National Black MBA Association® and National Society of Black Engineers Establish Monumental Partnership to Promote Leadership in S.T.E.M. Careers

ATLANTA (September 27, 2016) – The National Black MBA Association® (NBMBAA®) announces its partnership with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). The strategic alliance will provide S.T.E.M. professionals with enhanced leadership development and access to the country’s top corporations with interest in recruiting management level professionals with experience in science and technology disciplines.

“The number of African Americans graduating with Master’s degrees in science and technology has increased in recent years, but still pales in comparison to the graduation rates of other ethnicities,” said Jesse Tyson, president & CEO, National Black MBA Association®. “We are optimistic that this partnership will increase S.T.E.M. engagement among African Americans in graduate programs and will help more students and professionals in science, technology engineering, and math achieve advanced degrees and management careers.”

The three-year partnership will provide members of both organizations with exclusive offers that will include membership discounts, continuing education programs, professional development, and other joint local chapter engagement initiatives.

“Today’s job market has shifted and many executives in science and technology fields need advanced degrees in business to secure leadership roles at top companies,” said Karl W. Reid, Ed.D, executive director, National Society of Black Engineers. “Our partnership with the National Black MBA Association® will reinforce our commitment to developing and grooming our members to be able to compete globally.”
 
This announcement comes only weeks before the kickoff of the NBMBAA® 38TH Annual Conference and Exposition being held in New Orleans, Oct. 11-15. The conference theme, “The Q Factor: Quality, a Leadership Paradigm,” highlights the importance of quality leadership and how it can be used to inspire, disrupt and transform the business landscape. Attendees can expect to learn more about marketing, business and leadership from the various workshops and events offered, including the Leadership Institute®, an executive development program that offers cutting edge seminars facilitated by highly credentialed faculty, and the Entrepreneurial Institute®, a day long series of business development workshops.

Conference participants can also expect to connect with onsite recruiters from industry giants like Nationwide, Marriott International, PepsiCo, Facebook and many others. To learn more about the conference, visit http://www.nbmbaaconference.org.


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About National Black MBA Association® (NBMBAA®)
NBMBAA® is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) professional member-based organization which leads in the creation of educational and career opportunities for black professionals. Representing more than 9,800 members within 45 professional chapters, 33 Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) chapters, and 400 corporate and university partners, the organization is dedicated to developing partnerships that create intellectual and economic wealth in the Black Community through its five channels of engagement: career, education, entrepreneurship, leadership and lifestyle. For more information, go to http://www.nbmbaa.org.
 
About National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
With more than 31,000 members, NSBE is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States.  Founded in 1975, NSBE now includes more than 394 chapters for college students, pre-college students and technical professionals in the U.S. and abroad.  The organization’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”  NSBE is supported by private sector, government, academic and nonprofit organizations, and provides resources to support students, parents, professionals and educators in engineering and other STEM fields. For more information, visit http://www.nsbe.org/.