- Q:Do all application materials have to be submitted together in one package?
No. The Executive MBA program encourages applicants to submit application materials as they become available.
- Q:Do I have to take the GMAT?
As a general policy, the School of Management requires the GMAT of all applicants. However, the Executive MBA program Admissions Committee will consider requests for a GMAT waiver on a case-by-case basis; for example, those candidates who hold an undergraduate degree in a highly technical or quantitatively rigorous discipline (e.g., accounting, business, engineering, mathematics, physics, economics, and chemistry).
Waivers, however, are not automatic for any candidate, and a brief written request must be submitted outlining the reasons why the Admissions Committee should grant a GMAT waiver.
- Q:How could an Executive MBA Degree impact my career?
An MBA degree reflects a sophisticated level of knowledge and skills concerning a wide range of contemporary management topics. It also implies a well developed understanding of strategic thinking and planning in a globally competitive world. Professionally, an MBA provides the skills needed to gain additional management responsibility. For the entrepreneur, the knowledge gained from earning an MBA degree can make the difference between success and failure in a highly competitive environment.
- Q:How does the program work?
Our traditional, in-class Executive MBAstarts with a new class of students each September. The program continues for 21-months and ends in May. There are four semesters to the program roughly corresponding to the Fall and Spring semesters of a typical academic year.
Students meet for class one day per week on an alternating Friday/Saturday schedule from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Classes are held at the Center for Innovative Technology, conveniently located near the intersection of the Dulles Toll Road and Route 28.
Our online Executive MBA gives you the option of three start dates per year. Each of our seven–week modules is available online. You'll complete two to three courses in an applications–oriented sequence, all at your convenience in an innovative and technology–rich online format. You'll complete the program in 18 months.
- Q:Is financial aid available?
George Mason University does not currently offer any scholarships for the Executive MBA Program. However, financial aid is available through the Office of Financial Aid. Before investigating your financial aid options, we recommend that you work with your employer to see if they are willing to cover part or all of your tuition.
- Q:Is the program just for "executives"?
No. The term "executive" describes the format of the program. While there are "executives" in the program, typical students have seven or more years of experience and are moving up the managerial ranks of their company.
- Q:Is the school accredited?
Yes. George Mason University''s School of Management is accredited by the AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International). The George Mason University''s Executive MBA program is also a member of the Executive MBA Council.
- Q:May I visit a class to see what the classroom environment is like?
Yes. Visiting a class is a great opportunity for you to experience the program and meet the current students. If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact Lynda Carmichael, Program Manager, at 703-993-4457 or email email@example.com.
- Q:What is an Executive MBA program?
The George Mason University School of Management Executive MBA program provides an opportunity for experienced professionals to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree on a schedule that minimizes disruption of work and personal pursuits. The Executive MBA program is structured to enable professionals to learn while they''re working and to put what they learn to work right away on the job.
Building leadership effectiveness and preparing for increased responsibility requires an investment in career development. An Executive MBA is an effective way of making that investment in yourself without slowing up your career.
The George Mason University School of Management Executive MBA program is specifically designed for working professionals who are looking to be more effective, efficient, and successful in their careers.