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Howard University School of Business - Online Executive MBA

Howard Online Executive MBA Program Structure

The Howard Online Executive MBA is built with five essential pillars of essential learning: Executive Readiness, Strategic Thinking, Fresh Perspective, Values, and Connection. The program is designed for working professionals, so students can work full-time and still complete the program in as little as 18 months. Students must earn 42 credits to complete the program.


The 42-credit Howard Executive Online MBA covers learning essentials of finance, accounting, management, statistics, communications, ethics, and much more, all completely online. The program begins with a three-week “MBA Fundamentals” orientation and culminates with a Strategic Management Capstone centered around concepts involving corporate strategy.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Tuition for the Online Executive MBA is currently $65,940. Including the $300 enrollment fee, the total cost of the program comes to $66,240. Students are expected to spend around $800 on books per semester.

There are two fellowships, 12 teaching assistantships, and seven research assistantships available.
Federal grants, Stafford loans, scholarship programs, and employer-assisted payment options are all available.


Students applying for the Howard University Online Executive MBA must have at least seven years of professional work experience and five-or-more years of management or senior-level experience. Applicants must also provide an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, resume, a Statement of Interest, three letters of recommendation (one from a current supervisor), and a $75 application fee (waived for 2020-2021 admissions cycle due to COVID-19). The school does not require GMAT scores, but it is recommended. As well, a previous GPA of 3.0 is recommended for applicants, but it is not a requirement.

International applicants from non-native English speaking countries must provide proof of English competency, either with TOEFL or IELTS results.

2020-2021 Howard Online Executive MBA Deadlines

April 2021 EMBA Cohort Entry
Priority Deadline: January 18, 2021
Priority Deadline 2: February 1, 2021
Final Deadline: March 1, 2021

Howard Online Executive MBA FAQ’s

How has the university handled the pandemic?

All classes are online.

What MS programs are offered at Howard University?

There are several MS programs including anatomy, chemistry, computer science, and others.

What is the instructional format for the classes?

Asynchronous coursework and synchronous classes create opportunities for flexibility and collaboration amongst students.

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