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George Mason University Expands Executive MBA with New Online Programs

August 17, 2011

Aug. 17, 2011

Media Contact: Catherine Probst, 703-993-8813

Fairfax, Va. – In today’s fast-paced society, many successful and active business leaders are looking to advance their careers even further, but need the flexibility to make it happen.

In response to this growing need, Mason’s School of Management has expanded its Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) programs to offer an online Global EMBA and National Defense EMBA. Both programs will also continue to be offered in the traditional classroom setting at the Center for Innovative Technology in Herndon, Va.

The EMBA program allows experienced professionals to earn a Master of Business Administration in a flexible environment. The program is structured to enable professionals to learn while working full-time and to put what they learn into practice immediately.

“It is very exciting to open our programs to a larger audience by offering this innovative online delivery option,” says Roy Hinton, associate dean of executive programs in the School of Management. “The curriculum of business fundamentals and core management tools is the same whether one takes part in the program on campus or online.”

The 54-credit Global and National Defense EMBA online programs offer valuable hands-on experience through a content-specific residency program and offer students opportunities to gain experience by developing solutions to real-world business challenges.

The online Global EMBA program includes an eight-day international residency in locations such as Asia, Europe and South America where students will learn from and consult with successful business leaders in a global setting. The online National Defense EMBA program includes a week-long residency in Washington, D.C., where students will sharpen their skills as leaders and managers in the U.S. defense industry.

“Whether competing on a global stage or working in the national defense industry, today’s business world demands new kinds of leadership,” says Hinton. “Mason’s School of Management is proud to offer this specialized management education designed specifically for executives looking to expand their knowledge, enhance leadership and management skills, and advance their careers even further.”

As with all degree programs in Mason’s School of Management, the EMBA program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Mason is currently accepting applications for the programs with a deadline of Sept. 23, 2011. More information about the EMBA programs can be found on the website.

About the School of Management

Dedicated to excellence in teaching and research, the School of Management educates future business leaders through world-class innovative academic programs and strategic business partnerships. With the curricula and research rooted in entrepreneurship, corporate governance and global business education, the School of Management prepares graduate and undergraduate students for increased globalization through a range of academic programs, executive programs and international alliances. Ranked in 2011 among the top 100 undergraduate business school programs and #59 Part-time MBA by U.S. News & World Report, the School of Management is one of only 10 percent of business schools worldwide accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Faculty are deeply engaged in the regional, national and international business communities and their academic expertise combined with real world experience provides a bridge in the classroom from academic theory to business practice.

About George Mason University

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with global distinction in a range of academic fields. Located in Northern Virginia near Washington, D.C., Mason provides students access to diverse cultural experiences and the most sought-after internships and employers in the country.  Mason offers strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering and information technology, organizational psychology, health care and visual and performing arts. With Mason professors conducting groundbreaking research in areas such as climate change, public policy and the biosciences, George Mason University is a leading example of the modern, public university. George Mason University-Where Innovation Is Tradition.