High-level, Hands-on Experience
In the Mason EMBA program, you have the opportunity to seamlessly connect your studies with the contemporary business environment. High-impact activities outside the traditional classroom setting allow you to integrate theory with practice—to advance your leadership and management abilities.
Business Case Project (Capstone Project)
During the second year, you embark on an integrative learning project in which you apply classroom studies to a current business challenge. A recent class, for example, was responsible for generating a concept proposal in response to an RFP, negotiating a contract with the client, and producing deliverables. A faculty member oversees and provides feedback to each student team.
|Faculty divide students to form project teams. Each group is composed of students from different industries and skillsets to create a diverse and well-rounded project team.|
|Each group selects a company that it will consult with to address a major strategic challenge. Companies may be identified and selected from students' own personal and professional networks or from faculty connections.|
|Each group meets company representatives to fully understand the strategic challenge which the team must address and to define parameters for the consultation project.|
|At the culmination of the course, each student team presents its findings and recommendations to company representatives, faculty, and fellow students.|