American University Now Accepting Applications for Two New Online Graduate Degree Programs in Business and Analytics

WASHINGTON, April 01, 2015 – American University’s Kogod School of Business, the first business school in Washington, D.C., announced today that it is offering its first online Masters of Business Administration (MBA@American) and an online Masters of Science in Analytics (Analytics@American). Developed in partnership with online education solutions provider 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), both innovative programs are for domestic and global business professionals who seek new business skills, tools and knowledge to advance their careers.

Kogod’s online business programs blend live online classes taught by American University faculty and in-person immersion experiences in business capitals in the U.S. and abroad. The program features four starts per year with admissions decisions made on a rolling basis. The first classes will begin in October 2015.

“We are excited to continue to bring our collaborative learning philosophy to students around the world, offering professionals the chance to earn a Kogod degree no matter where they live and work,” said Erran Carmel, Dean of American University’s Kogod School of Business. “With the MBA and Analytics (MSAn) degrees online, classes will be delivered live to foster engaging conversations.”

MBA@American is a student-centered program that delivers both online and practical learning experiences from professors, business leaders and fellow students. Students will receive a foundation in business principles and an education spanning across the broad domain of business, including accounting, finance, marketing, international business, consulting, and analytics, in preparation for a managerial career path.

The specially designed “Business in the Capital” immersions are the hallmark of the MBA@American program. The immersion experience offers students the opportunity to hear from business leaders, collaborate with peers to solve real business challenges, work with local companies, and explore the diverse culture of business capitals around the world.

With the rise in the influx of data, nearly every industry and organization is striving to understand how to use data effectively. Kogod’s online MSAn prepares students to use data analysis to solve a variety of organizational and business challenges. The program teaches evidence-based data gathering and modeling, and quantitative analysis, as well as how to implement these tools to provide businesses with competitive advantages. As a result, students will gain the necessary skills to predict behaviors, and make sound decisions involving increasingly complex situations.

Additionally, Analytics@American delivers a range of career-focused concentrations that prepare students to work as intelligence analysts, financial analysts, marketing analysts, business analytics consultants, and supply chain managers. Unlike data science master’s degrees, the applied business emphasis provides students the opportunity to explore the industry of their choice.

“Kogod’s exceptional faculty includes distinguished scholars, executives and entrepreneurs who contribute research and real-world experience to the virtual and physical classroom experience,” said Dean Carmel. “Our students, both locally and abroad, are well prepared and positioned to conduct business in a variety of different industries and fields.”

The Kogod School of Business is the leading destination for the study of business in the Washington, D.C. metro area. The School has been a part of the D.C. business community for 60 years and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for a business school worldwide.

The programs will welcome its first class of students in October 2015. Applications for the first cohort are due by August 24, 2015. Future cohorts are scheduled to begin every three months. For details on the program, admission criteria and cost of attendance, visit the program webpage or contact an admissions counselor by emailing admissions or calling 855-572-2800.

About AU

American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the United States and nearly 140 countries. Located in Washington, D.C., the university provides opportunities for academic excellence, public service, and internships in the nation’s capital and around the world.

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