Message From The Dean

Message From The Dean

From the Dean of the School of Business

The Howard University School of Business has thrived and celebrated wonderful accomplishments as we continue our journey to become a world class leader in business education.  Recognition continues to pour in from several outlets including Bloomberg Businessweek, which in 2018 ranked our full-time Master of Business Administration program No. 33 among top schools, and No. 38 in the Global Business School Ranking. This puts us among the top of the 124 MBA programs across the Asia-Pacific region, Canada, Europe and the U.S. Also, Princeton Review has ranked our MBA program the Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students for the 16th year in a row. Lastly, U.S. News and World Report ranks the Howard School of Business No. 67, the highest ranking we reached on this survey.

Through innovative programming, our goal is to provide students with exposure that will allow them to pursue their varied interests in the business world. For instance, our Global Trilateral MBA Certificate Program provides an international experiential learning opportunity that is unique in business education.  This collaboration between universities in China and Africa provides our students with insights into the challenges facing companies across the globe, while working along with peer students in these countries. We continue to advance our curriculum by adding major concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Cybersecurity. Also, our affiliation with the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy resulted in us initiating an academy to help nonprofit organizations in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia build their capacity for fundraising.

Our Executive Lecture Series continues to be a hallmark of exposure to for students as we bring executives from Fortune 100 companies, leading nonprofit institutions, U.S. government agencies directorates, and visionary leaders in sports and entertainment. Through our Entrepreneurship Lecture Series, our students receive words of wisdom from business owners about the joys and pitfalls of creating their own enterprises. Through our corporate sponsored Honors and 21st Century Advantage Programs we continue to provide programming that prepares our students for innovative and responsible leadership. We offer our students a diversity of perspectives from business practitioners and expose them to many organizations that we hope they will one day lead.

We are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the School of Business in the year 2020. As we embark on a major fundraising campaign to support our students, faculty, programs, and centers, we are looking for all alumni and corporate sponsors to work with us to continue uplifting our great work.  All of the year’s events will culminate in our celebratory gala in October 2020.

As always, we thank you all for the support over the years and look forward to more achievements.


Barron H. Harvey, PhD, CPA