National Defense—
Vital. Complex. Dynamic.

With America’s role in the world continually evolving to meet new global challenges, the role of leadership in the defense industry has never been more vital. And the need for military leaders, government executives, and corporate defense contractors who can provide mission critical products and services—and who understand the unique demands of the complex and dynamic national defense sector—has never been more vital.

Our National Defense EMBA Program is designed to develop leaders and managers within the U.S. defense industry. We combine high–caliber executive business education with the specialized knowledge and skills required to advance your career in the defense sector. You will expand your knowledge across all business disciplines, including executive leadership and industry intelligence. You’ll also develop an expert skill set to support programmatic operations and budgetary decision–making.

A four–day Washington, D.C. residency brings your class together and introduces key topics and visits to D.C.’s locales. This visit is tailored to the National Defense industry and will deliver a unique and enriching experience.

Welcome from the Director


“The magnitude of upcoming change will be stunning – We are still in Spring Training.” Mary Meeker, Kleiner Perkins, 2012, on the re-imagination of nearly everything – industry, society and careers – resulting from new devices, smartphones, connectivity and user interfaces.

Organizations and careers are also rapidly changing with more distributed and virtual organizations, decreasing average years of tenure and increased number of career transitions.

The George Mason EMBA with its Global and National Defense Tracks is oriented towards executive leadership and success in this rapidly changing economy and career environment.

Read more…