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.