Former Master Sergeant Earns Mason EMBA

After a successful twenty-year military career filled with service and performance awards, Dennis N. Wagner can proudly add George Mason School of Business MBA graduate to his résumé. Wagner was one of the first few students to receive the Outstanding Student Award for the Executive MBA Online Program, a new program that graduated its first class in 2013.

After spending extensive time over seas while serving in the army, Wagner has served as a senior analyst at Analytic Services, Inc., a not-for-profit research and analysis institute supporting the federal government since 2008. While there, he has supported a number of Department of Defense policy and strategy development projects. Prior to moving to Washington, D.C., Wagner served as an Army Military Police Soldier retiring as a Master Sergeant.

Along with the global experience he gained while in the military, for Wagner, the global residency program in Santiago, Chile was the one aspect of the Executive MBA program that he says will have the most lasting effect on him.

“What made the experience so impactful was that was the first opportunity I had to meet and interact with my classmates on a face-to-face basis. The breadth of experiences of my classmates and their commitment to excellence in their chosen professions was clearly evident, and it impressed upon me the caliber of students that the George Mason EMBA program attracts.”

Wagner says he was surprised by the intensity of the program and found the capstone project both uniquely challenging and rewarding. His next career move will be a transition away from government-related work.

“I have worked for or around the government my entire life and would like to leverage my degree and broaden my horizons,” he said.


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