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.

Banner Code: BU-MS-MGMT

Degree Requirements

Total credits: 36

Required Courses

BMGT 603Economics for Successful Firm Management3
BMGT 612Performance Evaluation Through Cost Management3
BMGT 613Financial Reporting and Firm Analysis3
BMGT 623Marketing and Firm Performance3
BMGT 633Statistical Analysis for Management3
BMGT 638Managing Business Operations in a Global Environment3
BMGT 643Financial Management in a Global Environment3
BMGT 653Fundamentals of Behavior in Organizations3
BMGT 662Management of Information Technology3
BMGT 678Business Strategy and Firm Leadership3
Total Credits30

Global Requirement

Students must take ONE of the following global courses: 3
Global Business Perspectives
International Business Strategy
International Marketing
International Finance
Total Credits3


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
Total Credits3

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

For more detailed information on coursework and timeline requirements, see AP.6.7 Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Degree policies.