Kogod School of Business Graduate Programs

Kogod School of Business Graduate Programs

Extending education beyond the classroom to enhance professional development.

Take the next step in your career at Washington, DC's first business school

Our graduate programs are firmly grounded in experiential learning, giving you the real-world skills you need to launch or advance your career.

Our Full-time MBA and seven specialized master's degrees are designed with your success in mind. We know that a strong foundation of business knowledge and a thriving professional network will empower you to excel.

Gain hands-on experience while you:

  • Collaborate on real-world projects
  • Visit local companies and non-profits
  • Network with industry leaders
  • Research using high-end resources
  • Travel for international business
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Immerse yourself in our Full-time MBA (FTMBA) Program with live consulting projects, business case competitions, and international travel. In the global consulting project, you’ll tackle real-world business problems with an international client. The course culminates with a trip abroad where you’ll present your findings and explore your client’s home country.

Are you aspiring to become a public accountant? Or perhaps looking to transition into a thriving business career? Whatever your goal, our MS Accounting (MSA) program will prepare you for success. With expert faculty and courses grounded in real-world learning, you’ll graduate ready to take your career to the next level.

Our MS Finance (MSF) program’s experience-based coursework gives you the skills to excel in the workforce. Flex your portfolio management skills with our Student Managed Investment Fund, where you’ll oversee over $500K in assets. MSF classes prepare you for the CFA, CAIA, CFP and FRM exams, arming you with the expertise for success.

If you’ve got a passion for data and love solving dynamic, real-world business problems, our MS Analytics (MSAn) program is for you. Partner with DC organizations and use data analysis to tackle their toughest challenges. Gain the experience and confidence you need to excel in the business world outside the classroom.

Gain on-the-job experience and explore different marketing careers with our MS Marketing program (MSMKTG). Work with a DC-area events firm to design a full-scale marketing campaign with clients such as Geico and Enterprise Car Share. You’ll also have site visits, exposing you to possible careers in advertising, digital marketing, and social media.

Our Master of Science in Taxation (MST) program is for tax aficionados and practitioners alike. You’ll learn from expert faculty and executives-in-residence working at companies such as PWC, Deloitte, and EY. Kogod’s Tax Policy Research Center is a key resource for the program, offering additional opportunities for challenge and enrichment.

Get connected with Kogod’s MS Real Estate (MSRE) program. The MSRE offers you hands-on opportunities to network with and join professional real estate associations, including the National Association of Industrial and Office Professionals, the International Council of Shopping Centers, and the Urban Land Institute.

Driven to advance sustainability in the business world? Our MS in Sustainability Management (MSSM) nurtures your passion for green with its interdisciplinary and integrated curriculum. The MSSM offers courses in business, science, public policy and international issues, preparing you to lead in all areas of sustainability.

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Discover the student experience of our on campus master's degrees.

What sets the Kogod School of Business apart?

MST Program Director Don Williamson

Expert Faculty

Many courses are taught by former industry professionals, many of whom came to Kogod to share insider perspectives on applicable theory and techniques.

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Experiential Learning

Graduate students study real-world cases and generate working business plans. Coursework integrates site visits to major companies throughout the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

Kogod MBA students networking at a KCCD event.


Students network with front-runners in their field who regularly present on campus.