Overview

Applicants
413
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average Age

GPA / Test Scores

Average Undergrad GPA
3.00
Undergraduate GPA (25th Percentile - 75th Percentile)
1.94 - 4
Accept GRE in Lieu of GMAT?
Yes
Percent of Applicants Submitting GRE
3%
Average Verbal GRE Score
Average Quantitative GRE Score
Average Writing GRE Score
4.1
GRE Verbal (25th and 75th percentiles)
143 - 166
GRE Quantitative (25th and 75th percentiles)
143 - 158
GRE Writing (25th and 75th percentiles)
4 - 4.5

Deadlines

Deferred Enrollment Option
Yes
Max Length of Deferrment
1 year
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fees

In-State Application Fee
$100
Out-of-State Application Fee
$100
International (non-U.S.) Applicants:
$100

Admissions Factors

Required

Essays/Personal Statement
Undergraduate GPA
Letters Of Recommendation
Work Experience
Other
Optional

GMAT Scores
GRE Scores
GMAT or GRE Scores
Extracurricular Activities
Interview
State Residency

Other Factors That Influence Admission
Resume

Minimum TOEFL Score (Paper-Based Test)
600
Minimum TOEFL Score (Web-Based Test)
100

Faculty Information

Students Say

Students, particularly working professionals, speak highly of American University’s Kogod online MBA program. The school “does not sacrifice any quality for convenience,” as seen with the “well-qualified instructors, flexibility,” and “strong core course offerings,” found therein. There’s also high praise for American’s format—10 weeks on and 3 weeks off—as attendees find this “gives a good balance throughout the year.” That balance is made up of a combination of recorded lectures and classes with “professors that are professionals in [their] field of study.” This “provides a variety of theory and implementation” of concepts and ensures that “subjects discussed in class are very much in line with current world events and/or with current technological advancements.”

MBA candidates here happily report that their professors “are all top notch,” and that they are “always accessible and explain the material well.” One student even gushes that their teachers’ “wealth of experience has helped me greatly with my own startup.” As for coursework, though the vast majority of the coursework is conducted online, students still have the opportunity to participate in immersion programs. These experiences are a “great way [to] meet … classmates and professors” and expand your understanding of the business world. As this attendee shares, “We went to China for a couple weeks and it was one of the most amazing experiences I have had in my life.”

Students also note that the program relies on “the best and most innovative technology on the market” and that the “learning platform … is built in a way where the work can be easily accessed and completed from different devices.” Just as vital, the “online live lecture[s] feel just like the regular classroom experience.”

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
82
% Faculty with Terminal Degree
39%
% Faculty Teaching at Least 1 Online Course This Year
100%

37%
Full-time
30%
Female

Academic Overview

Minimum In-Person Days Student is Required to Attend During Duration of Program (Not Including Travel Days)
6

Chat rooms
Yes

Interactive transcripts
Yes

Live audio
Yes

Live video
Yes

Smartphone applications
Yes

Recorded audio
Yes

Recorded video
Yes

Streaming audio
Yes

Streaming video
Yes

Tablet applications
Yes

Concentrations

Finance
Yes

Information Systems/Information Technology
Yes

Management Consulting
Yes

Marketing
Yes

Center for Research

Entrepreneurship
Yes

Special Academic Programs

Peer Tutoring
No
Pre-MBA Bootcamp
No

Top 5 Most Prominent Faculty


Caroline Bruckner
Professorial Lecturer/Tax Policy

Sanal Mazvancheryl
Assistant Professor/Marketing

Wendy Boland
Dean of Graduate Studies/Marketing

Gerald Martin
Associate Professor/Finance

J. Alberto Espinosa
Professor/Information Technology & Analytics

Career Services Overview

Students Say

Many of Kogod’s alumni “tout the value of the education [they] receive” on a grand scale, including on professional platforms such as LinkedIn—and for good reason. As one student explains, “My salary has increased over 40 percent since starting the MBA program.” That’s something to be proud of, and while it’s something enrollees certainly work to achieve, their efforts are aided by the school. Enrollees are able to access the school’s career resources 24/7, which means they can tap into a comprehensive hub replete with informational videos, career self-assessment tests and exercises that help them refine their brand. Certainly, they can turn to Career Services for job postings and résumé feedback as well, but perhaps the most exciting facet is that current students are able to join an extensive alumni network that’s 125,000+ strong and features graduates living in an astounding 160 countries.

Average # of Months to Graduate (Since Program Started)
26

Dedicated Career Services Center
Yes
Description
Students have access to a career hub which contains resources to hone resume, career, and ob search skills. They also have Career Services Counselors to assist with steps to build career success.

Graduates Employed by Region

57%
Mid-Atlantic
15%
Northeast
8%
Southwest
8%
South
8%
West
3%
Midwest

Tuition & Expenses

  In-State Out-of-State
Tution Per Academic Year (Full-Time) $78,288 $78,288
Tution Per Credit Hour (Part-Time) $1,631 $1,631

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial Aid Notification Begins
Immediately after admission & completed FAFSA

Student Body Profile

Total Online MBA Enrollment (Full-Time and Part-Time)
369
Full-Time
58%
Part-Time
42%

In State
11.0%
Out of State
89.1%
Foreign Countries Represented
15

Demographics

44.9%
Underrepresented Minorities
89.1%
Out of State

48% female
52% male

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Keshia Ridley
Assistant Director Admissions KSB Online Programs

Address
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC, 20016
United States

Phone
8555722800

Fax
N/A

Email
admissions@onlinebusiness.american.edu


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