Undergraduate Programs

We're more than a classroom.

Your undergraduate experience is so much more than what you learn in the classroom. At Kogod, we do more than prepare you for a career—we connect you with friends and mentors, faculty who care about your success, a city of opportunities, and a passion for learning that will last a lifetime. Here's why you'll love calling Kogod home.

Our programs are hands-on and in-depth.

At Kogod, we offer more than a solid foundation in business—we provide hands-on training for the career you want.

In addition to in-class projects and site visits, you’ll have the opportunity to intern at globally-recognized organizations, create real solutions for local companies through pro bono projects, work alongside professors in Kogod’s research centers, join professionally-focused clubs and student initiatives, and study abroad in world business capitals.

We’re more than a classroom.

At the Kogod School of Business, you’ll gain more than the skills you need to launch your career—you’ll learn to communicate effectively, build your personal and professional brand, and connect with the people and organizations who can help you grow.

With our small class sizes of 15-20 people, you can meaningfully connect with professors, staff, and fellow students, creating lifelong relationships that will carry through your career and beyond.

Our Kogod community is comprised of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences, allowing you to grow beyond your own perspective and become a positive force for change in our global economy.

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.

a place like no other
The nation’s capital is your backyard.

With some of the most important government, financial, and media institutions mere miles from campus, you’ll have unparalleled opportunities to make an impact locally, nationally, and globally. From American University’s beautiful, 84-acre campus and arboretum, you’ll have easy access to the World Bank and IMF, Securities and Exchange Commission, and hundreds of other agencies, companies, and nonprofits.

Undergraduate Degrees

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BS in Business Administration

Kogod’s BS in business administration prepares you for a wide range of in-demand jobs, from business consultant to management analyst to marketing manager and more. Through specializations like accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, and more, you’ll be ready to embark on a professional career, set your sights on graduate school, or even start your own business.

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BS in Accounting

Some of the fastest-growing occupations in the US are accountants and auditors, and an accounting degree from Kogod is a crucial first step in starting your career. You’ll learn fundamental accounting principles and how to apply them to solve tax issues, use the same technology as professionals in the field, and graduate prepared for entry-level accounting positions, graduate school, or the CPA licensure process.

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BS in Business and Entertainment

There's no business like show business—emphasis on "business." The entertainment and media market in the US is worth $717 billion, and it's only expected to keep growing. Kogod’s business and entertainment major is an innovative program that prepares you for business careers in the entertainment sector through classes taught by industry professionals, hands-on coursework, and exciting internship opportunities.

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BS in Business, Language, & Culture

Are you ready for business without borders? Kogod’s business, language, and culture major equips you with the skills to thrive in today’s globalized world of business. You’ll become proficient in a foreign language, learn how to navigate cultural nuances, and study abroad, all while building the solid foundation in business that can help you succeed anywhere.

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BS in Finance

From Wall Street to Main Street, Kogod’s BS in finance opens the door to success in any financial environment. Learn the ins and outs of investment firms, banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions so that you can work both in and with them. Whether you have your sights set on a financial career, graduate school, or professional certifications, Kogod’s finance degree will set you on the right path.

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Other Undergraduate Programs

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Minors

A minor is a valuable opportunity to gain expertise that complements your major or explore a passion outside your main field of study. Since every successful organization requires a solid business foundation, minoring in business can give you an edge in any career. 

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Specializations

Tailor your expertise and explore your interests with an undergraduate specialization at the Kogod School of Business. Adding a specialization to your undergraduate degree allows you to customize your experience and better meet your professional and personal goals.

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Combined Bachelor's/Master's

Kogod’s combined bachelor’s/master’s programs allow you to get an undergraduate and graduate degree in just five years and save up to $15,000 in tuition costs. Depending on the program, you can share up to 9 credits of graduate coursework as an undergraduate.

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Undergraduate Digital Technology Generalist Certificate

Offered in partnership with the Capital CoLAB, this certificate program equips you with the knowledge, skills, and readiness for job roles that require an understanding of data analysis and visualization as well as data security. Plus, there’s no additional tuition cost to earn the credential.

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Honors Program

Interested in exclusive classroom, community, and networking opportunities? The Kogod Honors Program enhances your professionalism, creative problem-solving skills, and analytical thinking both inside and outside the classroom through honors-designated coursework and hands-on learning.

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