Get Ready for Conference 2019

Welcome to the largest event coordinated by the Howard University MBA (HU MBA) Program: The 24th 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 15th Annual Minority Case Competition sponsored by LMI.

This year marks the 15th 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.  Early registration by September 30, 2019, is just $100 per team.  Free housing for the first 15 registered teams; so, REGISTER TODAY for the 15th 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 2019 will be held at the Hilton Doubletree Hotel, 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.

  • Trendy hotel in downtown Silver Spring, MD, just steps from restaurants, shopping, and nightlife
    •  2 blocks to Silver Spring Metro Station (Red Line); local hotel shuttle within a 3-mile radius
    •  Complimentary in-room WiFi in contemporary guest rooms and spacious suites
    •  Indoor heated swimming pool and fitness center
    •  Silver Spring meeting space with recently renovated ballroom, boardroom, and 7 meeting rooms
    •  On-site dining includes Sergio's (Italian), Savor (contemporary American) and Savor Lounge

What to do around Hilton Doubletree Hotel

The Hilton Doubletree Hotel in Silver Spring, MD is perfectly situated for access to Washington DC attractions, businesses and government centers. Enjoy the AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center, which offers movie buffs a look at the art and mystery of movie-making. Attend a concert at Live Nation's Fillmore Silver Spring, less than a block away.

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.

Things to do

Contact Us

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