George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Welcome from the Director

"The magnitude of upcoming change will be stunning. We are still in Spring Training." -Mary Meeker, Partner at Kleiner Perkins, on the re-imagination of nearly everything—industry, society and careers—resulting from new devices, smartphones, connectivity and user interfaces.

Paige Wolf

Organizations and careers are also rapidly changing with more distributed and virtual organizations, decreasing average years of tenure and increased number of career transitions.

The George Mason EMBA is oriented towards executive leadership and success in this rapidly changing economy and career environment. and our students are midcareer professionals in industry and government.

Mason EMBA students are looking to advance their leadership careers in their current organizations, shift careers by starting companies or changing industries, or transition from military and government to the private sector. All have an interest in the strategic aspects of business and being flexible and adaptable as businesses and organizations change.

The program's goal is to provide students with a graduate education that will help them further their leadership careers in business and government. The program addresses how to achieve success in today's marketplace and emphasizes a multidisciplinary view of business including building executive level insight in strategy, marketing, accounting, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, and leadership.

The Mason EMBA provides three academic tracks from which to choose: Global, Critical Infrastructure Protection, and National Security. These tracks enable students to have an industry specialization while also being part of the larger Mason EMBA cohort.

The Global Track includes an overseas residency and coursework that focuses on the specifics of competing and leading organizations in a global marketplace. The National Security Track includes a domestic residency focused on the policy, business strategy, and operations of firms that provide solutions, services, and equipment to the national security enterprise. Students 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. The Critical Infrastructure Protection Track develops executive leaders who can lead firms in any of the critical infrastructure sectors that provide crucial services to daily business. Students in the Critical Infrastructure Track will meet with federal/state/local government and industry executive leaders with the skills and expertise in the industry/government partnerships vital to security.

With our outstanding faculty, excellent students, and supportive industry partners, I believe that the George Mason EMBA program is one of the best EMBA educational values in the region and country. The program has a record of successfully educating executives to take on greater responsibilities and leadership roles. We look forward to talking with you about our program and how it might work for you.

Paige Wolf, PhD
Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs