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Howard University School of Business

Howard University Full-Time MBA Program Structure

The Howard University full-time MBA program offers students a stimulating management-style environment that shapes their careers as leaders in business. Students are admitted into the program only in the fall, once per year.

Full-Time Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 67 (tie)
• Bloomberg: 33 (U.S.); 38 (Global)


The Howard University full-time MBA program consists of an aggregate of 54 credit hours to complete the program. All MBA students are required to complete 39 credit hours of core courses that provide the foundation for graduate business education.

In addition to the core curriculum requirement, a student must complete 15 credit hours of elective/concentration courses. The student may choose to either concentrate on a specific discipline or alternatively choose to complete a variety of elective courses toward earning a general MBA. Students may choose one of the following disciplines: Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Marketing, or Supply Chain Management.

Class Profile

There are 51 students enrolled in the Howard University Business School full-time MBA program. Just over 88 percent of those students are of American underrepresented minority status. Those students are, on average, 25-years old, 45.1 percent female, have a GPA of 3.14, a GMAT average of 508 (410-590 range), and just under four years of previous professional work experience.

Career Statistics

About 84.6 percent of Howard University full-time MBA students earn employment within three months of graduation and earned an average base salary of $107,026.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The Howard University full-time MBA degree tuition is $33,996 per year.

Expenses for room, board, books, and more are an estimated $26,518 for all full-time and part-time MBA students.

There are two fellowships, 12 teaching assistantships, and seven research assistantships available.

Most student loans are based on either financial need or creditworthiness and are available only to US citizens and permanent residents. Howard students commonly use the Federal Stafford Loan Program, Alternative Education Loans, and the ACCESS Loan Program. Private loans may also be available.


Applicants to the MBA program must have completed a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Calculus or Applied Calculus is required at the undergraduate level before admission to the program.

To apply to the Howard University full-time MBA program, applicants must submit a completed application form, college transcripts from degree-granting and non-degree-granting institutions, a current résumé, and three letters of recommendation. The school also requires applicants to complete a personal statement. Applicants must also send in their GMAT or GRE scores and a nonrefundable $75 application fee. International non-native English speaking applicants must also submit TOEFL scores.

Admission deadlines for the next fall cohort are:

Round Three – April 1, 2019

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