YOU KNOW YOU’RE 
READY
TO FOCUS FURTHER:
TO FOCUS FURTHER 
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE 
PROGRAMS
WHAT IS GRADUATE 
CERTIFICATE STUDY?
» An ideal option for individuals seeking 
specialized knowledge and core competency 
within a specific area of business.
5 REASONS TO CONSIDER A 
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
1) Develop specialized knowledge 
and competency 
Because each certificate program is specific, you’ll 
focus fully on dev...
2) Designed for career 
enhancement or transition 
Certificate courses offer variety and depth making 
them ideal for thos...
3) Highly Manageable Program 
Structure and Format 
At just 12 credit hours, part-time study has never 
been more manageab...
4) Access to Academic Resources 
Certificate study may be specific, but at Kogod, it 
also means that you have the same ac...
5) Possible Credit Transfer to 
Kogod Graduate Program 
Good news. Credits earned during a Kogod 
certificate program may ...
WHAT PROGRAMS ARE 
OFFERED?
Forensic 
Accounting 
Entrepreneurship 
Real Estate 
Taxation* 
All AU Certificate Programs 
*Offered online only
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Course Offerings & Requirements 
Select your certificate program of interest: 
Entrepreneurship 
Forensic Accounting 
Real...
WHO CAN APPLY?
You may apply if you have: 
» A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited 
college or university with a satisfactory ...
CAN CREDITS BE APPLIED 
TO A DEGREE PROGRAM?
Yes! Up to 12 certificate credits may be applied to 
a Kogod MS program. Once you’re ready, you’ll 
apply for admission to...
WHAT IF I AM ALREADY 
ENROLLED IN A DEGREE 
PROGRAM?
Students currently enrolled in a Kogod MBA or MS 
program may add a certificate designation by 
speaking with their academ...
HOW DO I APPLY?
Begin the online application for admission 
kogod.american.edu/apply
Application Checklist 
 Online Application 
 Application fee of $100 USD 
 Current Résumé 
 Personal Statement 
 Offi...
Application Deadlines 
Certificate applications are considered on a rolling basis. 
We encourage you to use the following ...
HOW DO I LEARN MORE OR 
ASK QUESTIONS?
Program Questions 
Entrepreneurship 
Steve Holmberg 
sholmbe@american.edu 
Real Estate 
Peter Chinloy 
pchinlo@american.ed...
Admissions Questions 
Chris Lind 
Admissions Coordinator 
lind@american.edu
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Kogod Graduate Certificates

  1. 1. YOU KNOW YOU’RE READY
  2. 2. TO FOCUS FURTHER:
  3. 3. TO FOCUS FURTHER GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
  4. 4. WHAT IS GRADUATE CERTIFICATE STUDY?
  5. 5. » An ideal option for individuals seeking specialized knowledge and core competency within a specific area of business.
  6. 6. 5 REASONS TO CONSIDER A GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  7. 7. 1) Develop specialized knowledge and competency Because each certificate program is specific, you’ll focus fully on developing the critical knowledge base and core competencies you need most to be successful.
  8. 8. 2) Designed for career enhancement or transition Certificate courses offer variety and depth making them ideal for those currently in the field seeking advancement as well as those looking to get started in a new field of interest.
  9. 9. 3) Highly Manageable Program Structure and Format At just 12 credit hours, part-time study has never been more manageable.
  10. 10. 4) Access to Academic Resources Certificate study may be specific, but at Kogod, it also means that you have the same access to Academic Advising and Faculty support like all of our graduate students.
  11. 11. 5) Possible Credit Transfer to Kogod Graduate Program Good news. Credits earned during a Kogod certificate program may be applied to a Kogod degree program. We’ll talk more about this in just a bit.
  12. 12. WHAT PROGRAMS ARE OFFERED?
  13. 13. Forensic Accounting Entrepreneurship Real Estate Taxation* All AU Certificate Programs *Offered online only
  14. 14. PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
  15. 15. Course Offerings & Requirements Select your certificate program of interest: Entrepreneurship Forensic Accounting Real Estate Taxation (online)
  16. 16. WHO CAN APPLY?
  17. 17. You may apply if you have: » A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a satisfactory GPA » Successfully completed any prerequisite courses as indicated by program » One year of work experience *Due to the part-time format of certificate programs, students requiring F-1 visa sponsorship are not eligible to apply.
  18. 18. CAN CREDITS BE APPLIED TO A DEGREE PROGRAM?
  19. 19. Yes! Up to 12 certificate credits may be applied to a Kogod MS program. Once you’re ready, you’ll apply for admission to one of the MS programs and should review the Application Guide for further information.
  20. 20. WHAT IF I AM ALREADY ENROLLED IN A DEGREE PROGRAM?
  21. 21. Students currently enrolled in a Kogod MBA or MS program may add a certificate designation by speaking with their academic advisor. Interested students should schedule an appointment to discuss the benefits and feasibility of doing so with their academic advisor.
  22. 22. HOW DO I APPLY?
  23. 23. Begin the online application for admission kogod.american.edu/apply
  24. 24. Application Checklist  Online Application  Application fee of $100 USD  Current Résumé  Personal Statement  Official transcripts from all universities attended  Valid TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score (if applicable) GMAT/GRE test scores are not required Letters of Recommendation are not required In the online application, enter N/A for the name of the recommender along with offline submission - this will allow you to bypass the requirement and continue.
  25. 25. Application Deadlines Certificate applications are considered on a rolling basis. We encourage you to use the following deadlines when making your submission: Spring 2015 » November 15 » December 10 Fall 2015 » February 20 » May 1 » July 15 » August 15
  26. 26. HOW DO I LEARN MORE OR ASK QUESTIONS?
  27. 27. Program Questions Entrepreneurship Steve Holmberg sholmbe@american.edu Real Estate Peter Chinloy pchinlo@american.edu Forensic Accounting Casey Evans cdevans@american.edu Taxation Don Williamson dwillia@american.edu
  28. 28. Admissions Questions Chris Lind Admissions Coordinator lind@american.edu

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