George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Your Fellow Students All Share a Passion for Excellence

Our community is a realistic reflection of the global workplace—a mosaic of knowledge and experiences that you’ll find stimulating, enlightening, and fun.

There’s no typical student here at George Mason. One of the best aspects of our program is the opportunity to learn from each other—and make friendships and business connections that will last a lifetime.

Program MS Management of Secure Information Systems
Average Age 37
Average Work Experience 14 yrs
Female 18%
Minority (US only) 49%
International 1%
Hold Security Clearances 61%


Throughout the program’s core curriculum, you take all classes within your cohort, consisting of up to 35 students. The combined career experiences of those within your cohort provide an enriched classroom experience. You immediately form a network of business professionals you can rely on for help within the classroom and in a professional capacity upon graduating.

You also form “learning teams,” smaller groups of 4-5 students you study and work with on various projects and assignments. Many of the colleagues you meet in these learning teams will end up being your friends for life, your support group—and maybe even your future business partners.