National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Conference and Exposition
The National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Conference and Exposition attracts more than 9,000 attendees annually.

Warrington’s commitment to diversity continues through NBMBAA sponsorship

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business Administration has been named the official academic sponsor of the 37th Annual National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Conference and Exposition.

The conference, one of the nation’s largest professional development and job recruitment events, takes place Sept. 22-26 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

“The first step to increase diversity in U.S. corporate boardrooms is to increase diversity in the nation’s premier graduate business programs,” said Dr. S. Selcuk Erenguc, Senior Associate Dean of the Warrington College of Business Administration and Director of the Hough Graduate School of Business. “NBMBAA’s commitment to advancing this cause is exceptional, and we’re proud to support its efforts by sponsoring this important event.”

The conference attracts more than 9,000 attendees annually, and features speakers from Fortune 500 companies, workshops dedicated to leadership, networking and other business-minded activities, and information sessions with the nation’s premier MBA programs.

“The inclusion of institutions of higher education during the National Black MBA Association annual conference plays an important role in demonstrating academic value for attendees seeking graduate business schools,” said Jesse Tyson, NBMBAA President and Chief Executive Officer. “As an academic partner, the University of Florida is a bridge from our organization to the academic community where attendees gain insight into pursuing or enhancing graduate degrees.”

UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business has supplemented the travel expenses of more than 80 UF MBA students in each of the past two years to NBMBAA’s national conference, helping them find enriching careers at some of the nation’s leading companies.

“Our increased level of commitment to this event over the past two years has significantly increased the exposure of the UF MBA Program to many Fortune 500 companies that are now considering and hiring our students into internships and full-time jobs,” said Craig Petrus, Director of the Hough Graduate School’s Graduate Business Career Services (GBCS) office.

Offering a progressive curriculum and delivering cutting-edge concepts in areas of greatest demand from employers, UF MBA provides an unmatched educational experience. UF MBA offers three full-time options—including a Two-Year Traditional program—and six part-time options within its Executive, Internet and Professional programs. UF MBA’s full-time program was ranked 16th among all U.S. public business programs in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools 2016,” and its Internet MBA was ranked No. 3 in the world by the Financial Times in the publication’s “Online MBA 2015 Rankings.”