Black MBA Association
The Black MBA Association (BMBAA) provides the supportive academic and social atmosphere that is necessary for incoming and continuing African American students to succeed in the Fisher College of Business programs. The organization assists students in their personal and professional development through innovative programs and activities emphasizing a commitment to excellence and community involvement.
In today's business environment, a strong personal network has become extremely important for not only personal growth but for your professional development as well. Our affiliation with the Columbus Chapter of the National Black MBA Association and their corporate partners serve as inroads towards networking with several business professionals, executives, and successful entrepreneurs in the Columbus community, ultimately enhancing the Fisher experience.
The BMBAA encourages our students to find a balance between academic, social and professional interests. We have general body meetings intended to keep our membership abreast of organizational activities as well as events sponsored by the Columbus Chapter of the NBMBAA. We have quarterly social activities focusing on building camaraderie, which encourages our members to interact not only inside but outside of the classroom as well. Finally, we have a monthly community involvement initiative that provides a great opportunity for our organization to volunteer in the community and assist us in our effort to make the difference that will last a lifetime!
In Their Words
There is nothing that pushes me to strive on more than the testimonies of those that have gone before me. The first few weeks at Fisher were very challenging .The readings, assignments, team meetings, and a host of other important things seemed to come all at once. The 2nd year MBA student members of the Black MBA Association provided insights on how to be both effective and efficient. Knowing that they overcame many of my same challenges gives me the strength to keep doing my best.
The benefits of belonging to an association of this caliber transcend support with school work. The association is very active in the community through various volunteer and mentorship activities. This gives you the chance to become a well developed leader. There is a lot to be said of the networking opportunities as well that are available to us through the Black MBA Association's partnership with the Columbus Chapter of the National Black MBA Association.
- Precious Ugwumba, Current MBA student