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Mission Statement

Mission and Vision Statement

The mission of the School of Business of Howard University is to provide a comprehensive business and management education to students of high academic potential, with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities for promising African American students who may not otherwise have an opportunity to acquire an education of the type provided at Howard University. Further, the School is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who, through their teaching and research, are committed to the development of distinguished graduates and to the quest for solutions to business and management problems in the United States and throughout the world.


The vision of the School of Business, Vision 21, is defined and necessarily directed by the historical mission and core values of Howard University. As such, the School of Business must strive for excellence in providing management education and in producing research that seeks a solution to global business problems. Vision 21 provides that the School of Business develop an agenda that reflects the needs of its core constituency (African Americans and people of color) and is recognized as a school of choice (undergraduate and graduate) by this constituency. Further, the School of Business must be a major contributor to the dialogue concerning economic empowerment for people of color and must also be recognized for producing research on economic empowerment and entrepreneurship. The sum of Vision 21 is that the School of Business must create uniqueness in management education, research, and service that only Howard University can provide.