Full-time MBA At the Kogod School of Business, we believe in learning by doing.

Our on-campus Full-time MBA (FTMBA) program equips you with the business knowledge and real-world skills you need to launch and advance your career.

MBA students use group projects to develop team management skills.

You'll work on cross-functional teams to complete projects and analyze real-life business cases. The curriculum offers a specialized consulting track and a myriad of electives, allowing you to customize your degree based on your interests. Our interdisciplinary approach prepares graduates to be successful in all aspects of business management.

Participate in hands-on projects, go on company site visits, and attend networking events with Washington, D.C. business professionals.

The 49 credit program is typically completed in 21 months, with the majority of core courses taken in the first year. Internships at local Washington, D.C. employers are assigned during the summer.

Network with Industry Experts

Local industry leaders visit campus to share insider knowledge.

Dine and learn with industry leaders and innovators at our Business Leadership Luncheons.

These private talks are held weekly and feature executives, from various fields of the local business community. Speakers share a valuable perspectives and professional insights from years of experience.

Attendance is free for FTMBA students, providing students opportunities to have a personal conversation with team leaders and modern innovators.

Past speakers include senior executives from:

  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • IBM
  • Marriott International
  • Merck
  • PayPal
  • United Way Worldwide.

Site visits to companies throughout the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area, where you'll meet and network with top-level executives, are also a regular part of your coursework. Graduate students experience real-world application of the managerial theories and practices studied in the classroom.

Interested in learning more about the Full-time MBA Degree?


We Know Success

% of Graduates are now Working, Grad School, or Both

I got to see parts of the industry I couldn’t have otherwise.

Sam Schofield enrolled in Kogod’s Full-time MBA (FTMBA) program wondering how he could impact the international business community. He wanted to affect change on a global level—a passion he knew the FTMBA program would nurture.

The Global Consulting Practicum gave Schofield the international experience he needed. The course, completed by all second-years, pairs student teams with an international client to solve a problem integral to their business’ operation. The project culminates with a visit to the client’s home country where teams conduct site visits and explore the local culture.

There was so much I had no clue even existed before starting at Kogod.

Russell Cox, FTMBA ’17, had one dream when he was growing up: to save lives as a firefighter. His vision came true, and he served as a career firefighter for five years. His dreams began to shift, however, when he realized that chasing fires might not provide for his family the way that chasing a business career would.

“I could live a great life as a firefighter, but it wouldn’t allow me to financially support those that matter most to me,” Cox says.

Study in the Nation’s Capital

Guaranteed internships throughout the Washington, D.C. business sector

Washington, DC offers exceptional networking and job opportunities in the private, public and non-profit sectors.

FTMBA students undertake internships during the summer between the first and second years of the program. These internships include engagements with private companies and public agencies in the Washington D.C. area.

Kogod FTMBA graduates are employed in a wide range of industries, including consulting, financial services, and manufacturing. Recent Kogod FTMBA employers include Amazon, Deloitte Consulting, Fannie Mae, Inter-American Development Bank, and Raytheon.

 

Alumnis Stories

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Success stories told by Kogod MBA graduates.

Develop a Global Perspective

The global consulting project flies teams of MBA students to burgeoning international economies to experience major business abroad.

You'll collaborate with an international client on global strategic challenges and opportunities. The project culminates with a two-week site visit to the client company, and exploration of the host country.

Past MBA cohorts have traveled to China, Colombia, India, Israel, Poland, New Zealand, the Philippines, and the United Arab Emirates.

Global Consulting Practicum - France and Spain

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Kogod students apply the skills they learn in the classroom in the real world of international business.

Frequently Asked Questions

The FTMBA program is 49 credits and is completed in two years (four semesters). The first year is dedicated to core course work, including the global consulting project, with courses offered during the day on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Students typically engage in internships during the summer, and return in the second year to finish their remaining few core courses and explore a variety of elective offerings. In the second year, students are able to take both daytime and evening courses.

Leadership Luncheons

Kogod's Business Leadership Luncheon is an exclusive program for first year FTMBA students. This weekly event features presentations by business leaders from the Washington D.C. area, including distinguished Kogod alumni who reflect on their post-MBA trajectories. The Kogod Case Competitions allow students to demonstrate their skills for an audience.

Case Competitions

FTMBA students participate in local, regional, and national case competitions under the guidance of Kogod faculty. These competitions provide an opportunity for FTMBA students to leverage the analytical, financial, and strategic tools learned in the classroom and to expand their professional networks.

The Full-time MBA puts students in experiential positions throughout the Washington, DC business sector.

Summer Internships

With the support of the Kogod Center for Career Development, FTMBA students undertake internships during the summer between the first and second years of the program. These internships include engagements with private companies and public agencies in the Washington D.C. area. The FTMBA travels internationally to experience business in other countries.

Global Experience

In the spring semester of the first year, Kogod FTMBA students execute live consulting projects with corporate partners worldwide. The FTMBA teams undertake two weeks of intensive field work in the target countries, then return to Washington to prepare and deliver their reports to our global clients.

88% of the class of 2015 graduates seeking employment received a job offer within three months of graduation. 85% of these students accepted their offers.

Based on usable salary information from 86 percent of students accepting employment within three months after completing their degree requirements, with an average salary of $78,556 annually.

Still have questions?

Send us an email: kogodgrad@american.edu