Executive Master of Business Administration
Our distinguished Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program draws upon the legacy of one of America’s top business schools. The Online EMBA program is designed to enhance the development of experienced professionals with the technical skills needed to build and strengthen their position as senior leadership and effect organizational change across diverse business environments.
Designed and instructed by our award-winning staff, the EMBA curriculum will give you the framework to conduct data-based business analyses, make informed financial decisions, and lead high-performing teams. In addition to being immersed in high-level business topics and curriculum, you will also gain an applied understanding of finance, management, innovative business practices, and accounting through the Strategic Management Capstone and international experiences.
You will complete the EMBA program prepared to lead in a global marketplace amongst the corporate elite. The accessible online format addresses specific professional competencies while connecting you with Howard University’s extensive network of students, alumni, and corporate partners.
Learning for a Lifetime
HU School of Business
We develop business leaders who grow financially healthy companies while acting with the highest level of character, integrity, and purpose.
You will learn to identify and mobilize talent across an organization and develop strategies for solving complex business problems, nationally and internationally.
Gain access to an extensive and proud alumni network that reaches across the globe, opening doors of opportunity and connectivity to major corporations and organizations.
Good corporate citizenship is essential to building a successful company and career. Learn to champion a business that benefits the greater good while being attentive and respectful to the needs of humankind. Examine important legal and ethical business issues that can impact your integrity and morality.
Students focus on evolving industry issues and use an integrated approach to explore problem-solving and decision-making. You’ll learn to recognize the impact each decision has on the organization as a whole, and balance growth potential with risk management.
Explore a holistic view of business that considers the financial, ethical, and human factors that can shape your outlooks and perspectives. Discover new ways to create an environment that encourages and operationalizes innovation throughout the organization.
An Executive MBA Program Built for Success
Today’s business leaders need to have an entrepreneurial mindset with an emphasis on technology and innovation. Leveraging awareness of our global business environment will allow you to build successful strategic partnerships for your organization. In addition to having direct access to a dynamic faculty, the academic and career support we offer ensures that each student has an incomparable return on investment.
International Immersion Opportunities
Who is the Program For?
Our Executive MBA program is for experienced professionals and emerging leaders from a range of industries, who would like to enhance their skillset, reach the next level of success in their careers, and confidently lead across all aspects of an organization.
We welcome those who have an entrepreneurial mindset, who seek to develop a financially healthy startup while acting with the highest level of character, integrity, and purpose. No matter your background, we extend and reinforce the prestigious legacy of Howard University’s School of Business to each student at every step of their career.
Is this the right program for me?
- I have at least 7 years of professional experience.
- I have at least 5 years of management/leadership experience.
- I can easily show progressive experience on my resume.
- I feel comfortable with the basic concepts of Business from my experiences up to this point.
- I am looking to transition into a position that is at, or the equivalent of, a C-Suite level role.
- I desire a program that is rigorous and fast-paced.
What You Will Learn
The EMBA program consists of 42 credit hours, with 14 courses. The inclusive curriculum is grounded in data-based business analysis, equipping you to lead high-performing teams and make informed financial decisions.
This course examines the principles, human resources, and structural framework involved in the organization and management of for- and not-for-profit organizations. This operational approach to problem-solving analyzes motivation, behavior, and executive leadership within the organizational framework.
This course covers marketing management theory and practices in business organizations. It examines how marketing interfaces with other business functions while emphasizing the planning and implementation activities required to attain marketing goals for the organization. Topics covered include analyzing marketing opportunities, researching and selecting target markets, developing marketing strategies, operating in the international market, and planning and controlling marketing programs.
This course introduces students to financial and managerial accounting concepts and their application in the decision-making process. You will complete case analyses on a variety of accounting topics to apply the concepts covered in this class. This course is not a requirement for students who have earned a professional certification in accounting (e.g., CPA, CIA, CFE). Undergraduate accounting majors may petition to have this course waived. Students who have this course waived are required to replace it with an approved MAcc course.
This course explores the concepts of modern organizational information systems and technologies for implementing these systems. Discover the role of information systems in organizations, particularly in strategic planning, gaining competitive advantage, and the use of these systems in business problem-solving. Furthermore, you’ll examine innovative processes from a managerial perspective.
This course examines economic systems, aggregate economic theory including inflation and unemployment, and national income accounting theory and analysis. You’ll dive deep into the investigation of price theory in the allocation of resources, market structures, quantitative estimating, business decisions on price and output, and forecasting of costs and profits.
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the entrepreneurship process. Topics include, but are not limited to, creativity and innovation, entrepreneurship, feasibility analysis, venture finance, and business plan development.
Prerequisite: Organizational Behavior and Leadership
Students explore the foundation of the management consulting industry and learn consulting frameworks and methods. Through case studies, class discussions, and student projects, you will learn how to apply your technical expertise and experience. You’ll complete the program with the skill to approach industry problems as an expert and deliver effective solutions for clients in the public and private sectors.
This course helps develop an understanding of and analytical skills for financial management, with a focus on the valuation of cash flows, the relationship between risk and return, capital budgeting, and working capital management.
Prerequisite: Financial Accounting
This course focuses on the relationship between communication, management, and the traditional functions of business writing. You will examine the theoretical and practical business aspects of oral and written communication. And ultimately, learn to incorporate integrative applications of written communication and oral presentation skills, research design, data collection and analysis, and computer technology.
This course takes a managerial approach to the use of statistical concepts and data analysis, covering topics such as descriptive statistics, probability, Bayesian analysis, sampling, statistical inference and correlation, and regression analysis. Students become familiar with Office Automation Systems and standard statistical software.
This course examines the study of production and service operations from a systems perspective. System-wide problem conceptualization and definition methodologies, such as quality function deployment and supply chain management, are also presented. You will participate in active discussions covering global strategic and competitive issues. Students will analyze cases and develop a project using the principles learned in this course. The coursework utilizes decision support systems software as appropriate.
Prerequisite: Management Statistics and Data Analysis
This course addresses the legal, social, economic, and historical background of contracts, property, sales, secured transactions, negotiable instruments, agency, partnerships, and corporations. The course will also address legal and ethical issues relating to various organizations and industries such as health and medical, etc.
In this course, students develop a framework for analyzing and examining the complexity and diversity of the international business environment. You will explore theories and analyses relevant to major national and regional business environments. Organizational and functional issues are discussed, including firm structures and industry analysis. A two-week trip to China, India, or South Africa is optional.
Learn to develop business plans that solve complex business problems. This capstone course involves the formulation and implementation of corporate strategy. Topics include long-range planning, acquisitions and mergers, and business policy. Students will present their findings to a panel of faculty and top industry professionals, then receive feedback and recommendations for moving forward. Dean and other faculty will attend.
Contact your Enrollment Advisor for more information about the Capstone course.
Our world-class faculty are from an abundance of backgrounds and industries. They represent the top corporate executives, nonprofit directors, and government administrators of today’s leading agencies, generating thought, results, and measurable impact. As leaders in global groundbreaking research, they are making award-winning contributions to business, policy, and technology.
Dr. William Brent
Finance & International Business
Dr. Rajni Goel
Information Systems & Supply Chain Management
Dr. Subodh Kulkarni
Yuvay Meyers Ferguson, Ph. D.
Dr. Russell Price
Finance & International Business
Dr. Raymond Smith
Dr. Anthony Wilbon, PMP
Tuition for the Executive MBA
Per Credit Hour
Scholarships and financial aid are available for eligible applicants.
Waived for those enrolling in Summer 2020, Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 Cohorts.
Waived for previous HU students and graduates and applied towards tuition.
Key Dates and Deadlines
Now enrolling for our Summer 2021 Cohort.
- Priority Submit Deadline
- January 18, 2021
- Priority II Submit Deadline
- February 1, 2021
- Final Submit Deadline
- March 1, 2021
Start of Classes
- May 2021
- Online MBA
- May 2021
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