EMBA SPECIALIZATIONS

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

  • Based in the heart of the defense community
  • Innovative, flexible online format
  • Designed to develop leaders and managers in the U.S. defense industry
  • High–caliber executive MBA education
  • Four–day Washington, D.C. residency
  • Optional Global Residency
  • Courses taught in seven–week modules
  • Total of 51 credit hours
  • Two program starts per year to suit your timing: Spring and Fall
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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

Jean-Pierre

"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.

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. 

Mason EMBA students, midcareer professionals in industry and government,  are looking to advance their leadership careers in their current organizations;   shift careers by starting companies or moving from a large company to smaller company or vice versa;  and transition from military and government to the private sector.    All have an interest in the strategic aspects of business and being flexible and adaptable as businesses and organizations change.

The EMBA program's goal is to provide students with a graduate education that will help them further their leadership careers in business and government. The program addresses how to achieve success in today’s marketplace and emphasizes a multidisciplinary view of business including building executive level insight in strategy, marketing, accounting, finance, leadership, organizational behavior and marketing.   

The Global and National Defense Tracks enable students to have an industry specialization while also being part of the larger Mason EMBA cohort.  The Global Track includes an overseas residency and coursework that focuses on the specifics of competing and leading organizations in a global marketplace.   The National Defense Track similarly has residencies focusing on the policy, strategy and interactions of different participants in the national defense sector and meeting with DoD and private sector  industry executives to develop insights on industry challenges and how best to succeed.

With our outstanding faculty, excellent students, and supportive industry partners, I believe that the George Mason EMBA program is one of the best EMBA educational values in the region and country. The program has a record of successfully educating executives to take on greater responsibilities and leadership roles. We look forward to talking with you about our program and how it might work for you.

J.P. Auffret, PhD 
Director, Executive MBA Program
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IMPORTANT DEADLINES

2 starts - Spring and Fall

Next start:
January 19, 2015

Application Due Date:
December 3, 2014

*Dates are subject to change

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