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About the Kogod School of Business

At Kogod, it's our mission to prepare our graduates to work and lead in all sectors of business: public, private, and nonprofit.

We strive to create an interactive learning environment with a strong focus on experiential learning. Our students get hands-on experience in all facets of business through real-world projects inside and outside the classroom. Kogod's broad alumni network and location in our nation’s capital work hand-in-hand to connect our students to the business world beyond campus. 

The Kogod School of Business at American University is the oldest accredited business school in Washington, D.C.  


Facts and Rankings

Kogod is dedicated to providing rigorous business education and research while encouraging a diverse and forward-thinking community. Our more than 1,000 students and 75 full-time faculty hail from dozens of countries around the world.

We are regularly recognized for our commitment to our students and the global business community.

  • No. 9: Greatest Opportunities for Women by Princeton Review
  • No. 43: Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2016 Best Graduate Business Schools (2016)


  • No. 1: Bloomberg Businessweek Best Undergraduate B-Schools for Sustainability (2013)
  • No. 10: Poets & Quants for Undergraduates’ Top 20 Business Schools Most Popular with International Students (2014)
  • No. 18: Best Colleges for Earning a Business Degree by Fortune Magazine and (2015)
  • No. 51: Poets & Quants for Undergraduates’ Best Undergraduate Programs (2014)
  • No. 66: Bloomberg Businessweek's Best Undergraduate Business Schools (2016)
  • No. 21: U.S. News & World Report Best Undergraduate Business Specialty – International Business (2016)
  • No. 77: Undergraduate U.S. News & World Report (2017)
  • Top 5%: Business Administration & Management in College Factual (2016)

Full-Time MBA

  • No. 65: Forbes’ Full-time MBA Ranking (2015)
  • No. 74: Poets & Quants’ Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs (2016)
  • CEO Magazine ranked Kogod School of Business in Tier 1 North America MBA Schools


  • No. 5: Top Accounting Programs (2015)
  • No. 45: TFETimes Top Accounting Programs (2016)


  • No. 17: Top Marketing Programs (2015)
  • No. 27: TFETimes Top Marketing Programs (2016)


  • No. 63: TFETImes Top Finance Programs (2016)

Sustainability Management

  • No. 45: Environmental Sustainability Programs: Net Impact Business UNusual (2014)


  • No. 9: TaxTalent Best MS Tax Programs (2014)



Degree Programs

In addition to our Full-time and Online MBA programs, Kogod also offers seven specialized Master of Science degree programs, all designed to integrate a business education with a global perspective. 

We offer undergraduate business degrees with unmatched opportunities for specialization. From our multifaceted BS in Business and Entertainment to our new Entrepreneurship minor, Kogod is dedicated to providing a strong business base for tomorrow’s leaders to build on, no matter the path they choose to take. 

Students at Kogod also have access to state-of-the-art facilities, such as our Financial Services and Information Technology Lab, and academic and career services through our Kogod Center for Career Development and Kogod Center for Business Communications. 

Kogod is also proud to partner with other schools and colleges at American University to support dual-degree programs with strong interdisciplinary bases. 


Accreditation and Memberships

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. 

Established in 1955, the Kogod School of Business has a diverse population that is driven to make a difference within organizations and in the world at large. 

Kogod is a proud member of the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), Principles for Responsibly Management Education (PRME) group, the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE), and the Stewardship Action Council (SAC).