Kogod School of Business – American University
American University’s Kogod School of Business has been educating business leaders since opening its doors in 1955 as Washington DC’s first university-level school of business. Faculty members are scholars who are dedicated to fostering collaborative learning environments. This hands-on, team-based approach is designed to produce graduates with the relevant management, problem solving, and critical thinking skills needed to become highly effective business leaders.
The school is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
• Bloomberg: 72 (U.S.); 90 (Global)
Located in the nation’s capital, where decisions on policy and regulation regularly affect the ways business is conducted and technology is used around the world, the School of Business’s campus is situated on Massachusetts Avenue in Washington DC. Blocks away from many embassies and government offices, its location provides the sort of insight into the policy making and regulatory communities that only proximity can bring.
The main site of the Kogod School of Business is located less than 10 miles away from the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
In early 2009 the Kogod School of Business dedicated a new facility to improving the learning experience of the Kogod community. The three-story building connects seamlessly with the existing building, enabling Kogod to hold all of its classes in one location, and opened in 2000.
The Kogod Career for Career Development is located on the new first floor, and the Financial Services and Information Technology Lab can be found on the terrace level as a data and computing center for students. The lab is outfitted with Thomson Reuters technology, which includes three unique financial products, allowing students to access streaming market news and changes, global developments, quotes, and data on over 55,000 public companies.
Kogod employs over 80 faculty members who teach courses across five academic departments: Accounting, Finance and Real Estate, Information Technology & Analytics, Management, and Marketing. In addition to holding advanced degrees, many professors at the American University Kogod School of Business have gained practical international business expertise through consulting, executive, and entrepreneurial experiences.
Around 47 percent of the most recent Kogod School of Business MBA class are women, with 58 percent of students of minority status. The average age of the class is 31 years old, and most students have around six years of professional work experience.
MBA Degree Offerings
The American University Kogod School of Business offers a full-time traditional MBA, in addition to an Online MBA.