George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

EMBA Program Experience at Mason 

5 Reasons to Choose the Mason EMBA Program

Our Executive MBA program emphasizes leadership and the role of the general manager. You will choose between the Global EMBA or National Security EMBA tracks and earn credit for a broad range of courses that help you improve your management skills, increase your contribution to business performance, and develop the talents required for leading others.

1. High-Caliber Peers & Deep Business Connections

Our students are a realistic reflection of the workplace. Two things you have in common with them: You both want to be the very best in your respective fields and are looking to take an active role in shaping your future.

One of the best aspects of the Mason EMBA program is the opportunity to learn from other business professionals—and forge friendships that will last a lifetime. Throughout the program, you take all classes within your cohort consisting of 24-34 colleagues. You immediately form a network of business professionals you can rely on for help within the classroom and in a professional capacity upon graduating.

2. Experiential Learning

Depending on your chosen track, you will engage in an intensive global or national security residency that gives you a behind the scenes look at contemporary business issues in your track. Students often rate their residency as one of the most impactful experiences of their program.

You will also complete a capstone project in which you form a small project team with other EMBA students and serve as consultants to address a major strategic challenge of an organization. This is not a theoretical capstone; you will work closely with company executives to gather information and present your recommendations.

3. Convenient Location

On-site classes are held at our Arlington campus conveniently located near the Virginia Square Metro station (Orange & Silver lines) and are augmented with online learning. Our classrooms feature the latest multimedia technology and other modern amenities. We also offer a lecture theater, office facilities, break out rooms, and a graduate student lounge.

4. 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 alumni, you retain lifetime access to our career consulting staff.

5. Student-Centered Program Services

Our program team realizes that you have many responsibilities at both work and home, and they are committed to helping you achieve a quality balance during the time you spend in the program. We register you for classes. On class days, we provide breakfast and lunch, as well as breaks. In short, we provide the support you need to successfully manage the many demands on your time.