George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Program -
MS in Management (BAM - MSM)

The BAM - MSM application is now live. Click here to apply!

The Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s Program – MS in Management (BAM-MSM) is designed for non-business majors at Mason who seek a foundation in business management. Program benefits include reduced tuition, a lighter course load, and access to earlier advising and career coaching.

  • No GMAT required.
  • Graduate courses taken during your junior and senior years are charged at the undergraduate tuition rate, so you save both time and money on your education.
  • Up to 12 credits can count toward your master’s and your bachelor’s (advanced standing).
  1. 1. Overview

    The Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s in Management (BAM-MSM) program is designed for Mason undergraduates from any non-School of Business program including, but not limited to liberal arts, sciences, engineering, and computer science.  

    As a BAM- MSM student, you have the opportunity to take graduate courses as an undergraduate and apply those courses to your master’s degree in the School of Business. 

    The ability to take up to 12 credits as an undergraduate will allow more flexibility within the MS in Management program (36 credits). This lighter course load will allow students more time to focus on MSM courses, graduate career workshops, and events, as well as additional time for your internship.

    Upon completion of your bachelor’s degree and transition to the MS in Management program, students will have earned an MS in Management, completed an internship (150 hours), and participated in a global residency over the course of 11 months.

  2. 2. Eligibility

    To be eligible, you must: 
    • be a non-business, Mason undergraduate
    • have a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • have earned at least 60 semester hours

    Please note: Students may not enroll in graduate courses until they have earned 75 semester hours.  

  3. 3. Requirements

    Application materials for the BAM- MSM pathway include: 

  4. 4. Application Procedure

    How to access the BAM - MSM application?

    • Go to the online application portal
    • Sign up for an account
    • Once set up, click the “Start A New Application” button
    • You will need to select the “Start Application” button under the “School of Business Graduate Application" section. 
    • A set of questions will appear 
      • What level are you applying? Please select “4 – Accelerated Masters (for Mason Undergraduate Students Only)”
      • What campus are you applying for? Please select “On-Campus”
      • What degree-seeking program are you applying for? Please select “Management – MS”
      • Term: Select the term you will start your graduate degree. This should be the term after your undergraduate degree is awarded.
    • Once you answer all the appropriate fields, the bachelor's accelerated master's form will appear. Please complete that form, click "Review Your Application", and click "Submit Your Application".
  5. 5. Checking Your Application Status

    Please check your application portal for all updates. 

  6. 6. Notification and Registration

    If your BAM- MSM application is approved, you will receive a notice of admission via the Student Application Portal.  Notification will be sent via email.

    Admitted BAM- MSM students will be allowed to register for graduate courses via PatriotWeb once 75 undergraduate degree credits have been earned.

    Approval for the Bachelor's/Accelerated Master’s program only guarantees admission to a degree program IF the student maintains the required GPA and follows all the Transition to Graduate Status admission instructions listed below. The following four courses have been approved by the Graduate Policy Committee and Undergraduate Policy Committees to count toward the Bachelor’s/Accelerated MS in Management program.


    School of Business graduate courses are on an 8-week term schedule.  Please visit the Registrar’s Office to access the 81/82 calendars, as well as Add/Drop dates.  

    • GBUS 613 and GBUS 643 are Fairfax-campus-based courses that meet at 7:20 pm. 
    • BMGT 623 and BMGT 662 are Arlington-campus-based courses that meet at 10 am.
  7. 7. Transition to Graduate Status

    In order to be formally admitted to the MS in Management program:

    • Students must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA
    • Students must earn at least 3 credits in one of the four approved courses, with a grade of B or higher.
    • File your intent to graduate in the final semester of your undergraduate degree. http://registrar.gmu.edu/graduation/index.html
    • At the beginning of your final undergraduate semester, meet with your graduate advisor to have your Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's (BAM) Transition Form signed and approved. This form can be found online at: http://registrar.gmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/BAMT.pdf
    • Your graduate advisor will submit the BAM Transition Form to the Graduate Admissions Office (OGA) and will then be forwarded to the Registrar’s Office.
    • Once the BAM Transition Form has been processed by OGA and the Registrar, you will receive an official admission letter to the graduate program via the admissions web portal. You will be required to confirm enrollment in the graduate program. If this form is not received by Graduate Admissions, you will not be eligible to be formally admitted to your graduate program.
    • If you were considered out-of-state for your undergraduate program and would like to qualify for in-state tuition for your graduate program, you must also submit a new domicile form (http://admissions.gmu.edu/documents/domicileApplication.pdf) with your BAM Transition Form to Graduate Admissions.
    • During your first semester as a graduate student, applicable credits will be designated “Advanced Standing.”

    Note: All graduate courses students taken are subject to the same rules and regulations as indicated in the University Catalog.

  8. 8. Contact Us

    For more information, please contact Saul Garcia at sgarci3@gmu.edu.