Historically Black colleges and universities are a diverse group of more than 100 institutions, ranging from two-year community colleges to doctoral universities. Among HBCUs, 23 offer MBA programs that are accredited by one of two major accrediting bodies: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business or the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.


During the 2019-2020 school year, these HBCU programs graduated 722 total MBAs. Fayetteville State University had the largest program, conferring 99 MBA degrees, which made up more than 60 percent of the total master’s graduates from the school that year.


Among business schools in general, Howard University outperforms its peers. In 2018, Bloomberg found that more than half of surveyed Howard B-school graduates had gone on to found their own companies, the highest share of any of the 126 schools in their best B-Schools ranking.


HBCU MBA programs vary in length and whether they are in-person or online. Typical concentrations offered are: accounting, human resources, supply chain management, entrepreneurship and finance.

There are accredited HBCU MBA programs in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Maryland, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Washington D.C., Missouri, Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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