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Dear HUSB Alumni and Friends,


In the year 2020, the School of Business will celebrate its 50th anniversary. This important milestone will be apart of the legacy of Howard University.

In 1970, the School of Business began a remarkable journey that has resulted in significant achievements, innovations, and worldwide impacts. Today, that journey continues as the School of Business is noted for being a top producer of business talent and recognized nationally and internationally among the top business schools around the world. The School of Business has more than 10,000 alumni who are making a significant impact on businesses, board rooms, and communities throughout the world.

We will begin our Golden Anniversary Celebration Campaign of the School of Business with a number of events, activities, and milestones celebrations. We will celebrate the founding, growth, impact, and transformational effects of the alumni, students, faculty and staff and Howard University. 

To ensure the success of this important milestone and the anniversary activities the School of Business will be aided by HUSB 50th Anniversary Alumni Champions. The 50th Anniversary Alumni Champions will aid in reconnecting with alumni in their area, advocate for HUSB at their companies and their communities, and provide recommendations and assistance with the celebration events in their area.

I invite all alumni and friends to join us in celebrating this important historical event of the Howard University School of Business.


Barron H Harvey, Ph.D., CPA

Dean and Frank Ross/KPMG Endowed Professor     

School of Business

Howard University

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

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.

Our History

The present-day School of Business was founded in 1970 with Dr. Milton Wilson as Dean and over time became the second largest within the University, establishing its reputation for excellence in both the academic and business communities. In 1976, the School became the first university in Washington, D.C. to be awarded accreditation of its undergraduate program from the AACSB. The School received AACSB accreditation of its MBA program in 1980. At that time, Howard University became one of only 153 schools in the nation with an accredited Master of Business Administration (MBA) program out of the more than 500 institutions granting the MBA degree. Howard University also held the honor of being selected as the first university in Washington, DC to receive accreditation by AACSB of its MBA program. Separate AACSB accreditation for the Accounting Program was obtained in 1989. At that time, Howard was one of only 69 universities nationwide with this designation.

Under the current leadership of Dr. Barron H. Harvey, Dean, the School has assembled a distinguished faculty of over 60 members and has been consistently ranked among the nation’s best business schools. The School of Business programs have been ranked by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, U.S. News and World Report, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, and The Princeton Review. The School has benefited greatly from its partnerships with Fortune 500
companies and its numerous advisory boards. Hundreds of companies recruit on campus seeking students for permanent and internship opportunities.

The School Business has an extremely impressive Board of Visitors, including representatives from Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, Moody’s, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, and DuPont. In addition, each department has an advisory board, composed of prominent individuals in their respective fields. Further, there is a Center for Accounting Education, the Center for Financial Services, the Center for Insurance Education, Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management, and the Small Business Development Center, all with separate advisory boards.

The academic programs of the School of Business are administered through five departments: Accounting; Finance, International Business and Insurance; Information Systems and Supply Chain Management; Management; and Marketing. These departments offer a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree in Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Supply-Chain Management. The School also administers the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A), Master of Finance, and Master of Accountancy. In 2012 the School of Business implemented an Online Executive Master of Business Administration degree program.