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Kogod School of Business – American University

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.

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
  • Business Analytics
  • Consulting

Tuition & Financial Aid

Students in the MBA@American Online MBA course are charged per credit hour with a rate of $1,642 per credit for 2017-18. 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.

Admissions Procedures

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.”

Application Deadlines

New deadlines will be revealed by the Kogod School of Business soon.

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