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Overview

Campus: Fairfax, Virginia

Type: Public

Accreditation: AACSB

Base Program Cost: $56,700 (Includes fees)

Per Credit Hour: $1,181.25 (Includes fees)

Minimum Credit Hours: 48

GMAT Required: Yes

Minimum Time Commitment: 18 months

Online Concentrations: Global EMBA, National Defense EMBA

Campus Requirements: Yes. Global EMBA: Eight–day international residency during the second half of the program. National Defense EMBA: Four–day Washington, D.C. residency, optional international trip.

School Site: Online MBA Overview | Tuition | Financial Aid

Introduction

Excellence in both teaching and research is what George Mason University’s School of Management is dedicated to upholding through their business education programs. The school is proud to be a part of the next step in professional, working adult students’ educational lives and provide them with the greatest opportunity for career advancement through the dynamic Online EMBA program.

U.S. News & World Report ranked George Mason University #59 on the 2013 list of “Best Part-time MBA, #81 on the 2012 list of “Best Undergraduate Business Programs”, and #2 in the nation in to watch on the 2012 list of “Up-and-Coming Schools”. Furthermore, they have been listed on the “Military Friendly Schools List” in the G.I. Jobs. Additional recognition was awarded by Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (out of more than 19,000 universities, GMU was ranked in the top 200).

Accreditation

George Mason University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award their bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees. George Mason’s School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Academics

George Mason University’s Online Global Executive MBA provides a foundational education for graduates that prepares them to meet those needs. Relevant and rigorous coursework, combined with complete flexibility, and seasoned with real-world experience creates a solid business foundation that will challenge students to attain new heights, both in the classroom and in the workplace. The program utilizes world class technology, delivers global perspective, and promotes the opportunity for leadership growth within an executive scope. Students will challenge each other through online chats and forum discussions with one another and with the faculty.

Working adults can take classes during the day or night, depending on what their schedule requirements dictate. Given the online, innovative format of the program, students can complete the entire EMBA program in less than 2 years if they so desire. Each course is taught in seven-week modules and totals 48 credit hours. Students can choose from three different start dates: January, May, and September.

Admission

George Mason University’s admission is highly competitive and is determined based on various evaluation factors. Applicant comparison is determined by their fit with the program, their potential contribution to the learning environment, leadership potential, recommendation letters, relevant work experience, and competitive GMAT or GRE scores.

Eligibility requirements are as follows: applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, they must have seven years of full-time work experience (including a significant amount of management level work), and they must have their employer’s support to participate and attend all classes.

Provided the applicant is eligible, they will need to follow these admissions requirements:

• Online application and $65 application fee
• A current resume
• Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
• Official GMAT or GRE score, if the applicant does not already hold a master’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution
• The admissions committee will consider requests for a GMAT waiver on a case–by–case basis
• Two professional letters of recommendation from current or former supervisors
• A personal career goals statement
• An interview with an associate from the School of Management

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for the Global EMBA program includes the cost of all course offerings, study materials, and textbooks, which comes to approximately $56,700. For those who are eligible to receive financial aid or assistance, the office of student financial aid works with them to figure out the best possible means of covering the cost of tuition. Federally funded programs and grants are available to certain students in the United States as well as specific scholarships.

School Resources

For general information about the college or EMBA program at George Mason University, or questions about admissions, military, enrollment, finances, residencies, and contact information, students can visit the FAQ page listed here.


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