Kogod School of Business

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Master's Programs

We believe people learn best by doing.

That’s why hands-on learning is at the heart of our graduate programs.

Every program we offer gives you the unique opportunity to complete hands-on projects with real clients—helping you build the communication, teamwork, management, and leadership skills employers want.

Our faculty are experienced practitioners.

Kogod’s professors don’t just teach—they do. Our faculty are real-world practitioners who bring extensive experience and connections to the classroom. They're creating groundbreaking research in fields like women's business ownership, ethical consumerism, sustainability, and multicultural marketing. And, most importantly, they're dedicated to helping you become the best student, communicator, professional, leader, and person you can be.

We're a close-knit, diverse community.

At Kogod, we pride ourselves on our sense of community and the diverse experiences our students bring. We keep our class sizes small—15-20 people—ensuring that you can meaningfully connect with professors, staff, and fellow students. Our students develop lifelong friendships and business partnerships with each other, and our alumni still keep in touch with the professors who shaped their lives and careers.

We put you at the heart of Washington, DC.

The Kogod School of Business sits mere miles from the White House, United States Capitol, World Bank and IMF, and headquarters of some of the largest companies in the world, providing you with unparalleled opportunities to make an impact locally, nationally, and globally.

An Award-Winning Campus
Enjoy a Quiet Oasis in a Busy City

American University’s beautiful 84-acre campus is an award-winning arboretum and public garden.

Explore Our Programs

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MS in Accounting

If you have your sights set on a senior-level position, our MS in accounting will help you stand out from the competition. The degree also signals to potential employers that you are well-versed in the latest technology and developments in this constantly evolving field. Plus, you can choose the accounting degree program that works best for you: on-campus, online, or STEM-designated.

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MS in Analytics

Data analysis plays a crucial role in solving organizational challenges and making effective business decisions. Our STEM-designated MS in analytics provides you with an in-demand skill set that will allow you to step into more specialized roles in your career. Plus, that expert knowledge in this complex field may open more lucrative doors in your career.

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MS in Finance

Our MS in finance gives you the technical skills for that next step in your career. The program prepares you for the CFA, CAIA, CFP, and FRM exams, which will open up leadership positions and other professional opportunities. Plus, this targeted expertise will help you better position yourself in today's job market.

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MS in Marketing

Unleash your creativity in a dynamic career that rewards innovation, strategy, and imagination. Our MS in marketing can help you forge a new career path or expand your current role. With a solid foundation in branding, consumer behavior, data, and management, you'll be equipped to bring your most cutting-edge ideas to life in a live client project.

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MS in Sustainability Management

As organizations grapple with their impact on the planet, they need business professionals who are also experts in environmental issues. Our MS in sustainability management gives you the skills to tackle some of the most challenging issues companies face today. Discover how you can implement innovative, responsible solutions while helping your organization thrive.

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Kogod's Online Graduate Programs Soar, Ranking Highly Among US Peers

US News and World Report ranks Kogod's online MBA no. 40 and online non-MBA business programs no. 16 in the country.

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