Kogod School of Business Full-time MBA

Master's Degree in Business Administration

Grow a global perspective, inside and outside the classroom.

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

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. You'll work on cross-functional teams to complete projects and analyze real-life business cases.

Gain hands-on experience while you:

  • Manage a global consulting project with an international client, traveling to countries such as Israel, China, Colombia, New Zealand and the Philippines.
  • Gain hands-on experience by visiting DC area businesses, studying real-world case studies and generating working business plans.
  • Network with top industry professionals at our Business Leadership Luncheons. Past speakers have included Bruce Hoffmeister, CIO for Marriott International; Robert Noonan, Senior Vice President for Booz Allan Hamilton; and Jeff Franco, Executive Director and Vice President for City Year.

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Firefighter Turned Businessman

There was so much I had no clue existed before starting at Kogod.

Russell Cox, FTMBA '17, is committed to putting fires out in the business world. As a former career Fireman, it's his specialty. Cox transitioned to business so he could gain new skills—talents he was confident Kogod could develop.

"My favorite part of the program has been the Global Consulting Project, where I had the chance to study abroad," Cox says. "I didn't have this opportunity in undergrad, and it's been really formative."

On campus, Cox has been equally as busy. This past year, he and his team won 2nd place in the Kogod Regional Case Competition. "I was fortunate enough to secure two job offers at the conference from two major corporations!" Cox says excitedly.

MBA Class Profile Incoming Class of 2016

International Student Percentage of 2016 MBA Class is 29%
Female Student Percentage of 2016 MBA Class is 43%
Minority Student Percentage of 2016 MBA Class is 31%
Average Work Experience of 2016 MBA Class is 4.5 Years
Average GPA of 2016 MBA Class is 3.3
Average Age of MBA 2016 Class is 29

What sets Kogod's Full-time MBA program apart?

Kogod students travel internationally to observe business in unique environments.


Kogod FTMBA students complete a Global Consulting Project with an international client. Students research and analyze the challenge their client faces, then travel to their country to collaborate face-to-face with the company.

Experience Business in Washington, D.C. at American University's Kogod School of Business


FTMBA students study real-world case studies and generate working business plans. Coursework integrates personalized site visits to major companies throughout Washington, DC, and the surrounding metropolitan areas.

Kogod MBA students networking at a KCCD event.

Networking Focused

Students network with front-runners in their field who present at our Leadership Luncheon series. Past speakers have included CIO for Marriott International, Vice President for Booz Allan Hamilton, and Executive Director for City Year.