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Are You Cut Out for a Mason MBA Degree? Answer these Questions and Find Out

For those looking to fast track their career growth, the Mason MBA degree may be just what they need. The Mason MBA is designed to give professionals an intensive and personal learning experience that can be applied on the job the next day.

How do you know if you have what it takes to pursue an MBA degree? Or whether this is the right time for you?

Below are answers to frequently asked questions that can help you decide if now is the best time to pursue an MBA degree.

How much experience do I need to have before pursuing an MBA? Is this the right time? The right time to pursue an MBA is when you are ready to move your career to the next level. Required work experience varies by program. Mason MBA applicants must have at least two years of professional work experience.

Students in the Mason MBA program typically have 2 to 8 years of professional experience and want to develop leadership abilities to advance their careers. Regardless of the economic climate, demand for educated and well-rounded MBA graduates remains strong.

What age should I be to pursue an MBA degree? There is no specific age that is considered “best” for pursuing an MBA degree. Students in the Mason MBA program have an average age of 28 years old. If you have at least two years of professional experience, then you will be able to provide valuable context to what you learn in the program and be more successful in your future career.

Will the cost be worth it? What’s the ROI? Although the cost for pursuing an MBA program can be high, MBA alumni nationwide consistently credit their degree as preparing them for and giving them an advantage in their careers. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), MBA graduates nationwide gave their MBA degree credit for career success.

  • 90% for increasing earning power
  • 80% for faster career advancement
  • 92% for preparation for leadership positions

Why do I want an MBA degree? One off the most important items to consider is the “why”? Having clear expectations about why you want to pursue an MBA program and what career or personal goals you hope to achieve because of it.

Where do you fall? Are you ready?

Download the MBA eBook titled 5 Things You Need in an MBA Program today for more information.


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 careers they want.

Mason’s MBA program is ranked #53 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 MBA program and alumni after graduation.

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