Welcome to the National Black MBA Association Tampa Chapter - Representing Tampa's Black Professionals

Our chapter started as an interest group in 2007 by seven Tampa area Black professionals from various industries; Sammecia Bagley, Benjamin James, Chante’ Jones, Max Oligario, Raymond Sweet and Jessica Weston, who saw the need for a meeting place organization for Black MBA’s in the Tampa Bay area.

Today, the Tampa Bay Chapter of the National Black MBA Association contributes its success to delivering programs that touch upon the 5 main channels for the National Black MBA Association;

  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Career
  • Leadership
  • Lifestyle

The Chapter has done this by implementing of bi-monthly “learnshops”; where members are able to obtain information on a variety of topics; such as writing a business plan, marketing the business, minority certifications, branding and many more.

JOIN the Tampa Bay Chapter of the National Black MBA Association as we represent the most powerful network of individuals and partners dedicated to increasing corporate diversity, access to capital and intellectual advancement. We provide access to knowledge and success through our five channels of engagement: education, career, leadership, entrepreneurship and lifestyle.

Whether you are currently a student, newly-minted MBA, seasoned executive or high-achieving entrepreneur, we invite you to join and claim the advantages of one extraordinary membership!

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Upcoming Events

  1. The Taste of Jazz @ Ybor City Jazz House

    June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • My Quarter-Life Career Crisis Didn’t Kill Me - It Taught Me How To Pivot February 16, 2017
    For this writer of Fast Company, a few career pivots actually made sense, and when she looks back, she see a through-line to her career. It's not random; it makes sense - and ultimately made her a more interesting and appealing job candidate. Here's how she pulled it off. (Fast Company)
  • Latino Students May Help Keep the Doors Open at Black Colleges February 16, 2017
    The mascot at César E. Chávez High School in Houston, Texas, is the lobo, Spanish for wolf. Most of the pupils are Latino. The school is not the traditional pipeline for black colleges, yet last week Texas Southern University (TSU), a historically black university, visited the place to pitch the benefits of its institution. The […]
  • Being Engaged at Work Is Not the Same as Being Productive February 16, 2017
    The holy grail of today’s workplace is high employee engagement. According to Gallup’s oft-cited research on the topic, just about one-third of U.S. employees are engaged on the job. That number drops to 13% worldwide, and has held steady for years. Many companies are investing heavily to identify what leads to high engagement in order […]
  • Are You Planning Your Career? You Should Be February 16, 2017
    You’re always assessing your career situation, right? You yourself are changing and growing, and despite your best hopes, history does not always move forward to a "more perfect" future. So what are you thinking? Will you decide to stay with your current employer and make the best of it, or have you been thinking about […]


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