Back to Basics: What is an MBA Degree?

What is an MBA Degree?
An MBA or Master in Business Administration is a business degree that originated in the United States in the early 20th century as a response to the growing need for more scientific approaches to management. Fast forward to the 21st century, and the MBA has taken the business world by storm. Today, the MBA is the most popular graduate business degree around the world.

An MBA degree gives business professionals the skills they seek to advance their career to the next level. Most MBA degree programs offer coursework in numerous areas of business including management, accounting, marketing and finance. In addition, students can take various electives in the area that most interests them in order to create a specialty for their studies.

What is an MBA Degree at Mason?
At Mason, an MBA degree is designed for those looking to fast track their career growth and who want to make a commitment to advancing their professional perspectives. The Mason MBA is designed to give students an intensive and personal learning experience—and the chance to focus their energies exclusively on preparing for the future. Mason MBA students can also earn a Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics as part of their MBA studies.

Located in the metro Washington, D.C., area, the George Mason 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 degree graduates with the skills they need to pursue the careers they want.

The Mason 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.

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


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