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6 Reasons to Choose Mason’s MBA Program

As you determine which MBA program fits your needs best, there are important factors to consider including return on investment, convenience, career services, global experience, specializations and business networks.

Take a look below for a list of 6 reasons why you should choose the Mason MBA program for your MBA degree.

The Mason MBA Program Advantage

  1. High ROI

The current statistics support that MBA graduates can expect significant increases in salary upon graduation, as well as greater earning power throughout their lifetimes. The 2016 Mason MBA class experienced this ROI firsthand.

  • 43% secured a new position
  • 43% received a promotion
  • 56% received a raise
  1. Convenience

Take your classes in the evening and choose the campus convenient to where you live or work. MBA courses are offered at both the Fairfax and Arlington campuses. Both are Metro accessible and offer parking.

  1. Lifetime Career Services

Achieving your MBA is a challenge in and of itself. The question of how to market yourself is answered by our team of dedicated career service professionals and their vast network of relationships with employers, recruiters, and associations. You receive individual attention to map a successful course to career advancement that is unique to your goals. And as a School of Business alumni, you have access to their services for life!

  1. Global Experience

You will engage in an intensive global residency. This trip gives you a firsthand look at how other countries address contemporary business issues. Students often rate their residency as one of the most impactful experiences of their program.

  1. Specialized Areas of Study

Our list of 9 MBA concentrations and specializations let you decide where to focus your passions and widen the net of your opportunities. You can also use your electives to earn a Certificate in Business Analytics.

  1. High-Caliber Peers & Deep Business Connections

One of the best aspects of the Mason’s MBA program is the opportunity to learn from other professionals—and forge friendships that will last a lifetime. Throughout the program, you take all core courses within your cohort. You immediately form a network of business professionals you can rely on for help within the classroom and in a professional capacity upon graduating.


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 career they want.

Mason’s MBA program is ranked #74 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 program and alumni after graduation.

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Paige Wolf

As director of graduate programs at George Mason's School of Business, my vision is to have a vibrant, collegial community of active learners who develop enduring professional relationships with faculty, staff, and fellow students while pursuing their degrees. Prior to this position, I spent 11 years with the School of Business as an associate professor of management teaching both MBA and undergraduate courses in organizational behavior and human resource management. I have more than 16 years of experience as an internal and external consultant on strategic human resource initiatives including team building, organizational development, competency modelling, performance management, employee selection systems, career planning, employee training and development, leadership assessment, and human resource audits.

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