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Kogod School of Business – American University - Full-Time MBA

American Kogod Full-Time MBA Program Structure

The 21-month American University full-time MBA program at the Kogod School of Business offers primarily daytime and evening classes. American University offers one intake per year, and classes begin during the fall semester. During the summer between the first and second years of the program, students are offered the choice between internships, international travel, or additional coursework opportunities.

Curriculum at the American Kogod Full-Time MBA

The American University full-time MBA requires 49 credit hours of coursework, comprised of 24  credit hours of core courses, taken three mornings and one afternoon per week, and 15 credit hours of electives. The Capstone project, Global Practicum, and Advanced Professional Skills requirements are three credits each The last credit hour is received from a Skills Workshop.

Throughout the full-time MBA program, courses feature projects for clients in Washington DC and beyond. Students have the opportunity to participate in client-driven team exercise, and participate in an international consulting project and trip. The international consulting project trip allows students to work on a real-life consulting project alongside international students at a partner institution, and travel to the foreign country as part of the project experience.

MBA students can explore electives with a specialized consulting focus in areas such as strategy, IT, human capital, and finance. Or, they may choose electives in eight other academic concentrations, including: accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, sustainability management, marketing, real estate, or finance.

Full-Time MBA Rankings

•: 91 (overall)

Forbes:67 (overall)

Class Profile

Around 50 percent of the most recent Kogod School of Business MBA class identified as female, with 23  percent international students, and 36  percent of students of minority status. The average age of the class is 31 -years old, and most have around 7 years of professional work experience and an undergraduate GPA of 3.11.

Career Statistics

A reported 94  percent of recent Kogod full-time MBA graduates earned employment or were in grad school within six months of graduation, with 69% earning more than $60,000 in base salary annually. 73% of the most recent class began work in the non-profit sector.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The American Kogod full-time MBA tuition is $1,812  per credit hour. With a total of 49 credits, tuition for the entire program is $88,788. American University also charges a per semester graduate student activity fee of $30, a technology fee of $120, and a sports center fee of $65.

All applicants are considered for merit scholarships based on scholastic merit and evidence of leadership.

Financial aid may include an AU scholarship or grant, federally funded grants, and/or low-interest federally funded loans. U.S. citizens and permanent residents applying to Kogod’s full-time MBA program are eligible for federal Stafford and Graduate PLUS loans, as well as private loans.


Applicants to the American University full-time MBA program must have completed a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and possess full-time, professional work experience (not including internship experience) for admission.

To apply to the full-time MBA program, applicants must submit a completed application form, college transcripts from degree-granting and non-degree-granting institutions, a current résumé and a letter of recommendation. The school also requires applicants to complete a personal statement. Applicants must also send in their GMAT or GRE scores, or an additional supplemental essay in lieu of GMAT or GRE scores, if they so choose, as well as a nonrefundable $100 application fee.
International applicants must provide viable TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores if they are non-native English speakers.

Interview invitations with a member of the Graduate Admissions Committee are extended to select applicants after a preliminary review of the completed applications.

2022 American University Kogod School of Business Full-Time MBA Deadlines

Round Application Due Decisions Released Response From Applicant
1 Nov 15, 2021 Dec 17, 2021 Feb 11, 2022
2* Jan 15, 2022 Feb 25, 2022 April 15, 2022
3** March 15, 2022 Apr 29, 2022 May 27, 2022
4 May 15, 2022 June 10, 2022 July 9, 2022
5 July 1, 2022 rolling rolling

* Priority scholarship consideration deadline
** International student deadline

American University Kogod School of Business FAQ’s

How has the American Kogod Full-Time MBA coped with the pandemic?

Classes are currently offered in a hybrid online/in-person format to keep staff and students safe.

What MS programs are offered by Kogod School of Business?

MS degrees in accounting, analytics, finance, marketing, real estate, sustainability management, and taxation are offered.

What dual degrees are offered at the Kogod School of Business?

MA/MBA, JD/MBA, and LLM/MBA are all options at the university.

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