Why Mason has the Best MBA Program for You

Determining the best MBA program for you is difficult. You need to find the right balance of challenge and learning, cost, location, and more. George Mason’s MBA program strives to be the best MBA program for working professionals in the greater Washington, D.C., region by offering convenient locations, accelerated schedules, experienced professors, and a great value for the cost.

Fitting an MBA program into your busy schedule of work and personal responsibilities is one of the most difficult aspects of starting any graduate program. Evaluating class schedules and program lengths that suit your needs is important to finding the best MBA program for you. In the Mason MBA program, students attend class during the evenings and complete the degree in as few as 23 months.

The best MBA programs are those that incorporate the global world in which we now live. In the Mason MBA program, MBA students attend a global residency to offer first-hand international business experiences. In addition, the diverse student body and faculty offer business professionals the advantage of learning from individuals of different countries, races, academic background and professional experiences.

Another aspect that distinguishes programs is location. Just as they say in real estate, “location, location, location,” the same holds true for some of the best MBA programs on the market. George Mason’s School of Business MBA program in the Washington, D.C. metro area brings students great career advantages, as well as many great opportunities for learning. A strong regional industry network including government, technology, accounting, and government contractors provide a wealth of guest speakers that further strengthen the networking and learning opportunities. Additionally, both of our Arlington and Fairfax campuses are accessible via the metro.

In addition, the best MBA programs can be recognized by the network they provide to students for mentorship and post- graduation connections. At Mason, many alumni remain in the Washington, D.C. area, providing great resources at your fingertips. With a regional network of more than 19,000 business alumni, job opportunities, guest speakers and mentorship opportunities are plentiful.

There are many different aspects to consider when comparing MBA programs, but it is of great importance to not only weigh what is offered in a program, but how those aspects fit your needs in your current life’s busy schedule. Taking the time to choose the best MBA program to fill your needs will result in the greatest return on investment.

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Jackie Buchy

Since 2011, I have served as the assistant dean for graduate enrollment at George Mason University's School of Business. In my role, I work with prospective graduate students to identify and select the best graduate program to meet their career goals.

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