Wednesday, April 1, 2015

With 10 founding members, Northeastern Illinois University has established the first undergraduate chapter in the history of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs.

NSHMBA was founded in 1988 with a vision to be the premier Hispanic business organization for Hispanic business professionals. Dedicated to increasing the number of Hispanics graduating with M.B.A.s, NSHMBA opens doors for Hispanic talent by sourcing leadership positions, securing job placement and enhancing professional development.

Prior to arriving at Northeastern, College of Business and Management Dean Michael Bedell had experience with NSHMBA helping to turn his students into business professionals.

“We could not be more excited to welcome NSHMBA into our University community,” Bedell said. “Our students are self-starters who leave the University well-prepared to work in diverse environments. The addition of an undergraduate NSHMBA chapter will be a tremendous resource as they look for every competitive edge on their paths to professional success.”

Hispanics with M.B.A.s traditionally have been NSHMBA’s sole focus, but this year the organization is reaching beyond the M.B.A. community to undergraduate and high school-level students. By building Hispanic talent from the ground up, NSHMBA hopes to empower Hispanic business professionals to achieve their full educational, economic and social potential.