Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Anthony Owens
(202) 238-2335

Brittany A. B. Surratt
(202) 238-2394

Howard University School of Business Ranked Among Nation’s Top

Full-Time MBA Programs

Washington, D.C., October 28, 2015—Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranks the Howard University School of Business among the nation’s top full-time business school programs. The 2015 Bloomberg BusinessWeek business school survey ranks Howard University’s full-time Master of Business Administration program #50 among more than 200 programs in the nation.

Howard University is the only Historically Black College and University listed in the top 75 on the 2015 Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranking.

For the 12th consecutive year, The Princeton Review has ranked the Howard University School of Business #1 in opportunities for minority students, in addition to placing Howard University in the top 5 for most competitive students.

“This national recognition is reflective of the hard work and dedication of our faculty, staff, corporate partners, esteemed alumni and our exceptional MBA students,” said Dean Barron H. Harvey. “Howard University is very proud of this recognition and of being the first historically Black business school to be ranked in the top 50 MBA programs in the country.”

The Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranking methodology includes an employer survey, alumni survey, student survey, job placement rate, and starting salary for program graduates. The highest marks for the Howard University School of Business are reflected in the alumni survey and job placement categories. This is the first year MBA students were surveyed after graduation to gain more insight into career expectations. Unlike previous rankings, calculations of faculty research were not included in the 2015 rankings.

“For our program to be recognized again as one of the top MBA programs in the country, demonstrates that we are producing top level talent who are delivering results for their companies and communities, said Verna Supel, Director of the MBA Program at Howard University. “We are committed to ensure that our students are prepared to be global business leaders, as well as social servants, locally and worldwide,” added Supel.

“The national recognition of our MBA program reflects the dedication, academic rigor, and commitment to excellence the University works to instill in all of our students,” said Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, president of Howard University and graduate of the Howard University Business School MBA Program. “Our students’ ability to apply their Howard education to address contemporary issues is further evidence that we are focused on curricula that is timely, relevant, and in demand,” added Frederick.

The Howard University School of Business is the University’s second largest school among its 13 schools and colleges. With an outstanding reputation for excellence, the Howard University School of Business has consistently improved in academic achievement and program standards since its founding in 1970.

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Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at