For the second consecutive year, George Mason University's part-time MBA program has surged in the U.S. News and World Report rankings. The program is ranked #47 in the country, jumping six spots from last year and 27 spots the past two years.
“Our focus is to serve the working professionals in this region,” said Paige Wolf, senior assistant dean of graduate programs in the School of Business. “We develop curriculum and delivery modes and locations to serve that community. We’re adapting to the market and needs of the working professional.”
For example, Wolf said the School of Business is moving in the fall to a more flexible class delivery model so graduate students can finish their studies more at their own pace.
Previously, George Mason’s part-time MBA program was ranked #53. Tied at the #47 spot are notable universities including Purdue University-West Lafayette, University of Illinois-Chicago, and University of North Carolina-Charlotte.
Advantages to Mason’s part-time MBA programs include a high return on investment with increased salaries upon graduation, convenient course schedules to accommodate working professionals, access to lifetime career services, global experiences with residency trips, specialized areas of study, and high-caliber peers and networking connections.