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Which EMBA is Right for Me?

So you’ve decided to pursue an MBA. As a business executive, you now know that an EMBA is the path you should take. But did you know that not all Executive MBA programs are the same? There are still choices that you need to make.

George Mason’s EMBA Program offers business executives and working professionals the flexibility they need and the challenges they are looking for in an advanced degree program. Our programs are designed to provide a world-class business education without the career interruption of a traditional graduate business degree.

There are three different Executive MBA tracks that you can choose at George Mason’s School of Business: the Global EMBA, the National Security EMBA, and the Critical Infrastructure Protection and Management EMBA. Whichever track you choose, you benefit from noted faculty, an innovative and relevant curriculum, cutting-edge services and technology, and valuable networking opportunities. All three Executive MBA degree programs are completed in 20 months and have the option of being completed online or in-class at our Arlington, VA location. Below are some specific details about each program.

Global EMBA

The “globalization” of business demands new kinds of leadership skills and richer multicultural perspectives. It also demands a different kind of executive MBA training.

Mason’s Global Executive MBA program is designed to prepare today’s executives for the new competitive realities. Not only do you expand their knowledge of business fundamentals and gain core management tools, but you will also gain an essential global perspective by participating in an invaluable global residency program. In this intensive global residency session, you’ll travel abroad to study contemporary international business issues and work in teams to craft solutions to address specific global business challenges.

National Security EMBA

America’s role in the world is continually evolving to meet new global challenges, creating a need for military leaders, government executives, and corporate security contractors who can provide mission critical products and services, and who understand the unique demands of the complex and dynamic national security sector.

Mason’s National Security Executive MBA is designed to develop leaders and managers in the U.S. security industry. We combine a high-caliber executive business education with the specialized knowledge and skills required to advance your career in the security sector. You will expand your knowledge across all business disciplines including executive leadership growth and industry intelligence. You’ll also develop an expert skill set to support programmatic operations and budgetary decision-making in the security sector. You also gain an essential national security perspective by participating in a Washington, D.C., residency. Students may also attend a global residency (optional).

Critical Infrastructure Protection and Management EMBA

In partnership with George Mason University’s Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security, the Critical Infrastructure Protection and Management Executive MBA program addresses the critical areas of risk analysis and management, systems analysis, and cyber security within critical infrastructure sectors such as energy, telecommunications, water, transportation, medical response, finance, and critical manufacturing.

This EMBA track emphasizes business/government coordination to achieve business efficiency, ensure business continuity, and develop capacities to create resilience and competitive advantage. You also gain an essential critical infrastructure protection perspective by participating in a Washington, D.C., residency. Students may also attend a global residency (optional).

Learn more about the Executive MBA programs at George Mason.

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Jackie Buchy

Since 2011, I have served as the assistant dean for graduate enrollment at George Mason University's School of Business. In my role, I work with prospective graduate students to identify and select the best graduate program to meet their career goals.

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