Graduate Certificate in Global IT Leadership

Develop expertise in global business and technology with a graduate certificate in global IT leadership from George Mason University. ​​​​​

Gain the skills necessary to lead the IT function in a global organization and examine the cultural issues that contribute to differences in work environments.

Mason’s graduate certificate in global IT leadership equips you with an understanding of the leadership complexities and unique issues associated with leading the IT function on a global scale. Throughout the program, you’ll learn why it’s important for IT leaders to understand the organizational and leadership opportunities and challenges of doing business globally.  

The program focuses on emerging markets, providing a rich learning environment where you will explore business differences, similarities, and technology trends. You’ll also be exposed to the unique issues of managing global IT operations and leading global IT teams: supply chains, networks, information systems, and company platforms are connected globally and subject to the legal, regulatory, economic, and cultural constraints of operating across borders.  

Students who complete at least two global IT leadership certificate courses with grades of B or better will have their application requirements for Mason’s Master’s in technology management program reduced, and certificate course credits can be applied towards your master’s in technology management degree requirements upon acceptance. 

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Virtual - Synchronous
Learning happens in real time but in a virtual format.
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Graduate in less than one year
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12 credits
Nine core + three additional credit hours for Applied Project.
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Global Residency
Gain global perspective with a week-long residency trip.

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Global Residency

Participate in a seven to 10-day study abroad trip as a part of this certificate, during which you’ll interact with C-suite business executives and government leaders to learn about doing business in a country outside the United States. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of a graduate certificate?

Earning a graduate certificate offers several significant benefits that make them appealing to professionals seeking to further their education. Among the most important of these include:

  1. Maximize Your Time and Money
  2. Develop a Specific Skill Set
  3. Advance Your Career or Make a Career Change
  4. Preparation for a Graduate Degree

What are the eligibility and application requirements?

Eligibility Requirements   

  • An earned baccalaureate and/or graduate degree from an institution of higher education accredited by a Mason-recognized U.S. institutional accrediting agency, or international equivalent, verified from official transcripts. 
  • A minimum of three years of full-time professional work experience in a technology-related field.
  • Applicants must have an understanding of business fundamentals. Sufficient evidence would include one of the following:
    • Undergraduate business degree or business minor
    • Graduate business degree, or
    • Special approval from the Program Director based on the nature of work experience.

Application Requirements

Deadline:

  • January 15

Application Link: 

There is a $75.00 application fee. If you are a George Mason University School of Business alumni, please contact Kavon Williams at kwilli69@gmu.edu.  

College Transcript Requirement 

  • We require unofficial copies of your transcripts for application review. You can upload these to your online application. If admitted, you must submit official transcripts prior to the last day to add/drop courses in your first term. 

Current Resume 

  • Upload a copy of your current resume with your online application.

What can you tell me about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Mason?

Diversity is one of Mason's core values; everyone is welcome here. Mason was recently named the most diverse university in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report. To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at Mason, visit the university's DEI website. Visit this page to learn more about DEI at the School of Business.