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Graduate Orientation Information

Kogod students at graduate orientation

Welcome to Kogod

Find details about graduate orientation and the resources you'll need to start your program at Kogod.

Graduate Orientation, Fall 2017

Welcome, new graduate students! Please save the dates for orientation. You will receive detailed emails from Andrew Toczydlowski, Director of Student Development and Services, about orientation, as well as from your academic advisor about your Fall 2017 courses.

If you have any questions, please email Andrew at andrew@american.edu.

ONLINE ORIENTATION

Throughout July, Kogod will host a series of webinars about the offices and services available to our graduate student. More detailed information, including the dates and times of these webinars, will be sent to you by Andrew. If you're unable to attend the webinars when they are live, they will be recorded and posted on Blackboard to be accessed by everyone.

ON-CAMPUS PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

A series of activities that are specific to the program you're joining will be hosted the week of August 21st. See below for more information.

  • Full Time MBA: Orientation will be held all day from Wednesday, August 23 through Friday, August 25 all day.
  • JD/MBA, LLM/MBA, and MA/MBA: Orientation will be held all day from Wednesday, August 23 through Friday, August 25 all day with Full Time MBA students.
  • MS Accounting (including BS/MS students): Activities will be held on the afternoon of Friday, August 25.
  • MS Analytics (including BS/MS students): Activities will be held on the afternoon of Friday, August 25.
  • MS Finance and Real Estate (including BS/MS students): The FIN 060 (Finance Boot Camp) course will held all day Monday, August 21 through Friday, August 25.
  • MS Marketing (including BS/MS students): Activities will be held all day on Friday, August 25.
  • MS Sustainability Management (including BS/MS students): Activities will be held on the afternoon of Friday, August 25.
  • MS Taxation (including BS/MS students): Activities will be held during the evening of Friday, August 25.

For all programs, please take a moment to confirm your attendance and ensure we have the most up-to-date contact information for you by completing the form found here. A week before orientation, you will be emailed with a detailed schedule. All programs will be held in the Kogod School of Business building.

International Student Orientation by ISSS

The Office of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) will hold an orientation designed specifically for international students. Visit the ISSS website for more information.

 

About Graduate Orientation

Introducing new students to the Kogod community is an imperative part of the academic experience. Kogod staff create experiences for incoming students that prepare them for the classroom and also welcome them to our community. 

For our MS programs, an intensive program-specific schedule will introduce our students to their faculty and the resources available to them in Kogod. New on-campus MBA students have a multi-day program each Fall introduces them to resources, policies, opportunities, faculty, staff and current students at Kogod. Activities and team building opportunities will prepare students for the graduate classroom.