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George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Choose the Concentration That's Right for You

Select one or more of our eight undergraduate business concentrations to pursue your BS in business. If you know you want a business degree but don't know yet which business concentration is right for you, then choose "Still exploring business" on your application. We will help you discover a concentration that meets your personal and professional goals.

Accounting

Today’s demand for accurate and insightful financial reporting fosters an unprecedented need for accountants in all industries. George Mason University’s accounting program prepares you for careers in public, private, and governmental accounting.

In the accounting concentration, you'll learn about financial and managerial accounting, auditing and forensic investigation, taxation, and accounting analytics. If you want to open your own accounting practice, make partner at a major accounting firm, or investigate financial crimes as an FBI agent, choose accounting.

Business Analytics

In today’s data-driven world, the cutting-edge knowledge and skills to gather, manage, and interpret data is imperative to doing business. Our business analytics concentration will give you the knowledge, skills, technologies, and processes you need to iteratively explore and model data to deliver value to customers, vendors, employees, and other stakeholders through data-drive decisions.

Finance

High demand and diverse career opportunities await graduates with a concentration in finance. If you want to work in corporate and public finance, investment banking, commercial banks and credit unions, mutual funds, portfolio management, venture capital, trading, personal finance banking, or federal and state government regulatory agencies, pursue a finance concentration.

Financial Planning and Wealth Management

If you are interested in a future as a personal financial specialist or a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) then this concentration is for you. In this concentration, students will learn how to advise clients on retirement planning, tax issues, portfolio construction, estate planning and a whole host of other financial planning issues. This concentration’s curriculum is CFP Board certified, so upon successful completion of the program, students will be well on their way to sit for CFP certification. Students who are interested in gaining the skills for one of the fastest-growing fields in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area should consider this concentration.

Management

Learn to be an adaptive manager who understands today’s key human resource issues and can lead in tomorrow’s work environment. If you are looking to start or run your own business, begin a career in human resources, consulting, or management supervision choose the management concentration.

Management Information Systems

Being able to combine business knowledge and being tech savvy is an invaluable skill that employers covet. If you are interested in developing information technology-based solutions to improve business performance or in managing business and supply chain operations, then the information systems and operations management concentration is for you.

Marketing

With a concentration in marketing, you learn how to match opportunities in the market to an organization’s goals, understand consumer needs, and design, deliver, and communicate the value of products and services in a dynamic, competitive environment. If you are interested in advertising, digital and social media marketing, product development and brand management, business development and sales management, marketing analytics, business and federal government marketing, or nonprofit marketing, then the concentration in marketing is for you.

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Operations and supply chain management encompasses all of the resources and processes used by a firm to produce goods and provide services. You’ll learn strategic and tactical planning, business modeling and analytics, and skills to solve operational and logistical challenges. It is a field that meets the growing market demand for graduates who can solve complex issues in business operations, increase efficiency and productivity, and reduce operational costs.