June 17, 2011 | | 1 Comment In these tough economic times, a growing number of people in the business world are recognizing the necessity of having an MBA degree in order to advance in their careers. Howard University also acknowledges this and has made it more convenient for working professionals to earn an MBA. Howard has recently launched an online Executive MBA. It is the university’s first online-degree program. Online Executive MBA Program The online program is designed to deliver a full and comprehensive management education that is accessible to professionals who want to continue to work full-time while earning their degree. It will prepare graduates to meet the many challenges in today’s competitive and ever-changing global marketplace and become business leaders. Students in the program will also learn to think strategically and act from a senior leadership perspective. The 18-month program consists of 42 credit hours and begins in January 2012. It will be taught by members of Howard’s distinguished, world-class faculty. Applications will be accepted for the program starting this month. For more information about the online MBA program, visit here. About Howard University Howard University was established in 1867 and is located in Washington, D.C. It is a private research institution that is comprised of 12 schools and colleges. Howard students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. There are approximately 11,000 students currently enrolled at Howard. The university awarded 1,249 bachelor’s degrees, 365 master’s degrees, and 80 doctoral degrees in 2010. Since 1998, the university has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 21 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on-campus African American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. In addition, Howard University has played a significant role in American history and the Civil Rights Movement and is among the top five historically black colleges and universities in the U.S. Esteemed writer, philosopher and educator Alain Locke was chair of the Department of Philosophy at Howard and was the first African American Rhodes Scholar. Locke authored The New Negro, which helped usher in the Harlem Renaissance. Ralph Bunche, the first Nobel Peace Prize winner of African descent, served as chair of the Department of Political Science at Howard. And black activist Stokely Carmichael, also known as Kwame Toure, was a student in the Department of Philosophy and the Howard University School of Divinity. Carmichael coined the term “Black Power” and worked in Lowndes County, Alabama as a voting rights activist. Howard’s renowned School of business is accredited by AACSB International and has ranked among the top U.S. Business Schools by Bloomberg BusinessWeek.The university was also named the number-one school for Greatest Opportunities for Minority MBA Students by Princeton Review 2011.