Master’s in Business Administration

Master's in Business Administration

MBA@American is Kogod’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program delivered online. As with the on-campus program, MBA@American is designed for domestic and global business professionals who want to start or advance their career.

The Kogod School of Business has been a part of the Washington, D.C., business community for 60 years. It takes a distinctive approach to business education, recognizing that 21st century development relies upon partnerships between corporations, government—federal, state, and local—and nonprofit enterprises. MBA@American engages students across the broad domain of business, including accounting, finance, marketing, international business, and analytics, in preparation for a managerial career path.

The Kogod Learning Experience

MBA@American is a student-centered program, with Kogod faculty leading courses that explore the importance of interpersonal relationships and collaborative learning. Students benefit from the relationships they build in both the online classroom and during in-person immersion experiences, growing and learning from professors, business leaders, and one another. MBA@American emphasizes the importance of connection over competition and focuses on practice-based, experiential learning.

Blending online classes and real-world learning, MBA@American offers students around the world a chance to earn a Kogod degree. Online students are full members of the Kogod community, with all the resources and support of our on-campus students.

Take Advantage of Kogod’s D.C. Connections

As D.C.’s oldest accredited business school, Kogod is an integral part of the community and has deep partnerships with the prominent corporations, NGOs, and government agencies that do business here. MBA@American students can benefit from Kogod’s D.C. connections, faculty expertise, and alumni community while advancing their career.


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.

If you are ready to learn more about Kogod’s online MBA program, contact an admissions counselor at 855-572-2800 or via email.

The Value of an MBA

Earning an MBA, especially from Kogod, continues to prove a wise decision for professionals pursuing satisfying careers and a significant return on investment (ROI) on their education.

In 2016 surveys, the Graduate Management Admission Council reported corporate recruiters’ projections, recent alumni outcomes, and 2016 alumni perspectives that show hard data on the financial value of earning an MBA:


The median starting salary that U.S.-based companies planned to offer recent MBA graduates in 2016.


Reported employment rate of professional MBA graduates in 2015, on par with the previous five years.

9 in 10

U.S. employers that reported plans to hire recent MBA graduates in 2016, compared with 84% in 2015.

2.5 Years

Average time for graduates of part-time, online, and executive MBA programs to recoup their investments.


Median boost—for women and men— between pre- and post-degree salary for business school alumni.

$2.5 Million

Median cumulative base salary earned by business school alumni over a span of 20 years after graduation.

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