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Top College in Washington, DC, for Global Management Courses

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In the nation's capital, there are six private, not-for profit universities and three for-profit schools that offer programs in international business. The latter includes a nationally ranked university with an ethnically diverse student population that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in international business.

  • Winner: Howard University's School of Business offers accredited programs in international business that lead to a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or Master of Business Administration (MBA). The programs can be found at the Department of Finance, Insurance and International Business, which has graduated more than 3,500 students since 1970; alumni represent the majority of African Americans working on Wall Street.

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Category Howard University
Rankings #145 among National Universities (2015);
#2 among Historically Black Colleges (2015);
#155 among Best Undergraduate Business Programs (2014)
Location Washington, DC
School Type 4-year; private, not-for-profit
Tuition and Fees (2013-2014) Undergraduate: $22,683*
International Business Degrees Offered Bachelor's and master's
International Business Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013 25*
Most Popular International Business Degree Level in 2012-2013 Bachelor's (25)*
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 entering class 61%*
Noteworthy The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International accredits Howard University's School of Business

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report; **NCES College Navigator.

Howard University

  • Business administration students can pursue international internships and study abroad
  • MBA program is available on a full-time and part-time basis
  • Center for Global Business Studies promotes students' understanding of commerce and culture
  • Center for Professional Development assists with job placement and professional skills development

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a historically African-American college that enrolls nearly 10,300 students annually; it has a low student-teacher ratio of 10:1. For 2015, the university made The Princeton Review's survey of 'The Best 379 Colleges.' The largest division in the school, the Department of Finance, Insurance and International Business, offers career-oriented programs that can help students prepare for positions with domestic and international corporations or government agencies.

The 127-129-credit BBA in International Business requires 27 credits of specialized coursework. The curriculum includes three required courses in international business, finance and management, and students can also choose electives in international accounting, business or law; exporting and importing; or manpower management. All graduate students in the 54-credit MBA program must complete 39 credits of core business courses in financial, marketing and organizational management, along with accounting and statistics, among other related topics. Students also take 15 credits of international business courses.

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