DAY 1 KOGOD KICKOFF & ACADEMIC WELCOME » This Kogod tradition begins with a welcome from the Dean as well as a local business leader, and features team building activities, a club fair, and the opportunity to meet Kogod peer mentors.
GET INVOLVED » Students have the opportunity to get involved with business clubs and organizations from the start of their undergraduate experience.
BUSINESS 1.0 » Build your foundation in the language, tools, and applications of contemporary business with this introductory course featuring seasoned guest lecturers, with an introduction into career development and business communication embedded into the course.
COMMENCEMENT ROAD SCHOLARS » Spend Spring Break with corporate executives in the U.S. or an international location. You’ll visit their headquarters and see out how some of today’s largest companies run. Past Road Scholars experiences have taken place in London, Dallas, Seattle, and San Francisco.
CASE COMPETITION » Work with a team, solve a business problem, present to business executives, network, and sharpen your skills during this annual Kogod event.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT » Each semester, explore possible career paths through events, programs, and internships as you work with a professional Kogod career advisor on your career roadmap. Students have the option to take up to two one-credit career courses.
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.
All undergraduate programs within Kogod provide a balanced approach to business education by progressively building knowledge within and across academic disciplines. Kogod’s curriculum is flexible and provides students with the opportunity to combine their passion for business with interests in other academic areas through interdisciplinary study.
» THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (BSBA)
The BSBA is designed to teach core business skills while expanding technological literacy and building global perspective. The core skills include finance, accounting, information systems and technology, international business, management, and marketing. Students then tailor their degrees by specializing in specific business disciplines. BSBA students may also add a second major or a minor from a different academic area.
» THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTING (BSA)
BSA graduates will be well prepared for accounting careers in public accounting or in a variety of organizations—industrial, financial, governmental, nonprofit, or consultancies. Students completing the BSA may be eligible to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination in certain states. Additional credit hours will be required for CPA licensure. You’ll want to review specific state requirements and consult with an academic advisor as you plan your electives or, consider the Kogod MS Accounting program.
» THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS, LANGUAGE, AND CULTURE STUDIES (BLC)
The BLC is offered in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences. If international business excites you, this four-year, interdisciplinary program prepares you with solid academics and strong proficiency in the foreign language and culture of your choice. Languages include Arabic, French, German, Russian, or Spanish. We recommend that students entering the program have intermediate language skills. Upon completion of the program, you’ll be ready for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ATCFL) oral proficiency interview, which assesses functional speaking ability in your chosen language. Strong marks give you an advantage when you’re seeking employment at academic institutions, government agencies, and private corporations. You’ll also be well prepared to earn regional fluency certificates, such as that offered by the French Chamber of Commerce.
Kogod Leadership and Applied Business (K-LAB) is our way of extending your education beyond the classroom. K-LAB provides real-world experiences that enhance intellectual development, leadership, and communication skills, as well as professional self-confidence. Get involved in the energetic Undergraduate Business Association or join one of many student-run clubs or organizations—or form a new one.
ACCOUNTING CLUB ALPHA KAPPA PSI (CO-ED BUSINESS FRATERNITY) ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED FRAUD EXAMINERS CONSULTING CLUB ENTREPRENEURS CLUB FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION KOGOD PRIVATE EQUITY & VENTURE CAPITAL CLUB KOGOD LGBTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION KOGOD MARKETING ASSOCIATION PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION REAL ESTATE CLUB STUDENTS IN FREE ENTERPRISE TOASTMASTERS UNDERGRADUATE MULTICULTURAL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
» THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS AND ENTERTAINMENT (BAE)
The BAE program is unique to Kogod and American University. Designed for students who want careers in the entertainment industry, the BAE program offers an integrated curriculum that thoroughly covers core business skills while also providing students a foundation for understanding the complex world of copyright, content production, live performance, talent representation, and more. BAE students complete the business core curriculum and choose a track in Agency, Audio Technology, Film, or Music Performance. Students can also choose to build a custom track, such as Sports Event Management or Sports Marketing. Students can select from elective credits built into the BAE curriculum, such as performance or production, or from businessrelated studies in areas like accounting, management, or marketing. Additionally, BAE students leverage their academic experience in a series of for-credit internships or work at the student-run record label to further develop their know-how and foster the connections they need to get started in a successful career.
» THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN FINANCE (BSF)
The BSF is designed to prepare students for professional financial careers in industrial, financial, governmental, nonprofit, and consulting organizations. Students completing the BSF will be well prepared to sit for the first level of the Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) or Certified Financial Planning (CPF) exams, as well as able to continue into Kogod's MS Finance program.
» 5-YEAR MASTER’S PROGRAMS MAXIMIZE YOUR TIME
Exemplary students have the opportunity to continue their education in one of Kogod's combined bachelor of science and master of science (BS/MS) programs. BS/MS programs may be completed in five years and include graduate study options in accounting, finance, marketing, real estate, sustainability, or taxation.
» DOUBLE EXPOSURE
Interdisciplinary education is a hallmark of the AU undergraduate experience. A majority of Kogod majors will elect to pursue diverse academic interests by selecting a second major or minor from another AU school or college. Early planning and guidance from academic advisors in both programs enable students to complete the double major in four years, and to take full advantage of other undergraduate experiences, such as internships and international study.
GAIN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE AND A COMPETITIVE EDGE
At Kogod, we want you to go global— just like the economy has. We want our students to be ready to compete on an international scale, in major financial centers, and emerging markets. That’s why we offer programs around the globe, spanning from eight days to a full year, to meet your specific interests, schedule, and budget.
SUMMER, SEMESTER, OR YEAR ABROAD
AU offers a full suite of study and intern abroad programs in more than 100 locations worldwide, including nearly 30 accredited business programs in more than 20 countries. Students can immerse themselves in a different culture, country, and continent during a summer, semester, or year abroad. As part of their academic programs, students can earn business and elective credits at one or more of our many global partner institutions. INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
Students can also participate in Kogod’s unique international business course, International Management Practices, which combines on-campus coursework with travel abroad during winter, spring, or summer breaks. Through on-site visits to multinational and domestic firms, students discover firsthand how political, economic, and cultural factors influence strategy and management practices. Program locations rotate throughout the academic year, and include key economies in Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
THE KOGOD CAREER ADVANTAGE
The Kogod Center for Career Development (KCCD) is a dedicated career services center with professional staff to assist students in developing career management skills that will last a lifetime. Through one-on-one career advising, workshops, classes, networking events, on-campus recruiting for internships and jobs, and state-of-the-art technology, the KCCD equips students with the tools to find meaningful careers after graduation—and the skills to sustain those careers as the U.S. and global economies evolve.
TOP UNDERGRADUATE EMPLOYERS:
ACCENTURE, BLOOMBERG, CAMBRIDGE ASSOCIATES, CITIGROUP, COHNREZNICK, COSTAR GROUP, CSC, DELOITTE, EY, GE CAPITAL, IBM, KPMG, MERRILL LYNCH, NATIONAL COOPERATIVE BANK, THE ADVISORY BOARD, UBS, VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY 85% OF THE CLASS OF 2013 WERE EMPLOYED, ATTENDING GRADUATE SCHOOLS, OR ENGAGED IN THE ACTIVITY OF THEIR CHOICE AFTER GRADUATION.
YOU MIGHT LIKE TO KNOW Class of 2013 Salary Data:
$55,000 MEDIAN / $55,057 MEAN
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