In December 1969, a group of African-American accountants wanted to
establish an organization to address the concerns of minorities
entering the accounting profession and to make a commitment to
professional and academic excellence. The group met and was determined
to "make a difference" and make an impact in the accounting profession.
In 1970, National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA)
chartered its first professional chapter, located in New
York City. From these humble beginnings, NABA has become a nationwide
membership organization representing over 100,000 members.
Rutgers University-Newark Chapter of NABA was founded in 1992.
Since our inception, the RU-Newark chapter of NABA has always
been committed to serving the needs of all students of color on the
campus. The RU-Newark chapter of NABA is always recruiting new
students, but this year our recruitment efforts are targeted to
directly attract more students from all academic majors, ethnic
backgrounds, cultures, and religions. Our Public Relations
Committee has been distributing flyers on campus to students inside and
outside of classroom. NABA is not only an organization that is
committed to diversity, but is also dedicated to addressing the many
needs of our students.
Rutgers Newark Chapter of the National Association of Black
Accountants, Inc. (NABA) has the largest student support in the state
of New Jersey. Many of its members have been very successful in their
respective fields and have continued on to become CPA‘s and top
managers within major firms and corporations.
NABA continues to work on campus for the betterment and edification of
all students in any major. Its commitment to excellence has made its
student members some of the most sought after on campuses across the
country. Its emphasis on character building, ethics, morality and
professionalism has helped students gain the respect and competence
needed to maintain that competitive edge in the business environment.
To encourage a continued commitment to excellence, NABA rewards its
student members with scholarships based on need and academic
NABA has many conventions throughout the year. The student convention,
which is held in October, provides an excellent opportunity for
students to attend skills workshops, and interview with prospective
employers for summer internships and/or full time employment.
NABA’s purpose is to
address the professional and educational needs of its members, by
providing avenues for member growth and development in the fields of
Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Economics, IT, and general Management