The program prepares recent graduates of non-business majors for success in business fields. The Master of Science in Management offers the fundamentals of business management in a global environment and is composed of the core discipline areas common to all business graduate programs that are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). It is a full time, daytime program. Students will enter as a cohort and complete all degree requirements within 11 months.
Admissions and Eligibility Requirements
All students registering for School of Business graduate course must have graduate standing. Non-degree student status is not available.
Full eligibility and admission requirements can be viewed on the School of Business website.
For policies governing all graduate degrees, see AP.6 Graduate Policies.
Graduate level courses offered by the School of Business cannot be audited.
Total credits: 36
|BMGT 603||Economics for Successful Firm Management||3|
|BMGT 612||Performance Evaluation Through Cost Management||3|
|BMGT 613||Financial Reporting and Firm Analysis||3|
|BMGT 623||Marketing and Firm Performance||3|
|BMGT 633||Statistical Analysis for Management||3|
|BMGT 638||Managing Business Operations in a Global Environment||3|
|BMGT 643||Financial Management in a Global Environment||3|
|BMGT 653||Fundamentals of Behavior in Organizations||3|
|BMGT 662||Management of Information Technology||3|
|BMGT 678||Business Strategy and Firm Leadership||3|
|Students must take ONE of the following global courses:||3|
|Global Business Perspectives|
|International Business Strategy|
|Select one from the following:||3|
|Professional Development Experience|
|700-level MBA course, as approved by department|
|600 or 700 level ACCT course, as approved by department|
Course options not used to fulfill the Global requirement can be applied toward the Elective requirement.
Bachelor's Degree (any)/Management, Accelerated MS
The BAM pathway will provide the opportunity for prospective undergraduate students to further their education by offering a specialized accelerated program that allows them to pair fundamental business management skills with interdisciplinary coursework tailored to the student’s career interests.
Undergraduates may be admitted to a Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's program (BAM) and obtain a BS/BA in a chosen major and an MS in Management (MSM) in an accelerated time frame after satisfactory completion of a minimum of 144 credits.
See AP.6.7 Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's degrees for policies related to this program.
Students in an accelerated degree program must fulfill all university requirements for the Master's degree. For policies governing all graduate degrees, see AP.6 Graduate Policies.
BAM-MS Management Pathway Admission Requirements
Applicants to all graduate programs at George Mason University must meet the admission standards and application requirements for graduate study as specified in Graduate Admissions Policies and Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Degree Policies. For information specific to this Accelerated Master's program, see the School of Business website.
Students will be considered for admission into the BAM pathway after completion of a minimum of 60 credits, and additional unit-specific criteria. Full admission requirements can be viewed at the School of Business website.
Students who are accepted into the BAM pathway will be allowed to register for graduate level courses after successful completion of a minimum of 75 undergraduate credits and all course-specific pre-requisites.
Accelerated Master's Admission Requirements
Students in the BAM pathway will be admitted to the MS in Management program if they have met the unit-specific criteria found here and as verified on the Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s Transition form.
BAM-MSM Pathway Courses
To maintain the integrity and quality of both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs, undergraduate students interested in taking graduate courses choose from the following:
|Financial Reporting and Decision Making|
|Marketing and Firm Performance|
|Managerial Finance 1|
|Management of Information Technology|
GBUS 613 is a prerequisite.
For more detailed information on coursework and timeline requirements, see AP.6.7 Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Degree policies.