George Mason University

Business Resources and Services

If you require facilities for a conference or event, seek highly skilled employees, or need a partner to expand your enterprise, Mason is your go-to resource.

Sodexo Mason Dining chefs create cuisine from produce grown at Mason's on-campus greenhouse

Mason works with a variety of service providers and vendors to improve and enrich life on campus. In addition to Sodexo dining services, the university features retail dining and shopping in our student centers, as well as Mason Money flexible spending dollars, which are accepted at some local businesses.

Do Business with Mason

The university is a part of the community, and is invested in helping it thrive. We want to boost the local economy by engaging with local companies. Become a service provider or an on-campus caterer. Get on our approved vendors list. Arrange to take Mason Money at your shops and stores. Doing business with us will pay off for you.

Business Type Action
Caterers Become an approved caterer.
Commercial Vendors and Service Providers Become an approved vendor.
Auxiliary Enterprises (Retail Operations & Mason Money) Learn about on-campus retail contract administration.

 


Start and Grow a Company

Mason sponsors or is involved in several programs to help new companies get their start and thrive. You're sure to find one that offers the services you need.

Senator Mark Warner converses with entrepreneurs at George Mason University's Mason Enterprise Center

The Mason Enterprise Center hosted Senator Mark Warner's roundtable discussion of Cyber Security, Workforce Development, and the Gig Economy. Mason Enterprise Centers are the "Hub of Entrepreneurship"; networking businesses, government representatives, and the community to build a thriving economy.


Hire Mason Students and Interns

Students explore internship opportunities at a career fair at GMU

Mason prepares students to be effective members of your team. From targeted recruiting efforts to large scale career fairs, your enterprise can benefit from a relationship with Mason's office of Career Services.

Our strength as a university is formed in part through our strong relationships with industry and enterprise. Contact Career Services to facilitate your hiring efforts on campus. 


Be Innovative and Entrepreneurial

Students at laptops interact at Mason's MIX maker space

George Mason University's MIX (Mason Innovation eXchange) just opened a new maker space in the old Fenwick Library building on the Fairfax Campus. Right now, it's hosting the Mason Summer Entrepreneurship Accelerator program, which allows Mason students and recent graduates to explore the commercial potential of their product and service ideas. Equipment at the MIX includes 3-D printers, computers, and sewing machines.

At it's core, Mason is a hub of innovation. Several on-campus centers have been established to build thrust behind new ideas and business concepts. 

Undergraduate students, regardless of major, have the opportunity to pursue a minor in entrepreneurship through the Mason School of Business Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Further initiatives include business start-up services for students and faculty through the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the soon-to-launch Startup.gmu.edu.


Engage with Mason's School of Business 

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.

 

Department of Defense expert panel speaks at George Mason School of Policy, Government and International Affairs.

David Shedd speaks as a member of the George Mason Intelligence Policy Panel, at the Student Public Policy Alumni Gala on Mason's Arlington Campus.

Find an Expert

Mason offers a variety of services and opportunities to the business and media community. 

  • For the Media - Contact our communications staff for information about current events at Mason, or to locate a subject matter expert for media analysis or commentary.
  • Mason Speakers - Mason Speakers comprises over 100 professors, researchers, administrators and alumni volunteers from George Mason University who provide lectures and guest presentations to organizations and businesses free of charge.
  • Northern Virginia Mediation Services (NVMS) - Crucial conversations sometimes require facilitation from a mediation expert. NVMS was formed at George Mason University's School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution to fill a critical deficit in conflict mediation and resolution services in the community.

Partner with Mason

  • Corporate and Foundation Relations — The Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations can help inform your enterprise's interaction with George Mason University. 
  • 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.