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THE MASON EXECUTIVE MBA

Our 20-month Global and National Security Executive MBA programs offer executives and working professionals a world-class business education, without the career interruption of a traditional graduate business degree.

Gain the real-world skills and perspective you need to lead within today’s competitive realities with George Mason University’s Global Executive MBA program. Expand your existing knowledge base of business fundamentals and core management skills and gain a deeper understanding of how to address contemporary global business challenges.


The first step is easy: Contact a George Mason graduate programs counselor to learn more.

Global Executive MBA Program at A Glance

  • In-class Executive MBA Program: Fall start date with courses delivered on Saturdays at our Arlington campus (approximately one free weekend per month)
  • Complete the degree in 20 months
  • Week-long global residency
The Impact of the Mason Executive MBA on Your Career

Our dedicated career services team offers you personalized career consulting services for life. That means throughout your time in the Executive MBA program and even after you graduate, you will have access to our career services and our broad network of employers.


The Executive MBA Council reports that Executive MBA students are more likely to be promoted within their organizations than graduates from traditional MBA and other business programs. This is especially good news for Executive MBA graduates. While most traditional MBA graduates are seeking new employment opportunities upon graduation, most Executive MBA graduates (80%-90%) are seeking opportunities for advancement within their current organizations.

MASTER'S IN CYBER SECURITY

The Cyber Security Leadership Gap: Higher Ed Meets the Challenge

The Cyber Security Leadership Gap: Higher Ed Meets the Challenge

During the last eight years alone, more than 1 billion digital records have been compromised. These cyber attacks represent a true security threat that continues to grow, costing businesses billions of dollars per year. In response, the demand for skilled cyber security experts is 350% greater than other positions in the IT field.


Completely free courtesy of George Mason University, The Cyber Security Leadership Gap: Higher Ed Meets the Challenge provides an informative overview of current trends in cyber security.

What You'll Find Inside:

  • Security positions in the IT industry

  • Mean annual salaries

  • Degree requirements for specialization

  • Statistics illustrating the benefits of a cyber security career

With The Cyber Security Leadership Gap: Higher Ed Meets the Challenge, you’ll gain a solid understanding of the important role security plays in the IT industry today, and where it’s headed in the future. And taking the first steps by choosing the right cyber security for you is essential to beginning your career. Inside, you’ll also discover what George Mason University has to offer students seeking their degree in cyber security.

THE MASON MBA

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Gain the real-world skills you need to become a true leader in today’s global marketplace with George Mason University’s top-ranked MBA program. This accelerated, evening MBA program will prepare you to be the next generation of world leaders through a rigorous, stimulating business and management curriculum based on a global perspective, industry demand, and leadership.

Complete in as few as 23 months

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Nine specializations

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Fall start date only

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One 7-10 day global residency

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Fairfax or Arlington campuses

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48 credit hours

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GMAT waived for exceptional professional experience.

MASTER'S IN ACCOUNTING

Capitalize on your career opportunities—and maximize your potential—with our Master of Accounting program. The MS in Accounting is designed to prepare tomorrow's global accounting professionals. It’s a master's degree in accounting that helps you meet the 150-credit licensing requirement and educate you in the key areas of business ethics and corporate governance.


Take the first step: Contact a George Mason University graduate programs counselor to learn more.

Six Reasons to Choose George Mason’s Accounting Program

1. Become CPA Eligible

The Mason MS in Accounting program, combined with an undergraduate degree in accounting, is tailored to meet the requirements of Commonwealth of Virginia regulations requiring all CPA candidates to complete a minimum of 150 semester credit hours prior to obtaining a CPA license.

2. Increase Your Earning Potential

The average starting salary of a Mason Master's in Accounting graduate is $10,738 more than those with only a BS in Accounting. And 85% of Masters of Accounting graduates secured a position related to their academic or career during their time in the MS in Accounting program

3. Convenience

Come to campus or take courses online. You earn your master's degree fully online, or take evening classes at our Fairfax and Arlington campuses. You also set your own pace enabling you to adjust your course load each semester enabling you to take fewer courses during your busy season.

4. Experiential Learning

You will engage in an intensive global residency. This trip gives you a firsthand look at how other countries address ethics and corporate governance. Students often rate their residency as one of the most impactful experiences of their program.

5. Deep Accounting Industry Connections

One of the best aspects of the Mason MS in Accounting program is its deep ties with the accounting industry. Our Accounting Advisory Council is comprised of accounting executives from the Big 4, regional firms, and the federal government.

6. Lifetime Professional Development

You benefit from a dedicated career management staff that offers individualized career consulting, employment and networking opportunities, and online resources. Our strong relationships with the business community affords you a variety of opportunities to connect with and gain valuable insights from area business professionals. As a School of Business graduate, you retain lifetime access to our career consulting staff.

Master's in Management

Enhance the value of your undergraduate studies and broaden your career prospects with George Mason University’s top-ranked Masters in Management Program. This 11 month, full-time masters program will prepare you to advance in your career with practical management skills that are attractive to a wide range of employers.


GMAT waived for strong academic experience. Learn More.


The first step is easy: Contact a George Mason graduate programs counselor to learn more.

Get an Edge Globally and Professionally!

  • Globally: Spend a week abroad and immerse yourself in a totally new culture. Visit local businesses, governments, and universities to understand how other countries operate in the business world.
  • Professionally: Work closely with School of Business Career Services and get connected to its vast network of employers.This program makes work experience a priority, so you'll have time during the week for an internship.

The Impact of the Mason MS in Management on Your Career

Class of 2016 MS in Management Career Results:

  • 82% completed an internship during the program
  • $54,285 was the average starting salary
  • 74% were employed or completing an internship at graduation

EARN YOUR MASTER'S IN CYBER SECURITY.

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Cyber Security Management Leadership

Our cyber security master's program provides you with the leadership and management expertise you need while addressing the specific technology and policy challenges of modern information systems and networks.


Take the first step to a new career opportunity: Contact a George Mason University graduate programs counselor to learn more.


Cross-discipline

Cross-disciplinary program for mid-career students.

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Cohort of up to 35 cyber security and technology professionals.

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Leading-edge, integrated curriculum led by expert faculty.

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One week global residency program.

Program completed in just 16 months.

Dual degree option

Dual degree option with MS in Technology Management.

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Classes held on Saturdays on the Fairfax Campus.

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Earn a total of 36 credit hours.

The Mason Master's in Real Estate Development

Find out how Mason's Master's in Real Estate Development can jump start your career.


The first step is easy: Contact a George Mason graduate programs counselor to learn more.


Our Master's in Real Estate Development delivers practical skills you need to understand, structure, and lead successful real estate projects. Our program creates real estate leaders who think strategically and to provide value to the organization.

Complete in as few as 18 months

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3 specializations

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Fall and Spring start dates

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Connect through Mason's Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship

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Arlington campuses

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36 credit hours

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World-class faculty, supportive alumni network, & experienced peers

MASTER'S IN REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT

Five Things to Look for in a Real Estate Development Masters Program

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In today’s competitive job market, career advancement within the real estate industry requires attaining a graduate degree in real estate development. An MS in Real Estate Development program prepares students for the challenges, complexities, and opportunities faced by the real estate industry. For students considering enrollment in a Real Estate Development program, George Mason University has designed this ebook to help individuals choose the program and school most appropriate for them.


Five Things to Look for in a Real Estate Development Masters Program provides guidance to students uncertain of what qualities to look for in a real estate program.


This reference guide is a valuable tool when determining what Real Estate Development program is a perfect fit for you. Download this eBook for repeated, easily accessible use on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Earn Your Masters in Technology Management

Top ranked by IT security practitioners.

Technology Management Leadership

Your career spans technology and business, and you're looking to broaden your business, strategic, and global horizons. Whether your aim is CIO, CEO or starting a successful technology business, the George Mason University Masters in Technology Management degree can help you on your way.

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Leading-edge, integrated curriculum led by expert faculty.

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One week global residency program.

Program completed in just 16 months.

Dual degree option

Dual degree option with MS in Management of Secure Information Systems.

Saturday classes

Classes held on Saturdays on the Fairfax Campus.

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Earn a total of 36 credit hours.

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Cohort of up to 35 cyber security and technology professionals.

Cross-discipline

Integrative consulting/capstone project.

MASTER'S IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

How Graduate Education Advances Your Career in Technology Management

Technology Management EBook


As technology continues to evolve at increasing speeds, many are turning to careers in technology management to fill the growing need for highly-skilled individuals, making graduate degrees more desirable and rewarding than ever before.


Career advancement, increased salary, network building opportunities, and more lie in wait for those pursuing graduate degrees. Therefore, the matter of which university and program to enroll in is of paramount importance. Certain questions must be answered that can guide students to the program best suited to themselves. Whether entertaining the idea or fully committed to achieving a technology management degree, George Mason University hopes this ebook will assist in making this critical decision that will shape your future.


The first step is easy: Contact a George Mason graduate programs counselor to learn more.

Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

Find out how the George Mason University Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics gives you tools to make better predictions, better decisions, and form better strategies.

Business today demands analytics-driven decision-making—and data-tested results.


The School of Business Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics helps analysts and managers in marketing, accounting, and other fields effectively analyze big data through hands-on modeling techniques.


The first step is easy: Contact a George Mason graduate programs counselor to learn more.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduate business degree from an AACSB accredited school 
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  • Corresponding evidence of statistics proficiency

Application Deadlines

  • Spring Application Deadline: November 15
  • Fall Application Deadline: April 1
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6-12 months
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Arlington
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Professionals
Start date
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January 2017 or August 2017
Format
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On-campus

THE MASON MBA

5 Things You Need in a MBA Program

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Choosing an MBA program is a critical decision for anyone looking to advance their career. In an increasingly competitive global market, having the right degree to fit your needs is absolutely essential.


With more than 20 years of combined experience in MBA admissions, we’ve seen what the factors are that set students up for post-graduate success.


Whether you are just considering getting an MBA or are in the final stages of your decision, this guide can serve as your essential guide to understanding and evaluating the offerings of any MBA program.

  • How to know if a university has a strong support network in place and why it’s critical
  • How to pick a location that sets you up for post-graduate success
  • How to know if a program focuses on applied knowledge, not just classroom theory
  • How to choose a program with the right perspective to reach your goals
  • How to evaluate the return on investment of any MBA program

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