Kogod offers two distinct MBA program formats to meet our students' unique personal and professional needs. Students may choose the immersive, full-time program, or select the part-time program, designed for professionals who wish to continue working while pursuing an MBA.The Full-Time MBA
The Kogod full-time MBA is designed to be a career catalyst for ambitious professionals. In 21 months, graduates acquire the knowledge, skills, and experience required to achieve professional success. Students complete the core in the first year, leaving the second year open to electives.
Students gain knowledge and skills in both domestic and global business through experience and interaction with clients, professors, business leaders, and fellow students, both inside and outside of the classroom. Students may pursue a specialized consulting focus, developed with leading federal and commercial consulting firms, to prepare for consulting in human capital, finance, IT or strategy. Alternatively, students may choose to investigate electives with an emphasis on accounting, entrepreneurship, sustainability management, or other business disciplines. Internships, career development, and volunteer opportunities will ensure students graduate with a deep network of contacts from the American University community and beyond.
Core Curriculum: Applied Managerial Statistics, Applied Production and Operations Management, Financial Accounting, Financial Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, Leadership and Skills Workshops, Signature Course 1: Business at the Private-Public Sector, and Signature Course 2: Manager in the International Economy. The Professional MBA
Kogod's Professional MBA (PMBA) is designed for working professionals seeking to advance their careers. The PMBA's comprehensive cohort-based design and contemporary delivery allows students to continue working and complete their degree in 27 consecutive months. Offered in two unique cohort options, students either attend class one morning or one evening per week.
The program's concierge-style services and hybrid teaching approach help students achieve a positive work-life balance. Course materials, an iPad, light meals during class time, course registration, and an international travel-study experience are all included in the tuition. The focused schedule-one course at a time- allows students to absorb and retain material better, and the format provides opportunities to work and collaborate with peers in a digital environment.
Courses include: Strategic Thinking, Accounting, Negotiations, Statistics, Operations Management, Economics, Organizational Behavior, Business Law, Finance, Marketing, Leading Team, Management Information Systems, International Business, Study Aboard, Project Management and Ethics.
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