George Mason UniversitySchool of Business


The School of Business at George Mason University is accredited by AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The School of Business is among only 25 percent of AACSB-accredited business schools worldwide accredited in both business and accounting.

As the world’s largest business education alliance, AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to over 1,500 member organizations and more than 785 accredited business schools worldwide. With its global headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA; Europe, Middle East, and Africa headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore, AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education.

George Mason University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Accreditation is important to higher education institutions because it permits our students to have access to federally-subsidized financial aid, allows our faculty to compete for federal research grants, and ensures that the courses and degrees our students earn will be recognized by other institutions. Information regarding the accreditation of George Mason University can be found on the Provost’s web page.

The School of Business is also a member of EFMD, a global, non-profit, membership driven organization dedicated to management development. Recognized globally as an accreditation body for business schools, business school programs, and corporate universities.


U.S. News & World Report

  • Mason's MBA program is ranked #66 on the "Best Part-time MBA" list
  • Mason's online MBA is ranked #111 in just its third year
  • Mason's online MBA is ranked #63 for veterans
  • Mason's MS in Accounting program is ranked #38 on the "Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA)" list
  • The School of Business is ranked #81 on the list of "Best Undergraduate Business Programs"
  • The School of Business is ranked #68 on the "Best Undergraduate Accounting Programs" list

Value Colleges and Top Management Degrees

Mason's Masters in Management is ranked #12 on Value College's "Top 25 Best Value Master’s in Management Programs" list and #27 on Top Management Degrees' "Top 50 Master's in Management Programs 2017" list.

G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Schools

George Mason University is ranked in the G.I. Jobs "Military Friendly Schools List"

Money Magazine

Money Magazine placed George Mason at #40 in its 2018-2019 list of "Best Colleges for Business Majors."

Academic Ranking of World Universities

Of the more than 19,000 universities worldwide, George Mason is ranked in the top 200 in the Academic Rankings of World Universities.


The online MBA programs is ranked No. 40, and No. 20 among MBA programs that do not require the GMAT.

College Vine

George Mason is ranked No. 5 in the college preparation and admissions consultant's list of the top 10 most underrated colleges and universities in the United States.