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Kogod School of Business – American University - Online MBA

Online MBA Program Structure

Delivered online by American University’s Kogod School of Business, MBA@American takes a collaborative approach to preparing tomorrow’s business leaders. Through a blend of live online classes, in-person learning experiences and engaging assignments, students develop the critical skills to solve complex business. Students must earn 48 credits to complete the course, which typically takes 15 months. Students can enroll in one of four different start dates during the year.

American University’s Kogod School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.


Courses and coursework are authored by the same renowned Kogod faculty who teach on campus, and students are held to the same admissions and academic standards as their on-campus counterparts.

In addition to online courses and assignments, MBA@American students attend in-person immersion experiences known as Business in the Capital. These outings see students come together with classmates and faculty for hands-on learning both on campus at American University and in major business centers around the world.

Concentrations Available:

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Cybersecurity
  • International Business
  • Consulting

Class Profile

The vast majority of students in the Kogod Online MBA program (98 percent) had some amount of previous professional work experience, averaging around 65 months (5.4 years).

Students in the program are, on average, 31-years old. About 51 percent of the most recent class are of minority status and roughly 48 percent of enrolled students are women.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Students in the American University Online MBA program at the Kogod School of Business are charged per credit hour, with a rate of $1,708 per credit. This brings the total cost of the program to $84,432, which is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Students must also participate in two different immersion programs in order to complete the program in which fees will vary. Extemporaneous non-tuition fees, such as books, room, board and loan fees may also vary.


No standardized test scores or minimum professional work experience is required to apply to the program. However, applicants to the MBA@American program must have an accredited Bachelor’s degree and submit a résumé, two letters of recommendation, an application with a fee of $100 and two essays.

The first essay should cover personal achievements while the second explores prior experience and how it prepares applicants for the MBA@American degree.

Internationally born non-native English-speaking applicants must submit a TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score. However, applicants that were born in or studied in a native English-speaking country are eligible for an “English Language Proficiency Waiver.” Applications to the program are admitted on a rolling basis.

Application deadlines are as follows:

January 2020 Start Date

Priority Deadline – Oct. 28, 2019
Final Deadline – Nov. 25, 2019

April 2020 Start Date

Priority Deadline – Jan. 20, 2020
Final Deadline – Feb. 17, 2020

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