Partnerships and Collaborations

Kogod School of Business offers a number of exciting scholarship programs and joint ventures designed to encourage additional financial support and diversity within our community. Learn more about our partnerships below. 

National Black MBA Association – DC Scholarship

The National Black MBA Association leads in the creation of educational opportunities and economic growth for Black professionals.  In partnership with the DC Chapter of the NBMBAA, American University’s Kogod School of Business is proud to offer these awards.  Please visit http://dcblackmba.org/for more information on how to apply for these awards.

Reaching Out MBA Scholarship

The Reaching Out LGBTQ MBA Fellowship was created as a joint effort between top business school programs and Reaching Out to demonstrate that business schools are the top destination to develop the out LGBTQ and active ally business leaders of tomorrow. Recipients will be provided with unique opportunities to empower you to become leaders in business following graduation and become professionals who lead the way to equality in business education, in the workplace, and throughout society. Fellows will also receive admission-free access to ROMBA events, including the annual LGBTQA MBA Conference and are invited to attend a cohort retreat.  While applying to the full-time MBA program, please use the optional essay to indicate that you would like to be considered for this scholarship. Recipients will be notified at the time of admission if they have received the award. 

Prospanica Scholarship

Prospanica’s mission is to empower and enable Hispanic professionals to achieve their full educational, economic, and social potential.  American University is a proud partner of Prospanica and is pleased to offer scholarships to qualified applicants.  Please visit Prospanica‘s website for more information on how to apply for these awards. 

The Junior League of Washington, DC Scholarship (TBD)

These partner tuition scholarships will be provided at a minimum of $10,000 based on the merit of their application to the program.  The student awarded must be pursuing a full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.  In order to apply for or be granted this award, the student must first be admitted to the University and/or program.  All MBA applicants to participating MBA Programs are eligible for the scholarship, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other bases under applicable federal and local laws and regulations. The University reserves the right to solely determine admission criteria for its programs.  The university will be solely responsible for determining the eligibility of each candidate beyond the minimum criteria, for evaluating candidates, and for awarding the scholarship.


University Partnerships - 

Elizabethtown College – 

The Kogod School of Business has an agreement to provide preferred admission into the programs to undergraduate students at Elizabethtown College who meet the following criteria:

  • MS Analytics
  • MS Finance
  •  MS Marketing
  •  MS Sustainability Management
  •  MS Taxation 
Preferred Admissions Criteria
Program Minimum GPA Prerequisite Courses
MS Analytics 3.25

MA 251 - Probability and Statistics and
MA 117 - Concepts of Calculus or
MA 121 MA Calculus I

MS Finance 3.25

AC 101 Intro to Accounting, and
BA 325 - Corporate Finance and
EC 101 - Principles of Macro, and
EC 102 Principles of Micro and
MA 251 - MA Probability and statistics

MS Marketing 3.25 BA 215 - Principles of Marketing
MS Sustainability Management 3.25 None
MS Taxation 3.25

AC 101 - Intro to Accounting, and
AC 301 - Intro to Taxation, and
BA 311 - Business and Commercial Law for Accounting/Financial Professionals

 

Elizabethtown students who meet the preferred admission criteria and are admitted to one of the eligible Kogod graduate programs will receive a $10,000 scholarship, to be dispersed over the length of the program. Their application fee to the program will also be waived. 

AlbrightCollege– 

The Kogod School of Business has an agreement to provide preferred admission into the MS Marketing program to undergraduate students at Albright College who meet the following criteria:

  • 3.25 GPA
  • Successful completion of the following Albright courses with a grade of B or better:
  • BUS 347 Marketing Management

Albright students who meet the preferred admission criteria and are admitted to the MS Marketing program will receive a $10,000 scholarship, to be dispersed over the length of the program. Their application fee to the program will also be waived.

Dickinson College-  Applicants recommended from Dickinson will be considered for a merit-based scholarship of up to $10,000, and their application fee to the MS Accounting program will be waived. 

The Kogod School of Business has an agreement to provide preferred admission into the MS Accounting program to undergraduate students at Dickinson College who meet the following criteria:

  • 3.25 GPA
  • Successful completion of the following Dickinson courses with a grade of B or better:
    • INBM110 Fundamentals of Accounting
    • INBM300 Intro to Cost Accounting
    • ECON111 Intro to Microeconomics
    • ECON112 Intro to Macroeconomics
    • INBM250 Finance
    • INBM220 Managerial Decision Making

 

Dickinson students who meet the preferred admission criteria and are admitted to the MS Accounting program will be waived from 7.5 credits of the program with no substitution, thereby reducing the total credit hours of the program to 30.