Global Trilateral MBA Certificate Program

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Shaping global business executives: practical consulting experiences for companies in China, Africa, and the United States enrich education for Global Trilateral MBA Certificate students.

Global Trilateral MBA Certificate Program


The Global Trilateral MBA (GTMBA) Certificate Program provides students with international consulting experiences in the United States, Africa, and China.

Through a trilateral partnership with The University of the Witwatersrand/Wits Business School, Johannesburg, South Africa, The Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China, and the Howard University School of Business, Washington, D.C. students can earn a Global MBA Certificate in conjunction with their MBA degree.


Classroom Learning

The classroom program teaches student business strategy skills and acquaints them with management consulting practices in global markets. Students learn critical factors and issues relating to conducting business in an ever-shifting economic, political, social, and technological world. The program gives students insights to navigate global business protocols, international market challenges, and cultural diversity. Students learn to conduct essential market research and analysis to build visionary and conceptual strategic plans for enterprises in Africa, China, and the United States.

Consulting Projects

Using the management consulting, cross-cultural communications, and international business lessons from the classroom experience, students engage in real-life consulting projects alongside their peers from each of the partner schools. In small, culturally diverse teams, students provide consulting services to clients including not-for-profits, Fortune 500 companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, and government agencies worldwide.

International Conferences and Study Tours

Each university partner hosts a three-day business conference at their home institution. The meeting brings together GTMBA participants to share in business briefings and cultural activities. On the final conference day, students present research findings and recommendations to the company clients. The consulting engagements give students first-hand experiences in how to shape business strategies while developing valuable global perspectives.

Program Details

  • Degree Classification: Graduate
  • Related Degrees: M.B.A.
  • Program Frequency: Full-Time
  • Format: In Person

Admission Requirements

Minimum Requirements for Admission

  • Enrollment in one of the three partner school’s MBA Programs

  • Proficiency in English (written & verbal); determined by TOEFL score

  • Interest in a global career

Caution to Prospective Students

The Board of Trustees of Howard University on September 24, 1983, adopted the following policy statement regarding applications for admission: "Applicants seeking admission to Howard University are required to submit accurate and complete credentials and accurate and complete information requested by the University. Applicants who fail to do so shall be denied admission. Enrolled students who as applicants failed to submit accurate and complete credentials or accurate and complete information on their application for admission shall be subject to dismissal when the same is made known, regardless of classification."

All credentials must be sent to:

 Howard University Graduate School 
Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions
2400 Sixth Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20059

Partner Institutions:

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Upon successful completion of the program, an International MBA Certificate has been awarded to each student from the following institutions:

The Howard University School of Business in Washington, DC offers an MBA program that strives to provide superior graduate business education for managers and leaders with outstanding abilities, motivation, and creativity. A major focus of the Howard MBA program is the dedication to developing new knowledge and solutions to global business and societal challenges.

HUSB_Central University of France

The Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) in Beijing, China is one of the national “211” key universities to which the Chinese government has given high priority. The Business School at CUFE, established in 2003, has partnered with over 100 international organizations and offered professional training services to 300 government officials from 77 countries.

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Wits Business School

The University of The Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, is a new partner the Howard University School of Business' Global Trilateral MBA Program! Through this high quality business and management education partnership, we hope to improve responsible and organizational performance in South Africa. We also hope to impact the broader African communities.

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