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Kogod School of Business Online

Kogod School of Business Online

Kogod School of Business Online


Uniquely positioned to thrive at the nexus of business, government, and society, at Kogod, we believe that business is a force for meaningful change. American University is recognized for its strong commitment to public service, cross-disciplinary education, international engagement, and research. The university campus is located in a residential area in the Northwest part of the District of Columbia, less than a mile from the Tenleytown Metro Station and near many embassies, government agencies, international agencies, NGOs, nonprofits, and companies. The Kogod School of Business (Kogod) was established in 1955.

Over the years, Kogod has leveraged American University’s strong reputation to provide many opportunities for students interested in the nexus of private business and public service, giving access to a variety of organizations in the vicinity. In 1979, the school was named after alumnus Robert P. Kogod, a successful real estate developer, in recognition of his generous support. David Marchick has served as dean of Kogod since August 2022.

We have the access and opportunities you can't get anywhere else. Kogod’s location in Washington, DC, and connections throughout the world mean you’ll have access to personal and professional opportunities you won’t find anywhere else. And with our small class sizes, you’ll be able to create meaningful relationships with professors and peers that will last a lifetime. Ranked #16 by US News & World Report for Best Online Graduate Programs in 2021 and located in the heart of Washington, DC, we empower you to realize your ambitions through rigorous yet flexible programs taught online.


  • Review the deadlines and dates for Kogod’s graduate programs.
  • Create your application account in the American University application system. The application for admission to the online program is only available through this system.
  • Your account will provide access to your online application along with a personalized information page throughout the admissions process.
  • Begin your application.
  • Save changes on each page as you work.
  • Submit your application and the $100 USD non-refundable application fee, unless you qualify for an application fee waiver. Once you submit your application, your responses will remain final, but you can still access your personalized information page to check on missing items. If something should change after you have submitted your application, please email us at [email protected].

International Applicants

American University and the Kogod School of Business are pleased to welcome international students for graduate study. Our online business programs allow students from around the world to study the same curriculum as those who attend on-campus, and learn from the same American University faculty.

Coursework for our online business programs can be completed 24/7 from any Internet-enabled device, and students can select from a range of course times to help best fit our renowned degree programs into their lives. To enhance the interactive experience, our program requires synchronous live sessions that are scheduled between 5 to 11 p.m. Eastern time. This allows students to engage with their peers and esteemed faculty in real-time, no matter their location in the world.

English Proficiency Requirements

  • Applicants whose native language is not English and who do not meet the English Proficiency Test Waiver requirements outlined below must demonstrate English language proficiency through completion of one of the accepted tests within the last two years.
  • If an English proficiency test score is required, the application will not be marked complete until a test score meeting the requirements is received.
  • TOEFL (minimum score of 100)
  • IELTS (minimum score of 7)
  • Duolingo (minimum score of 120)

Visa Requirements

International students admitted to the program who need a visa to study at American University will be required to complete and submit the CFIS Form or Immigration Transfer Form along with documentation of financial support. Submission of either document is not required to be considered for admission; however, admitted students planning to enroll will need to submit the documentation to initiate the issuance of the I-20.

Additional information about the immigration process, including required documentation, is available online through American University's Office of International Student and Scholar Services.


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