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Partnerships and Scholarships

At American University’s Kogod School of Business, we are proud to partner with the below organizations that help fund our students’ educations. Please review the following list for details on available scholarships. 

Master's in Business Administration Partnerships

The National Black MBA Association leads in the creation of educational opportunities and economic growth for black professionals. Kogod offers these awards in partnership with the DC Chapter of the NBMBAA. 

Visit http://dcblackmba.org/ for more information. 

The Reaching Out LGBTQ MBA Fellowshipwas created as a joint effort between top business school programs and Reaching Out. It aims to demonstrate that business schools are the top destination to develop the out LGBTQ and active ally business leaders of tomorrow. 

Fellowship recipients each receive a minimum $10,000 scholarship per academic year, or a $20,000 total scholarship, and receive access to exclusive mentorship and leadership development through Reaching Out. When 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. Visit https://www.reachingoutmba.org/lgbtmbafellowship for more information. 

Master’s and Undergraduate Partnerships

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 undergraduate and graduate applicants. 

Visit https://www.prospanica.org/page/Scholarships for more information.

University Partnerships

The Kogod School of Business has an agreement to provide preferred admission into the MS in 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 into the MS in marketing program will receive a $10,000 scholarship, to be dispersed over the length of the program. Their application fee will also be waived.

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

The Kogod School of Business has an agreement to provide preferred admission into the MS in 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 in 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.

The Kogod School of Business has an agreement to provide preferred admission into the MS in analytics; MS in finance; MS in marketing; MS in sustainability management; and MS in taxation programs to undergraduates at Elizabethtown College who meet the following criteria:

Preferred Admissions Criteria
Program Minimum GPA Prerequisite Courses

Elizabethtown students who meet the preferred admission criteria and are admitted into 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. 

MS in analytics

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 in 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 in marketing

3.25

BA 215 - Principles of Marketing

MS in sustainability management

3.25

None

MS in 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

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

  • 3.25 GPA
  • Successful completion of the following Muhlenberg courses under List A or List B with a grade of B or better:

List A

  • ACT 101: Financial Accounting
  • FIN 237: Corporation Finance
  • ECN 222 or 223: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory OR FIN 330: Money, Banking, and Financial Markets
  • ECN 350: Econometrics
  • FIN 344: Investments and Portfolios OR FIN 367 Derivative Markets

 

List B

  • ACT 101: Financial Accounting
  • FIN 237: Corporation Finance
  • ECN 222 or 223: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory OR FIN 330: Money, Banking, and Financial Markets
  • FIN 344: Investments and Portfolios
  • FIN 367: Derivative Markets

Muhlenberg students who meet the preferred admission criteria and are admitted to the MS in finance program will receive a $10,000 scholarship, to be dispersed over the length of the program.

To apply for preferred admission, Muhlenberg students must:

  • Submit the following documents to the Kogod Graduate Admissions:
    • Completed application
    • 3 recommendation letters, including one from the program liaison and two academic recommendations
    • Official undergraduate transcript(s)

The Kogod School of Business has an agreement to provide preferred admission into the MS in accounting, MS in finance, and MS in marketing programs to undergraduate students at SKKU who meet the following criteria:

Preferred Admissions Criteria
Program Minimum GPA Prerequisite Courses
 

MS in accounting

3.25

GBA2003 Introduction to Financial Accounting OR BIZ2022 Introduction to Financial Accounting
GBA2004 Introduction to Managerial Accounting OR BIZ2021 Managerial Accounting
GBA2001 Macroeconomics OR ECO2004 Macroeconomics
GBA2034 Microeconomics OR ECO2003 Microeconomics
GBA2005 Financial Management OR BUS2006 Financial Management
GBA3041 Business Statistics OR BUS2013 Elementary Business Statistics

MS in finance

3.25

GBA2003 Introduction to Financial Accounting OR BIZ2022 Introduction to Financial Accounting
GBA2005 Financial Management OR BUS2006 Financial Management
GBA2001 Macroeconomics OR ECO2004 Macroeconomics
GBA2034 Microeconomics OR ECO2003 Microeconomics
GBA3041 Business Statistics OR BUS2013 Elementary Business Statistics

MS in marketing

3.25

GBA2006 Marketing Management OR  BUS2003 Marketing Management AND BUS2004 Marketing Strategy\

SKKU 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.

To apply for preferred admission, SKKU students must:

  • Submit the following documents to the Kogod Graduate Admissions:
    • Completed application
    • 3 recommendation letters, including one from the program liaison and two academic recommendations.
    • Official undergraduate transcript(s)
  • Students applying to the MS in marketing program must also have an interview with the MS in marketing Program Director

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Visit our Scholarships and Funding page for additional resources and information on ways to finance your education.

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