The AACSB-accredited Kogod School of Business at American University’s concept of being “firmly grounded in experiential learning,” is deeply interwoven into every facet of every degree program. The campus has the best of both worlds. It sits just miles from the heart of D.C., where there are endless resources. But it is also an incredibly peaceful campus that is green, carbon-neutral, an accredited arboretum, and provides a thriving environment. The School of Business was founded in 1955, is the oldest accredited business school in D.C., and takes pride in successful inclusivity and diversity among its students, faculty, and staff.
With small class sizes, Kogod works hard at providing an intimate, family-like environment in the classroom. Bachelors degrees in Business Administration; Accounting; Finance; Business, Language & Cultural Studies; and Business & Entertainment are available to undergraduate students. Students can specialize in Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Management, Accounting, Information Systems & Technology, Finance, or International Business. Kogod offers an esteemed Honors Program as well. Graduate students can earn a Masters in Business Administration, Real Estate, Finance, Taxation, Sustainability Management, Marketing, Accounting, or Analytics.
Many global educational opportunities exist for every level of student to study abroad on short-term, summer internship, and semester-long trips. MBA students can join a Global Consulting Project in places like Columbia, the Phillippines, China, Israel, United Arab Emirates, India, Poland, New Zealand, or Israel. Interning is an excellent way to turn what you have learned in the classroom into real-world practice and application. Kogod has incredible connections with companies, governmental agencies, and non-profit business that help students find internships.
Many student clubs and organizations exist for business students including the Graduate Business Association, Accounting Club, American Fashion Society, Ascend, Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, Hispanic Business Association, Women in Business, Data Analytics Club, International Business Club, and Net Impact. The Office of Career Engagement serves students and alumni by providing career consultants who assist with resumes, cover letters, career guidance, exploration, searching for jobs and internships, building relationships, and even finding on-campus jobs.
Excellent networking and learning events happen like the Business Leadership Luncheons, where students can eat and have personal conversations with executives and business leaders from the community. Also, students have opportunities to present their ideas of change to members of Congress and help do taxes for free for local community members. The Center for Business Communications gives invaluable help in writing papers, presentation skills, how to properly communicate with professors and business leaders, and peer mentoring. The Center for Innovation assists students with creative business ideas, allowing them to showcase their work to the community, sharing their pitches with investors, and participating in competitions.
Kogod School of Business offers the same AACSB-accredited, flexible, and convenient online degree programs for graduate students that carry the same prestige as their on-campus counterparts. There are fully online Masters in Analytics, Masters in Marketing Analytics, and Masters in Business Administration degrees available.