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Experience Matters at Kogod

Here you will prepare for the next generation of business with world-class faculty, guest speakers and leaders of industry. You'll also collaborate in real-world projects with diverse and passionate classmates.

We are delighted to learn of your interest in education at American University's Kogod School of Business and look forward to connecting with you throughout the application process.

Apply to Kogod now to connect with your new business network.

As you continue with your search, we encourage you to contact our Admissions staff members, visit us during an Admissions Event and also review our Application Guide, which will provide you with an overview of the admissions process and includes application requirements, deadlines, and other degree-specific information.

With our online master's degree programs, MBA@American and Analytics@American, we are bringing our unique education philosophy to students around the world, offering professionals the chance to earn a Kogod degree no matter where they live and work.

Kogod's online programs have four start dates throughout the year:

  • January
  • April
  • July
  • October

Candidates must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in order to apply.

Learn more about the online master’s degree programs.

Non-degree study is available for students who seek additional graduate business education without commitment to a degree program, as well as those who have been advised to complete non-degree business courses prior to enrolling in a degree program.

How to Apply

Students interested in non-degree graduate business courses are required to complete a non-degree application along with an unofficial copy of their most current transcript.

Non-degree Tuition Rate

For information regarding tuition and fees, please refer to the Student Accounts website.

Application Deadlines Spring/Fall 2018

The Kogod Full-time MBA program only begins in the Fall semester.

Deadline Dates
Round Application Due Decisions Released Response from Applicant
1 Oct 2, 2017 Dec 20, 2017 Feb 15, 2018
2** Jan 15, 2018 Mar 9, 2018 Apr 13, 2018
3* Mar 15, 2018 Apr 27, 2018 Jun 1, 2018
4 May 15, 2018 Jun 15, 2018 Jul 13, 2018
5 July 1, 2018 rolling rolling

** Priority Scholarship Consideration deadline
*International Applicant Deadlines

All MS programs offer admission in the Fall term.

In the Spring term, admission is also available for the MS Accounting, MS Finance, MS Real Estate, and MS Taxation programs.


Fall 2018 MS Deadlines
January 15, 2018 Deadline 1 & Priority Scholarship
March 15, 2018 Deadline 2 & International Student Deadline  
April 15, 2018 Deadline 3 & Priority Course Registration  
July 1, 2018 All applications need to be received by July 1  


Spring 2018 MS Deadlines (MSA, MSF, MSRE, and MST only)
October 15, 2017 Deadline 1, Priority Scholarship Consideration & International Students
December 8, 2017 Deadline 2  


Decisions on all MS program applicants are made on a rolling basis. Applicants can check the status of their supplemental documents in the Personalized Information Page. Once an applicant receives email confirmation that their application is complete, they can expect an update or admissions decision within fifteen business days from the time that all required supplemental items have been received.

Bachelor's/Master's Deadline Dates
Application Due Semester
December 8, 2017 Deadline to be Eligible to Take 600-Level Courses during the Spring Semester  
June 15, 2018 Deadline to be Eligible to Take 600-Level Courses during the Fall Semester  

Class Profile Incoming MBA Class of 2016

International Student Percentage of 2016 MBA Class
Female Student Percentage of 2016 MBA Class
Minority Student Percentage of 2016 MBA Class
Average Work Experience of 2016 MBA Class
Average GPA of 2016 MBA Class
Average Age of MBA 2016 Class