The National Black MBA Association Inc. presents its 36th Annual Conference and Exposition in Atlanta Sept. 16-20. The event is one of the nation’s largest and uniquely comprehensive focusing on professional development and career opportunities. It’s also a time for bringing together like-minded individuals and building intellectual and financial wealth for African Americans, attracting more than 9,000 professionals, including C-suite executives, business professionals, entrepreneurs, scholars and Fortune 500 corporations.

More than 40 speakers from a variety of industries will be sharing insights on career development, education, entrepreneurship and leadership including Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Lisa Price, Robin Roberts, Desiree Rogers, Keith Wyche and more.

Honorary co-chairs for this event are Alexander B. Cummings, EVP and chief administrative officer at The Coca-Cola Co.; Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D., president of Spelman College; Arnold W. Donald, president and CEO, Carnival Corp.; and Kasim Reed, mayor of Atlanta. This year’s theme “The Art of Leadership: Inspiration. Innovation. Collaboration,” is evident across all conference programs, seminars and activities, with topics including:

  • Rules of the Corner Office
  • The Art of Negotiating Salary
  • The Elastic Executive
  • Why MBAs Should Consider a Project Management Certification

Attendees will have an opportunity to expand their brands and network with industry leaders, recruiters, seasoned and young professionals, students and recent graduates.

Other main events, with sponsors including Chrysler, Cox Communications, Marriott International, FedEx, The Coca-Cola Co., Accenture, 3M, Northwestern Mutual, PNC Bank, Starbucks, Nationwide, Bank of America, The Executive Leadership Council, GlaxosmithKline and LinkedIn, include:

  • Career Expo
  • Business Case Competition
  • Career Success Network Center
  • Conference Job Match
  • Entrepreneurial Institute
  • Leadership Institute
  • Lifestyle Studio

For more information on the conference or to register, visit

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