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The Kogod School of Business at American University

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) rolling
Application deadline (international students) N/A
Application fee $100

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 43.9% - Medium
Average age of new entrants 27
Average undergraduate GPA 3.20 - Low
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.55-3.66
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 28
Average GMAT score 575 - Medium
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 500-640
Students with prior work experience 35
Average work experience (months) 45

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 66.0%
Average age of new entrants 30
Average undergraduate GPA 3.10
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.28-3.94
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 21
Average GMAT score 555
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 460-640
Students with prior work experience 21
Average work experience (months) 75

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required N/A

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
The admissions committee evaluates the academic preparation and background, test scores, and field or career experience of each applicant. Requested application materials include: online application; personal statement; resume; two letters of recommendation; official transcript from all institutions attended; GMAT; TOEFL score (International Students only); and a $100 application fee.
Executive program N/A
Part-time program
The admissions committee evaluates the academic preparation and background, test scores, and field or career experience of each applicant. Requested application materials include: online application; personal statement; resume; two letters of recommendation; official transcript from all institutions attended; GMAT; TOEFL score (International Students only); and a $100 application fee.
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Shannon Demko
Full-time program phone (202) 885-1913
Full-time program E-mail kogodgrad@american.edu
Full-time program website http:/​/​kogod.​american.​edu/​mba
Executive program phone N/A
Executive program E-mail N/A
Executive program website N/A
Part-time program phone (202) 885-1913
Part-time program E-mail kogodgrad@american.edu
Part-time program website http:/​/​kogod.​american.​edu/​mba
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program E-mail N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A
 

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

(13) Departments/concentrations
accounting marketing
consulting management information systems
entrepreneurship real estate
finance supply chain management/logistics
general management tax
international business other
leadership
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand accounting, finance, general management, international business, marketing
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year, part-time evenings and weekends
Joint programs available international studies, law

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
The MBA degree program is designed to build a foundation of analytical skills in economics, accounting, and quantitative methods, as well as conceptual and critical thinking abilities in strategic planning and decision making. Kogod's elective portfolio provides students the opportunity to choose from a wide selection of courses at, focusing on a particular concentration or designing their own.
Executive program N/A
Part-time program
Taught by our exemplary faculty and sought-after executives-in-residence, Professional MBA students acquire contemporary management knowledge and know-how to help students advance in or transition from a current position. With our lock-step blended learning, cohort-based schedule, students attend classes one night a week over seven consecutive semesters, and complete your MBA in 27 months.
Part-time distance learning program N/A
 

Business School Ranking

#94 Best Business Schools

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#87 in Part-time M.B.A.

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score 35
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 2.7
Acceptance rate 43.9% - Medium
Average starting salary and bonus $79,921 - Medium
Average undergraduate GPA 3.20 - Low
Average GMAT score 575 - Medium
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 56.5% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 71.0% - Low
Enrollment (full-time) 131
 

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 233

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 131
Minority students N/A
International students N/A
Gender distribution (full-time) N/A

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 102
Minority students N/A
International students N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A
 

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Brian Lee Sang
Financial aid phone (202) 885-1907

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $31,442 per year
Part-time: $71,400 total program
Required fees $430 per year
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $20,000
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class N/A

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships N/A
Teaching assistantships N/A
Research assistantships N/A
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
High
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

American University has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 81
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 62
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 56.5% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 71.0% - Low

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 40
Low base salary $34,000
Average base salary $76,548
High base salary $112,500

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $34,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $76,691
High base salary: U.S citizen $112,500

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $45,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $75,733
High base salary: Foreign nationals $95,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 16
Low signing bonus $3,000
Average signing bonus $8,433
High signing bonus $20,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $3,000
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $8,346
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $20,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation N/A
Low other compensation N/A
Average other compensation N/A
High other compensation N/A

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A
High other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
High other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 7
Marketing/sales low salary $44,000
Marketing/sales average salary $72,143
Marketing/sales high salary $95,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs N/A
Operations/production low salary N/A
Operations/production average salary N/A
Operations/production high salary N/A
Number reporting general management jobs 2
General management low salary N/A
General management average salary N/A
General management high salary N/A
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 5
Finance/accounting low salary $63,000
Finance/accounting average salary $80,000
Finance/accounting high salary $100,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 2
Management information systems (MIS) low salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) average salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) high salary N/A
Number reporting consulting jobs 20
Consulting low salary $60,000
Consulting average salary $86,645
Consulting high salary $112,500
Number reporting human resources jobs N/A
Human resources low salary N/A
Human resources average salary N/A
Human resources high salary N/A
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 4
Other occupations low salary $45,000
Other occupations average salary $58,000
Other occupations high salary $65,000

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting government jobs 5
Government low salary $57,000
Government average salary $62,000
Government high salary $76,000
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 1
Number reporting non-profit jobs 7
Non-profit low salary $45,000
Non-profit average salary $56,280
Non-profit high salary $64,000

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 5
Northeast low salary $57,000
Northeast average salary $78,400
Northeast high salary $100,000
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 31
Middle Atlantic low salary $34,000
Middle Atlantic average salary $75,263
Middle Atlantic high salary $112,500
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) N/A
South low salary N/A
South average salary N/A
South high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 1
Midwest low salary N/A
Midwest average salary N/A
Midwest high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 1
Southwest low salary N/A
Southwest average salary N/A
Southwest high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 1
West low salary N/A
West average salary N/A
West high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs located internationally 1
International low salary N/A
International average salary N/A
International high salary N/A
 


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