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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 prepare 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 24 months (however students may also earn the degree in a 12,15 or 18-month track. American Kogod Online MBA 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
  • Business Analytics
  • Consulting
  • Legal Studies


#12 for MBA in General Management and #7 for MBA in marketing from US News and World Report.

Class Profile at the American Kogod Online MBA

About 48  percent of the most recent class are of minority status and roughly 48 percent of enrolled students are women. 7% were military members.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid at the American Kogod Online MBA

Students in the American University Online MBA program at the Kogod School of Business are charged per credit hour, with a rate of $1,812  per credit. This brings the total cost of the program to $86,976, 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.

American Kogod Online MBA April 2022 Start Date Deadlines

Program Start Date Priority Application Deadline Final Application Deadline
January 2022 November 1, 2021 November 30, 2021
April 2022 January 24, 2022 February 22, 2022
July 2022 April 26, 2022 May 24, 2022

American Kogod Online MBA FAQ’s

How has the university coped with the pandemic?

Classes and events are primarily online to keep students and staff safe.

What is the extra Analytics Certificate offered?

This can be achieved for no extra cost, students must choose the following three electives: Business Insights through Analytics, Predictive Analytics, Business Intelligence (or Database and Big Data).

Do online MBA students have access to many of the in-person events that on-campus students do?

Yes, however, most events are now virtual as well due to the current pandemic.

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