Academic Centers

Academic Centers

Center for Accounting Education

CAE is a nationwide organization based at Howard University that addresses unique challenges young African Americans face when entering the accounting profession by offering programs and resources that prepare them to succeed. CAE addresses the corporate diversity challenge by attracting more African Americans to the profession and improving their retention and upward mobility through outreach, leadership skills training, thought leadership papers, scholarships to accounting students, and support of faculty development. Well-designed programs serve accounting professionals at all levels: students considering an accounting career, accountants starting their career, and those preparing for the CPA exam, middle managers, and potential senior leaders.

Center for Career Excellence

The School of Business Center for Career Excellence and our new Career Management App, CCE Net, are excellent resources to assist you in exploring your career options, and engaging with many of the leading employer partners that recruit at Howard. Exploring your career options and searching for jobs or internships can be a very stressful process, but our Center for Career Excellence team and our CCE Net App will empower you in navigating this difficult process.

We encourage you to review our unique HUSB job and internship listings, research some of our featured employers, use our online resources information to assist you in making excellent decisions regarding your career and professional development options.

Center for Cybersecurity Education & Research

The Howard University Cyber-Security Education and Research Center (CERC) was established in 2010. It is a multi-disciplinary center led by professors from the Department of Information Systems in the School of Business and the Department of Systems and Computer Science, with the participation of faculty the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Department of Mathematics, and the School of Law. The objective of CERC is to provide an avenue for education and research in information assurance, computer network security, digital forensics, cryptography, risk assessment and mitigation, disaster recovery and management, security regulations and compliance, and information security management.

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Center of Excellence In Supply Chain Management

CESCM at Howard University is a part of the School of Business’ Masters and undergraduate programs that strives to enhance the academic experience of our students by exposing them to the business community and getting them involved with corporate America and Supply Chain Management from the onset of their academic experience.

Center for Financial Services

The Center for Financial Services is a vital resource for teaching, learning, and research, and it has been a showpiece for the School of Business. The activities of the Center enable faculty to integrate real-world perspectives into their courses and enhance the practical utility of education through experiential learning-by-doing for students. The Center has been instrumental in generating enthusiasm for the School of Business students among recruiters. In recent years, several leading firms have been attracted to hiring our well-prepared students, either for the first time or in larger numbers.

Center for Global Business Studies

Consistent with President Obama’s initiative to create several million new jobs as outlined in his National Export Initiative and Howard University’s (HU) mission and strategic priorities, the goals of the Global Business Center (GBC) in the Howard University School of Business (HUSB) are to (1) increase the global perspective of students by immersion in international cultures and global business concepts and issues in several courses; (2) increase study abroad opportunities for business students; (3) build alliances with overseas institutions to increase opportunities for faculty for teaching/team-teaching at universities overseas and provide opportunities for our students; (4) promote and increase research opportunities for faculty and students; (5) develop an executive program in international business; (6) develop training programs for small businesses in the community, and (7) explore grant opportunities and funding opportunities to support the activities of the Center.

Center for Insurance Education

The Center for Insurance Education (CIE) was created in 1978 to accommodate the insurance industry’s need for better-educated employees in the field. The CIE is the portal through which the insurance industry accesses more than 1500 students in the School of Business each year. The Howard University Center for Insurance Education interacts with and secures financial support from many fine institutions and organizations that are dedicated to the fulfillment of the CIE purpose. Support has been provided by Aetna, AIG, Allstate, American Family, Aon, Chubb, CNA, HAI Group, Hartford, Marsh, Nationwide, Northwestern Mutual, Principal Financial, Prudential, State Farm, Towers Watson, Travelers, The American College, The Institutes, Society of Actuaries/Casualty Actuarial Society, International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA), Casualty Actuaries of the Mid-Atlantic Region (CAMAR), National African America Insurance Association (NAAIA), RIMS, CPCU Chapters, CLU/ChFC chapters, MDRT and many others.