School of Business Grad Programs Get Boost in U.S. News Rankings


George Mason University School of Business online MBA Program jumped 25 spots in two years with a new ranking of #98 nationally for Best Online MBA (#70 among public universities) from U.S. News & World Report. Launched in 2018, the online MBA program, which offers the same high-level curriculum as the in-person MBA, first landed on the rankings list in 2020 at #123 out of 335 schools. This impressive leap is a testament to Mason’s ability to develop high-quality programs in formats that are flexible and responsive to the needs of today’s students.

In addition, the online MBA program was also ranked #17 for Best Online Business Analytics MBA Programs (#11 among public universities), #19 for Best Online General Management MBA Programs (#11 among public universities), and #64 for Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans (#49 among public universities).

“We are glad that our efforts to create an online MBA program that facilitates affordable access to a rigorous and transformative education are recognized,” says Ioannis Bellos, director of Mason’s MBA program. “Through a curriculum that is responsive to market needs, our program prepares well-rounded leaders equipped with both analytical and soft skills. The online Business Analytics certificate is an example of such responsiveness.”

The School of Business was also ranked #35 for Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (non-MBA) for the Master’s in Accounting Program, moving up three spots from its previous ranking.

“We are proud of and humbled by the recognition our program receives and believe it reflects our commitment to provide an outstanding education in Accounting that reflects current trends and technology in education and is delivered with a global perspective,” says Kevin Jones, Master’s in Accounting program director. “We continually review, revise, and improve our program to reflect these goals and ideals which allows us to attract top students who move on to or continue with successful careers.”

“These rankings reflect that our programs are part of a thriving ecosystem that the School of Business and the University have developed,” says Bellos. “This is where our talented students, whether online or face-to-face, can connect with renowned faculty, industry centers and passionate professionals dedicated to their success.”

“Mason has always worked to provide the learning and development working professionals need, when, where, and in the way they most need it,” says Dean Maury Peiperl. “Our online MBA continues to do that, and to improve with deeper and deeper engagement with our customers, most of whom are in the Washington region.”