MBA Student Spotlight: Kwame Boatwright

Kwame Boatwright is a North Carolina native who received a bachelor degree in accounting from North Carolina State University. Currently, Kwame is an MBA Candidate in the Class of 2020 at Howard University School of Business. Prior to Howard, Kwame had six years of experience working in the financial services industry with stints at Credit Suisse and Bank of America. Most recently, Kwame was an Assistant Vice President at Bank of America within the Global Infrastructure Finance Team where he managed forecasting responsibilities. During his time at Howard, Kwame has served as a Team Lead for the AT- Kearney Immersion Student Lab, Graduate Assistant for the Office of the Dean, a member of the Finance & Investing Club and of the National Black MBA Association. He also completed the Global Trilateral MBA Certificate Program and was selected to be apart of the JumpStart PreMBA Program. This summer Kwame will be interning with Nationwide on their Business Transformation Team in a strategy consulting role.

RJ Cole Enters NBA Draft

After a great season with Howard University men’s basketball team, MEAC player of the year RJ Cole has declared for the draft.  Cole is a sophomore Finance major from Union NJ. Cole will hold onto his college eligibility but will test the waters in the draft. He is a relentless scorer averaging 22.3 points per game in conference and 21.7 in all other games. Cole was also selected as the MEAC player week 5 times this season, and selected to the First Team All-MEAC for the second consecutive season. For more information on RJ Cole’s journey take a look inside the HU BottomLine magazine for more, coming May 2019.

Black to the Future

In partnership with Chevy, the American automobile division of General Motors, students enrolled in the Marketing Communications class each semester in School of Business are tasked with hosting an event to promote their vehicles. The Fall 2018 Marketing Communications class, also known as “Prestige Worldwide”, created a successful activation featuring one of their electric models. Though no longer in production by Chevy, the Volt was one of the main sources of attraction at the event.

Inspired by the classic film Back to the Future, Black to the Future was based on the culture of the 90’s. Using the futuristic Chevy vehicle in the same way as the DeLorean was used in the classic film, attendees were able to travel back in time. To portray this, the event hosted by Prestige Worldwide featured vintage costumes, a t-shirt spray painting service, 90’s inspired decorations, and more. Find out more about Black to the Future’s event in the upcoming edition of the School of Business BottomLine Magazine.

 

The Inaugural Sports and Entertainment Summit

In September 2018, the Howard University Sports and Entertainment (HUSE) Council held the very first Sports and Entertainment Summit right here in the School of Business. The School of Business has been historically successful at providing diverse opportunities to its students and the Inaugural Sports and Entertainment Summit serves as an extension. It is apparent that the sports and entertainment industry is constantly growing, and its development around the world calls for a plethora of new careers for business students.

Not solely limited to Howard University students, the Sports and Entertainment Summit catered to students from various universities such as New York University, University of Richmond, Hampton University and more. The summit touched on key topics prevalent in the industry such as gender equality, activism, and the challenge of simply being a black professional in the field. Check out the 2019 HU BottomLine to find out more about the events featured speakers and mission!

Welcome

Welcome to the Howard University School of Business BottomLine website. This is the companion website to the publication, the BottomLine. This year’s publication is being created as part of a course in the School of Business for Marketing majors. Everything you see on this site will be created by students. We hope you enjoy it and will pick up the publication at graduation.
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