Baylor University
Becton, Dickinson and Company
Bentley University
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
BP p.l.c.
Branch Banking and Trust Company
Bristol Myers Squibb Company
Campbell's Soup Company Brands, L.P.
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve ;University
Chevron Corporation
Chick-fil-A Properties, Inc.
Chrysler Group LLC
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  Medical Center
Clark Atlanta University
Colgate Palmolive Company
College of William & Mary
Columbia University
ConAgra Foods, Inc.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Cornell University
Crane Co.
Darden Concepts, Inc.
DaVita HealthCare Partners, Inc.
Deere & Company
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Deutsche Bank
DeVry University
DISH Network L.L.C.
Duke Energy Corporation
Duke University
E.&J. Gallo Winery
Eaton Corporation
Education Pioneers
Eli Lilly and Company
EMC Corporation
Emory University
Ernst & Young
Express Scripts Holding Company
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Farmers Insurance Group
Federal Home Loan Banks
Federal Reserve System
Florida A & M University
Ford Motor Company
Forest Laboratories, Inc.
Frontier Communications Corporation
Gallup, Inc.
Genentech, Inc.
General Electric
General Mills, Inc.
General Motors Company
Georgetown University
Georgia Tech University
Goldman Sachs
Grand Canyon University

Hanesbrands, Inc.
Harris Corporation
Hartford Financial Services, Inc.
Harvard University
Henkel AG & Co.
Hewlett-Packard Dev. Company, L.P.
Highmark, Inc.
Hilton Worldwide
Howard University
IBM Corporation
Indiana University
Infosys Limited
Institute For Supply Management
Intel Corporation
Jack in The Box, Inc.
Jazz At Lincoln Center
Johns Hopkins University
Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.
Kellogg Company
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Lincoln Financial Group
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Loyola Marymount University
M&T Bank
Management Leadership for Tomorrow
Marathon Oil Corporation
Marriott International, Inc.
Mars, Incorporated
Marsh & McLennan Companies
Massachusetts Institute of Tech.
Massachusetts Mutual Life
  Medical Center Insurance Company
McDonald's Corporation
McGraw Hill Financial, Inc.
MeadWestvaco Corporation
Medtronic, Inc.
Merck & Co., Inc.
Meritor, Inc.
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
MGM Resorts International
Michigan State University
MillerCoors, LLC
Morgan Stanley
My Future Consulting, Inc.
National African-American Medical
  Center Women's
  Leadership Institute, Inc.
Nationwide Insurance
Naveen Jindal School of Management,
  Medical Center The University
  of Texas at Dallas
NBMBAA - Milwaukee Chapter
NBMBAA - Atlanta Chapter
New York Life Insurance Company
New York University
NiSource, Inc.
Noble Energy, Inc.
Nordstrom, Inc.
Northcentral University
Northwestern Mutual
Northwestern University
Novo Nordisk
OppsPlace LLC
Owens & Minor, Inc.
Owens Corning
Parker Hannifin Corp
Pennsylvania State University
PepsiCo, Inc.
PetSmart, Inc.
Pitney Bowes, Inc.
Prairie View A & M University
Praxair S.T. Technology, Inc.
Proctor & Gamble
Prudential Financial, Inc.
Purdue University
Reckitt Benckiser Group plc
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Regions Financial Corporation
Reynolds American, Inc
Rice University
Robert W. Baird & Co.
Rockwell Automation, Inc.

S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
Schwan's Shared Services, LLC
ScottMadden, Inc.
Simon Property Group, LO.P.
Southern Methodist University
Spectra Energy Corp
Starbucks Corporation
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
  Worldwide, Inc.
State Farm Mutual
  Automobile Insurance Company
State Street Corporation
SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Target Brands, Inc.
TD Bank, N.A.
Teach For America, Inc.
Tennessee Valley Authority
Tesoro Corporation
Texas Christian University
Texas Instruments Incorporated
The Broad Center
The Clorox Company
The Coca-Cola Company
The Dow Chemical Company
The George Washington University
The Hershey Company
The Hertz Corporation
The Home Depot
The Ohio State University
The PhD Project
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
The Travelers Indemnity Company
The United States Marine Corps
The University of Alabama
The University of Texas at Austin
The Vanguard Group, Inc.
The Walt Disney Company
Thunderbird School of
  Global Management
Towers Watson
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
Trinity Health
Tulane University
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Postal Service
United Technologies Corporation
UnitedHealth Group
University of Arizona
University of California Berkeley
University of California Los Angeles
University of California San Diego
University of Chicago
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Houston
University of Houston Victoria
University of Illinois at
University of Iowa
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of North Carolina
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rochester
University of San Diego
University of Southern California
University of St. Thomas - Minnesota
University of Texas
University of Virginia
University of Washington
Vanderbuilt University
VF Corporation
Vibrant Pittsburgh
W.P. Carey , Inc.
W.W. Grainger, Inc.
Wake Forest University
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Washington University
WellPoint, Inc.
Wells Fargo
Whirlpool Corporation
Winston-Salem State University
Wisconsin School of Business
Yale School of Management
Zimmer, Inc.

We invite you to attend the National Black MBA Association’s 36th Annual Conference & Exposition, September 16 – 20, 2014 in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia World Congress Center. Housing and registration opens April 15, 2014, you don’t want to miss this phenomenal opportunity.

Conference Demographics

  2014 NBMBAA Conference

Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC)
285 Andrew Young International Drive
Atlanta, GA 30313

Career Expo Hours of Operation
Dates: Thursday and Friday, September 18-19, 2014
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
GWCC Building B, Halls 3-4

Employment Network Hours of Operation
Dates: Thursday and Friday, September 18-19, 2014
Hours: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Recruit Top Talent

Businesses are always looking for talented and capable leadership. In these dynamic economic times, the quest for exceptional candidates becomes even more critical. Each year, nearly 300 corporations and government entities choose to seek top talent and interview candidates for open positions at our conference.

Career Exposition

As an exhibitor in the Career Expo, your company will be center-stage sourcing qualified candidates while building brand recognition for your business. Interview space in the NBMBAA Employment Network allows your company to interview on-site and leave with candidates ready to hire.

NBMBAA® Employment Network

Interview space purchased in addition to Career Expo booth. Interview spaces sell out every year, so secure yours early.

Register Early!

Early registration gives you access to:

  • Complimentary Exhibitor registrations included with every 10x10 booth*
  • Company listing as an Exhibitor on NBMBAA Conference website
  • Company listing as an Exhibitor in the Conference Guide
  • Media branding and hospitality reception opportunities are available to all Exhibitors
  • Interview spaces are available – convenient, ideal for private candidate and recruiting team meetings

*Number of complimentary registrations will increase as booth sizes increase.

Employer Program

Maximize Your Investment

NBMBAA® Employer Plans are the critical additions your company needs to make the most of your Conference experience. Add additional job postings and interview spaces, registrations and event tickets, and increased visibility to ensure your access to pre-screen, assess and interview top talent.

All plans are in addition to the cost of any booth package. A la carte interview space, job postings and other items are available. Contact NBMBAA Show Management,, for more information.

Annual Conference - Signature Events

NBMBAA Institutes® Leadership Institute

Annually, The Leadership Institute presents engaging tracks of challenging and intense learning encounters in an elite classroom setting. Designed for individuals dedicated to professional growth, this full day of programming provides opportunities for high potential talent, as well as senior leaders within dynamic organizations. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insight and developmental techniques to enhance their skills and core competencies. Institute keynote speakers have included Tom Peters, John Maxwell, Jack Canfield, Daniel Pink, Steven M.R. Covey and Judy Smith.

Entrepreneurial Institute

This portfolio of programming attracts aspiring entrepreneurs, current business owners, and professionals interested in acquiring the knowledge base, experience, and resources to become more successful. The kick-off to a series of year-round programming for entrepreneurs across the country, the institute offers professional development through plenary sessions, networking opportunities, and insight from industry renowned speakers.

Keynote Luncheons

A platform for newsmakers and industry insiders to nurture the minds of executives alike, while igniting ongoing thought leadership during these popular engagements. Past Luncheon Keynote speakers and panelists have included John Legend, Steve Stoute, Dr. Randal Pinkett, Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, Laz Alonso, and Robert L. Johnson to name a few.

  • Thursday Town Hall Luncheon
  • Friday Keynote Luncheon

Career Success Network Center

NBMBAA® Career Success Network Center is an integrated suite of resources for career development; coaching and employment services that help members attain higher levels of success. A sponsor company has a unique opportunity to offer conference attendees critical career support including, résumé feedback, interview preparation, career coaching, executive coaching, and life coaching.


These sessions are intense and interactive. Topics in the areas of innovation, new age leadership, and career success will be attacked by subject matter experts and industry insiders.

  • Meet the Experts® (75-minutes)
  • General Sessions (90-minutes)

Student Programs

Engage and invigorate the next generation of business leadership. Partner with NBMBAA® as we develop innovative solutions and approaches for increasing the number of Blacks in business, management and educational programs throughout the nation. You can help by investing in:

  • Leaders of Tomorrow®
  • Case Competition

Conference Receptions

  • Leadership Reception
  • Welcome Reception
  • Membership Reception
  • Student Receptions

Branding & Media

Throughout the conference, we offer ways for attendees to reflect and act upon their personal passions. Events range from community service opportunities to entertainment with a purpose.

  • Community Projects
  • Hospitality Suites
  • Lifestyle Studio
  • Membership Meeting

Conference Essentials

Promotional items are great ways to distribute information about your company’s product or service, and provide great ancillary branding opportunities. Items include:

  • Cyber Café
  • Hotel Key Cards
  • Lanyards
  • Membership Lounge
  • Membership Booth
  • Office Equipment
  • Registration Badges
  • USB Keys
  • Volunteer Shirts

Year Round Engagement

Student Programs

Engage and invigorate the next generation of business leadership. Partner with NBMBAA® as we develop innovative solutions and approaches for increasing the number of Blacks in business, management and educational programs throughout the nation. You can help by investing in:

  • Leaders of Tomorrow®
  • Case Competition

Regional Symposium

NBMBAA will convene business, academic, and community thought leaders in regions across the country, that move the needle on leveraging Black talent. This detailed programming will deliver practical strategies and educational opportunities to enhance participants’ individual leadership potential.

Local Chapter Events

Our 47 local chapters hold over 500+ events a year! Allowing your corporation a broad range of national marketing opportunities.


Black MBA Magazine

Black MBA Magazine, is the official magazine of NBMBAA®. This award-winning, biannual publication reaches Black business professionals. Readers represent a wide range of interests, from career-oriented students looking for MBA programs and new jobs, to seasoned professionals and C-Suite executives. The fully interactive digital edition of each issue is e-mailed to all NBMBAA members.

NBMBAA Annual Conference & Exposition Guide

The official guide to the NBMBAA 36th Annual Conference & Exposition in Atlanta, the Conference Guide is a “6 x 9” printed resource to all sessions, exhibitors and speakers, including floor maps and other key information that keeps it in the hands of attendees for the duration of the event.

Contact John O’Neil, lead account representative for NBMBAA® Media at, (770) 810-6959 for media packaging and options.


Black MBA Netwire

Netwire, National Black MBA’s official weekly newsfeed, provides general business, economic and career trend information, filtered through the lens of the NBMBAA®. Netwire is circulated to more than 25,000 NBMBAA members, and African American professional students, entrepreneurs, professors and more.

NBMBAA Website

For members and non-members to access information about the association online. Currently, the top Google search for “black MBA”, advertising on this highly targeted website positions your company as a leader in front of a dynamic group of educated, and accomplished professionals of color.

Conference & Exposition Advertorial E-Blasts

Our sponsored e-mail blasts allow you to discuss important industry-related topics with NBMBAA members, and give them an opportunity to learn about your company’s product and service offerings weeks’ before Conference and following the event.

Conference & Exposition Daily e-Newsletter

The daily e-Newsletter is e-mailed out each day of the conference with highlights, scheduling changes and a preview of the day’s activities. Reach on-site attendees, Career Expo only attendees, and NBMBAA members who couldn’t make it to the event.

Conference & Exposition App

Our mobile event app provides companies with the opportunity to connect with attendees in a quick, unique and personal way. The custom-designed, comprehensive mobile app puts all event information in attendees’ hands – anytime, anywhere – with updates provided in real-time at the Conference.

Contact John O’Neil, lead account representative for NBMBAA® Media at, (770) 810-6959 for media packaging and options.



Activate your social media presence with a package from NBMBAA® designed to highlight your events, jobs and to increase awareness of your brand with NBMBAA members. Packaging is available both yearround, during the annual Conference & Exposition only, and includes posting on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more.

Contact Marketing at


On-Site Signage/Product Display

Signage on-site in the Conference & Exposition Convention Center is an excellent vehicle to promote your company, encourage traffic at your booth, visits to your website, attendance at your hospitality reception and much more.

Transportation Advertising

Airport Advertising

Contact Corporate Partner Development at

Contact us

For questions regarding Advertising or Exhibit Sales, contact, or 1-800-796-2638, ext 6959.

For questions regarding the NBMBAA® Conference and Exposition or Corporate Sponsorship opportunities participation, please send contact:

To learn more about Job Postings and Resume Database access with the NBMBAA® Job Opportunity Board, click here.

For Membership or Chapter related questions, please contact to connect with our Chapter Membership team.

Strategic Partners

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Business Partners

Abbott Laboratories
Bank of America
Coca-Cola Company
ConAgra Foods, Inc.
Dow Chemical
Eaton Corp
Exxon Mobil

FedEx Services
Ford Motor Company
IBM Corporation
John Deere
Johnson & Johnson

Northwestern Mutual
PNC Financial
Rice University
United Health Group
United Tech. Corp

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