Which Graduate Program is Right for Me?

There are many factors you should consider when choosing a graduate degree program: format, location, specializations, quality of faculty, career services support, and so on. Below is a snapshot of the graduate degree programs we currently offer.

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MS in Management

You’re a recent liberal arts, sciences, or engineering graduate facing a tough job market. The MS in Management teaches you business fundamentals that compliment your undergraduate studies making you more attractive to potential employers and providing management skills to quickly advance in your chosen field.

Program Features
  • One 7-10 day global residency
  • Professional development experience
  • Cohort structure
  • Arlington campus
  • Completed in 11 months
  • 36 credit hours
Career Stage

Applicants are recent bachelor's degree graduates with less than two years of professional experience who are interested in gaining a foundation in business management principles.

Schedule

MS in Management students start the program in the fall and take classes Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m at the Arlington campus. Students complete the degree in 11 months.

Class Profile

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  • Avg. Work Experience: 1 yr
  • Average Age: 23
  • Female Students: 45%
  • Minority Students: 24%
  • International Students: 6%
which grad mba

You're looking to fast track your career growth and want to make a commitment to advancing your professional perspectives. The Mason MBA is designed to give you an intensive and personal learning experience—and the chance to focus your energies exclusively on preparing for your future.

Program Features
  • One 7-10 day global residency
  • Cohort structure
  • 9 areas of emphasis
  • Fairfax or Arlington campus
  • Completed in as few as 23 months
  • 48 credits hours
Career Stage

Applicants typically have two to six years of professional experience and want to develop leadership abilities to advance their careers.

Schedule

Mason MBA students start in the fall and take classes at the Arlington or Fairfax campuses. Students attend class during evenings and complete the degree in as few as 23 months.

Class Profile
  • Avg. Work Experience: 5 yrs
  • Average Age: 28
  • Average GMAT: 595
  • Average GPA: 3.26
  • Female Students: 38%
  • Minority Students: 23%
  • International Students: 6%
which grad executive

You’re a business executive wanting to expand your knowledge of business fundamentals and core management tools to be prepared for today’s competitive new realities. The Executive MBA develops real world skills that translate into real world business decisions.

Program Features
  • Global, National Defense, and Critical Infrastructure Protection and Management tracks
  • Global and domestic residencies
  • Consulting project
  • Integrative business case project
  • Completed in 18 months
  • In class or online
  • 51 credit hours
Career Stage

Applicants are experienced managers who are interested in gaining advanced leadership and management skills. Students average 17 years of professional experience with increasing levels of responsibility.

Schedule

For traditional in-class students, classes are held every other weekend, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Available at the Center for Innovative Technology in Herndon, VA with a January start date, you complete the degree in 18 months. Click here to learn more about the online program schedule and start dates.

Class Profile
  • Avg. Work Experience: 17 yrs
  • Average Age: 41
  • Female Students: 28%
  • Minority Students: 27%
  • International Students: 2%
  • Military Students: 56%
which grad tech

You’re a technology management professional wanting to transform your knowledge and vision into strategic action. The MS in Technology Management provides you with an executive-level perspective and the right skill portfolio to manage across all business disciplines.

Program Features
  • One 7-10 day global residency
  • Cohort structure
  • Capstone project
  • CIO certification
  • Completed in 16 months
  • 36 credit hours
Career Stage

Applicants are experienced managers or project leaders who are interested in developing knowledge of business fundamentals and gaining critical tools for managing the IT function in any organization.

Schedule

Classes are held on Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on the Fairfax campus. With a January start date, you complete the degree in 16 months.

Class Profile
  • Avg. Work Experience: 15 yrs
  • Average Age: 37
  • Female Students: 19%
  • Minority Students: 43%
  • International Students: 8%
  • Hold Security Clearances: 32%
which grad msis

You’re a technology professional wanting to enhance your leadership career. The MS in Management of Secure Information Systems provides you with the leadership and management expertise you need while addressing the specific technology and policy challenges of modern information systems and networks.

Program Features
  • One 7-10 day global residency
  • Cohort structure
  • Capstone project
  • Cross-disciplinary program
  • Completed in 16 months
  • 36 credit hours
Career Stage

Applicants are midcareer professionals actively engaged in the cyber security field in both the private sector and government who are interested in furthering their careers within the cyber security and information systems arena of an organization.

Schedule

Classes are held on Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on the Fairfax campus. With a January start date, you complete the degree in 16 months.

Class Profile
  • Avg. Work Experience: 14 yrs
  • Average Age: 37
  • Female Students: 10%
  • Minority Students: 48%
  • Hold Security Clearances: 61%
which grad acct

You’re a young professional interested in climbing the ladder at an accounting firm. The MS in Accounting emphasizes taxation, corporate governance, and forensic accounting and is designed to specifically satisfy the 150-hour educational requirement for certification and licensure as a CPA.

Program Features
  • Full-time and accelerated program options
  • Meets CPA 150 credit hour requirement (when combined with undergrad accounting degree)
  • Fairfax campus
  • Completed in 10-12 months
  • 30-42 credit hours
Career Stage

Applicants have several years of accounting experience or are recent graduates of a bachelor's accounting or business programs and are looking to become a certified CPA.

Schedule

Students start in the fall or spring at our Fairfax campus and complete the degree in 12 months. Classes are typically scheduled during the day and late afternoons four days per week.

Class Profile
  • Avg. Work Experience: 3 yrs
  • Average Age: 24
  • Female Students: 65%
  • Minority Students: 26%
  • International Students: 35%
which grad mred

You're looking to advance your career growth in the real estate industry and want to position yourself for a key role. The MS in Real Estate Development provides you with the developer's perspecitve on relevant issues including civil engineering, finance, and public policy and prepares you to take a leading role.

Program Features
  • Full- or part-time program options
  • Cross-disciplinary program with School of Business, School of Public Policy, and School of Engineering
  • Three specializations
  • Fall or spring start date
  • 36 credit hours
Career Stage

Applicants are experienced real estate industry professionals looking to expand expertise in real estate development, finance, public policy, sustainability, and construction management.

Schedule

Students start in the fall or spring at our Fairfax campus and complete the degree in 24-36 months. Classes are typically scheduled during the evening.

Class Profile
  • Avg. Work Experience: 8 yrs
  • Average Age: 32
  • Female Students: 35%
  • Minority Students: 33%
  • International Students: 12%

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.

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Main Campus
School of Business
4400 University Drive, MS 1B1
Enterprise Hall
Fairfax, VA 22030
703-993-1880

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