49 Credit Hours

Next Application Deadline: May 15

Classes Start: Fall 2021

Full-Time MBA

Our on-campus full-time MBA (FTMBA) program equips you with the business knowledge and real-world skills you need to launch and advance your career. The FTMBA is STEM designated.

MBA students use group projects to develop team management skills.

You'll work on cross-functional teams to complete projects and analyze real-life business cases. The curriculum offers a specialized consulting track and a myriad of electives, allowing you to customize your degree based on your interests. Our interdisciplinary approach prepares graduates to be successful in all aspects of business management.

Participate in hands-on projects, go on company site visits, and attend networking events with Washington, DC business professionals.

The 49 credit full-time program is typically completed in 21 months, with the majority of core courses taken in the first year. Courses are offered throughout the day and evening. Generally the courses meet once per week in time slots of 8:10am-11:00am and 11:20am-2:10pm. Electives are offered in time slots of 2:30pm-5:20pm and 5:30pm-8:00pm. Occasionally a course may meet at 8:20pm-10:50pm. Students typically complete internships in the summer.

Network with Industry Experts

Industry leaders visit campus to share insider knowledge with students.

Dine and learn with industry leaders and innovators at our business leadership luncheons.

These private talks are held weekly and feature executives from various fields of the local business community. Speakers share a valuable professional insights from years of experience.

These events provide students opportunities to have a personal conversation with team leaders and modern innovators.

Past speakers include senior executives from:

  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • IBM
  • Marriott International
  • Merck
  • PayPal
  • United Way Worldwide


Site visits to companies throughout the greater Washington metropolitan area, where you'll meet and network with top-level executives, are also a regular part of your coursework. Graduate students experience real-world application of the managerial theories and practices studied in the classroom.

Why does STEM matter?

As the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) puts it, "STEM MBA programs are designed to develop students’ management skills and technical expertise in harmony, producing a new class of future executives who are bilingual in business and tech." In other words, our program is now recognized for its academic rigor in teaching the technical skills so many employers seek, which is critical for our students' career success!

A note for our international applicants:

The new designation is also an important announcement for all of our international applicants as Kogod students can now benefit from an extension to their Optional Practical Training (OPT). Typical OPT allows international students to stay and work in the United States for 12 months after graduating. Because US companies have such a high demand for STEM-trained master’s graduates, those who graduate from STEM-designated programs, like Kogod's STEM MBA, are able to apply for a 24-month extension to their OPT, making for a total of 36 months (3 years).

We Know Success

% of Graduates are now Working, Grad School, or Both
MBA students visiting Colombia for final project.
Sam Schofield, MBA, '17
Business Administration

"I got to see parts of the industry I couldn't have otherwise."

Read Sam's Story

Class Profile Incoming MBA Class of 2019

29% percent international
50% Female
36% Minority
7 Years Average Work Experience
3.11 Average GPA
31 Average Age

Study in the Nation’s Capital

Guaranteed internships throughout the Washington, D.C. business sector

Washington, DC offers exceptional networking, internship, and job opportunities in the private, public, and non-profit sectors.

FTMBA students undertake internships during the summer between the first and second years of the program. These internships include engagements with private companies and public agencies in the Washington, DC area.

Kogod FTMBA graduates are employed in a wide range of industries, including consulting, financial services, and manufacturing. Recent Kogod FTMBA employers include Amazon, Deloitte Consulting, Fannie Mae, Inter-American Development Bank, and Raytheon.

Alumni Stories


Success stories told by Kogod MBA graduates.

Develop a Global Perspective

For the global consulting project, teams of MBA students travel to burgeoning international economies to experience major business abroad.

You'll collaborate with an international client on global strategic challenges and opportunities. The project culminates with a two-week site visit to the client company, and exploration of the host country.

Past MBA cohorts have traveled to China, Colombia, India, Israel, Poland, New Zealand, the Philippines, and the United Arab Emirates.

Global Consulting Practicum - France and Spain


Kogod students apply the skills they learn in the classroom in the real world of international business.

Frequently Asked Questions

The FTMBA program is 49 credits and is completed in two years ( four semesters). The first year is dedicated to core course work, including the global consulting project, with courses offered during the day on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Students typically engage in internships during the summer, and return in the second year to finish their remaining few core courses and explore a variety of elective offerings. In the second year, students are able to take both daytime and evening courses.

Learn more about the full degree requirements.

Leadership Luncheons
Kogod's Business Leadership Luncheon is an exclusive program for first year FTMBA students. This weekly event features presentations by business leaders from the Washington, DC area, including distinguished Kogod alumni who reflect on their post-MBA trajectories.

Case Competitions
FTMBA students participate in local, regional, and national case competitions under the guidance of Kogod faculty. These competitions provide an opportunity for FTMBA students to leverage the analytical, financial, and strategic tools learned in the classroom and to expand their professional networks.

Summer Internships
With the support of the Kogod Office of Career Engagement, FTMBA students undertake internships during the summer between the first and second years of the program. These internships include engagements with private companies and public agencies in the Washington, DC area.

Global Experience
In the spring semester of the first year, Kogod FTMBA students execute live consulting projects with corporate partners worldwide. The FTMBA teams undertake two weeks of intensive field work in the target countries, then return to Washington to prepare and deliver their reports to our global clients.

All applicants, including international applicants, are considered for merit scholarships during the application review process; a separate application is not required for consideration. There is a question on the application that asks you to confirm if you would like to be considered for scholarship. Please answer 'yes' to this question to be considered.

Please note: The answer to this question will not negatively impact your admissions decision. Typically only students who are otherwise funded decline scholarship consideration. 

No, students are not required to have a business related undergraduate degree for admission into the MBA program. Our students come from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds and professional experiences. The MBA program is structured to foster success regardless of your previous field of study.

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