School of Business Administration

School of Business Administration

With a proud legacy spanning over 70 years, Clark Atlanta University’s School of Business Administration has been a leading force in producing Black MBAs in America. Recognized for its excellence, the School earned accreditation from the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) in 1974.

Clark Atlanta University goes beyond equipping you with practical skills for a seamless transition into the workforce. We also prioritize instilling a strong sense of social justice, ensuring you graduate with the ability to make impactful contributions to society.


Undergraduate Programs


School of Business Faculty

#9 on The Best MBA Programs in Georgia

Ranked #9 among the best MBA programs in Georgia, the CAUSBA MBA stands out in the competitive landscape of business education in the state. With a variety of programs tailored to different student needs, CAU offers a wealth of exceptional MBA options to explore.

The School of Business Administration at Clark Atlanta University delivers a top-notch business management education to aspiring individuals worldwide. Our diverse enrollment includes one of the largest groups of African-American business students, hailing from over 40 states and 30 countries, creating a global and dynamic learning environment.

  • Accounting
  • Decision Sciences
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing
Graduate Programs
Mandela Fellowship

Why Choose CAU

At Clark Atlanta University, we offer an exceptional educational journey that sets us apart. Choosing CAU means embracing a legacy of academic excellence, cultural diversity, and community engagement. Our supportive and inclusive campus nurtures your personal and professional growth, providing a platform for you to thrive.

Within the Clark Atlanta University School of Business Administration, you’ll find a dynamic and innovative environment. We blend rigorous academics with real-world experiences, preparing you to excel in today’s competitive business landscape. With a focus on ethical leadership, social responsibility, and global perspectives, our programs empower you to make a meaningful impact in the world of business. Join us at CAU and embark on a transformative journey that will shape your future success.

Graduate Programs

The School of Business Administration has produced the nation’s largest number of African-American MBAs and is one of the top 10 producers of African American business professionals in the nation.

For 50 years, the School of Business Administration has flourished as the major producer of black MBAs in America. In 1974, the School of Business earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

The School of Business Administration is committed to the continuous improvement of its historic teaching and service tradition, with an emphasis on intellectual contributions. Recently ranked among the top five Historically Black Colleges and Universities as a “best buy” by Money Magazine, the Business School is committed to training its students to exceed the expectations of aspiring business leaders beyond the 21st century.

Mandela Fellowship

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). The Fellowship empowers young African leaders through academic coursework, leadership training, mentoring, networking, professional opportunities, and support for activities in their communities. Fellows are young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa who have a proven record of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive change in their organizations, institutions, or communities. 

The goals of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders are to build and sustain a prestigious network of young leaders across critical sectors and cement stronger ties between Africa and the United States.  The Mandela Washington Fellowship program for Young African Leaders represents the extraordinary promise of an emerging generation of entrepreneurs, activists, and public officials. Upon returning to their home countries, the Fellows have access to professional development opportunities, mentoring, networking and training, and seed funding to support their ideas, businesses, and organizations. 

Clark Atlanta University is among the 20 institutions of higher education selected competitively to implement the Mandela Washington Fellowship. It is one of seven institutions chosen to focus on and implement the Leadership in Business component for fellows during their six-week visit. CAU School of Business is the only private HBCU hosting this unique and prestigious program in Leadership in Business. 


The Clark Atlanta University School of Business Administration Alumni Advisory Council (SBAAAC) aims to enhance relationships between the School of Business Administration (SBA) and its alumni to serve as a source of continued support to current students and graduates in academic and professional endeavors. Additionally, the SBAAAC provides advice and counsel to the SBA dean regarding alumni initiatives as well as priorities identified in alumni feedback. Its members serve as ambassadors in their spheres of influence, and encourage alumni engagement with SBA faculty, staff, and students, and with one another.

Alumni Career Services

For more than six decades, the School of Business Administration has produced some of the best business professionals and managers in the world. With approximately 10,000 alumni, the School has been able to remain on the cutting edge. The MBA Program has produced more than 3,000 graduates and continues to produce one of the largest classes of African-American MBA professionals in the world. Our alumni continue to play a vital role in our success.

Class Captains Listing

The School of Business Administration is currently accepting volunteers or nominations for Class Captains for both the undergraduate and MBA programs. Class Captains serve as a crucial link between the school and alumni. They act as liaisons who assist in spreading the word about important initiatives at the School. Class Captains reengage alumni through volunteerism, annual gifts, recruitment, and student mentoring.

If you are interested in serving as a Class Captain for your class, please forward your interest, including program, class, and contact information by e-mail at

Why Study Here?

Elevate your business education at Clark Atlanta University’s School of Business Administration, where excellence, diversity, and practical skills converge to prepare you for success in the dynamic world of business.

Graduates of the Clark Atlanta University School of Business Administration, gain access to a prestigious institution with a rich legacy of producing successful business leaders. Be a part of a learning environment where you benefit from hands-on experiences and a supportive network that will propel your career to new heights.

Unleash your potential and harness the power of business at CAU. Join our School of Business Administration and become a catalyst for change in the world of commerce.