Conference Overview

Get Ready for Conference 2016

Welcome to the largest event coordinated by the Howard University MBA (HU MBA) Program: The 21st 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 12th Annual Minority Case Competition sponsored by LMI.

This year marks the 12th 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 October 17, 2016, is just $100 per team.  Free housing for the first 15 registered teams; so, REGISTER TODAY for the 12th 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 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 candidates
  MBA alum seeking full-time employment
  Corporate recruiters
  HU MBA alumni

Offical Conference Hotel

MBAX 2016 will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, one of the city’s most desired hotels.  Guests will experience unparalleled service along with the ultimate convenience of being in the heart of the historic district near sports arenas and shopping meccas.

Property Location
In the heart of Silver Spring, Homewood Suites by Hilton Silver Spring is close to Montgomery College and Holy Cross Hospital. This hotel is within close proximity of Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Washington Adventist University.

Make yourself at home in one of the 90 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchens with refrigerators and stovetops. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and flat-screen televisions are provided for your entertainment. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness center. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, wedding services, and a television in a common area. Guests can get around on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 1 mi.

Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held on select days. A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is served daily.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Silver Spring? This hotel has facilities measuring 2040 square feet (190 square meters), including a meeting room.

Hotel Policies

Know Before You Go

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


The conference is FREE for students to register

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 20.00 per day (in/out privileges)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.