Graduate Certificate Programs

Explore Graduate Certificates at George Mason University’s School of Business 

Earn a graduate certificate as a stand-alone option or apply your certificate credit towards one of our master's degree programs. 

Committed to access, we offer in-state tuition to residents of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. We also understand not all students who want to advance their education have the ability to spend time in a physical classroom. To that end, we offer a mix of in-person and fully online programs.

Certificates that can be applied to the MBA degree

Business Analytics

Mason’s graduate certificate in business analytics will help you analyze big data through a variety of hands-on techniques including the use of modeling. You’ll learn how to effectively use data to make better predictions, better decisions, and form better strategies for your organization. Learn more about the on-campus program here. Learn more about the online program here.

Business Fundamentals

Don’t have time for the MBA program? Mason’s graduate certificate in business fundamentals helps you build a strong foundation in the core principles of business and stand out in today’s competitive job market. Learn more.

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Certificates that can be applied to the master's in management degree

Business Fundamentals

Don’t have time for the master’s in management program? Mason’s graduate certificate in business fundamentals will help you build a strong foundation in the core principles of business and stand out in today’s competitive job market. Learn more.

Learn more about Mason's master's in management program

Certificates that can be applied to the master's in accounting degree

Accounting Analytics

Pair your accounting expertise with data and analytical knowledge through Mason’s graduate certificate in accounting analytics. Learn how to think critically in order to improve procedures and provide insights to your clients. Learn more.

Forensic Accounting

Mason’s graduate certificate in forensic accounting teaches you how to identify, investigate, and reduce the risks of fraud and financial malfeasance in today’s complex business environment. From employee embezzlement to financial statement misrepresentation, this program will give you a foundation for the material in the Certified Fraud Examiner exam. Available in-person or online. Learn more.

Government Accounting

Mason’s graduate certificate in government accounting broadens your accounting knowledge to include the requirements of financial reporting and management at the federal, state, and local levels. You’ll be introduced to the intricate accounting practices in the government sector and build critical business writing and auditing skills. Available in-person or online. Learn more.

Accounting for Government Contracts

Mason’s graduate certificate in accounting for government contracts, in partnership with Unanet, is taught online and provides an opportunity to acquire education in the field of government accounting with a federal government contracting emphasis. Courses help prepare you to sit for the Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) exams sponsored by the Association of Government Accountants (AGA). Learn more.

Learn more about the master's in accounting program

Certificates that can be applied to the master's in business analytics

Business Analytics

Mason’s graduate certificate in business analytics will help you analyze big data through a variety of hands-on techniques including the use of modeling. You’ll learn how to effectively use data to make better predictions, better decisions, and form better strategies for your organization. Learn more about the on-campus program here. Learn more about the online program here.

Learn more about Mason's master's in business analytics program

Certificates that can be applied to the master's in technology management degree

IT Strategy and Digital Transformation

Mason’s graduate certificate in IT Strategy and Digital Transformation will help you develop skills for designing a digital transformation strategy, exposing you to real-world applications through company use cases. Learn more.

Global IT Leadership

Mason’s graduate certificate in Global IT Leadership explores doing business on a global scale. Gain the credibility you need in order to expand your career opportunities and move up in your organization. Learn more.

Learn more about the master's in technology management program

Why Choose Mason?

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Strategic Location
Located just outside Washington, D.C., our students receive unmatched professional and educational opportunities.
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Accelerated Timeframe
Students typically complete certificate programs in less than one year.
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Return on Investment
Mason is ranked as one of the top 100 best values in education by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and Forbes.
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Pathway to a Master's
Many of our certificates are stackable toward related graduate degrees.

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Strategic Partnerships

Bring together the bright minds of your organization with George Mason University’s top business educators. Learn more.