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BS in Business Administration

At a Glance

A major in business administration gives you a well-rounded education in some of today's most in-demand skills: accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, and more. It's a degree that can help you enter almost every industry and type of organization. With it, you can easily embark on a professional career, set your sights on graduate school, or even start your own business.

Credits Required for Major

You'll take 34 credit hours in business core courses and 12-15 within a specialization.

November 15
Early Decision Deadline

Apply by November 15 to be considered for early decision or by January 15 for the second early decision round.

Working, Grad School, or Both

From great jobs to grad schools, Kogod business graduates are ready to succeed.

*Results are for May 2018, 2017, and 2020 graduates whose status was confirmed as of six months after graduation.

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94% of Our Business Graduates Are Working, in Grad School, or Both

Companies where graduates started their careers include EY, PwC, Accenture, KPMG, Deloitte, Apple, Goldman Sachs, Wayfair, and UBS.

Why major in business at Kogod?

Flexible Curriculum

The program structure gives you the opportunity to combine your passion for business with other academic interests. Round out your education with one of our minors, including sustainability and information systems and technology. Choose from one of our eight specializations—or one that is self-designed.

Vibrant Location

Not only is Washington, DC, the world's political center, it's a fantastic college town. Tap into the many networking and internship opportunities the city affords. Take advantage of its thriving cultural life to take your education beyond campus. Whether you're interested in the private sector, government, or the nonprofit world, you'll find paths toward your future.

What You'll Learn

The business administration major gives you a solid grasp on business functions, develops your professional skills, expands your tech-savvy, and exposes you to a global perspective.

Comprehensive Core

You will gain:

  • Functional business knowledge
  • Strategic thinking and integration
  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills

Required courses include those in economics, analytics, and statistics. You will take 34 credit hours in business core courses that cover topics like accounting, finance, management, and marketing.


You can declare one of the following specializations by the end of your junior year:

  • Accounting
  • Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Information systems and technology
  • International business
  • Management
  • Marketing

You can also self-design your own with the approval of your academic advisor.

Degree Requirements

One of the most impressive things I learned at Kogod was that the chemistry of different cultures can make a huge difference in how you think. As an international student, I have obtained not only knowledge but also a lifestyle and a way of thinking."

Xikun Wang

Xikun Wang

Current BS in Business Administration Student

Program Highlights
Kogod students abroad

Global Learning

The business world is a global world, and we want to prepare you for it. We offer semester- and year-long study abroad programs, international summer internships, and short study tours through the International Management Practices course.

Winners of the Kogod Case Competition

Special Programs

Kogod offers a wide variety of programs to help you network, hone your skills, and get involved with the community. These include Dish with the Deans, the Making a Difference is Our Business program, the Kogod Case Competition, and more.

Students in the Center for Business Communications

Center for Business Communications

Being able to communicate well is a key asset in the world of business. At the Center for Business Communications, we help students become confident communicators through free coaching and tutoring services.

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Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees

Earn both an undergraduate and graduate degree in five years through our combined bachelor's/master's program. Take graduate-level courses and apply up to 9 graduate credit hours earned as an undergraduate toward the requirements for both degrees.

Professor Heng Xu

Dedicated Faculty

Our faculty are renowned experts in their field and key players in Washington, DC's business world. As mentors, they are invested in your professional and academic success.

Career Success

As a BS in business administration student at Kogod, you’ll have a dedicated career advisor at our Office of Career Engagement who will help you realize your unique career vision. Our advisors can connect you with opportunities at some of the largest organizations in the world, including 400 international associations and 1,000 internationally-owned companies in Washington, DC.

Working, in School, or Both

Within six months of graduation, 94% of our business graduates are working, in grad school, or both. Top employers include:

Fannie Mae
Goldman Sachs

Participated in an Internship

88% of our business students participated in an internship. Top internship for credit organizations include:

World Wildlife Fund
Allied Integrated Marketing
American Enterprise Institute
US Department of Commerce
Washington Wizards

Studied Abroad

45% of our business students took advantage of our study abroad programs. Top study abroad countries include:

United Kingdom