We believe in learning by doing. Kogod's programs are firmly grounded in experiential learning, giving you the real-world skills you need to develop or advance your business expertise.

Kogod offers a full-time master's in business administration (FTMBA) program, as well as seven specialized master of science (MS) degrees in accounting, analytics, finance, marketing, sustainability management, real estate, and taxation. Learn about all of our graduate degrees.

What are the leading Business Publications Saying?


Kogod is nationally recognized for its world class programs, exemplary faculty, and successful graduates. 


Don't just take our word for it, though.

  • #12 QS Online MBA
  • #30 QS MS in Marketing
  • #44 QS MS in Analytics
  • #49 Entrepreneur & Princeton Review Undergraduate Program
  • #77 US News & WR Online MBA
  • #79 US News & WR FT MBA
  • #87 US News & WR Undergrad
  • #89 QS MS in Finance
  • #101-110 QS Global MBA

*More rankings are forthcoming 

  • MS Taxation ranked #10 by Tax Talent 

  • International Business ranked #14 by US News & World Report

  • Online MBA ranked #26 by QS Worldwide 

  • MS Analytics ranked #26 by QS Worldwide

  • MBA ranked #44 by Wall Street Journal & Times Higher Education

  • Online MS Analytics ranked #44 by QS Worldwide

  • MS Finance ranked #66 by QS Worldwide

  • MBA ranked #69 by Poets & Quants

  • MBA ranked #72 by Business Week 

  • Undergraduate ranked #76 by Poets & Quants

  • MBA ranked #79 by US News & World Report

  • Undergrad ranked #87 by US News & World Report

  • MBA ranked #90 by Business Week Global 

  • MBA ranked Tier 1 by CEO Magazine 

  • CEO Magazine ranked Kogod's full-time MBA a Tier 1 Global MBA Program
  • Princeton Review voted Kogod #4 for Best Resources for Women
  • Princeton Review voted Kogod #3 for Best Resources for Minority Students
  • Forbes Best Business Schools ranks Kogod's full-time MBA #67
  • AUCI is selected by AACSB as a Top 20 Entrepreneurship Center
  • Tech Republic ranked Kogod's MS in Analytics a Top 10 Program for Data Science
  • Ready4 ranked Kogod #23 for Business Schools Where Students Most Want to Go
  • CEO Magazine ranked Kogod's full-time MBA a Tier 1 Global MBA Program
  • Princeton Review voted Kogod #9 for Best Opportunities for Women  
  • Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Kogod's full-time MBA program #43 in the United States  
  • US News and World Report ranked Kogod #80 for Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Kogod’s full-time MBA program #58 in the United States
  • Tax Talent voted Kogod’s MS tax Program #9 in the nation
  • Poets & Quants ranked Kogod’s undergraduate business school #51  
  • Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Kogod’s undergraduate business school #62
AACSB Accrediation


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.

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Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), Member school Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), Participant Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE), Member Stewardship Action Council (SAC), Founding Member

Where are our students today?

Top Employers: A Wider Circle, Deloitte, Freddie Mac, the Inter-American Development Bank, Northrup Grumman, and Wells Fargo

96 percent of undergraduate students reported a positive career outcome in 2015

88 percent of FTMBA graduates received a job offer within three months of graduation

Learn more about the Office of Career Engagement.

Washington, DC’s First Business School

In 1979, owing to the generosity of alumnus Robert Kogod, BSBA ‘62, the school's name was changed to the Kogod College of Business

Founded in 1955 as the School of Business Administration

When the business school was opened in 1955, it initially offered three degree programs: associate of business administration, bachelor of science in business administration, and master of business administration. Major fields of study within these degree programs were accounting, finance, marketing, production, real estate, and statistics, many of which are still offered at the Kogod School of Business. In 1979, Robert Kogod, a major real estate developer and president of the Charles E. Smith Companies, made a major donation to rename the school the Robert P. and Arlene R. Kogod College of Business Administration.

In 1991, the Kogod College of Business Administration received accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the highest standard of academic achievement for business schools worldwide. With this recognition, the school became the oldest accredited business school in our nation's capital.

Major Renovations

In 1999, the school moved into its current location, formerly the John Sherman Meyer Building, vacated by the Washington College of Law. The building received a major renovation, and the school changed its name to the Kogod School of Business. In 2009, the school opened a 20,000-square-foot (1,900 m2) expansion. This addition houses a Financial Services and Information Technology Lab, Behavioral Research Lab, a center for career development, seven additional classrooms, three breakout rooms and a student lounge.

Kogod's Deans

  • Nathan Baily, 1955–1971
  • Herbert Striner, 1975–1981
  • William H. Peters,1981–1989
  • F. Doug Tuggle, 1990–1996
  • Stevan Holmberg, 1996–1998
  • Myron J. Roomkin, 1998–2004
  • William DeLone, 2004–2005
  • Richard M. Durand, 2005—2011
  • Michael J. Ginzberg, 2011—2014
  • Erran Carmel, 2014— 2016
  • John Delaney 2016–present
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