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Howard University, School of Business Full Time MBA

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Since its inception in 1970, Howard University School of Business has produced thousands of distinguished MBA and BBA graduates prepared to meet the challenges of the global business environment. As a top-notch business school, Howard was the first in Washington, DC to be accredited by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The business school’s prominence has continued to grow with the addition of new programs, the awarding of various distinction and accreditations, as well as positive assessments from well respected academic reviews.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Full Time
Tuition (Total) $65,046
Average Starting Salary $90,706

Program Information

Howard University School of Business Says

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Since its inception in 1970, Howard University School of Business has produced thousands of distinguished MBA and BBA graduates prepared to meet the challenges of the global business environment. As a top-notch business school, Howard was the first in Washington, DC to be accredited by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The business school’s prominence has continued to grow with the addition of new programs, the awarding of various distinction and accreditations, as well as positive assessments from well respected academic reviews.

Specializations Offered: Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Information Systems / Information Technology, International Business, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
Degrees Awarded: MBA, Full Time.

Rankings

Rankings

Program Rankings

Bloomberg

#60 Businessweek Full Time MBA Programs

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Northeast)
#1 Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students
#6 Most Competitive Students

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 44% accepted out of 115 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 26
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.05
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 511
  • Average Years Work Experience: 3
  • Application Fee: $65

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Work Experience, Recommendations

Admission Information

Applicants to the Howard MBA program must submit the following materials to the Admissions Office: a completed application form; an up-to-date resume; an official score report for the GMAT (taken no more than 5 years before date of application); official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate course work; three letters of recommendation, co...Applicants to the Howard MBA program must submit the following materials to the Admissions Office: a completed application form; an up-to-date resume; an official score report for the GMAT (taken no more than 5 years before date of application); official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate course work; three letters of recommendation, completed by at least one academic and one professional supervisor; a personal statement describing the applicant's abilities, experiences, and goals in pursuing the MBA; and proof of at least 2 years of significant post-collegiate professional or managerial experience. Applicants must have completed advanced college algebra and/or calculus in order to be admitted. International applicants must submit all of the above plus a Statement of Financial Resources. International students who attended a non-English speaking undergraduate institution must have their transcripts translated and interpreted by a professional service. They must also submit an official score report for the TOEFL.

The Princeton Review

Important Dates

Round 1
May

15

Deadline
August

25

Start

Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes

Top Employers Of Graduates From This Program Include: Department of Treasury, JPMorgan Chase, Marsh & McLennan, Alcoa, Unilever

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Manufacturing 32% $79,500
Technology 18% $98,875
Consulting 14% $103,333
Pharma / Biotech / Healthcare 9% $110,000
Non Profit 9% $80,000
Petroleum / Energy 5% $90,000

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 95
Percent International Students 20%
Total Full-Time Faculty 36
Full-Time Faculty 92%

Student Life

“The life as a graduate student in Howard University is filled with work as well as fun.” The school offers a good amount of “student activities and community involvement.” The student body consists of a “creative, organized, and motivated” bunch who are eager to “change the future of business.” This dedication shows by their commitment to serve “on Boards and associations throughout DC, MD and VA”; and even though, “there is a healthy competition among classmates,” it does not deter from the “family” environment that exists around the school. “We are all focused on being successful but just as interested in doing what we can to ensure our classmates are making the right connections and prepared to succeed as well. We all want our class to continue Howard's legacy of producing competent and successful minority students.”

Career

Many students appreciate career services for their “outstanding program” and “great networking opportunities.” One student says these services are “the best I've seen around, they create opportunities after opportunities.” Not only do they do “a fantastic job placing their students with internships and careers,” they also have in place a “strong alumni network.” Students receive “tons of emails from the University staff about intern­ship and full-time employment opportunities.” They report “plenty of social and net­working opportunities,” and appreciate the “several programs [organized] by the school to develop [their] leadership skills.” These include required monthly leadership development workshops “that help with job preparation, search, placement, and achievement,” as well as “an executive lecture series every semester where the CEOs of large corporations come and speak with us and we are able to network with them.”Besides Howard’s “corporate connections” and “resources available in Washington, D.C.,” students are “impressed with the variety of recruiters that visit the school with a sincere interest in the MBA students (particularly in the Supply Chain Management pro¬gram).” Top Businesses recently hiring Howard graduate students include Intel, Dell, AT&T,WW Grainger, Inc., and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. “The recruitment here for minority talent is unparalleled.” This student definitely agrees and declares, “I am con¬fident that I will secure the job that want when I graduate.”

The Princeton Review

Students Say

Students at Howard University School of Business feel confident that their degree will earn them the right position after graduation. Job placement is one of the school’s great­est strengths, and “with the economy in the state that it is, it is imperative that you attend a university that will help you get employment.” An education at Howard provides stu­dents with “access to top-level managers within the business world and…out-of-class preparedness for the real world of business.” “The school has a far-reaching network and reputation, and also provides opportunities to its students that are on par with top 20 MBA programs.”Many know Howard University as the “most prestigious African American University in the country.” Being a part of the school’s “strong legacy” is important to many and also a source of pride to carry the Howard “brand name.” The School of Business “provides a wealth of opportunities to students,” and perhaps some of the “best opportunities for minority students.” “From CEO lectures, Fortune 500 companies recruiting daily on campus, and various opportunities abroad, the program is able to provide a well-round­ed MBA experience.”“Howard University School of Business is a very unique learning environment.” “Everyone in the program is striving for excellence.” A student explains the value of her classmate’s energy and excitement towards learning. “I look forward to every class because it's…intellectually stimulating.” Intimate classes add to the quality of learning and overall strength of the program. “Due to the size of the program the students are extremely close and supportive.” High quality learning is possible thanks to professors that are “extremely personable and more than willing to go out of their way to assist stu­dents.” Outside of classes, professors “are always approachable and are actively interest­ed in how their subject directly relates to the students internships and future career goals so they can do their best to prepare students for their bright futures.”Thankfully, the obstacle of cost is surpassed for many here as “Howard provides a sig­nificant amount of financial assistance to its students.” “When you consider that some high-performing students are able to earn half or full tuition coverage, there is even more value added to the degree.” “The academic experience can be difficult to balance at times as most students are involved in some form of extracurricular activities.” What makes all the hard work and money Howard students spend worthwhile are the “high returns expected from the investment.” With all the “access to networks and recruiters, and global travel opportunities, the program does deliver considerable value for an MBA.”Although students would mostly agree that “school administration have an invested interest in our success,” several opined that they “could be more efficient.” Other areas that students thought could use improvement include, “technology capabilities of class-room[s] and aging buildings.”

The Princeton Review

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    (1) Center for Accounting Education; (2) Center for Banking and Financial Services; (3) Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management; (4) Center for Professional Development; (5) D.C. Small Business Development Center; (6) Georgia Avenue, Development, Growth and Enterprise Transformatoin (GADGET) Center; (7) Global Business Center; (8) Institute of Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship Center; and (9) Real Estate Apprenticeship Program (R.E.A.P).

  • International Student Support Groups:

    The School of Business houses an International Student Association designed to support our students as global business leaders of 21st Century. In addition, Howard University has several international student associations designed to support students personally, professionally and academically. To learn more about the various country-specific student association, visit http://www.howard.edu/currentstudents/studentlifeactivities/

  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups:

    http://www.howard.edu/currentstudents/studentlifeactivities/

  • Minority Support Groups:

    The Howard University MBA Program maintains partnerships with the National Black MBA Association, National Society of Hispanic MBA, and most recently, Asian MBA on the national and local levels. Graduate students are strongly encouraged to join and participate in these organizations. Also, other university minority support groups can be found at http://www.howard.edu/currentstudents/studentlifeactivities.

  • Peer Tutoring Programs:

    Through the graduate assistantship program and/or student volunteers.

  • Research Facilities:

    (1) Center for Accounting Education; (2) Center for Banking and Financial Services; (3) Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management; (4) Center for Professional Development; (5) D.C. Small Business Development Center; (6) Georgia Avenue, Development, Growth and Enterprise Transformatoin (GADGET) Center; (7) Global Business Center; (8) Institute of Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship Center; and (9) Real Estate Apprenticeship Program (R.E.A.P).

  • Study Abroad:

    Brazil, China, Dubai, India, South Africa

  • Women Support Groups:

    Howard University MBA Program has a relationship with the MBA Women International Association, and encourages female students to join and actively participate in the Association.

    Other university support for women can be found at http://www.howard.edu/currentstudents/studentlifeactivities.

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Howard University School of Business include:

Rodney E. Thomas - Chairman and CEO, Thomas & Herbert Consulting, LLC

Cecil St. Jules - Managing Director, Bank of New York Mellon

Kerry L. Nelson - Senior Vice President and Asset Servicing Practice Leader, Northern Trust Company

Sheila Morgan-Johnson - Chief Investment Officer and Chief Operating Officer, District of Columbia Retirement Board

Van Andrew Ewing II - Managing Partner, New York Life Insurance Company

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $34,993

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: Department of Treasury, JPMorgan Chase, Marsh & McLennan, Alcoa, Unilever

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Other 48% $94,182
Business 43% $90,444
Finance / Accounting 34% $94,000
Operations / Logistics 26% $87,000
Financial Services 26% $97,500
Consulting 22% $93,000
Government 13% $80,000
Consulting 13% $100,000
Manufacturing 13% $80,000
General Management 9% $110,000
Marketing / Sales 9% $91,500
Technical 9% $92,000
Non Profit 4% $75,000

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 55%
Three Month Employment 77%
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