Kogod School of Business

Known for our focus on experiential learning, the Kogod School of Business has been educating the world's business leaders since 1955. Where other schools breed competition among students, Kogod fosters a collaborative learning environment based on academic trust and integrity. Our more than 75 full-time faculty are scholars in the field of business who embrace hands-on, evidence-based learning in and out of the classroom. We take a team approach to our students' education; each faculty member is dedicated to scholarship and teaching, building lasting relationships with students that continue through graduation and beyond.

The Kogod School of Business connects students to the real world with a curriculum that anticipates the changing needs of the marketplace. It leverages our Washington, D.C., location—the center of world capitalism and a technology-rich business community—to create a special kind of leader.

—Robert P. Kogod, BSBA '62


Through our new online programs, we are growing Kogod's degree offerings and our student body. Now, professionals from around the world have the chance to earn a Kogod degree. Our dynamic, online classroom facilitates the collaborative and personal environment we've built on campus, providing students everywhere with the lifelong benefits of a Kogod education.

Our top-100 graduate business programs have been consistently recognized for their excellence:

  • Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Best Graduate Business Schools (2016), #43
  • Forbes, #65 Full-time MBA
  • Poets & Quants, Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs, #78

The Kogod Mission

  • Provide our graduates with a rigorous framework of business education and research that develops their critical thinking and problem solving skills that are relevant to all industries and interests.
  • Prepare our graduates to be the best workers and leaders in organizations across the private and public sectors spanning the globe, and to understand the broad and enduring impact organizations have on individuals and society.
  • Conduct and publish high-quality scholarship for academic and professional audiences.


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.