NICK ELEFANTE, MBA ‘14
THE KOGOD MBA Change the conversation through a Kogod MBA. Our
innovative approach to learning, grounded in a solid business core, teaches through experience inside and outside the classroom. Students are prepared to succeed in every sector, private to nonprofit, from D.C. to Beijing. Students learn to apply business fundamentals through interacting with real clients, professors, business leaders, and fellow students. Kogod MBA graduates are prepared, equipped, and ready to shift their careers into high gear. 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 Professional program, designed for working students who wish to complete their MBA on a part-time basis.
TWO WAYS TO EARN THE KOGOD MBA »
»» Immersive experience that builds critical business knowledge and skills while honing an analytical approach to problem solving »» Curriculum infused with experiential learning, client-based projects, and a global consulting project »» Contemporary insight and exposure to public and private interrelationships »» Daytime, weekly class schedule that allows ample time for internships, on-campus events, and time with classmates and alumni »» The Full-time MBA is 49 credit hours
»» Cohort-based learning for working professionals seeking career enhancement in their current industry or function »» Balanced and comprehensive management curriculum delivered one course at a time in a sequential format »» One total program cost that includes tuition, course materials, international travel, iPad, and light meals »» The Professional MBA is 48 credit hours
WENDY BONSU, MBA ‘11
The Kogod Full-time MBA is designed to be a career catalyst for those who want to make a difference. In 21 months, graduates acquire the knowledge, skills, and experience required to achieve professional success. Kogod provides the stimulus to launch our students’ future success through program-specific elements like intensive, two-week signature courses, client-driven projects, and a global consulting project. Kogod students succeed in advancing their professional network and real-world business know-how by participating in the Business Leadership in D.C. luncheon series, challenging internship opportunities, and an intimate, cohort-based program structure.
• BUSINESS LEADERSHIP IN D.C. LUNCHEON SERIES • SIGNATURE COURSES STUDY KEY PLAYERS IN THE LOCAL AND GLOBAL ECONOMIES
• LOCAL, REAL WORLD COURSE ENGAGEMENT • GLOBAL CONSULTING PROJECT
• MBA STUDENTS AND ALUMNI START BUSINESSES AND
LAUNCH CAREERS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE ALL AROUND THE WORLD
MA/MBA JD/MBA LLM/MBA Double your expertise—and your market advantage—with a dual degree. Kogod’s partnerships with AU’s School of International Service (SIS), and the Washington College of Law (WCL), offer a rigorous and rewarding opportunity for students to earn another graduate degree while pursuing the Kogod Full-time MBA. Both SIS and WCL are renowned for their outstanding programs and esteemed faculty. Applicants must apply and be admitted to each program.
PRIVATE KOGOD GRADUATES KNOW the interconnectedness of business, government, and nonprofits, and possess a strong global awareness of the impact of business on individuals and cultures around the world.
FULL-TIME MBA CURRICULUM
Kogod’s Full-time MBA program is designed for students to complete the core curriculum in the first two semesters, and maximize the time to pursue meaningful, portfolio-building projects, extracurricular clubs, and internships. During the first year of the program, students attend classes and workshops three mornings and one afternoon per week. The summer is left open for internships, international travel, or additional coursework opportunities. The third and fourth semesters of the program are dedicated to elective courses. Students may pursue a specialized consulting focus developed with leading consulting firms, both federal and commercial, to prepare them for consultancies in areas such as strategy, IT, human capital, and finance.
CORE CURRICULUM COURSES
»» Signature Course 1:
»» Signature Course 2: Business at the PrivateManager in the Public Intersection Global Economy »» Organizational Behavior »» Applied Production and and Human Resources Operations Management »» Financial Accounting »» Financial Management »» Applied Managerial Statistics »» Management Information Systems »» Marketing Management »» Leadership and Skills Workshops, offered each semester
Students may choose electives with an emphasis in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, sustainability management, marketing, real estate, or finance. They may also opt for elective courses on leadership, teams, presentation and motivational skills, or consider the diverse elective offerings from American University’s other schools and colleges.
Offering students real-world opportunities to enhance classroom learning is a hallmark of the Kogod program. Required client projects, support in securing internships and in honing communications expertise, and multiple options for international experiences mean students can apply what they learn to real business situations, building both skills and confidence.
YOU MIGHT LIKE TO KNOW Full-time MBA students have the opportunity to work on a real-life global consulting project alongside international students at a partner institution, and travel to the foreign country as part of the project experience.
MAX CHILKOV, KSB ‘14
Fast track your career with Kogod’s Professional MBA (PMBA), designed for working professionals. The PMBA’s comprehensive, cohort-based design and contemporary delivery allows students to continue working and complete their degree in 27 consecutive months. Participants attend class one evening per week. WORK-LIFE BALANCE
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 study experience are all included in the competitively priced tuition.
THE PROGRAM DELIVERS A BLENDED APPROACH TO LEARNING THAT INCLUDES CLASSROOM SESSIONS, WEB-BASED LEARNING, AND VIRTUAL COLLABORATION WITH CLASSMATES.
ONE COURSE ONE EVENING 27 MONTHS
AT A TIME PER WEEK
PMBA COHORT CLASSES MEET FROM 6–9 P.M.
YOU MIGHT LIKE TO KNOW Kogod’s PMBA GLOBAL RESIDENCY combines on-campus coursework with short-term international travel. The trip includes company visits and structured meetings with business executives and experts.
27 MONTHS TO COMPLETION
FOCUSED ONE COURSE AT A TIME, ONE EVENING PER WEEK
PEER INTERACTION, APPLIED LEARNING
Carefully sequenced courses build your knowledge in all areas of business and broaden key skills to manage people and projects. You’ll apply these skills firsthand, through class assignments, and an international travel-study experience. All PMBA students benefit from individualized career development to parlay your academic experience into moving up in your current company or industry.
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Strategic Thinking Accounting Negotiations Statistics Operations Management Economics Organizational Behavior Business Law Finance Marketing Leading Teams Management Information Systems International Business International Study Experience Project Management Ethics Consulting Strategy
The PMBA’s fast-track design allows students to complete their MBA in 27 months by making the most of their time. The program delivers a blended approach to learning that includes classroom sessions, web-based learning, and virtual collaboration with members of the cohort.
The Kogod Center for Career Development (KCCD) is committed to helping all MBA students meet their career goals. FTMBA students have a required career-management course built into their curriculum and the opportunity to pursue internships, while Professional MBAs have dedicated time with KCCD in their January residencies. Students benefit from KCCD’s one-on-one coaching, group instruction, customized industry and networking events, and on-campus recruiting.
FTMBA TOP INTERNSHIPS 2013 The KCCD assists students in securing internships to gain additional experience, which is particularly important for students changing functional areas or industries. 91 PERCENT OF THE FTMBA CLASS OF 2013 eligible to complete internships worked at organizations including:
ACCENTURE; BRITISH EMBASSY; OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY; COMPUTER SCIENCES CORPORATION (CSC); DELOITTE; INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK; MORGANFRANKLIN; NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO (NPR); OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION; PAN-AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION (PAHO); TAYLOR-DEJONGH; U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION; USB FINANCIAL SERVICES; WASHINGTON REDSKINS; WORLD VISION ; WORLD WILDLIFE FUND FTMBA TOP EMPLOYERS 2013
ACCENTURE; APLICOR; AXA ADVISORS; BENTALL KENNEDY; CENSEO CONSULTING GROUP; COMPUTER SCIENCES CORPORATION (CSC); DELOITTE ; DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY; DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS; GENERAL DYNAMICS; GRANT THORNTON; INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK; KCIC; LYNNE CARBONE & ASSOCIATES; MORGANFRANKLIN; ODESSA TECHNOLOGIES; OUTCOME CAPITAL; PARAMOUNT GROUP; SUMMIT CONSULTING; TAYLOR-DEJONGH
YOU MIGHT LIKE TO KNOW FTMBA Class of 2013 Salary Data: $76,588 MEAN $115,000 HIGH
DISTINGUISHED FACULTY At Kogod, you’ll learn from internationallyrecognized thought leaders who influence and shape the course of the global economy. Concurrent with teaching, our faculty members consult for corporations or governmental organizations, or pursue research that breaks new ground in their field. MARK CLARK, FTMBA Faculty Program Director, Associate Professor Clark has expertise in team performance, leadership, diversity, and strategic human capital. He is an active researcher with dozens of journal articles, book chapters, and conference presentations to his name. His current research projects include work in social entrepreneurship, medical innovation teams, team knowledge, and socialization processes. Clark gained a variety of experiences in public and private sector management as a consultant, program director, trainer, treatment specialist, and board member. H. KENT BAKER, University Professor Baker has extensive industry experience and has provided consulting and training services to more than 100 organizations. He has authored several books and published more than 200 articles. The Journal of Finance Literature recognized him as among the top 1% of the most prolific authors in finance during the past 50 years.
JILL KLEIN, PMBA Faculty Program Director,
Assistant Dean for Digital Initiatives and New Programs Klein joined the Information Technology Department after more than 30 years in IT and banking management. Klein worked at JP Morgan, IBM, Riggs Bank, The Advisory Board, and managed her own IT consulting firm. She teaches at the graduate and undergraduate level, and enjoys developing courses that provide students with “live client” projects. She co-chairs the Kogod Information Technology Executive Council, composed of 20 corporate and government CIOs. EDWARD WASIL, Professor
Wasil specializes in network optimization and applications of decision-aiding methods. He has published more than 100 technical articles in a variety of leading scholarly journals, conference proceedings, and other academic outlets. He has been named the Kogod Graduate Business Association’s Distinguished Professor of the Year on multiple occasions, and has received AU’s Scholar/Teacher of the Year award.
WENDY BOLAND, Associate Professor Boland’s research focuses on consumer decision making, behavioral choice, information processing, and marketing and public policy issues involving children and adolescent consumers. In addition, she serves as the faculty advisor to the HEATHER ELMS, Associate Professor Elms chairs the International Business Department Graduate Marketing Club. Prior to receiving her at Kogod. She teaches undergraduate and graduate PhD, Boland worked as an auditor for a large international business strategy and critical thinking public accounting firm. courses. Her research focuses on the relationship YINQI ZHANG, Assistant Professor between corporate and stakeholder responsibility Zhang’s research interest is in the determinants in the global context, including the role of of audit quality and the impacts of regulatory professionals in those responsibilities. policies on audit quality. In one of her research streams, Zhang examines the financial consequences for investors when a company hires a former auditor as a financial executive. In another, she used regulations, such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), to study changes in companies’ behavior and the implications for their accounting practices.
When you graduate from Kogod, you’ll join a distinguished, everexpanding network of Kogod alumni who are redefining what it means to be successful, applying their MBA experience to a variety of endeavors, and making a difference in their chosen fields.
LORETTA SANCHEZ MBA ’84
Member, U.S. House of Representatives
JEFF FRANCO MBA ’05
Executive Director, City Year
VICTORIA HARKER MBA ’90
CFO, Gannett Co., Inc.
FRANCISCO TRIGO MBA ’12
Management Analyst, U.S. Department of State
CATY (CATHERINE) POULIN BSBA ’91, MBA ’95
Chairwoman, Board of Directors, Community of Hope
DAVID J. WAISGRAS MBA ’88
CFO, Raytheon Co.
SUSAN TRAVER MBA ’84
Regional President, BNY Mellon Corp.
ANAR PATHAK MBA ’07
KOGOD GRADUATE ADMISSIONS
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MBA ROUND 1
MBA ROUND 2 International & Scholarship Priority Deadline
MBA ROUND 3
NOV 15 JAN 15 2014
MAY 1 JUNE 15 2015
APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A ROLLING BASIS AFTER MAY 1, 2015. APPLICATIONS FOR ALL PROGRAMS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY JULY 15.
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