Companies and Recruiters

Why Kogod?

We believe that business is the greatest platform for meaningful change. And employers like you make that change possible.

You need employees who can integrate, innovate, and thrive in your organization from day one.

That’s why we give our students the hard skills, soft skills, and passionate imagination needed to advance your mission.


Every program at Kogod equips students with a core understanding of their field with practical, hands-on projects. Our students work with real clients to create real results, all while learning to navigate a complex, global business environment. Kogod students have access to one of the top entrepreneurship centers in the country, while the Kogod Center for Business Communications prepares them with the communication and relationship-building skills essential for success.

We make good talent easy to find.

We know you’re busy. That’s why we connect you with a worldwide network of students and alumni to making hiring the best employees as easy as possible. Kogod’s Office of Career Engagement offers several ways to engage with our students, both in-person and online. Let us help you find the best fit for your organization.

As the oldest accredited business school in Washington, DC, we pride ourselves on our over 60-year history of proven success.

Let's work together!

Post Jobs and Internships

Handshake is Kogod’s premier career management platform, where you can post jobs, review résumés, and schedule on-campus interviews and information sessions. AU offers complimentary accounts to all employers.

Learn more about Handshake

Information Tabling

Showcase your company with an information table at Kogod. You will have the opportunity to informally meet with students for all or part of the day.

Interviews

Interview students on campus or via video conferencing. We assist in all aspects of planning, preparing, and executing on-campus interviews.

Annual Industry Days and Career Fairs

Kogod hosts events throughout the year focusing on specific industries, including accounting, financial services, entertainment, information technology, analytics, marketing, and real estate. We invite employers to participate in expert panels, career fairs, and networking receptions.

Information Sessions

Build your brand by hosting an information session on campus, virtually, or on-site at your company. During these sessions, you can share your hiring needs, meet potential candidates, and market your organization.

Employers-in-Residence

Recruiters, company representatives, and alumni can meet with students one-on-one for networking and coaching.

Partner with Student Clubs or Organizations

Market directly to Kogod’s wide range of undergraduate and graduate clubs and organizations. We also offer opportunities to partner with faculty through classroom presentations, consulting projects, and more.

Site Visits

Introduce students to your organization by hosting them on-site at your company. Site visits can be organized both locally and nationally.

Kogod Students Are Ready to Make a Positive Impact on Your Organization

Through classroom learning and hands-on experience, students in Kogod’s undergraduate programs learn both the hard and soft skills you need your employees to have on day one. Our students are eager to not only put their skills into practice but to also make a positive impact on their organizations and the world around them.

Our Undergraduate Students

49%

Women

21%

Underrepresented Minority

30%

International

8%

First Generation

Our Undergraduate Programs

BS Accounting

Kogod’s accounting program prepares students to work in public accounting, as well as in industrial, financial, government, nonprofit, and consulting organizations. One way students get hands-on experience is by providing free tax preparation services to low-income individuals.

  • 55% women
  • 22% underrepresented minority
  • 25% international
  • 4% first generation
BS Business Administration

Business administration students can specialize in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, information systems and technology, management, or marketing. As seniors, students work in teams to develop strategic plans and solve real-world problems for local businesses. Previous projects include reducing e-cigarette usage among underage users, increasing Capital Bikeshare usage, and increasing the number of volunteer firefighters.

  • 49% women
  • 22% underrepresented minority
  • 33% international
  • 9% first generation
BS Business & Entertainment

Our most unique program, the BS in business and entertainment prepares students for a career in the entertainment industry. In addition to providing a strong foundation in basic business skills, including accounting, strategy, and marketing, students specialize in agency management, audio technology, film, or music performance. Students in the management track work with regional recording artists preparing assessment, marketing and promotion, and operational plans.

  • 57% women
  • 32% underrepresented minority
  • 5% international
  • 8% first generation
BS Business, Language & Cultural Studies

The business, language, and cultural studies degree is designed for students who are passionate about business and foreign languages. In addition to learning business fundamentals, students study Arabic, French, German, Russian, or Spanish and spend a semester abroad immersed in the language. Graduates of the program are well-prepared to excel in the international arena.

  • 73% women
  • 19% underrepresented minority
  • 15% international
  • 8% first generation
BS Finance

Kogod’s finance program prepares students to work in industrial, financial, governmental, nonprofit, and consulting organizations, as well as sit for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Certified Financial Planner (CFP) exams. Kogod’s Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) provides students the opportunity to independently manage $700,000 in portfolio assets.

  • 41% women
  • 13% underrepresented minority
  • 40% international
  • 7% first generation

Our Graduate Students

52%

Women

32%

Underrepresented Minority

18%

International

4%

Veteran/RTC

3.8

Years of Work Experience

Our Graduate Programs

Full-time MBA

Kogod’s full-time MBA program gives students hands-on experience through case method usage, real-world consulting projects, company site visits, and conversations with industry leaders. All of our MBA students travel internationally to complete a global consulting project in order to understand the challenges and opportunities in international markets. Previous cohorts have traveled to China, Colombia, India, the Philippines, and the United Arab Emirates.

  • 54% women
  • 26% underrepresented minority
  • 13% international
  • 2 veteran/ROTC
  • 7 years of work experience
Online MBA

The online MBA program prepares students to apply leadership and financial analysis skills to help businesses operate more effectively across a wide range of industries. The curriculum features in-person immersions, during which students learn from leading experts in business capitals around the world, as well as the opportunity to select electives that personalize learning and further career goals.

  • 48% women
  • 44% underrepresented minority
  • 0% international
  • 5% veteran/ROTC
  • 6 years of work experience
MS Accounting

Our accounting students learn from award-winning faculty and specialize in several fields, including finance reporting and assurance, forensic accounting, and taxation. Courses in statistics, economic theory, and auditing give them the know-how and technical skills needed to pass the CPA exam and excel in the industry. American University is one of only a few universities in the US to have partnerships with ACCA and ACFE, which prepare our students for credential exams while they learn the essentials of their fields.

  • 68% women
  • 11% underrepresented minority
  • 60% international
  • 0% veteran/ROTC
  • 2.6 years of work experience
MS Analytics

With specializations in marketing, biostatistics, and IT consulting, Kogod’s analytics students are experts in data analysis and how to use data to solve a variety of organizational and business challenges. The program teaches data analysis best practices related to fiscal performance and operational effectiveness, as well as evidence-based data gathering, data modeling, quantitative analysis, and how to implement them to provide businesses with a competitive advantage. At the heart of the program is a capstone, where students partner with local organizations to provide solutions to real-world analytics problems.

  • 49% women
  • 18% underrepresented minority
  • 48% international
  • 5% veteran/ROTC
  • 1.9 years of work experience
Online MS Analytics

Students in the online MS in analytics program focus on the important relationship between business strategy and analytics. Compared to an MS in data science that typically offers an education focused on how to design algorithms and statistical programming, Kogod’s MS in analytics explores how the data gained from those algorithms can be used to influence a wide range of industries. At the heart of the program is the capstone experience, where students collaborate with classmates to solve challenges using real data from companies like Capital One and Special Olympics International.

  • 51% women
  • 35% underrepresented minority
  • 0% international
  • 6% veteran/ROTC
  • 6 years of work experience
MS Finance

The MS in finance program is Financial Risk Management-accredited, CAIA-affiliated, and the only CFA-affiliated program in Washington, DC. Our students prepare to be leaders in the financial sector by overseeing $700,000 in assets with a student-managed investment fund and through courses in investment banking, investment analysis and portfolio management, and international finance.

  • 38% women
  • 8% underrepresented minority
  • 83% international
  • 0% veteran/ROTC
  • 1.6 years of work experience
MS Marketing

Real-world experience is central to our MS in marketing program. In addition to visiting 8-10 different marketing companies, students complete an applied client project which pairs them with a local events marketing firm to conduct market research and strategic planning, create a full-scale campaign, and evaluate the campaign’s effectiveness. Students present their findings at the company’s headquarters, giving them the opportunity to present to real clients.

  • 55% women
  • 25% underrepresented minority
  • 20% international
  • 0% veteran/ROTC
  • 0.7 years of work experience
MS Real Estate

Students in the MS real estate program oversee $125,000 in assets in the real estate investment trust fund, giving them hands-on real estate investment experience. Kogod’s partnerships with CFA, CAIA, and FRM give students access to exclusive content and sample exams, as well as courses like real estate development and asset management. A capstone in urban planning and sustainability prepares them for commercial and international development, mortgage financing, and investment banking. Kogod’s real estate program is the only program in the DC area housed in a business school.

  • 14% women
  • 14% underrepresented minority
  • 64% international
  • 0% veteran/ROTC
  • 2 years of work experience
MS Sustainability Management

Kogod’s MS in sustainability management is the only sustainability management program in the DC area housed in a business school, giving students a commercial perspective on the field. The coursework and curriculum integrate forward-thinking business education with environmental and social science, public policy, and an international perspective. Through the international capstone experience, students develop and implement a project to advance sustainability management in a selected business, government, nonprofit, or start-up in another country.

  • 97% women
  • 13% underrepresented minority
  • 23% international
  • 0% veteran/ROTC
  • 1.5 years of work experience
MS Taxation

Our taxation program is ranked among the top ten in the country by TaxTalent, made possible by faculty who are employed at leading national firms like PwC, Deloitte, KPMG, and EY. Students often visit the US Senate Finance Committee, House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, US Treasury Department, and US Tax Court, and our Tax Policy Center gives students hands-on experience researching some of today’s most important tax policy issues.

  • 52% women
  • 26% underrepresented minority
  • 9% international
  • 4% veteran/ROTC
  • 6.1 years of work experience
Online MS Marketing Analytics

The online MS in marketing analytics program focuses on the impact that data analysis has on marketing, advertising, and brand strategy. Compared to the MS in analytics program, which offers a foundational degree in data analytics and its application in business, the MS in marketing analytics is dedicated to the study of how data affects marketing in various industries. Students learn how to implement strategic data-driven solutions using quantitative analysis and data interpretation through software-based classes like Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics.

  • 45% women
  • 64% underrepresented minority
  • 0% international
  • 0% veteran/ROTC
  • 6 years of work experience
Online MS International Relations & Business

The skills-based MS in international relations and business curriculum is designed to promote an advanced understanding of how the global economy, policy environment, and business strategy function together. Through weekly online class sessions and coursework, students explore how international commerce and cultural differences factor into business decisions within the global economy. Online learning is supplemented with an in-person immersion experience in a global business hub, culminating in a capstone project.

  • 40% women
  • 33% underrepresented minority
  • 0% international
  • 0% veteran/ROTC
  • 4 years of work experience

Hiring international students is easier than you think!

In an increasingly global marketplace, the most successful organizations are making global competencies a key pillar of their hiring strategy. We encourage you to consider the unique assets—including language skills and cultural knowledge—that Kogod’s international candidates will contribute to your organization. Hiring these talented students is much easier than you think, and US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has provisions for hiring international students through a number of visa programs.