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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.

45 Credits
A STEM-Designated Program

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.

21 Months
As a Full-Time Student

Typically completed in 21 months, with the majority of core courses taken in the first year. Courses are offered throughout the day and evening.

Student:Faculty Ratio

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.

Why an MBA at Kogod?

STEM-Designated Program

Kogod's STEM-designated MBA program is designed to develop the management, technical, and business leadership skills you need to thrive in 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.

Global Perspective in a Cosmopolitan City

Our location in Washington, DC, offers networking, internship, and job opportunities in all areas of business. Its vibrant international community exposes you to the international market from day one. Plus, as part of the international consulting project, you will gain experience working with clients abroad.

Cohort Format

During your studies, you will be part of a cohort—a collaborative learning group. You will join a diverse, close-knit community that will become your network, support system, and an integral part of your education. In 2020, our class was comprised of 44 percent women and 47 percent underrepresented US minority students.

Communication Skills

Top business executives need both hard and soft skills to drive change in organizations. Our program has a robust offering of business communication coursework embedded throughout the curriculum to help you become the most effective leader you can be. They focus on oral communication, listening skills, adaptability, written communication, and presentation skills.

Professional Certificates

Gain an edge in this competitive job market by completing one of our professional graduate certificates. Enhance your degree with a certificate in forensic accounting, Islamic finance, analytics, or real estate.

What You'll Learn

Comprehensive Core

The MBA program consists of 45 credit hours. Prior to the start of the program, all students participate in the full-time MBA orientation.

The business core requirements comprise 27 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.

Flexible Experience

The remaining 18 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.

Degree Requirements

Program Highlights

MBA students abroad

Global Experience

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.

Financial Services and IT Lab

STEM-Designated Program

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.

Professor Caroline Bruckner testifying before Congress

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.

Kogod students working together on a project

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.

Winners of the Kogod Case Competition

Case Competitions

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.

Professor Gwanhoo Lee

Dedicated Faculty

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.

Class Profile

Average Work Years
US Minorities*
Average Age
International Students
Average GPA

* Black = Black or African American; Hispanic = Hispanic/American or Latino; AIAN = American Indian or Alaska Native; NHPI = Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.

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:

  • CEOs
  • State treasurer
  • Consultants
  • Small business owners

Recent employers include:

  • AstraZeneca
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Capital One
  • Department of Treasury
  • Amazon
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Fannie Mae
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • Raytheon

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