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During her three years in college, Mason junior Weyem Kobrosly, a marketing major in the School of Business, has savored the perks of living at home in Arlington, Va. There are family brunches on Sunday mornings, weekly breakfast-for-dinner movie nights with girlfriends and the companionship of a group [...]
She calls it "one of the best programs Mason can offer." Meggan Ford, newly-promoted director for academic services in George Mason University's School of Business, recently returned from a trip to Germany as the first Global Professional Staff Exchange award winner. The award is sponsored by the Office [...]
The School of Business students' assignment: Assess the real estate value of nine Washington, D.C., properties owned by Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY), a nonprofit that serves the needs of at-risk youth and their families, and then advise SBY officials as to the highest and best use of their properties [...]
John Hillen Joins Mason as Executive in Residence by Nicole Hitpas -- Dec 2nd 2013
"I am thrilled to be joining the faculty of the School of Business at George Mason University as the Professor of Practice," said Hillen. "The school's commitment to leadership in the community as well as academic excellence and expertise in the government contracting space make it a singular leader [...]
MBA Students Win $20K Business Plan Competition by Jennifer Anzaldi -- Nov 25th 2013
That's the scene that 11 teams of students faced on Saturday, November 9 at the School of Business' 7th annual Dean's Business Plan Competition. After making it through the first round of review of 39 business plans, 11 finalists presented to a panel of judges and an audience of business professionals [...]
Alumna of the Year Gives Back in a Big Way by Cathy Cruise -- Nov 11th 2013
Even while the feminist movement gained momentum during the 1970s, many areas of the business world remained largely off limits to women. Finding a job at that time—one that broke away from more traditional "female" occupations—proved challenging for one George Mason University graduate. She would [...]
George Mason University's School of Business and Volgenau School of Engineering recently were awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) core competencies and then apply the results to establish learning objectives and curricula [...]
Executive education consists of intensive academic programs designed for business leaders to enhance specific skills or address specific organizational challenges without the long-term commitment of a degree program. Custom programs are growing in popularity as academic institutions partner up with [...]
The Dark Side of Customer Prioritization Programs by Rosa Vivanco -- Oct 18th 2013
Given their beneficial effects, business-to-business firms (e.g., government contractors) and business-to-consumer firms (e.g., airlines) use prioritization as a way of ensuring that their "top tier" customers receive incremental benefits and special treatment in return for their loyalty to the firm [...]
New Mason Innovation Lab Set to Open Jan 2014 by Jennifer Anzaldi -- Oct 14th 2013
We've all heard the stories about top innovative leaders brainstorming by building with blocks or playing games in recreation areas to promote innovative ideas. And now, George Mason School of Business is looking to bring some of that "playing" to Mason. In an effort to continue its commitment to innovation [...]