At a Glance
The full-time MBA program is designed to help you develop leadership skills that lead to meaningful, positive change. Gain a broad skill set in management, communications, entrepreneurship, and other highly marketable areas. Expand your network and build your team-working capabilities. Learn to lead within an organization or found your own business.
STEM MBA programs are designed to develop students’ management skills and technical expertise in harmony, producing a new class of executives bilingual in business and tech.
Typically completed in 21 months, with the majority of core courses taken in the first year. Courses are offered throughout the day and evening.
Our small MBA class sizes and student-to-faculty ratio ensure that you form a lifelong personal and professional network with your peers and professors.
What You'll Learn
The MBA program consists of 49 credit hours. Prior to the start of the program, all students participate in the full-time MBA orientation.
The business core requirements comprise 24 credit hours and give you a solid foundation in accounting, management, statistics, marketing, and other related topics. You will also take introductory and professional skills workshops to help you develop your leadership abilities.
The remaining 15 credit hours are devoted to approved elective courses. For the specialized consulting track, choose from a variety of consulting-focused courses based on your interests and experience.
Two of the most pivotal components of the curriculum are the Global Project Experience and the Capstone Project. Both projects place you in real-world situations where you can apply your hard-earned skills.
Work on an international consulting project with other MBA students. Past teams have traveled to countries like China, Colombia, and India to work on projects for Bloomberg, Cisco, Etihad Airways, and local organizations in a wide range of industries.
STEM-designated programs equip students with technological expertise and leadership skills vital to the US economy. The designation also allows international students to apply for a 24-month extension of their Optional Practical Training, granting them the ability to work in the US for up to three years.
Internships in the Nation's Capital
DC means access to exceptional summer internship opportunities in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Past internships include the Democratic National Committee, FINRA, Indo American Center, Mpower Financing, OP Works, Phone 2 Action, Sirius XM, and more.
Business Leadership Luncheons
We offer weekly private talks with industry leaders and local business executives. Past speakers include senior executives from Booz Allen Hamilton, IBM, Marriott International, Merck, PayPal, and United Way Worldwide.
Participate in local, regional, and national case competitions under the guidance of Kogod faculty. Showcase your analytical, financial, and strategic skills and expand your professional network.
Our faculty are renowned experts in their field and key players in the profit and nonprofit sectors, government, and global organizations. As mentors, they are invested in your professional and academic success.
Learn about our students' experience working with GE Water & Process Technologies in New Delhi and Bangalore, India.
* Black = Black or African American; Hispanic = Hispanic/American or Latino; AIAN = American Indian or Alaska Native; NHPI = Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.
Koye joins us from West Chester, PA, and is continuing his academic journey at American University! He has a Kogod undergraduate degree in business administration with a concentration in finance. Why did Koye choose to continue his education at Kogod? Three reasons: his life-changing experiences as an undergraduate student, the small-town feeling of our beautiful campus without losing the benefits of what the big city has to offer, and, most importantly, Kogod's diverse community. But don't take our word for it! Schedule a one-on-one appointment with Koye to learn more about his reasons and his experience at Kogod.
John joins us from Houston, TX, and is pursuing a dual MBA/MA degree. He has a bachelor's degree in international affairs from Troy University. Why did John choose Kogod? Three reasons: our location, our ability to set students up for career success, and our MBA program's STEM designation. But don't take our word for it! Schedule a one-on-one appointment with John to learn more about his reasons and his experience at Kogod.
Clyde joins us from Montego Bay, Jamaica, and is pursuing his MBA degree at Kogod. He has a bachelor of science degree in business administration from North Caribbean University. Why did Clyde choose Kogod? For the hands-on and individualized teaching approach Kogod's professors use. But don't take our word for it! Schedule a one-on-one appointment with Clyde to learn more about his reasons and his experience at Kogod.
Kaushik joins us from Mumbai and is pursuing an MBA at Kogod. He has a bachelor's of engineering from the Vidyalankar Institute of Technology. Why did Kaushik choose Kogod? He was impressed with the level of focus on experiential learning opportunities Kogod provides. The Global Consulting Project and Leadership Luncheon Series allow students to put theory to practice in real-world settings and heightens problem-solving and decision-making abilities in real time. But don't take our word for it! Schedule a one-on-one appointment with Kaushik to hear about his experience at Kogod!
Temurbek joins us from Tashkent and is pursuing his MBA degree. He has a bachelor's degree in finance, investment, & risk from Bangor University. Why did Temurbek choose Kogod? Three reasons: Our lecturers, the small and collaborative classes, which he believes are integral as an international student, and our location. But don't take our word for it! Schedule a one-on-one appointment with Temurbek to learn more about his reasons and his experience at Kogod.
Yvonne joins us from Lagos, Nigeria and is pursuing an MBA degree. She holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Babcock University. Why did Yvonne choose Kogod? The community! She says, that "every single person I came in contact with from the beginning of my application process till the end was always willing and able to answer all my questions..." But don't take our word for it! Schedule a one-on-one appointment with Yvonne to learn more about her experience at Kogod so far!
Careers & Outcomes
Our graduates have found professional success in a wide range of industries that span the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Six months after graduation, 94 percent of our students report they are either fully employed, in graduate school, or both.
Our alumni have found careers as:
- State treasurer
- Small business owners
Recent employers include:
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- Capital One
- Department of Treasury
- Deloitte Consulting
- Fannie Mae
- Inter-American Development Bank
Abolaji Omitogun (MBA '22) is investing in his own business savvy so he can invest in entrepreneurs back in his home country.
Find out how Kogod MBA student Trinity Sheppard not only landed an interview with Microsoft but got the internship AND a full-time job post-grad.
Ani Khachikian (MBA '21) gives back to the DC community through her involvement with the campus organizations Kogod Women in Business and Net Impact.
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