Our on-campus full-time MBA (FTMBA) program equips you with the business knowledge and real-world skills you need to launch and advance your career. The FTMBA is STEM-designated.
You'll work on cross-functional teams to complete projects and analyze real-life business cases. The curriculum offers a specialized consulting track and a myriad of electives, allowing you to customize your degree based on your interests. Our interdisciplinary approach prepares graduates to be successful in all aspects of business management.
Participate in hands-on projects, go on company site visits, and attend networking events with Washington, DC business professionals.
The 49 credit full-time program is typically completed in 21 months, with the majority of core courses taken in the first year. Courses are offered throughout the day and evening. Generally, the courses meet once per week in time slots of 8:10 am-11:00 am and 11:20 am-2:10 pm. Electives are offered in time slots of 2:30 pm-5:20 pm and 5:30 pm-8:00 pm. Occasionally a course may meet at 8:20 pm-10:50 pm. Students typically complete internships in the summer.
Network with Industry Experts
Dine and learn with industry leaders and innovators at our business leadership luncheons.
These private talks are held weekly and feature executives from various fields of the local business community. Speakers share valuable professional insights from years of experience.
These events provide students opportunities to have a personal conversation with team leaders and modern innovators.
Past speakers include senior executives from:
Booz Allen Hamilton
United Way Worldwide
Site visits to companies throughout the greater Washington metropolitan area, where you'll meet and network with top-level executives, are also a regular part of your coursework. Graduate students experience real-world application of the managerial theories and practices studied in the classroom.
Why does STEM matter?
As the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) puts it, "STEM MBA programs are designed to develop students’ management skills and technical expertise in harmony, producing a new class of future executives who are bilingual in business and tech." In other words, our program is now recognized for its academic rigor in teaching the technical skills so many employers seek, which is critical for our students' career success!
A note for our international applicants:
The new designation is also an important announcement for all of our international applicants, as Kogod students can now benefit from an extension to their Optional Practical Training (OPT). Typical OPT allows international students to stay and work in the United States for 12 months after graduating. Because US companies have such a high demand for STEM-trained master's graduates, those who graduate from STEM-designated programs, like Kogod's STEM MBA, are able to apply for a 24-month extension to their OPT, making for a total of 36 months (3 years).
Study in the Nation’s Capital
Washington, DC offers exceptional networking, internship, and job opportunities in the private, public, and non-profit sectors.
FTMBA students undertake internships during the summer between the first and second years of the program. These internships include engagements with private companies and public agencies in the Washington, DC area.
Kogod FTMBA graduates are employed in a wide range of industries, including consulting, financial services, and manufacturing. Recent Kogod FTMBA employers include Amazon, Deloitte Consulting, Fannie Mae, Inter-American Development Bank, and Raytheon.
Develop a Global Perspective
For the global consulting project, teams of MBA students travel to burgeoning international economies to experience major business abroad.
You'll collaborate with an international client on global strategic challenges and opportunities. The project culminates with a two-week site visit to the client company, and exploration of the host country.
Past MBA cohorts have traveled to China, Colombia, India, Israel, Poland, New Zealand, the Philippines, and the United Arab Emirates.
MBA Degree Careers
From Great Jobs to Grad Schools, New AU Grads are Ready to Succeed
92% working, grad school or both
7% seeking employment
*Results are for May 2018, 2019, and 2020 graduates whose status was confirmed as of six months after graduation.
New AU Alums Thrive in All Economic Sectors and in Grad Schools
70% working for-profit
12% working non-profit
17% working government
2% attending grad school
2% working and attending grad school
Naval Staff College
New York University
Recent AU Grads are Competitive in the Marketplace
0% Less than $20K
0% $20K - $30K
0% $30K - $40K
5% $40K - $50K
24% $50K - $60K
71% More than $60K
Experiences Beyond the Classroom Prepare AU Students to Excel
Top Internships for credit
Democratic National Committee
Indo American Center
Many graduate students do not participate in internships because they are already employed full-time while in school.