Mason MBA Program FAQs
Located in the metro Washington, D.C., area, George Mason’s MBA Program prepares the next generation of business leaders through a rigorous, stimulating business and management curriculum based on a global perspective, industry demand, and leadership. It prepares MBA graduates with the skills they need to pursue the careers they want.
Mason’s MBA degree is ranked #47 on the “Best Part-time MBA” list by U. S. News & World Report. Dedicated career services staff offers personalized career consulting services to students during the MBA program and alumni after graduation.
Below are answers to frequently asked questions about our MBA program. If you have additional questions, please call us at 703-993-8006.
- Q:Can I take Mason MBA courses without applying to the program?
No. You must be an admitted Mason MBA student to take classes in the MBA program.
- Q:How do I qualify for in-state tuition rates?
Determination of residency status is made based on your responses to the domicile form that is part of the online application. If your residency changes after enrolling or if you do not agree with the domicile determination, you may appeal your status by calling the Domicile Office at 703-993-2464 or visiting the Domicile Office website.
- Q:How long will it take for me to complete the Mason MBA?
MBA students typically complete the 48 credit program in as few as 20 months with the option to extend the timeline during the elective period if necessary.
- Q:How much does the Mason MBA cost?
- Q:I am enrolled in a cohort sited at one campus, can I take courses at another campus?
MBA students are required to take core courses with their cohort. However, at the elective/concentration stage, students are encouraged to enroll in elective/concentration courses at any campus that meets their needs and schedule.
- Q:What times are classes offered for part-time students?
MBA core classes for part-time students are offered from 7:20 - 10 p.m.
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- Q:Why should I pursue an MBA degree?
A Mason MBA degree will provide you with essential skills and knowledge, a vast professional network, and the benefits of the Mason MBA brand. Employers often state they hire Mason MBA alumni because of their ability to think critically, to work well in teams with a diverse group of people, to think strategically and manage people. Mason MBA alumni say the most valuable skills they obtained from getting their MBA are the ability to think analytically, the ability to integrate information, and advancing their interpersonal skills. They also gained management and technical skills they need to advance their career potential. Mason MBA’s also gain valuable business connections and personal friendships through their cohort.