George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

National Security EMBA Degree

National Security EMBA —
Vital, Complex, and Dynamic

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

Our National Security EMBA concentration is designed to develop leaders and managers in the U.S. security industry. We combine a high-caliber executive business education with the specialized knowledge and skills required to advance your career in the security 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 security sector. This is learned, in part, through intensive residencies in which you meet with federal agencies and private sector industry executives to develop insights on industry challenges and how best to succeed in the national security sector.

During each of our Executive MBA program 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

  • In-class EMBA Program
  • Fall start date with courses delivered on Saturdays at our Arlington campus (approximately one free weekend per month)
  • Complete the degree in 20 months
  • Tuition includes meals—breakfast, lunch, and snacks—on class days
  • Washington, D.C, residency

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