Why Study Here?

Why the George Mason University School of Business? 

We believe that everyone has the right to an impactful educational experience, to be prepared to encounter the world, and help turn business into a force for good. Join us and leave a Mason Graduatean engaged citizen and well-rounded scholar who is prepared to act.

More reasons to choose Mason's School of Business:

Location, Location, Location

In addition to being to having the federal government in your backyard, the Washington D.C., region is home to government contractors, hundreds of nonprofit organizations, 15 Fortune 500 companies, and hundreds of tech companies where you can apply your classroom knowledge, test out career choices, find internships, and make valuable contacts.

Mason Students at Capitol

Mason's Fairfax campus serves graduate students and is the home for undergraduate studies, with residence halls that house more than 6,000 of our students. The campus is located on 677 wooded acres within 25 minutes of downtown Washington, D.C.


Arlington GMU

Mason Square (formerly the Arlington Campus) sits in the Virginia Square neighborhood of Arlington County, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. Focusing on graduate and professional programs, the campus is Metro accessible and class schedules accommodate the hours of working professionals.

A Solid Foundation in Business

Today’s workplace requires more than just technical skills. Working directly with companies to develop curriculum, experiences, and experiential learning opportunities, the School of Business provides its students with the knowledge and skills in demand.  

Mason is the only business school in the region with an entire academic unit—business foundations—dedicated to merging a liberal education with the study of business, providing students with the tools to the chart their own path to success. 

Business 498

In the Business 498 Capstone Case Competition, teams analyze a pre-selected case and prepare a 12-minute oral presentation that identifies the key issues and provides recommendations for improving the company's competitive position.

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Class size of business foundation courses for freshmen and sophomores
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Over 600
Companies interviewed students on campus last year
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Student-Faculty ratio

A School that Reflects Our World

Diversity enhances the learning experience by exposing and challenging us to consider, weigh, and value the thoughts, experiences, and practices of those different from ourselves. These are essential skills for participants in a globally connected world, and the School of Business takes seriously its commitment to providing students with a richly diverse learning environment. 

Diversity at Mason

Mason was recently named the most diverse university in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report.

Ensuring Global Futures

A better world is everyone's business. And the School of Business at George Mason University is dedicated to ensuring that business be a force for good in the world by working inside the classroom and out to prepare everyone to act with people, planet, and prosperity in mind. 

The Honey Bee Initiative, a program designed to empower communities through sustainable beekeeping, is operated by the Business for a Better World Center.

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship offers multiple experiential programs, including startup trips to local sustainable farms.

Experiential Learning

You will have access to experience the business world from day one. Whether through opportunities in the classroom or with our dedicated Career Services team, the School of Business provides the hands-on, dynamic learning environment you need to succeed.

The School of Business provides a dedicated career services team that offers you opportunities to intern for academic credit, personalized career coaching, employment and networking, and career planning services for life.

Student Managed Investment Fund

Through FNAN 477, finance students can be part of the Montano Student Managed Investment Fund and gain hands-on portfolio construction experience through the management of one-quarter of a million dollars in an all equity portfolio.