EMBA Students at the Capitol

Do it for yourself and for your country

With America's role in the world continually evolving to meet new global challenges, the role of leadership in the defense industry has never been more vital. And the need for military leaders, government executives and corporate defense contractors who can provide mission critical products and services—and who understand the unique demands of the complex and dynamic national defense sector—has never been more critical.

Our National Defense Executive MBA is the only program of its kind in the world designed to develop leaders and managers in the U.S. defense industry. We combine a high caliber executive business education with the specialized knowledge and skills required to advance your career in the defense sector. You will expand your knowledge across all business disciplines including executive leadership growth and industry intelligence. You'll also develop an expert skill set to support programmatic operations and budgetary decision-making in the defense sector. The National Defense EMBA is offered in a hybrid (classes in person and online) or online EMBA format. Choose the delivery format that best fits your busy schedule. 

During each of our modules, you complete two to three courses in an applications-oriented sequence that takes you from developing core management skills through the understanding and application of the tools of business performance to the talents of leadership.

Program at a Glance

  • January start date with in-class courses delivered on our Arlington campus for hybrid program. Two start date option for online EMBA program.
  • Completed in an eighteen (18) month period
  • Classes are held 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays (with at least 1 free Saturday a month)
  • Cohort of 24-34 experienced professionals
  • Two Washington, D.C., national defense residencies
  • Optional global residency (at an additional cost)
  • Total of 51 credit hours

George Mason University School of Business

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top 10 percent of all AACSB accredited business schools, the School of Business is one of only 25 percent of business schools accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.




Main Campus
School of Business 
Enterprise Hall 
4400 University Drive, MS 1B1
Fairfax, VA 22030

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