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Start Your Journey Today!

Take the first step in preparing to lead at the very top – locally, nationally, and globally, when you enroll in Howard University’s Online MBA and Executive MBA programs.

We provide an exceptional level of student support from your initial inquiry to graduation—and beyond, as you’ll always be a part of the HU family. Our goal is to provide the information you need to make your enrollment experience straightforward, intuitive, and simple.

Our enrollment team is eager to answer all your questions regarding tuition, financial aid, student loans, transfer credits, and computer requirements.

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Prepare the required documents to complete your application. See the list of application requirements below. Remember to review financial aid information as well.

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Admissions Requirements

Meeting the admissions requirements means you have the foundation, experience, and ability to succeed in our rigorous programs. Please note that program requirements vary.

Carefully review each item listed and download your application checklist, as incomplete applications will not be accepted or considered.

Online MBA

Candidates for the Online MBA program must have at least 2 years of postgraduate professional experience.

  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • A cumulative 3.0 or higher GPA recommended, but not required.

GMAT or GRE is required for the Online MBA (school code 5297). See GMAT for online exam details. See GRE for online exam details.

Current resume or CV detailing all previous work experience.

Applicants should provide a personal statement that describes the uniqueness of his/her character, abilities, issues of diversity, academic history, community service activities, and professional experience. Additionally, the statement should discuss the applicant’s interest in the Howard University Online MBA program and how completing the Online MBA will facilitate realizing his/her dreams and aspirations. The statement should be between 2-3 pages and double-spaced.

Two (2) letters of recommendation that address your intellectual and personal capabilities.

Topics should cover personal integrity, ability to work with others, leadership qualities, oral and written communication skills, and community involvement. Recommenders should be professional and may come from a supervisor, a member of academia, a mentor, and/or someone who can attest to these capabilities.

All letters should be on official letterhead, signed, and uploaded to the online application site by the recommenders. Letters may also be sent electronically to onlinebusiness@howard.edu as a PDF attachment. All letters must be sent directly from the recommenders. We will not accept letters that are provided by the applicant.

Official transcripts are required from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Transcripts may be delivered electronically (preferred) to onlinebusiness@howard.edu. In order to be considered official, they must be sent through the National Student Clearinghouse or delivered through a secure University Office of the Registrar system.

Transcripts may also be delivered via U.S. mail to:

Mailing Address
Howard School of Business
Office of Graduate Programs
Attn: Online MBA
2600 6th Street, NW, Room 236
Washington, DC 20059

Online MBA: $123 (non-refundable). Waived for those enrolling in the Fall 2021 Cohort.

Applicants may transfer a maximum of six graduate semester hours from other programs that are accredited by the AACSB-International Association for Management Education provided the courses to be transferred were not used to satisfy requirements for another degree. Note, only those courses in which a grade of B or higher was earned will be considered for transfer credit.

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Executive MBA

Candidates for the EMBA program must have at least 7 years of postgraduate professional experience and 5 or more years of management/leadership experience. Must be comfortable with the basic concepts of business, able to show progressive experience on your resume, and ready to transition into a position that is at, or the equivalent of, a C-Suite level role.

  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • A cumulative 3.0 or higher GPA recommended, but not required.

GMAT or Executive Assessment is optional but highly recommended for those who had a lower GPA (school code 5297). See GMAT for online exam details.

Current resume or CV detailing all previous work experience.

Applicants should provide a personal statement that describes the uniqueness of his/her character, abilities, issues of diversity, academic history, community service activities, and professional experience. Additionally, the statement should discuss the applicant’s interest in the Howard University Online Executive MBA program (EMBA) and how completing the EMBA will facilitate realizing his/her dreams and aspirations. The statement should be between 2-3 pages and double-spaced.

Two (2) letters of recommendation that address your intellectual and personal capabilities.

Topics should cover personal integrity, ability to work with others, leadership qualities, oral and written communication skills, and community involvement. Recommenders should be professional and may come from a supervisor, a member of academia, a mentor, and/or someone who can attest to these capabilities.

All letters should be on official letterhead, signed, and uploaded to the online application site by the recommenders. Letters may also be sent electronically to onlinebusiness@howard.edu as a PDF attachment. All letters must be sent directly from the recommenders. We will not accept letters that are provided by the applicant.

Official transcripts are required from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Transcripts may be delivered electronically (preferred) to onlinebusiness@howard.edu. In order to be considered official, they must be sent through the National Student Clearinghouse or delivered through a secure University Office of the Registrar system.

Transcripts may also be delivered via U.S. mail to:

Mailing Address
Howard School of Business
Office of Graduate Programs
Attn: Online Executive MBA
2600 6th Street, NW, Room 236
Washington, DC 20059

Executive MBA: $75 (non-refundable). Waived for those enrolling in the Fall 2021 Cohort.

We do not accept transfer credits for the Executive MBA program.

Download Your Application Checklist

International Applicants

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results for international students for whom English is not their native language should be forwarded from the Education Testing Service.

  • A score of 550 on the paper-based test (PBT)
  • A score of 79 on the internet-based test (iBT)
  • In place of the TOEFL (if not offered in your country), applicants may submit results from the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 6.5.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Now enrolling for our Spring 2022 Cohort.

Priority Submit
September 13, 2021
Priority II Submit
September 27, 2021

Start of Classes

EMBA
January 2022
Online MBA
January 2022

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