Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management

The BS in Business Management (MGMT) prepares students to take leadership, management, and entrepreneurial roles in the public and private sectors. Mason Online’s business management degree is comprehensive in its approach. Students learn such skills as strategic thinking, motivating and managing nationally and internationally diverse workforces, building and leading team efforts, negotiating successfully, and instituting planned change in organizations.

What it costs

The cost is $510.50 per credit hour for VA state residents or $1,487.75 per credit hour for out-of-state students, plus a $35 per credit hour Distance Learning fee. Education Resource, New Student, and other mandatory university and course fees may apply.

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Program Summary

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Program: Business Management

Degree: BS

College/School: School of Business

Credits: 120 total
30 at Mason

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

Who should apply?

The Business Management degree program seeks students who have an interest in the field of business as a whole. The management 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

  • 26 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 BS in Business Management can be found here.

Tuition (2018-2019)

Virginia Resident$510.50
Non-Virginia Resident$1,487.75
Distance Learning Fee$35
Education Resource Fee$60 - $100 (per semester)

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 Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management has become a gateway to businesses, 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 management degree graduates help facilitate successful organizations through their work in consulting, education, government, real estate, and retail settings. Mason graduates of the Management program are employed by:

  • FBI
  • S. Department of State
  • Nordstrom
  • Marriott
  • VA District Courts
  • Educational Connections

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 ContactMaxwell Gocala-Nguyen
Undergraduate Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator, School of Business
Phone: (703) 993-1884
Program Website

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