Benchmark Qualifications


The MBA seeks Black and Hispanic businesses with the potential to increase revenue, production, and resources.

Minimum qualifications for consideration are:

  • Black or Hispanic owned and operated business (>51%)
  • Headquartered in Tampa/Hillsborough County, Florida
  • Current business plan with a well-defined growth strategy 
  • Annual Gross Revenue of $500,000 +

Selection and Recruitment

Four to six candidates are accepted to participate in the MBA each year. The cohort size allows for each program participant to receive the appropriate level of attention from program staff and volunteers, while building a support network with the other program participants.

Financial Commitment

If selected, tuition is $750 per year with year one tuition being due November 1, 2018. Year two tuition is due November 1, 2019. Failure to pay tuition by the deadline will result in immediate dismissal from the program, without refund.

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