Program Description

Earning a bachelor of science in business from George Mason University’s School of Business prepares you to work in a rapidly changing and competitive marketplace. The program offers eight innovative concentrations—accounting, business analytics, finance, financial planning and wealth management, management information systems, marketing, and operations and supply chain management—so you can focus your studies to meet your personal and professional goals.

What it costs

The cost for this program is $577.25 per credit hour for VA state residents or $1,554.75 per credit hour for Non-VA residents. See the Cost tab below for a breakdown of tuition and fees. All of Mason’s tuition rates and fees can be found on our Student Accounts site.

Application Deadline

For application information and deadlines, see the Admissions website.

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Program Summary

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Program: Business (BS)


Degree: Undergraduate

College/School: Costello College of Business

Credits: 120 total
30 at Mason

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Who should apply?

The Business (BS) seeks students who have an interest in the field of business as a whole. The curriculum allows students to have a better understanding of each field of business, while growing in their leadership abilities. Students earn academic credit in courses related to: accounting, business leadership, finance, information systems and operations management, and marketing.

Why choose George Mason?

  • Mason’s School of Business is AACSB accredited, ranking it in the top-tier of accredited institutions.
  • Business students have access to alumni and employer networks throughout the world.
  • Centrally located to local, national, and international companies to allow better understanding of varying business markets.
  • Students have the ability to take full advantage of the flexibility offered in an online business management degree.
  • Transfer credits are accepted for many general education and prerequisite courses if completed at a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Please use the Transfer Credit Matrix to check course availability.
  • Become part of a growing, innovative university that is striving to change the world.

Program requirements are subject to change; please refer to the Mason Course Catalog for the most up-to-date requirements.

Transfer credits are accepted for many general education (Mason Core) and business foundation courses that have been completed at a regionally-accredited institution of higher education. Please use the Transfer Credit Matrix to check course equivalency.

Requirements: 120 credits total

  • 21 credits Mason Core courses
  • 27-28 credits business foundations courses
  • 24 credits business core courses
  • 18-19 credits general elective courses
  • 21 credits major requirements in management courses
  • 3 credits capstone course

A minimum of 45 credits must be upper-level courses (300- or 400-level).

A grade of C or higher earned in the business foundations, business core and major requirements

A minimum of 30 credits of School of Business core and major courses at Mason.

At least 9 credits required for the specific major and BUS 498 Capstone Course: Advanced Business Models (Mason Core) taken at Mason.

A four-year graduation plan for the Business (BS) can be found here.

Tuition (2020-2021)

Virginia Resident$408.15
Non-Virginia Resident$1,415.00
Mandatory Student fee$150.25
Total Cost Per Credit for Virginia Residents$558.40
Total Cost Per Credit for Non-Virginia Residents$1565.25
Undergraduate New Student fee $350.00 for new students, $275 for transfer students (non-refundable, one-time fee charged to all students)

Please Note: In addition to the tuition and fees described above, various course and lab fees may be assessed depending on the course(s) in which the student is enrolled. Please refer to the Students Accounts Office website for more information on tuition and fees.

Financial Aid

For information on how to apply to scholarships, see the Mason Scholarship page.

For information on other loans, scholarships, and other types of financial aid, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Career Opportunities

The Business (BS) degree has become a gateway to industries, like never before. The courses prepare students for a well-rounded educational experience, which allows them to earn positions in a variety of fields.

Business (BS) graduates help facilitate successful organizations through their work in consulting, education, government, real estate, and retail settings. Mason graduates of the program are employed as:

  • Data Scientist
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Technology Project Manager
  • Clout Computing Specialist
  • Stockbroker
  • Financial Adviser
  • Accounting
  • HR
  • Consultant

As a Mason Business student, you have access to our School of Business Office of Career Services. Their team is here to help you discover your career readiness skills and achieve career success.

Online Program ContactJames Pulley
Undergraduate Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator
Program WebsiteBachelor of Science in Business | School of Business

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