At Kogod, business means transformative solutions.

Because we believe that business is a force for meaningful change.

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Join a business school that gives you the skills you need to tackle whatever challenge keeps you up at night.

Kogod’s location in Washington, DC, and connections throughout the world mean you’ll have access to personal and professional opportunities you won’t find anywhere else. And with our small class sizes, you’ll be able to create meaningful relationships with professors and peers that will last a lifetime.

Unparalleled Access

We have the access and opportunities.

Kogod’s location in Washington, DC, and connections throughout the world mean you’ll have access to opportunities you won’t find anywhere else. 

 

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Our Approach to Learning

Our programs are hands-on.

At American University’s Kogod School of Business, experiential learning — learning by doing — is at the center of our business education philosophy. 

 

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Awards and Rankings

We're good at what we do. 

Kogod is globally recognized for our world-class programs, exemplary faculty, and successful graduates. See what the top rankings institutions have to say about us. 

 

Our Rankings

Sustainability & Business
The Only MS in Sustainability Management Program in a Business School

As organizations grapple with their impact on the planet, they need business professionals who are also experts in sustainable business practices. Discover how you can implement innovative, responsible solutions while helping your organization thrive.

At Kogod, we practice what we teach.

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American University's arboretum and gardens are some of the most noteworthy features on campus.

Ranked #4 for Most Beautiful Urban Campuses by Best Choice Schools, our arboretum has over 4,000 trees on campus and displays 385 different species and varieties of woody plants. 

Explore Our Oasis

Sustainable Campus

American University is the first university in the US to reach carbon neutrality.

Sustainability is a culture that's visible the moment you step onto campus. Green buildings incorporate energy efficient technologies and a focus on human health. We use solar energy, strive for zero waste, and work with community partners to offer sustainable transportation.

Learn About Our Sustainability Efforts

Kogod News

August 11, 2021
Outside In

Business administration and MS in sustainability management alum Becks Treharne describes how she...

Korey Salter
June 8, 2021
Building Sustainable Solutions

The American University Center for Innovation has been an information pipeline for online MBA...

Damon Jones, CCO of Proctor & Gamble
April 8, 2021
Beyond Social Responsibility

CCO of Procter & Gamble discusses using advertising as a force for change.

Professor Ron Hill
December 16, 2020
A Vulnerable Marketplace

In our recent Kogod on COVID webinar, Professor Ron Hill shed light on consumer vulnerability...

David Bartlett in class with students
November 18, 2020
How the Public Health Crisis Intersects with the Climate Crisis

During a segment of our Kogod on COVID webinar series, Professor David Bartlett explained how...

Empty shelves in a store
April 6, 2020
Breaking Down the Supply Chain Breakdown

Kogod professor Ayman Omar explains why products are in short supply and why sending people back to...

Kogod has opened up my world in so many positive ways; it's enabled me to pursue a career in something that I wake up excited about, inspired by, and motivated to create meaningful and impactful change.

Becks Treharne

Becks Treharne

Kogod/BS Business Administration '14, MS Sustainability Management '15

What Makes Us Proud

Our best accomplishments are our students' accomplishments. But every now and then, we also remember that we have some pretty great things to be proud of too.

52% Women
Leader in Diversity

We are one of the most diverse business schools in the nation.

1st in the US
Leader in Sustainability

American University is the first carbon-neutral university in the United States.

1st in DC
65 Years old

Kogod is the oldest accredited business school in DC.

Speaking of Our Students' Accomplishments...

Beacon blue truck
May 24, 2021
Kogod Partners with Fortune 500 Company for Summer Internship Program

For the third summer, Beacon Building Products will be welcoming Kogod students as paid interns....

Kogod student Yara Doumit
April 29, 2021
Leadership Through Service

Yara Doumit channels her energy toward helping others after her home country, Lebanon, experiences...

Left to Right: Gabrielle Williams, Kishori Turner, and Frederick Zaegel
March 31, 2021
Where They Are Today, You Might Be Tomorrow

Kogod checks in with 2020 graduates one full year after our world shifted due to the COVID-19...

Nadeeya Harrison
March 18, 2021
Open Network, Open Possibilities

Kogod accounting student Nadeeya Harrison knows first-hand that every interaction is an opportunity...

Ani Khachikian (center)
March 11, 2021
Giving Back to DC

Kogod graduate student ambassador Ani Khachikian gives back to the DC community through her...

Miguel Wilson and Kyle Bardell
February 25, 2021
Kogod in the Community

Kogod’s Center for Business Communications peer consultants connect and instill confidence in DCPS...

After Kogod

What happens after Kogod?

92%
Working, in Grad School, or Both

Six months after graduation, 92% of our graduates reported positive outcomes!

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Graduate Certificates

Our alumni are professionally competitive through our complementary graduate certificates.

Alumni Support
Continued Career Support

Our alumni have continued access to our dedicated career services office and global network of more than 20,000 Kogod alumni.