Mason Expands Executive MBA with New Online Programs

Posted: August 17, 2011 at 9:10 am, Last Updated: August 17, 2011 at 9:12 am

By Catherine Ferraro

business leadersIn 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.

At the same time, the school continues to offer both programs in a traditional classroom setting at the Center for Innovative Technology in Herndon, Va.

“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 EMBA program allows experienced professionals to earn a degree while working full time, and students are able to put what they learn into practice immediately.

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

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

“Today’s business world demands new kinds of leadership, whether competing on a global stage or working in the national defense industry,” 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 their leadership and management skills and advance their careers even further.”

All degree programs in the School of Management are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Applications for the online fall 2011 start date are due by Sept. 23, 2011. More information about the EMBA programs can be found on the website.


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