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The Business of Mason
We’re a different kind of public university.
We have close ties with enterprises and organizations, as we have since our beginnings in the 1970s, and they’ve only grown stronger.
Our graduates serve in positions of responsibility throughout the business community.
Mason is a one-stop resource for business services and opportunities,
Whether you’re interested in hosting a conference or event on campus, building the ranks of your personnel, or partnering with Mason to expand your enterprise, we’re here to serve you.
Mason’s School of Business offers several programs and outreach initiatives involving the business community, such as:
- The Brown & Brown Distinguished Speaker Series, which features a diverse group of corporate leaders and government officials who discuss the strategic and operational issues critical to the nation’s ability to sustain and enhance its competitive edge in a global economy.
- The Women in Business Initiative, which provides students, alums, and businesswomen a unique platform of engagement for professional development and networking.
- The Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship, which advances real estate research and education in real estate development and finance by working in partnership with leading real estate developers, professionals, and organizations. The Center offers development workshops, conference sponsorships, case study tours, and lectures.
Mason Enterprise Centers are community innovation hubs and economic engines that share in the wealth of small business and start-up development resources. Our five MEC locations feature office space for qualifying startups, conference rooms, co-working spaces, and collaborative learning environments. They also serve as your business portal for Small Business Administration sponsored programs through federal, state, and local governments.
The Mason Entrepreneurship Research Conference, presented by Mason's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the School of Business, is a sounding board for shaping early stage research ideas as well as a friendly venue to explore practice oriented themes in a collegial and inclusive format. Speakers and panels explore such themes as the importance of innovation and the impact of entrepreneurship education. The conference is open to researchers and practitioners interested in the field of entrepreneurship from any discipline.
Mason also has a resource in Sean Mallon, our Associate Vice Presdent of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Call 703-993-5903.
Our federal contracting assistance programs let the U.S. Government “shop local” from qualified and prepared vendors, due in part to our active leadership in the Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP), and the Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program (VTAP).
When it comes to subject-matter-experts in economics, science and technology, international relations, cyber-security, or law, the government and media turn to Mason’s award-winning researchers and faculty for vital information. We also have an array of speakers who can talk to your organization. For more information, call 703-993-8761.
SAIL, housed within the School of Integrative Studies, is an evolving community of Mason students, faculty, administrators, alumni, and community partners who collaborate on making positive social change. SAIL fosters integrative, innovative, and experiential learning opportunities on campus, regionally, and globally to help form an equitable, just, nonviolent, and sustainable world. Subscribe to the SAIL newsletter and read the blog.