George Mason University
School of Business

Contact Information

Professional MBA:
Theresa McGeough
703-993-8161
Email: tmcgeoug@gmu.edu
4400 University Drive, MS5A2
Faifax, VA 22030
Website: business.gmu.edu

Executive MBA:
Lynda Carmichael
703-993-4457
Email: lcarmic1@gmu.edu
4400 University Drive, MS5A2
Fairfax, VA 22030
Website: business.gmu.edu

Click Here to contact the George Mason School of Business directly.

Graduate MBA & Management Programs

• Executive MBA (Concentrations in Global, National Defense, and Critical Infrastructure Protection)
• Professional MBA
• MS in Accounting
• MS in Real Estate Development
• MS in Management
• MS in Management of Secure Information Systems
• MS in Technology Management
• Forensic Accounting Graduate Certificate

Accreditation

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top 15 percent of all AACSB accredited business schools, the School of Business is one of only 10 percent of business schools worldwide that is accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Admission Requirements

The Mason Professional MBA's highly competitive acceptance rate is based on a number of factors: your fit within the program and potential contribution to a collegial learning environment, relevant work experience, leadership potential, letters of recommendation, and a competitive GMAT or GRE score.

Eligibility Requirements
An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, verified from official transcripts

Two years of full-time, post-baccalaureate professional employment (recommended)

Application Requirements
Online application and application fee
• A current résumé
• Official copies of transcripts from all colleges or universities attended (can be mailed or sent electronically)
• Official electronic transcripts can be sent to ugtrans@gmu.edu
• Official transcripts can be mailed to:

George Mason University
MBA Admissions
4400 University Drive, MS 5A2
Fairfax, VA 22030

• Official GMAT score OR GRE score (Requirement can possibly be waived. Visit business.gmu.edu for more information.)
• Two professional letters of recommendation
• Two essays
• Additional requirements for international students and applicants who hold undergraduate degrees from outside the United States

We request that you do not submit any documents to the program prior to submitting the online application. Your résumé, recommendations, career goals statement and professional essay must be uploaded and submitted with the online application. For additional information about the admissions process, including how to send GMAT or GRE scores and official transcripts, please click here.

No portion of the portfolio is weighted more than another; the admissions committee considers the entire application to ensure that they have a complete profile of a candidate’s professional and academic qualifications.

Early application is advised since enrollment is limited.

Tuition Costs

Professional MBA:
For current tuition rates and student fees, please visit the Student Accounts Office website.

Virginia, Maryland, & Washington, D.C. Residents - a full tuition cost of $42,684 for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Other U.S. Residents and International Students - a full tuition cost of $78,552 for the 2015-2016 academic year.

• Mason MBA Fee Structure
   - Accepted Student Enrollment Fee: $400*
   - Graduate Student Fee: $60
   - Books: Average $150 per course
   - Airfare to/from country for global residency

Military Students and Dependents
For domicile and tuition information and policies, please click here.

*A onetime fee for a new Mason MBA student

Executive MBA:
Hybrid: The all-inclusive tuition for the hybrid Mason Global EMBA is $81,600 and for the hybrid National Defense and critical infrastructure protection EMBA is $74,600. Upon acceptance, we require a $2,500 deposit applicable to the full cost of the program to reserve a seat in the cohort. Costs for the required Global Residency, including accommodations and breakfast and lunch on class days, are included in tuition. Airfare will be the responsibility of the student.

Online: Tuition includes the cost of all course offerings, textbooks, and study materials. The tuition for the 2013–2014 Online Global EMBA is $64,400 USD. Upon acceptance, we require a $2,500 USD deposit applicable to the full cost of the program to reserve a seat in the cohort.

Description of Learning Environment for Students

Professional MBA
Experiential learning is a staple of the Mason MBA. You have the opportunity to seamlessly connect your studies with the contemporary business environment.

Our MBA faculty members incorporate daily opportunities to connect business theory with reality and advocate real-world learning. High-impact activities outside the traditional classroom setting allow you to integrate theory with practice—to advance your leadership and management abilities.

Inside the classroom, role-playing, simulations, projects, and guest speakers are used to illuminate learning from textbooks, lectures, and discussions. Some professors also use the Harvard case study method in their instruction—which means you study the same cases Harvard business school students encounter in their program, derived from actual business situations.

An integral part of the MBA program is the opportunity to gain an invaluable global perspective—and a rich appreciation for other cultures and points-of-view. Each component of the program explores the role of management in the complex world economy and examines the risks and opportunities inherent in global commerce. This is underscored by the required three-credit MBA 795 Global Business Perspectives course which includes a week-long global residency.

You use your creativity and problem-solving skills to address the kinds of challenges you experience on the job, no matter which industry or where in the world your career takes you.

Teaming & Leading: Our graduates will demonstrate the team leadership and interpersonal skills needed to form, lead, and work effectively on diverse organizational teams.

Analytical Decision Making: Our students will demonstrate the ability to analyze uncertain complex management situations using appropriate tools, techniques and information systems for decision-making.

Knowledge of Functional Business Disciplines: Our graduates will demonstrate knowledge of all core functional areas of business and an ability to integrate them into a meaningful firm level perspective.

Communication Skills: Our graduates will demonstrate written, oral and presentations skills necessary to explain problems and solutions effectively and persuasively.

Law, Ethics, and Social Responsibility: Our graduates will demonstrate knowledge of the legal and ethical environment of management and business social responsibility.

Executive MBA
Hybrid: The Executive MBA program at George Mason University School of Business provides a unique combination of classroom and real world experiences. It gives you a global perspective on the world of business and the challenges executives in the 21st century face as business leaders and citizens of the world.

Rigorous and relevant coursework is a staple of the Mason Executive MBA. You have the opportunity to seamlessly connect your studies with the contemporary business environment. Our MBA faculty members incorporate daily opportunities to connect business theory with reality and advocate real-world learning. High-impact activities outside the traditional classroom setting allow you to integrate theory with practice—to advance your leadership and management abilities.

You’ll get the big picture—visionary leadership skills for building successful organizations—and the specific tools to effectively manage business resources, technology and operations.

Online: George Mason University's online Executive MBA provides exactly what successful business leaders are seeking: Rigorous and relevant course work, complete flexibility, and valuable real-world experience. Through classes that are both topical and challenging, dynamic interactions with first-rate faculty, a convenient online platform that allows you to study day or night, plus an opportunity to learn abroad, you will earn a superior education and gain invaluable business perspective. Advanced technology is integrated into every aspect of our program. Online courses utilize technology–rich tools specifically designed for executive education. The system allows for e–mail, file transfer, and other communications between EMBA students and faculty. We also offer online blogs and discussion room functionality so that students and faculty can exchange real–time comments in course–related topics. George Mason University's top–tier technology is designed with you in mind.

Faculty

In the Mason MBA program, you learn from instructors that have achieved international renown for their ground-breaking work in areas such as executive compensation, effects of insider trading on stock and e-commerce, and internal work groups and teams. You will have a chance to work with and learn from instructors that are on the cutting edge in their fields of expertise.

In the classroom, our instructors incorporate daily opportunities to connect business theory with business practice. Role-playing, simulations, projects, and guest speakers are used to illuminate learning from textbooks, lectures and discussions. Our instructors use the Harvard Case Study method so you spend your time thinking about real business problems, not just theory.

As you move through the George Mason University MBA program, your appreciation for your professor's applied knowledge will grow. You'll absorb the lessons they have learned during their decades in the business world and be able to apply them yourself.

Accomplishments/Recognition

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top 15 percent of all AACSB accredited business schools, the School of Business is one of only 10 percent of business schools worldwide that is accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.

Military Friendly

Mason has been distinguished as a military friendly school. This puts Mason in the top 20% of colleges and universities nationwide. This is our third year in a row being considered one of the most military friendly schools in the country. On top of that Mason is considered a Top 100 public school. Mason is one of the few schools to make both lists. To see Mason's profile on the GI Jobs Military Friendly School click here.

The Office of Military Services
The mission of the Office of Military Services at Mason is to assist veterans, active duty service members, guardsmen, reservists, and dependents in making a successful transition into the Mason community. Our goal is to help these students in a number of capacities including counseling and advising on benefits, academic and admissions advising, and career transition. Few schools have a dedicated staff to help transition from a military environment to college life and we are proud to be able to assist our students in any way. Below are some of the services we offer. Please use us as your first point of contact at Mason for any of the following:

• Advising on Benefits
• GI Bill
• Tuition Assistance
• Tutorial Assistance
• Processes for Using Benefits
• Verification of Enrollment
• Academic Advising
• Career Resources
• Psychological Counseling
• Student Advocacy
• Veteran Orientations
• Disability Services
• Battle Buddies Program
• UNIV 300 for Veterans
• M.A.P. Staff and Faculty Training (Military Alliance Program)

Located within the Office of Admissions, the Office of Military Services understands personally that the transition to student life can be challenging, yet rewarding. Along with the entire university community, we are grateful to you and your family members for your service to our country. We are dedicated to providing the services you need to successfully navigate this transition.

If you would like to schedule a time to meet with a Transition Coordinator, please email military@gmu.edu or call 703-993-1316.

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