The program is free for local high school students. Leaders must complete an application form, an essay and a parental success contract prior to the start of the program. For more information contact us by email at LOT@columbusbmba.org.
LOT workshops are held monthly on the third Saturday of each month from September through May. Invited speakers present and conduct workshops on various education and career-related topics.
Leaders visit local corporations as well as partner with other youth within the city for field trips, to participate in community service activities, and to gain exposure to social and cultural differences.
The pursuit of a college degree is an expensive venture. However, through the participation in LOT there are opportunities for the leaders to earn monetary rewards and scholarships such as with our annual case competition where the Leaders analyze and present a business case. The Columbus chapter placed first in the case competition in 2008 and earned a scholarship award for the team.
Business Case Competition®
Since 2002, the LOT National Business Case Competition® has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships and programming support. The Leaders of Tomorrow National Business Case Competition® is a challenge like no other competition in the world. High school students analyze an MBA-level graduate school business case study and present recommendations before panels of senior corporate executives and business school faculty. In the process, participants are required to master advanced math, critical thinking, analytical, writing, research, and public speaking skills, and then present detailed financial projections and implementation plans. Judges are instructed to evaluate the participants as if there were graduate students, or a potential professional consultant.
NBMBAA LOT® National Conference
Since 1991, LOT students from as far away as the United Kingdom and South Africa have met annually to learn from the best minds in the world to explore their career and college opportunities. The Leaders of Tomorrow® (LOT) Annual Conference is an intensive sun-up to sun-down challenge designed to help minority youth learn how to maximize their potential in both the short and long-terms. Much more than a series of inspirational speeches, the conference will give 8-12th grade students from across the country and around the globe the tools they need to develop a vision, develop action plans, and measure progress towards their goals.