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.”

Overview

Applicants
90
Acceptance Rate
54%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.35
Years Work Experience
3.66
Average Age
26

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
410 - 580
GPA
2.66 - 3.60

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
November 15

Regular Application Deadline
April 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
April 1

Round 1
November 15

Round 2
February 1

Round 3
April 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic

Work Experience
Other Factors

SCHOOL TYPE AND ACCREDITATION

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Overall

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 classroom[s] and aging buildings.”


PROGRAM TYPES

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
2:1
Total Faculty
36

89
Full-time
83
Minority
31
Female
11
Part-time

Specialities of faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development

Finance (Investments & Portfolio Analysis, Financial Markets/Institutions, Corporate Finance)

International Business


Real Estate: Commercial and Residential

Supply Chain Management

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Required

Description
Sustainability and green projects are addressed in several required business core and electives courses.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Graduate students work with faculty, university, non-profit organizations and the local community on various research projects, including sustainability research and/or green projects. Howard University also completed a rain garden funded by a $10,000 grant from the national Home Depot Retool Your School competition. The first installation was completed during the Earth Day festivities in fall 2010 and is located behind the Blackburn Center, in an area that collects a substantial amount of rainwater runoff. Four large perforated 10-gallon water collection containers were installed underground within the area of the garden in addition to the gravel sub-bed. This allows increased water collection capacity and minimizes flooding of the garden during heavy rainstorms. The water collected will also enhance the growth of the native plants in the garden. New solar lighting and benches constructed of recycled material will soon be installed to complete this truly “green” project. Once again, Howard University is participating in RecycleMania, an annual competition of more than 600 universities and colleges that promotes recycling and waste reduction activities on America’s campuses. This year’s competition started on Jan. 23, 2011 and will end on April 2, 2011. During the 10 weeks of the competition, registered schools will collect and report data on all recycling solid waste disposal activities. Now is the time to show the nation that Howard’s recycling program can and will be among the top programs in the country. The University’s success depends on the involvement and support of the entire community. For further information, contact the Office of Capital Planning and Sustainability by e-mailing Alfonzye Chisholm (achisholm@howard.edu) or Carla Annang (cannang@howard.edu) or by calling 202-806-2399. (Ceasar)

School's environmental commitment 1:
Howard University is a partner of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), and each year EDF selects MBA graduate students to serve as fellows/summer interns on helping nonprofit institutions conserve energy and identify best practices on sustainability. To learn more, visit -http://www.edf.org/jobs/internships-fellowships and http://www.howard.edu/renewal/facilities/sustainability.html.

School's environmental commitment 2:
The MBA students are directly involved with the Howard University Office of Sustainability of the University in ensuring the implementation of "green" principles and policies that support the Howard mission to provide an exceptional educational opportunity, while diminishing the institution’s impact on the environment. To learn more visit - http://www.howard.edu/renewal/facilities/sustainability.html.

School's environmental commitment 3:
In conjunction with the University-wide Alternative Spring Break Program, our students are involved in numerous activities to provide aid and relief in the revitalization of Haiti, as well as provide continued commitment to the revitalization of poverty areas in major urban cities in the United States.

Career overview

Career Rating
96
Average Starting Salary
$87,335

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
87%
School Facilitiated
13%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
87%
School Facilitiated
13%
Graduate Facilitated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

52%
Operations/Logistics
17%
Finance/Accounting
14%
Marketing
9%
Human Resources
4%
Information Technology
4%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

44%
Mid-Atlantic
26%
Midwest
26%
Northeast
4%
Southwest

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Operations / Logistics 52% $92,000 $86,198 $60,000 $100,000
Finance / Accounting 17% $81,000 $86,500 $75,000 $109,000
Marketing / Sales 14% $96,000 $95,333 $90,000 $100,000
Human Resources 9% $82,500 $82,500 $65,000 $100,000
Information Technology 4% $90,000 $90,000 $90,000 $90,000
Other 4%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Manufacturing 43% $93,000 $89,000 $60,000 $100,000
Financial Services 23% $87,500 $88,000 $77,000 $100,000
Consulting 9% $82,500 $82,500 $65,000 $100,000
Consumer Products 4% $109,000 $109,000 $109,000 $109,000
Government 4% $64,375 $64,375 $64,375 $64,375
Non-profit 4%
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 4% $80,000 $80,000 $80,000 $80,000

Prominent Alumni

Wayne A.I. Frederick
President, Howard University

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

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

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

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

Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$48,643

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$26,154

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
95%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
58%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
81%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
61%

New Students Receiving Loans
61%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$33,166
Tuition (Out-State)
$33,166
Fees (In-State)
$1,233
Fees (Out-State)
$1,233

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,840
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,840

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$21,518
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$21,518
Academic Expenses
$5,000

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
83
Part Time
31%

In State
16.0%
Out of State
84.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
65

Demographics

82.00%
Minorities
18.00%
International

61% female
39% male

Campus Life

Students Say

“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.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
MBA Admissions
Office of Graduate Programs

Address
2600 Sixth Street, NW
Suite 236
Washington, DC 20059
United States

Phone
202-806-1725

Fax
202-986-4435

Email
MBA_bschool@howard.edu
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Key Stats

90
Applicants
83
Size
54%
Acceptance Rate

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