An Experience Designed Specifically for Online Students

The Kogod School of Business has always been committed to a collaborative, immersive, and personalized learning experience. This is no different with our online programs.

Created specifically for the online space since 2015, our programs increase access to a Kogod education for working professionals located anywhere in the world and enable you to join a global community of diverse peers.

We bring the AU campus to you, no matter where you live. All program features are intentionally designed based on research of what makes online learning successful. We combine advanced technology, hands-on learning experiences, and full access to the American University and Kogod communities. Here, you’re not an online student, you’re an AU student.

Immersive Live Online Classes

In small weekly classes hosted on the HD Zoom platform, you will engage in live seminar-style discussions with your classmates and professors. Zoom and our other online tools ensure you are always immersed in your academic community.

During live classes, you have the ability to:

  • ask questions or raise your hand using the live chat feature
  • enter break-out rooms for smaller discussions with classmates or to meet one-on-one with your professor
  • use presentation tools to share your work and annotate others’ screens for clarity

Live chat and polling for class participation

Real-time annotations and screen sharing

Break-out rooms for group work


Your Own Personalized Learning Environment

Everything you need to succeed and interact with the AU community is one click away through the digital campus. This includes weekly self-paced course work that supplements what you learn in your classes and is designed by the same AU faculty who teach on campus. Interactive content is presented in high-quality videos, recorded lectures, and case studies.

The digital campus can be personalized so that it works for your unique learning style. Some options include:

  • completing your work or attending class on our mobile app
  • learning in dark mode to reduce strain on your eyes
  • watching videos with closed captioning and at varying speeds
  • streaming content to your TV

In-Person Experiences

Practice-based learning is the foundation of all Kogod graduate programs—including online. Through in-person experiences that supplement your online learning, you will have opportunities to form closer connections with your peers, network with industry leaders, and hear from guest speakers.

You will build on what you learn in the classroom and gain practical, hands-on knowledge by working on case studies and applying your understanding to solve conflicts faced by real businesses.

Explore detailed overviews of in-person experiences for some of our programs:

MBA immersions

MS in Analytics practicums


Dedicated Support

Our dedicated support staff and engaged faculty are always accessible. They’re there while you work on your application, for technical support during the program, and when you’re ready to take the next step in your career and need help with updating your résumé and networking.

Our goal is to ensure our online students have access to the resources and support they need to succeed in their degree programs and their careers.

Explore our student support resources.

Learn how our career services can help you succeed.


LinkedIn Premium Membership

To help you apply the skills you develop in Kogod’s online master’s programs, you will receive LinkedIn Premium Career access, allowing you to:

  • send direct messages to job posters
  • see who’s viewed your profile in the last 90 days
  • use Applicant Insights to see how you compare to other applicants
  • learn in-demand skills in online courses taught by industry experts
  • receive instant access to salary insights
  • practice for job interviews through interactive interview preparation
  • obtain expert feedback to help you optimize your résumé

The Full Kogod Experience, No Matter Where You Live

Our admissions team is available for one-on-one tours of the online classroom and to provide more information about what it’s like to be an online business student. Request information to get connected.