George Mason University
School of Business (EMBA)

Contact Information

Executive MBA in National Security:
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA  22201

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

Additional Graduate MBA & Management Programs

• Executive MBA in National Security
• Professional MBA
• MS in Accounting
• MS in Real Estate Development
• MS in Management
• MS in Technology Management
• Forensic Accounting Graduate Certificate
• Business Analytics Certificate
• Government Accounting Certificate


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).

Executive MBA in National Security

Program Description
Every day, America faces new global challenges and the role of leadership in the security industry has never been more essential.

Our Executive MBA in National Security transforms current and aspiring leaders from the military, government, and corporate defense sectors into business leaders who can provide mission-critical products and services and understand the unique demands of the dynamic national security sector.

In 16 months, you will acquire the core skills of an MBA with deep insights into national security and the government contracting business.

Our carefully designed hybrid curriculum will allow you to master a broad range of executive-level and decision-making skills while developing expert business-related knowledge of the national security environment. Classroom discussions, team projects, business simulations, business case analyses, executive coaching, and a D.C. residency all contribute to the creative learning environment, which is enhanced by the networking opportunities among your peers.

In partnership with Mason's Center for Government Contracting, we provide students with the unique opportunity to connect with the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. national security and government contracting community.

Admission Requirements
Admission is highly competitive and 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 quantitative ability.

Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for the Mason Executive MBA in National Security program, you must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or recognized qualifications equivalent to a degree, seven years of full-time professional/military work experience including some experience at a management level, and currently hold a position of executive responsibility within an organization.

Online application and application fee ($75) - Application fees are nonrefundable.
• A current résumé
• Transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. Each transcript needs to include course names, all grades received, cumulative GPA, and degree conferral information. The Office of Graduate Admissions does not require official transcripts for your application to be reviewed for admission. We require unofficial copies of your transcripts for application review. If admitted however, all applicants are required to submit official transcripts prior to the last day to add/drop courses in their first term.
• Unofficial transcripts should be uploaded to your online application
• Official electronic transcripts can be sent to
• Official transcripts can be mailed to:
   George Mason University
   Office of Graduate Admissions
   4400 University Drive, MSN 4C8
   Fairfax, VA 22030

• Two professional letters of recommendation from current or former supervisors
• A personal career goals statement
• In no more than 750 words, tell us why you believe the Executive MBA in National Security program is the best fit for you? Include information about your personal qualities, academic background, professional experience, and career goals.
• Video Introduction (Optional)
• Maximum one minute video
• Address the following: In an effort to get to know you better, tell us 5 fun facts about yourself. Expand on one of these facts, describing how it will make you successful in the graduate School of Business at George Mason University.
• Upload video to an accessible website such as YouTube
• Ensure all audio and visual components are clear
• Copy and paste the direct video URL into bottom of goals statement
• An interview with the Executive MBA in National Security Director
• Additional requirements for international students and undergraduate degrees from outside the United States.

Tuition Costs
The all-inclusive tuition for the EMBA in National Security is $75,000. Upon acceptance, we require a $2,500 deposit applicable to the full cost of the program to reserve a seat in the cohort.


In the George Mason University School of Business, 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 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.


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 or call 703-993-1316.