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George Mason University School of Business - Full-Time MBA

George Mason University Full-Time MBA Program Structure

The George Mason University Full-Time MBA program allows students to graduate in as few as 20 months by taking classes during evenings across two campuses: George Mason University’s main campus in Fairfax, VA, and the Arlington campus.



The George Mason University MBA program requires 48 credits in total. Students, therefore, attend class two evenings per week. Online options are also available. Flexibility in class schedule is only permitted at the elective stage. This is because the flexible schedule may prolong the degree up to 33 months. 

After completing their 30 credits of required core curriculum courses, students must also attend a mandatory 7-10 day global residency. Once they have completed the mandatory 3 credit residency, meeting business and government leaders, attending seminars, meeting professors and MBA students from other universities, and visiting local and/or multi-national companies, students can focus on their final 15 credit hours of specialized electives.

There are nine areas of emphasis for electives. These areas include accounting, business analysis, entrepreneurship, financial management, government contracting, and marketing, for instance. 

George Mason University Full-Time MBA Profile

On average, over 300 students enroll yearly in the George Mason University MBA program. The class tends to include roughly 55 percent male, and around 45 percent female students. Students average 28 years of age, and possess 2-7 years of professional experience. Additionally, the class average GPA is 3.26


Career Statistics

About 58 percent of students received a raise while in the program in the most recent full-time MBA class at George Mason. The average starting salary varies per industry, however. For example, those in tech receive an average starting salary of $97,333. Those in financial services, on the other hand, may earn around $75,667 per year. 


Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

For the current school year, the George Mason University MBA degree tuition is $1,016.75 per credit hour for residents of the state of Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C., and $1,896.75per credit hour for out-of-state and international students. With a total of 48 credits, in-state tuition for the entire program is $48,804 and tuition for out of state students is $91,044.

The George Mason MBA Program awards merit-based scholarships to highly-qualified MBA students who demonstrate intellectual promise in the business field through past academic performance, GMAT test scores, and previous relevant experience. Mason also offers graduate assistantships for both teaching and research positions, each providing a partial or full tuition waiver.

U.S. citizens and permanent residents applying to George Mason University’s full-time MBA program are eligible for federal Stafford and Graduate PLUS loans, as well as private loans.


George Mason University Full-Time MBA Admissions

Applicants to the MBA programs must have completed a Baccalaureate degree or recognized qualifications equivalent to a degree.

To apply to George Mason MBA program, applicants must submit a completed application form, official copies of transcripts from each institution attended, a current résumé and two letters of recommendation. The school also requires applicants to submit a personal career goals statement of a maximum 750 words. Official GMAT score OR GRE scores must also be sent in by applicants, along with a $75 application fee. GMAT/GRE waivers are available for specific applicants.

International non-native English applicants must provide proof of English competency with TOEFL or IELTS scores, unless they have earned a bachelors, masters, or doctorate from any accredited university in the U.S., UK, Canada (outside of Quebec), Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand. Applicants must also submit all transcripts.


Application deadlines are as follows:

Fall 2022

Priority: February 1
Standard: May 1
Space Available: August 1



  1. How has the university coped with the pandemic? Many in-person functions will return this spring for a hybrid learning experience.
  2. What graduate programs are available at the school? Other than its MBA programs George Mason offers MS options in Management, Accounting, and Real Estate Development. 
  3. Who are some recent employers of graduates? This list includes Deloitte, Booz Allen Hamilton, and SAIC>


George Mason University Full-Time MBA Stats

Length of Program: 20 Months

Tuition (In-State): $48,804

Tuition (Out of State): $91,044


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Program Cost: in-state tuition for the entire program is $48,804 and tuition for out of state students is $91,044

Total Length in Months: 20


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