Programs of Study

The Mason MBA program requires 48 credits: 33 credits of core courses and 15 credits of elective courses. Students complete the degree program in 23 months. Classes are in the evening, two days a week.

Core Courses

MBA 603 - Managerial Economics and Decisions of the Firm (Credits: 3)
MBA 612 - Managing Costs and Evaluating Performance (Credits: 3)
MBA 613 - Financial Reporting and Decision Making (Credits: 3)
MBA 623 - Marketing Management (Credits: 3)
MBA 633 - Statistics for Business Decision Making (Credits: 3)
MBA 638 - Operations Management (Credits: 3)
MBA 643 - Managerial Finance (Credits: 3)
MBA 653 - Organizational Behavior (Credits: 3)
MBA 662 - Management of Information Technology (Credits: 3)
MBA 678 - Strategic Management (Credits: 3)
MBA 795 - Global Business Perspectives (Credits: 3)

After completing the core curriculum, students take fifteen credits (5 courses) of electives. You may select to focus in one area of the curriculum by choosing to take more than one of your electives in one area of emphasis.  The areas of emphasis allow you to gain additional expertise through an integrated set of electives.

The Mason MBA currently offers the following areas of emphasis:

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Management
  • Information Systems Management
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Marketing 
  • Project Management
  • Real Estate

A limited number of courses from outside the MBA Program or through the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area may be taken as electives with the permission of the program director.

Please refer to the University Catalog for the most current course descriptions.

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.




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

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