MBAX Conference & Career Fair 2018

Welcome to the largest event coordinated by the Howard University MBA (HU MBA) Program: The 23nd Annual MBA Exclusive (MBAX) conference. This two-day conference is comprised of opportunities including engaging developmental workshops, a Career Fair Exposition with industry-leading companies, and the 14th Annual Minority Case Competition sponsored by LMI.

This year marks the 14th Anniversary of the National Minority Case Competition sponsored by LMI.  We celebrate a decade of excellence from business students across the country, as well as the dedicated faculty at Howard University School of Business. Business students have the opportunity to win up to $11,000 by solving a complex business case, developed by LMI. You can learn more about the Case Competition here!

Registered case teams will be able to take advantage of the $11,000 in prize money, and have full access to all conference activities at no additional charge. Deadline to register for the case competition is October 3, 2018 at just $100 per team. Free housing for the first 15 registered teams; so, REGISTER TODAY for the 14th Annual Minority Case Competition!

MBAX also provides an excellent opportunity for corporate sponsors to gain access to an exceptional pool of MBA students, expanding the breadth of recruiting activities to a global scale.

Participate and enjoy the MBAX experience as careful planning and excitement are behind every interaction. Current MBA and Master-level students from all programs are welcome to attend the HU MBA Career Fair Expo for free, as well as any other ticketed events for a nominal fee.

We look forward to hosting you at this exciting and enriching event!

Who Should Attend?

  • Current MBA, MS, and MPA candidates
  • MBA, MS, and MPA alum seeking full-time employment
  • Corporate recruiters
  • HU MBA alumni
  • Howard and Invited Schools faculty, administrators, and staff

Official Conference Hotel

MBAX 2018 will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, one of the city’s most desired luxury hotels.  Guests will experience unparalleled service along with the ultimate convenience of being very near the heart of the historic district sports arenas and shopping meccas.

  • Authentic materials and natural textures provide a relaxing atmosphere
  • Bathrooms with new showers featuring a sleek, modern design
  • Modular furniture that moves with your needs
  • Natural light, neutral colors and a stylish mix of local materials
  • Workspaces conducive to modern work habits, featuring built-in USB ports and premium connectivity
  • Technology at your fingertips with TVS up to 55” on our new entertainment platform

What to do around MBAX 2018 and Crystal Gateway Marriott

Ride the DC metro, located just two blocks from our hotel, to visit some of DC's top free attractions including the Smithsonian Institution's many museums and National Zoo, Washington Monument and The White House. Our attentive, multi-lingual staff will be happy to answer your questions and help you get the most from your stay with us.




Contact Us

Feel free to reach out to us anytime. The Howard University HUMBA MBAX competition is open to all graduate students.