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 2,500 students and 80 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. 1: Bloomberg Businessweek Best Undergraduate B-Schools for Sustainability (2013)
  • No. 5: GraduatePrograms.com Top Accounting Programs (2015)
  • No. 9: TaxTalent Best MS Tax Programs (2014)
  • No. 9: The Princeton Review #9 Best Opportunities for Women (2016)
  • No. 10: Poets & Quants for Undergraduates’ Top 20 Business Schools Most Popular with International Students (2014)
  • No. 17: GraduatePrograms.com Top Marketing MBA Programs (2015)
  • No. 18: Best Colleges for Earning a Business Degree by Fortune Magazine and Money.com (2015)
  • No. 21: U.S. News & World Report Best Undergraduate Business Specialty – International Business (2016)
  • No. 26: College Factual Best Undergraduate Business Administration and Management program (2016)
  • No. 43: Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2016 Best Full-time MBA: US (2016)
  • No. 45: Environmental Sustainability Programs: Net Impact Business UNusual (2014)
  • No. 51: Poets & Quants for Undergraduates’ Best Undergraduate Programs (2014)
  • No. 58: Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2015 Best Full-time MBA: US (2015)
  • No. 60: College Factual Best Undergraduate Accounting Program (2016)
  • No. 62: Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2014 Best Undergraduate Business School
  • No. 65: Forbes’ Full-time MBA Ranking (2015)
  • No. 78: Poets & Quants’ Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs (2016)
  • No. 80: Undergraduate U.S. News & World Report (2016)

Degree Programs

In addition to our Full-time MBA program, Kogod also offers seven specialized Master of Science degree programs in Accounting, Analytics, Finance, Marketing, Real Estate, Sustainability Management and Taxation. Online options are available for the MBA and Analytics programs.

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, no matter what path they pursue.

Students at Kogod 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 interdisciplinary dual-degree programs.

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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Programs

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MS Accounting

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

Kogod’s Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program prepares you for a rewarding career 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 will put you on track to compete in a flourishing field—one that’s projected to increase 22 percent in the next decade. [+]

Kogod’s Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program prepares you for a rewarding career 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 will put you on track to compete in a flourishing field—one that’s projected to increase 22 percent in the next decade. Casey Evans believes what sets Kogod’s MS Accounting (MSA) program apart is its inclusivity. “You don’t need any accounting experience before you get your master’s at Kogod,” says Evans, MSA program Jacob Spector admits Kogod’s MS Accounting (MSA) program was rigorous, but that it’s paying off now. “Ernst & Young, my current employer, tells me they’re surprised at some of the knowledge I have,” says Spector, MSA alumus. “That’s all knowledge I gained right here at American.” [-]

MS Finance

Campus Full time September 2017 USA District of Columbia

Want to increase your marketability in the finance field? Kogod’s Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program offers an intellectually sophisticated curriculum that prepares you for leadership positions in the financial sector. MSF classes prepare you for the CFA, CAIA, CFP and FRM exams, arming you with the expertise essential for success. [+]

Want to increase your marketability in the finance field? Kogod’s Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program offers an intellectually sophisticated curriculum that prepares you for leadership positions in the financial sector. MSF classes prepare you for the CFA, CAIA, CFP and FRM exams, arming you with the expertise essential for success. Farid Sadeeh, MS Finance student, knew Kogod was for him when he met the program’s faculty. “The professors are great. It’s a smaller program, so the faculty knows you by name. They really care what happens to you when you graduate.” Tim Timura believes Kogod’s Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program is both versatile and practical. “There are a lot of questions and issues that revolve around finance that are part of [a business professional’s] job,” Timura, MSF program director, explains. “We equip students with financial modeling and quantitative tools so they can answer these questions.” [-]

MS Analytics

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

The Master of Science in Analytics program (MSAn) at the Kogod School of Business prepares you to make organizational decisions and solve dynamic business problems using data analysis. The MSAn capstone is at the heart of the program. You’ll partner with local organizations to generate solutions to real-world analytics problems. MSAn graduates hold positions such as business intelligence analyst, financial analyst, accounting forensics specialist, and business analytics consultant. [+]

The Master of Science in Analytics program (MSAn) at the Kogod School of Business prepares you to make organizational decisions and solve dynamic business problems using data analysis. The MSAn capstone is at the heart of the program. You’ll partner with local organizations to generate solutions to real-world analytics problems. MSAn graduates hold positions such as business intelligence analyst, financial analyst, accounting forensics specialist, and business analytics consultant. Heidi Friedrich loved the hands-on learning experiences she got in Kogod’s MS Analytics program. “In our capstone practicum, we worked with a company to apply our skills in a consulting engagement,” says Why consider Kogod’s MS Analytics (MSAn) program? “In a recent report, McKinsey said we’ll probably need 1.5 million more data-driven analysts and managers in the next 4-5 years,” says Frank Armour, MSAn [-]

MS Marketing

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA District of Columbia

Gain the real-world marketing skills you need to succeed with Kogod’s Master of Science in Marketing (MSMKTG) program. The Applied Client Project, the program’s capstone experience, is a curricular highlight. You’ll work in cross-functional teams alongside RedPeg Marketing, an award-winning DC-area marketing agency, to design a full-scale marketing campaign. You will lead the project from start to finish, including market research, strategic planning, creative implementation, and the evaluation of campaign results. [+]

Gain the real-world marketing skills you need to succeed with Kogod’s Master of Science in Marketing (MSMKTG) program. The Applied Client Project, the program’s capstone experience, is a curricular highlight. You’ll work in cross-functional teams alongside RedPeg Marketing, an award-winning DC-area marketing agency, to design a full-scale marketing campaign. You will lead the project from start to finish, including market research, strategic planning, creative implementation, and the evaluation of campaign results. Dennis Sgouros, MS Marketing student, is passionate about the experience he’s gotten in the program. “We’re doing a proper marketing project with a proper client: the Smithsonian. It doesn’t get much cooler than that,” he says. “What makes our program unique isn’t our focus on experiential learning, but how we deliver it,” Clayton, MS Marketing program director, says. “Partnering with RedPeg Marketing, a local events marketing firm, allows students to interact with a real-life client, giving them the hands-on experience they need.” [-]

MS Real Estate

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA District of Columbia

Kogod’s Master of Science in Real Estate degree program (MSRE) prepares you 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, you’ll 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 is ranked in the top 30 worldwide. [+]

Kogod’s Master of Science in Real Estate degree program (MSRE) prepares you 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, you’ll 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 is ranked in the top 30 worldwide. [-]

MS Sustainability Management

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA District of Columbia

The Master's in Sustainability Management degree (MSSM) from the Kogod School of Business integrates business education with environmental science and public policy. Graduates are well-prepared to lead in the public, private and non-profit sectors. 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. [+]

The Master's in Sustainability Management degree (MSSM) from the Kogod School of Business integrates business education with environmental science and public policy. Graduates are well-prepared to lead in the public, private and non-profit sectors. 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. [-]

MS Taxation

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA District of Columbia

The Master of Science in Taxation (MST) program develops your competency in the U.S. tax code and state taxation. You’ll learn from expert faculty and executives-in-residence who work at companies such as PWC, Deloitte, and EY. Kogod’s Tax Policy Center is a key part of the program, offering additional opportunities for enrichment and networking in the field. [+]

The Master of Science in Taxation (MST) program develops your competency in the U.S. tax code and state taxation. You’ll learn from expert faculty and executives-in-residence who work at companies such as PWC, Deloitte, and EY. Kogod’s Tax Policy Center is a key part of the program, offering additional opportunities for enrichment and networking in the field. [-]

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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