Undergraduate Programs

A solid foundation in business starts here. 

To succeed in today’s workplace, you need more than technical skills.

Students at George Mason University
Did you know? Mason is the most diverse public university in Virginia. Students come from all 50 states and 130 countries. Learn more about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Costello College of Business and at Mason.

That’s why the Costello College of Business at George Mason University works directly with hiring companies to develop our undergraduate academic curriculumso you’ll graduate with the knowledge and skills needed by companies today. Our undergraduate programs are designed to foster the power of diverse intellects, experiences, and ideas to prepare you for the transformation of business. Learn here. Lead anywhere. 

Why Mason? 

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Most Diverse Public University in Virginia (#15 in the U.S.) - U.S. News & World Report
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on Money magazine’s 2020 list of Best Colleges for Business Majors
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of Mason students are employed within six months of graduation

Explore Undergraduate Programs 

Bachelor of Science in Business

Earning a bachelor of science in business from the Costello College of Business at George Mason University prepares you to work in a rapidly changing and competitive marketplace. The program offers eight innovative concentrations—accounting, business analytics, finance, financial planning and wealth management, management information systems, marketing, and operations and supply chain managementso you can focus your studies to meet your personal and professional goals.  

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No matter your passion, you will eventually find yourself in a business environment where a business minor can make a major impact. Complement your bachelor’s degree from the Costello College of Business or other disciplines with one of our business minors.  

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Accounting Certificate Program

This program provides an opportunity for post-baccalaureate, non degree-seeking students to earn the academic credit necessary to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination in Virginia 

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More Ways to Study at the Costello College of Business 

College of Business undergraduate programs and courses are accessible to many types of learners. 

Living and Learning Communities

The Costello College of Business partners with the Office of Housing and Residential Life to create unique Learning Community (LC) experiences. Students in these LCs have the opportunity to live with other students that have similar interests. Students in the LCs have programs created to get the most out of their experience, with past programs focusing on community building, well-being, civic learning and community engagement, and career readiness (resume building, company site visits, etc.). 

College of Business Learning Community: The College of Business LC is a first-year academic learning community located in Commonwealth Hall. Members of this LC will enroll in two Business Foundations courses (BUS 100 and BUS 103, one per semester), together. These LC sections are taught by faculty that are committed to being part of the College of Business LC experience. 

Other Mason Learning Communities Relevant to Business Interests: Mason’s First Year Interest Learning Communities are not tied to any academic units but are intended to focus on more interdisciplinary passion areas. These Learning Communities are solely run by Housing & Residence Life. While there are not required courses in the Interest Learning Communities, there may be promotion of specific courses to the community that center on the topic of the Learning Community. Communities relevant to business interests include:  

  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Economics and Financial Markets 
  • Marketing, Media, and Communication 

Learn more about these communities here.  

Business and Entrepreneurship Learning Community: The Business and Entrepreneurship LC is our upper-level (sophomore, junior, and senior students) learning community located in Blueridge Hall. The Business and Entrepreneurship LC welcomes students from all fields of study who are passionate about business and/or entrepreneurship. No course is required for students to be part of this LC. 

If you’re interested in joining a learning community, select your community of interest on your housing application.   

Impact Fellows Program

The Impact Fellows Program is the a bold and pioneering approach to engage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in business. Over 40 percent of Mason’s students are first-generation college students. Thirty percent are Pell Grant recipients, and over half identify as something other than white-American. The Impact Fellows Program delivers an innovative social impact curriculum tailored to these students through a wrap-around two-year cohort-based experience that builds leadership and changemaking skills, fosters personal value evaluation and development, and supports retention of these learners.  

If you are a Mason student interested in learning more about this program, visit the program page here.

Non-Degree Study

The Costello College of Business welcomes non-degree students to enroll in undergraduate business courses provided you have met the course prerequisites and space is available in the course. You must be admitted to Mason as a non-degree student and complete and submit the non-degree registration request form, along with your transcripts (official or unofficial) to busreqst@gmu.edu before you can register for courses.  

We review non-degree course requests approximately one week before classes begin, and will notify non-degree students via email whether or not they are approved. If approved, you can register for approved courses via Patriot Web

BS in Business Online Program

If you don’t reside in Fairfax, Virginia or you can’t take courses in person due to work requirements, pursuing your Bachelor of Science in Business online may be for you.  

For Incoming Students:  

Visit the Mason Online website to learn more about the requirements of the online program and how to apply. If you have admission related questions, email sbonline@gmu.edu.  

For Current Students:  

Current Mason students who would like to switch to the fully online program must meet with a Costello College of Business academic advisor to ensure online learning is the right fit for them. If so, you will be required to complete a Change of Calendar/Campus form to officially change your campus to online. Change of Calendar/Campus forms should be submitted by August 1st to go into effect for the fall semester or January 1st to go into effect for the spring semester. Email sbonline@gmu.edu to schedule a meeting with a member of the online team.