From the School

The Kogod School of Business, established in Washington, DC, more than sixty years ago, develops students who make a difference in the world. The school, and American University at large, is a community that wants to make a positive impact. Graduates are leaders on Wall Street and in the corporate world, but also work for non-profits, government agencies and social-service organizations.

Kogod fosters a diverse and inclusive environment—an endeavor we believe deepens our understanding of the complex, global business world. Students work alongside professors on hands-on projects, grounding our programs in experiential, applied learning. Our faculty and staff help build the path from passion to success, offering students the knowledge, skills and experiences they need to turn aspirations into outcomes.

Kogod is the oldest accredited business school in Washington, DC. The school is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), which represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

Overview

From The School


The application process for the Kogod School of Business is an electronic process. Complete the online application at http://kogod.american.edu/apply.

Kogod application requirements include the following:
- A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
- Resume
-Statement of purpose
- Letter of Recommendation
-Transcripts
- Official GMAT or GRE score and/or supplemental essay
- International Students: TOEFL or IELTS score
- Interview with a member of the Graduate Admissions Committee (MBA, MS in analytics, MS in marketing)
- $100 application fee


Applicants
161
Acceptance Rate
42%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.31
Years Work Experience
4.54
Average Age
29

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
550 - 600
GPA
3.0 - 3.7

Deadlines


Round 1
November 15

Round 2
February 1

Round 3
May 1

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Overall

From the School

Degrees Offered


On-campus Degrees
Full-Time MBA
MS in accounting
MS in analytics
MS in finance
MS in marketing
MS in real estate
MS in sustainability management
MS in taxation

Online Degrees
MBA@American
Analytics@American

Dual Degrees
MA/MBA
JD/MBA
LLM/MBA

Certificates
Forensic accounting
Entrepreneurship
Real estate
Non-profit management
Taxation
Islamic finance

Academic Programs


Kogod's on-campus, full-time MBA program is designed as a career catalyst for ambitious professionals. The 49-credit program can be completed in 21 months, giving students the knowledge, skills, and experience they need to turn aspirations into outcomes. Students complete their core courses in the first year, leaving the second open to electives.

The global consulting project is a highlight of the program. Students work with an international client to solve a problem integral to the company's operation. The project culminates in a site-visit where students present their findings and recommendations in the client's home country. Past MBA cohorts have traveled to China, Colombia, India, Israel, Poland, New Zealand, the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates.

Kogod also offers specialized masters programs in accounting, analytics, finance, marketing, real estate, sustainability management, and taxation that provide advanced training from real-world professionals and thought leaders. Students gain expertise in their chosen field through a combination of classroom, practical, and career management experience. Kogod leverages its connections within each industry to help students broaden their knowledge about career options, current industry trends and the general industry landscape.

First Year Curriculum


Sample Full-Time Curriculum:

Accounting (3)
Finance (3)
Strategic Decision-Making in a Global Environment I-II (6)
Marketing (1.5) Managerial Economics (1.5) Quantitative Methods I-II (3) Organizational Behavior (1.5) Legal, Ethical & Social Issues (1.5) Global Issues (1.5) Management Information Systems (1.5) Productions & Supply Chain Management (1.5)

Second Year Curriculum


Sample Full-Time Curriculum

Career Track Course (3)
Career Track Course (3)
Career Track Course (3)
Consulting Project/Elective (3)
Consulting Project/Elective (3)
Consulting Project/Elective (3)
Consulting Project/Elective (3)

Areas Of Interest


Accounting; Asset and Money Management; Consulting; Banking, Investment and Finance; Global Emerging Market; Entrepreneurship; International Trade and Global Supply Chain Management; Leadership; Marketing Management and Research; Real Estate; and Taxation.

Special Academic Programs

Kogod offers an extensive set of interdisciplinary programs that include three dual-degree programs: LLM/MBA, JD/MBA, and the MA/MBA.

Faculty

Our faculty are experts in their fields and regularly conduct research in the industries distinctive to the Washington, D.C. region. In addition to their research and classroom responsibilities, our faculty curate Kogod's Business in the Capital Event Series, which focuses on multiple industry tracks and regularly brings experts to campus to expand our community's knowledge base.

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
No

Evening
No

Executive
No

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
202

59
Part-time
42
Female
41
Full-time
21
Minority


Students Say

With an "emphasis on global learning" and fulfilling academics enriched by guest speakers from different industries, the Kogod School of Business at American University lets students enroll in an international program. Each of the first two semesters of the full-time program kicks off with a two-week intensive Signature Course that "prepares [students] for working in the global economy," and Full-Time, Professional, and Online MBA options ensure that any qualified and willing student can make a Kogod program work for their schedule; the professional program even benefits from the school providing concierge style service to its members, which includes dinner before class.

"A very organized, easy-to-interpret class framework" sets the tone for these seamless programs, where a focus on presentation skills and case analysis runs throughout. Fulltime students can apply their knowledge to real-world client projects, choosing between a consulting focus, an elective schedule forged from Kogod's variety of offerings, or a managerial emphasis. All full-time students must also complete a global consulting project with an international client in their second year (professional students do a study abroad trip).

Professors at Kogod are "genuinely interested in seeing us succeed and extend themselves as much as possible." Their "willingness to help you with anything, whether its academics, external projects, or career advice" is a notable benefit of the small class sizes, and it means that "each student can ensure that they can get attention on a particular topic that they may be struggling with." "I have had some great professors who have taken out the time to really go deep into the material being taught to make sure that the class is understanding and grasping the subject," says a student. The administration is similarly "mindful of needs of working professional students and move quickly to increase the ease of our user experience" and is "active in addressing issues that we bring to them to ensure that we are getting the best possible education."


Concentrations

Accounting
Finance
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Marketing
Real Estate

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Analytics and Information Management
Finance
Marketing
Real Estate
Sustainability Management
Taxation

Certificate Programs

Entrepreneurship
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Real Estate
Taxation

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
Information Systems/Information Technology

Specialities of Faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center



Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
http://www.american.edu/kogod/graduate/MS-SMGT.cfm

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

School's environmental commitment 1:
Interdisciplinary degree - MS in Sustainability Management

School's environmental commitment 2:
Green Certified Courses

School's environmental commitment 3:
Green roof

Career Overview

From The School


The Office of Career Engagement empowers students and alumni to build meaningful relationships and careers. We provide the guidance, skills and networking opportunities to turn aspirations into meaningful outcomes.

Students receive one-on-one guidance on relationship building, transitioning to new business jobs, crafting their resumes, and utilizing social media in their job searches. We also partner with employers to connect them with students and alumni who align with their professional needs.

The Office of Career Engagement helps build the path from passion to success, helping students, alumni and employers make informed and intentional career decisions.


Average Starting Salary
$84,725
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
17%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
42%
Graduate Facilitated
33%
School Facilitiated
25%
Unknown

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

25%
General Management
25%
Other
17%
Consulting
17%
Finance/Accounting
8%
Marketing
8%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

75%
Mid-Atlantic
8%
International
8%
Midwest
8%
West

Students Say

All employment services are done through the Kogod Center for Career Development, which sets up site visits with employers and interested students, provides one-on-one counseling on résumés and job searches, and sponsors numerous industry-specific career fairs throughout the year. Students appreciate the "individual attention for career help and public speaking assistance" they receive through the KCCD, including the always popular Business Leadership in D.C. Luncheon Series that brings together top executives and students in an intimate, relaxed atmosphere. The "central location to large business centers" and "connection to politics and international affairs are a major plus" in terms of networking; graduates end up in a number of industries, with around a third going into consulting.

Recent employers of Kogod grads include CSC, Deloitte Consulting, LLP, TaylorMade Experience, PricewaterHouse Coopers, Capgemini, World Bank, and Raytheon, with an average starting salary of $74,183.


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Other 25%
General Management 25%
Consulting 17%
Finance / Accounting 17%
Marketing / Sales 8%
Information Technology 8%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 25% $68,000 $70,333 $50,000 $93,000
Manufacturing 17%
Technology 17%
Other 17%
Government 8%
Non-profit 8%
Petroleum / Energy 8%

Prominent Alumni

David Wajsgras
President of Intelligence, Information and Services, Raytheon

Victoria Harker
CFO, Gannett

Richard Clark
former chairman & CEO, Merck

Mark Murphy
CEO and President of the Green Bay Packers

Richard Hocker
founder, chief investment officer & CEO, Penn Capital Management

Overview

From The School


Full-Time MBA and Master of Science Programs (2017-18 Academic Year)

Per Credit Hour Rate: $1,642 per credit hour

Graduate Student Fees:
Global Experience Project: $3,700
MSSM International Residency: $4,000
Graduate Activity Fee: $60
Graduate Technology Fee: $240
Sport Center Fee: $130
Metro U-Pass Fee: $272

The total cost for the Full-time MBA program is $80,458; the total cost for MS programs is approximately $50,000.

Scholarships are awarded by the academic departments and vary by program of study. All applicants are considered for merit scholarships; a separate application is not required for consideration. Scholarship recipients are notified at the time of admission.


Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$50,230

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$15,400

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
78%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
36%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
80%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
42%

New Students Receiving Loans
53%

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,579
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,579

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$20,000
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$20,000

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
129
Part Time
55%

Foreign Countries Represented
22

Demographics

44.83%
Minorities
20.67%
International

43% female
57% male

Campus Life

From The School


There is a distinct "emphasis on cooperation rather than competition" across all three programs, and "even though we all want to do our best, we do not tear each other down to do so." There are "lots of good clubs" on this "very active" campus that is "small and easy to get around," and students form study groups to help each other understand the information being taught and meet regularly.

The small cohorts of the professional program tend to grow especially close: "After every exam, almost the entire class meets up at a local watering hole afterwards to talk about our personal lives, not the test we just took," says one student. "It takes a certain type of character to work full-time and go to school, but these people do it flawlessly."

Students Say

There is a distinct "emphasis on cooperation rather than competition" across all three programs, and "even though we all want to do our best, we do not tear each other down to do so." There are "lots of good clubs" on this "very active" campus that is "small and easy to get around," and students form study groups to help each other understand the information being taught and meet regularly. The small cohorts of the professional program tend to grow especially close: "After every exam, almost the entire class meets up at a local watering hole afterwards to talk about our personal lives, not the test we just took," says one student. "It takes a certain type of character to work full-time and go to school, but these people do it flawlessly."

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

From The School


Campus and Location


The Kogod School of Business is situated on American University's beautiful, 84-acre campus in one of the most desirable residential neighborhoods of Northwest Washington, DC. The school is located off the redline at the Tenleytown-AU stop, along with several bus routes.

Individual day visits may be arranged to include:
  • Kogod School of Business and AU Campus Tour
  • Live class observation for the program of your choosing
  • In-depth curriculum overviews
  • Meeting with admissions staff

Kogod also offers a variety of on-campus, online and "on-the-road"graduate admissions events throughout the year.
  • On campus: Discover Kogod. Interact with our admissions officers, students, faculty and alumni. Attend live classes. Tour the Kogod building and American University's campus.
  • On-the-road: Our admissions staff travel nationwide to meet with prospective students.
  • Online: Attend graduate admissions information session online.
E-mail kogodgrad@american.edu for more information.


Contact
Jason Garner
Director of Admissions

Address
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Graduate Admissions
Washington, DC 20016-8044
United States

Phone
202-885-1913

Fax
202-885-1078

Email
kogodgrad@american.edu


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