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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 2015

Welcome, new graduate students! Please save the dates for orientation. You will receive detailed emails from the K-LAB (Kogod Leadership and Applied Business) about orientation, as well as from your academic advisor about your Fall 2015 courses. 

If you have any questions, please email Andrew Toczydlowski, Associate Director of Graduate Programming and Student Activities, at andrew@american.edu.

ON-CAMPUS ORIENTATION

Professional MBA
Saturday, August 22 & Sunday, August 23, 2015 (attendance is required both days)

Full-time MBA
Tuesday, August 25 through Friday, August 28, 2015 (attendance is required all four days)

Master of Science—Accounting, Analytics, Finance, Marketing, Real Estate, Sustainability Management, Taxation
Friday, August 28 & Saturday, August 29, 2015 (attendance is required both days)

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. Check in for all programs will be at the Kogod School of Business building.

Online Resource Guide

The in-person orientation program for all graduate students is complemented by a short online resource guide that includes important and informative sessions, such as degree program information, student activities, and more. The online resource guide can be accessed by clicking here.

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. K-LAB 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 in-person orientation will introduce our students to their faculty program directors and the resources available to them in Kogod. New Full-time 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. A similar on campus residency fits the needs of Professional MBA.