Kogod School of Business, American University

Introduction

At Kogod, it's our mission to prepare our graduates to work and lead in all sectors of business: public, private, and nonprofit.

We strive to create an interactive learning environment with a strong focus on experiential learning. Our students get hands-on experience in all facets of business through real-world projects inside and outside the classroom. Kogod's broad alumni network and location in our nation’s capital work hand-in-hand to connect our students to the business world beyond campus.

The Kogod School of Business at American University is the oldest accredited business school in Washington, D.C.

Facts and Rankings

Kogod is dedicated to providing rigorous business education and research while encouraging a diverse and forward-thinking community. Our more than 1,000 students and 75 full-time faculty hail from dozens of countries around the world.

We are regularly recognized for our commitment to our students and the global business community.

  • CEO Magazine ranked Kogod School of Business in Tier 1 North America MBA Schools
  • No. 58: Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2015 Best Graduate Business Schools (2015)
  • No. 78: Poets & Quants’ Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs (2015)
  • No. 21: U.S. News & World Report Best Undergraduate Business Specialty – International Business (2016)
  • No. 80: Undergraduate U.S. News & World Report (2016)
  • No. 99: PT-MBA U.S. News & WR (2016)
  • No. 65: Forbes’ Full-time MBA Ranking (2015)
  • No. 18: Best Colleges for Earning a Business Degree by Fortune Magazine and Money.com (2015)
  • No. 5: GraduatePrograms.com Top Accounting Programs (2015)
  • No. 17: GraduatePrograms.com Top Marketing MBA Programs (2015)
  • No. 9: TaxTalent Best MS Tax Programs (2014)
  • No. 10: Poets & Quants for Undergraduates’ Top 20 Business Schools Most Popular with International Students (2014)
  • No. 51: Poets & Quants for Undergraduates’ Best Undergraduate Programs (2014)
  • No. 45: Environmental Sustainability Programs: Net Impact Business UNusual (2014)
  • No. 1: Bloomberg Businessweek Best Undergraduate B-Schools for Sustainability (2013)

Degree Programs

In addition to our Full-time, Professional (Part-time), and Online MBA programs, Kogod also offers seven specialized Master of Science degree programs, all designed to integrate a business education with a global perspective.

We offer undergraduate business degrees with unmatched opportunities for specialization. From our multifaceted BS in Business and Entertainment to our new Entrepreneurship minor, Kogod is dedicated to providing a strong business base for tomorrow’s leaders to build on, no matter the path they choose to take.

Students at Kogod also have access to state-of-the-art facilities, such as our Financial Services and Information Technology Lab, and academic and career services through our Kogod Center for Career Development and Kogod Center for Business Communications.

Kogod is also proud to partner with other schools and colleges at American University to support dual-degree programs with strong interdisciplinary bases.

Accreditation and Memberships

American University's Kogod School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

Established in 1955, the Kogod School of Business has a diverse population that is driven to make a difference within organizations and in the world at large.

Kogod is a proud member of the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), Principles for Responsibly Management Education (PRME) group, the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE), and the Stewardship Action Council (SAC).

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MS Accounting

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

Our Master's of Science in Accounting (MSA) program prepares students for rewarding careers in all facets of the field, from nonprofit to forensic accounting. [+]

An innovative curriculum. Award-winning faculty. Outstanding career guidance. Our Master's of Science in Accounting (MSA) program prepares students for rewarding careers in all facets of the field, from nonprofit to forensic accounting. Whether you’re advancing your career, transitioning to a new one, or just starting out, the MSA program will put you on track to compete in a flourishing field—one that’s projected to increase 22 percent in the next decade. In the Classroom Small class sizes keep coursework interactive. Faculty are real-world practitioners who bring their diverse experiences to the classroom. And prominent accounting experts from the “Big Four” firms are regular guest speakers. You’ll have the flexibility to customize your curricula. Students with an accounting background can choose from a range of courses in financial reporting and assurance, forensic accounting, or taxation. And all students select elective courses to supplement their specialty—as well as take part in internships and leadership groups. Graduates emerge from the master’s program well-prepared for the CPA exam, and, most importantly, a successful career. Pragmatic Learning in a Prime Location With a high success rate for full-time employment, the MSA program sets you up for a job outcome that fits your goals. AU’s prime location in the nation’s capital offers students access to extensive internship and employment opportunities across the corporate, not-for-profit, and government sectors. Students, whether full-time or working professionals, take full advantage of the strong DC and Kogod alumni networks. And career preparation is aided by our well-connected Kogod Center for Business Communication. Whether you want to work locally or globally, you’ll be set up with a network of professional leaders. What are the career outcomes of the MSA program? Graduates of the MSA program work for a variety of companies in a wide range of positions, including, but not limited to: Deloitte/Deloitte & Touche EY KPMG PwC CohnReznick RSM US LLP Fannie Mae FTI Consulting International Monetary Fund Navigant Consulting SC&H Group [-]

MS Finance

Campus Full time September 2017 USA District of Columbia

Our Master’s of Science in Finance (MSF) program offers an innovative and intellectually sophisticated curriculum that prepares graduates for leadership positions in the financial sector. [+]

Want to increase your marketability in the finance field? Our Master’s of Science in Finance (MSF) program offers an innovative and intellectually sophisticated curriculum that prepares graduates for leadership positions in the financial sector. Get a feel for Wall Street. Gain hands-on experience with a student-managed fund. Whether you’re advancing your career, prepping for the CFA exam, or expanding your suite of finance skills, the MSF program will put you on track to compete in a thriving field. Do you want to open doors to new opportunities in your career? Innovative Learning, Hands-On Training Small class sizes and experiential learning blend finance theory with applied practical skills and prepare students for big opportunities in a competitive market. Manage $500K in assets through our Student Managed Investment Fund program, which provides real-world know-how in securities analysis and portfolio management. Or get virtual trading floor experience in our cutting-edge Financial Services and IT lab. Craft your own degree with courses in investment banking, financial intermediation in emerging markets, investment analysis, and more. And prepare for professional certifications such as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), among others. Capital Networking and Career Opportunities With a high success rate for full-time employment, the program positions you for the career you want. In a city with high demand for employees with top-notch finance skills, you’ll progress quickly with our MSF degree. AU’s prime Washington, DC, location offers access to invaluable networking and internship opportunities across the corporate, not-for-profit, and government sectors. Students, whether full-time or working professionals, learn and network with alumni and faculty who operate at the nexus of financial market regulation and policy. Whether you want to climb the corporate ladder, turn your leadership skills into marketability, or prepare of key exams, you’ll be set up with all of the tools you need to compete—and succeed. Where are MSF graduates employed? Employers of our MSF graduates include, but are not limited to: The World Bank Cambridge Associates Freddie Mac Merrill Lynch Navigant Consulting/Navigant Capital Advisors Stacklimited BlackRock Bloomberg LP Standard & Poor's 3M Deloitte Financial Advisory Services The Carlyle Group Does the MSF program have degree concentrations? MSF graduates have the opportunity to take specialized courses in Investment Banking, Financial Intermediation in Emerging Markets, Investment Analysis, and more. By selecting focused courses, students can cultivate the financial expertise necessary to succeed in specific careers, such as governance, risk management, corporate finance and many more. What job placement resources are available to students? Access to the Kogod Center for Career Development provides MSF students with opportunities to network, attend career fairs, and get involved in on-campus recruiting. The unique location of the program at the nexus of financial market regulation and policy in Washington, DC, provides many opportunities for internships and full-time employment among graduates. [-]

MS Analytics

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA District of Columbia

The Master of Science in Analytics program (MSAn) at the Kogod School of Business prepares students to be experts in data analysis, to make organizational decisions, and to solve dynamic business problems. [+]

At a Glance 33 credit hours Full- and part-time, completion between 12 to 24 months Select from seven specializations or a broad-spectrum of electives The Master of Science in Analytics program (MSAn) at the Kogod School of Business prepares students to be experts in data analysis, to make organizational decisions, and to solve dynamic business problems. The program provides the full spectrum of analytics best practices needed to enhance an organization's fiscal performance and operational effectiveness. The MSAn program focuses on the skills needed to identify and gather relevant data to formulate actionable decisions through modeling and analysis, providing a competitive advantage to employers. Graduates are prepared to pursue careers as business intelligence analysts, financial analysts, accounting forensics specialists, business analytics consultants, and other in-demand positions. At the heart of the program is the capstone experience. Students will partner with local organizations to work on real-world analytics projects and solutions. Career Development MSAn students have access to a wide range of career services provided by the Kogod Center for Career Development, including one-on-one career coaching, networking events, and access to online toolkits. Online MS Analytics Kogod's Online MS Analytics degree program offers students flexibility while providing a solid foundation in data analysis and business practices. The interdisciplinary approach produces well-rounded graduates ready to meet challenges with data driven decision making. [-]

MS Marketing

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA District of Columbia

The Masters in Marketing degree program (MSMKTG) at the Kogod School of Business gives a competitive edge to students seeking careers in marketing. It provides an understanding of marketing tools and concepts that prepares graduates to stand out from their peers, make significant contributions from their first day on the job, and accelerate their advancement. [+]

30 credit hours; cohort-based program Full-time, completion within one year Lock-step schedule Executive speaker series The Masters in Marketing degree program (MSMKTG) at the Kogod School of Business gives a competitive edge to students seeking careers in marketing. It provides an understanding of marketing tools and concepts that prepares graduates to stand out from their peers, make significant contributions from their first day on the job, and accelerate their advancement. Unique to the MS Marketing program, students will work in cross-functional teams alongside RedPeg Marketing, an award-winning marketing agency in the Washington, D.C., area through our Applied Client Project. The Applied Client Project is a capstone experience designed to expose students to all aspects of the development, execution, and assessment of a marketing campaign. Students will lead the project from start to finish, including market research, strategic planning, creative implementation, and finally, the evaluation of campaign results. [-]

MS Real Estate

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA District of Columbia

The Master of Science in Real Estate degree program (MSRE) prepared to enter the real estate job market in a variety of specialization areas, such as commercial development and investment banking, mortgage financing, international development, and more. [+]

At a Glance 30 credit hours Can be completed on a full- or part-time basis Pursue electives in other business disciplines The Master of Science in Real Estate degree program (MSRE) prepared to enter the real estate job market in a variety of specialization areas, such as commercial development and investment banking, mortgage financing, international development, and more. While at Kogod, students have the opportunity to network with and join professional real estate associations, including the National Association of Industrial and Office Professionals (NAIOP), Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). The MSRE program frequently arranges networking events, organizes company and project site visits, and hosts expert speakers on campus. Many prominent Washington, D.C. and regional real estate developers and professionals are Kogod alumni, and sit on the Real Estate Advisory Council, an active board dedicated to the development of the program. Additionally, the school's benefactor, Robert Kogod, is the former Co-Chairman/Co-CEO of the Charles E. Smith Real Estate Company. The MSRE program has been ranked in the top 30 worldwide among research institutions. [-]

MS Sustainability Management

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA District of Columbia

The Master's in Sustainability Management degree program (MSSM) from the Kogod School of Business is designed to integrate business education with environmental science and public policy. [+]

36 credit hours Specialize in Business, Science, or Policy Can be completed on a full or part-time basis The Master's in Sustainability Management degree program (MSSM) from the Kogod School of Business is designed to integrate business education with environmental science and public policy. It prepares students who want to be part of the first generation of professionally-trained sustainability experts and managers. The MSSM is the only interdisciplinary business-based degree of its kind in the country, and is offered by one of the greenest universities in the U.S. Graduates of the program will be well poised to successfully lead in developing and implementing multi-faceted solutions to environmental, societal, and other cross-sector problems in business organizations, not-for-profits, or the government. Faculty from across American University disciplines bring a diverse perspective to the classroom. Courses are offered by distinguished faculty from the Kogod School of Business as well as from the College of Arts and Sciences, School of International Service, and School of Public Affairs. [-]

MS Taxation

Campus Full time September 2017 USA District of Columbia

Kogod's Masters in Taxation program (MST) is a highly unique degree program that provides practitioners with unparalleled opportunities to learn from expert faculty, seasoned executives-in-residence, and major industry players. [+]

At a Glance 30 credit hours Can be completed on a full- or part-time basis Extensive alumni network Kogod's Masters in Taxation program (MST) is a highly unique degree program that provides practitioners with unparalleled opportunities to learn from expert faculty, seasoned executives-in-residence, and major industry players. The MST program develops students' competencies in the U.S. tax code and state taxation, and imparts the comprehensive expertise that places Kogod graduates among the most in-demand recruits and highly valued employees in the field. Career Outcomes The Kogod Center for Career Development provides students with opportunities to network, attend career fairs and on-campus recruiting to facilitate a positive career outcome. Taxation faculty and Kogod Tax Center workshops provide another opportunity for MST students to connect with potential employers. 99 percent of MST graduates reported a positive career outcome,* meaning they accepted a new position, were promoted, started a new company, or chose to continue their education. [-]

Contact

Kogod School of Business, American University

Address Massachusetts Avenue Northwest 4400
20016 Washington, United States
Website http://www.american.edu/kogod/
Phone +1 202-885-1000