The Kogod School of Business Celebrates Full-Time MBA Program Ranking

US News and World Report’s newest rankings put The Kogod School of Business’s full-time MBA program ahead 11 spots from last year!

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US News and World Report ranked The Kogod School of Business’s full-time MBA program as no. 76 overall for MBA programs in the US. This ranking is an eleven-spot jump from last year and one of the most significant improvements compared to our peers!


This ranking is a testament to Kogod’s commitment to providing students with opportunities to apply studies outside of the campus classroom and in the DC and global business arena. Once our graduates receive their diplomas, they are prepared to launch their careers with a degree and résumé which includes valuable, real-world experience. 


In 2021, the average starting salary and signing bonus for Kogod's full-time MBA graduates was $117,417. This data ranks the Kogod School of Business at no. 48 in the US for full-time MBA program post-grad salaries.


Kogod’s Office of Career Engagement is one resource designed for students to access career networks, résumé development, interview practice, events, mentorship, and more. It gives current students and alumni an advantage when entering the workforce. “As a career coach, my happiest moments are when my students have clarity in their narratives—when they can research firms and offer a value-add to new employers,” says associate director of career and professional development, Kecia Hansard. “I am honored to partner with students on this journey, and I am excited to see a diversity of roles and companies pursued by our students."


At the Kogod Office of Career Engagement, we want our students and alumni to see the breadth of where their skills and talents can be applied.”

Kecia Hansard

Kecia Hansard

Associate Director of Career and Professional Development

The Kogod School of Business’s emphasis on experiential learning provides students with practical knowledge that they can apply immediately in the workplace. Immersion classes bring students both into our local city of DC and across the globe, and pro-bono consulting projects partner students with teammates from across the university to implement fundamental changes in businesses. Kogod students graduate with both a diploma and invaluable experiences. 

When students engage in all that Kogod has to offer, including dedicated career coaching and hands-on learning through case competitions, pro-bono projects, and internships, they are ready to find a position that uses their skills and interests to contribute to their organization."

Maureen Breslin

Maureen Breslin

Senior Assistant Dean of Student Success

In addition to support from the Office of Career Engagement, Kogod’s full-time MBA students work with accomplished faculty who have experience in the classroom and the field. Two of the most pivotal components of the full-time MBA program are the Global Project Experience and the capstone project. Both projects are led by esteemed Kogod faculty. They require students to work with actual companies in a consulting environment to develop solutions to challenges and innovations to help local and global companies reach their goals. 


Kogod’s Office of Career Engagement also connects current students with alumni through Career Pathways. This program curates alumni and employer panels, employer showcases, treks, coaching, and communities designed specifically around students’ desired careers. Monthly events and access to networks and mentors bring Kogod students much closer to reaching their professional goals.


Some of the companies employing our 2021 full-time MBA cohort are Microsoft, Verizon, Deloitte, CBRE, Kimberly Clark, Freddie Mac, Tegna Inc., and the National Women’s Law Center.


Our newest full-time MBA US News and World Report ranking quantifies Kogod’s success in graduating Eagles who are prepared to soar.