The Central Florida Chapter of the National Black MBA focuses on the creation of intellectual and economic wealth that improves the financial condition of Black businesses, Black professionals, and the Black community. The chapter nurtures economic opportunity by 1) creating Professional Development programs, 2) establishing partnerships and 30 extending our influential network or relationships. This is done through our 5 Channels of Engagement. The 5 Channels of Engagement reflect the areas of high-impact and improvement opportunities that Black businesses, professionals and our community rely on for guidance. They are: Education, Career, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Lifestyle.
Economic Empowerment Series (EES) is our flagship professional development program. The leadership speaker series is comprised of the monthly professional and annual Leadership Workshops. EES events provide leading-edge content on the most important business topics of the day.
MBA: Applied is a hands-on, experiential problem-solving and tactical learning through the study of the real-life business cases and apprenticeship-style workshops. Part of our professional development programming, the complexity and depth of MBA Applied workshops reflect that of high-quality MBA programs. This program is designed to leverage the talents of chapter members to provide complimentary consulting services to local minority-owned small business owners, while performing business analysis over the course of six months. Our expectation is that through our efforts we are able to improve the success rate of minority-owned businesses in the Central Florida area, helping to improve the economic condition of our community. The scope of this project includes high quality analysis, assessment and short-term and long-term recommendations.
Leaders of Tomorrow
Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) is our high school mentoring and professional development program designed to expand the cadre of Central Florida lack students who plan to attend college. Through monthly workshops, mentoring, and business case development series. This program teaches basic acumen and seeks to provide select students with the tools necessary to be successful in their collegiate endeavors. Scholarship opportunities are also available for qualified LOT Alumni Students attending any college.
MBA Socials are our unique collections of sophisticated social and business networking events we hold throughout the year. The purpose of our socials is to facilitate relationship building, share innovative ideas, make connections, explore partnerships, or simply just relax! We look forward tour partners using this opportunity to host and connect our members with your leadership and HR teams.
Who's Hiring Now
Who’s Hiring Now is our initiative to bring high-quality employers and our high quality members together. As a benefit to our members and our partners, we offer career reception and recruitment platforms to create opportunities for members to meet corporate recruiters and partners to meet qualified professionals.
Business Book Club
Business Book Club encourages members to continually engage in knowledge building through recommended professionals and personal development books. We host discussions with key points of learning highlighted by guest facilitators.