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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.


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

Students join Howard University’s diverse full-time MBA program with an undergraduate degree and at least two years of professional work experience.


The Career Services Center provides students with access to the Career Resources Library, job and internship opportunities, and the opportunity to participate in career exploration week and on campus recruitment programs. In addition, students have access to self-assessment tools, career consulting, campus wide career resources, career links, and job search advice.

The average total compensation package for Howard School of Business’ graduating MBAs exceeds $105,000.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The 2017-18 Howard University full-time MBA degree tuition is $16,998 per semester. Howard University also charges the fees for Graduate School as follows:

Endowment Fee $15
Self-Help Fee $5
Technology Fee $125
Matriculation Fee $642.50

The Howard University Trustee Tuition Scholarship is a merit-based award (financial need is not a criterion) that recognizes high academic achievement within individual schools and colleges. The Scholarship is awarded annually by the Office of Financial Aid based on recommendations from the Deans of individual schools and colleges.

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.

Admissions Procedures

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.

Application Deadlines

Admission deadlines for the next fall cohort are:

Round Two – February 1, 2018
Round Three – April 1, 2018

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