The Kogod School of Business was established in 1955 as Washington, D.C.'s first university-level school of business. It is named to reflect a generous gift from Robert and Arlene Kogod. Robert Kogod, a Washington real estate developer and the former co-chairman and co-president of the Charles E. Smith Companies, helped secure the school's future. Today, the Kogod School of Business is recognized for program excellence and innovation by prestigious business and academic organizations worldwide.
The current Interim Dean of the Kogod School of Business is Erran Carmel. Since its inception, Kogod has had eighteen deans listed below:
"The Kogod School of Business connects students to the real world with a curriculum that anticipates the changing needs of the marketplace. It leverages our Washington D.C. location - the center of world capitalism and a technology-rich business community - to create a special kind of leader." - Robert P. Kogod, BSBA '62