Lehigh and National Black MBA Association Forge New Partnership

Lehigh’s College of Business has announced that it will be providing a range of scholarships to qualified incoming students who are members of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) for its one-year, full-time MBA program. The initiative begins in cooperation with the association with the Lehigh 1 MBA summer cohort 2021.

NBMBAA is the leading business organization for black professionals. Their mission is to promote the creation of educational, wealth creation and growth opportunities for those who are historically underrepresented throughout their careers as students, entrepreneurs and professionals.

“At Lehigh Business, our one-year MBA program prepares each student to take on problem-solving challenges that will enable them to grow as future political leaders,” said Georgette Chapman Phillips, Dean of Kevin L. and Lisa A. Clayton of Lehigh’s College of Business. “Our unique curriculum and dedicated faculty create the framework for a student experience that truly shapes the future. With NBMBAA as a partner, Lehigh has access to NBMBAA members who add value to the cohort through diverse life experiences.

She added, “The combined experience of NBMBAA and Lehigh results in a unique MBA program where different business-related viewpoints are expressed and discussed. This ultimately leads to better business decisions.”

“The National Black MBA Association is honored to have Lehigh University among its trusted college partners,” said Joe Handy, president and CEO of the association. “This collaboration will serve our 21,000 talented members extremely well as NBMBAA members don’t just have access.” to an institution as respected as Lehigh, but can do so with generous scholarships, paving the way for future business leaders.

To qualify for a scholarship, applicants must be an active member of the association and meet the requirements for admission to Lehigh’s 1 MBA program.

Lehigh’s 1 MBA program joins a small select group of MBA programs as a Diamond Tier member. “Diamond Tier status works very well for both organizations as it allows historically underrepresented groups to gain access to MBA training while NBMBAA members continue to develop new industry relationships,” said Phillips.

The agreement also offers Lehigh 1 MBA students who are association members future opportunities to attend the association’s annual conference. establish A team competing for $ 50,000 worth of cash prizes and job opportunities for the National Black MBA Association’s Graduate Case Competitionand access to other professional development opportunities offered by the association.

The final application deadline for the Lehigh 1-MBA Summer 2021 cohort program ends on May 15, 2021 for domestic applicants and April 19, 2021 for international applicants.

For more information, contact Kevin Ezzell, 1-MBA Program Director at [email protected] or 610-758-3418. Information about the NBMBAA partner scholarships can be found here.

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