Degree Programs

Students at George Mason University Korea will literally enjoy a world of opportunities. This unique program is based in two dynamic nations (Korea and the United States) on campuses less than an hour away from two national capitals (Seoul and Washington, D.C.). One of the many attractive features of the academic program is that students will spend several semesters at Mason’s main U.S. campus in Fairfax, Virginia. All courses are taught by Mason credentialed faculty. Faculty for the program is drawn from Mason’s distinguished professoriate, which includes senior Mason faculty who come from the US to teach and do research at George Mason University Korea and they are joined by outstanding colleagues from around the world. Students will receive the same George Mason University degree as students who spend all four years on one of our three US campuses.

School of Business

The mission of the School of Business is to prepare a diverse student body to succeed in a global business environment. Through the faculty’s creation and dissemination of business knowledge, practice, and pedagogy, we enable our students to develop analytical and communication skills and to practice ethical business behavior. Business programs at George Mason University is accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the world’s largest education network of worldwide advanced business education institutions. In addition to AACSB accreditation, Mason is in the top 50 worldwide of all business programs in the Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU rankings.




Management, BS

Prepares students to fill important Leadership, Management, and Entrepreneurial Roles in the Public and Private Sector.

The BS in Management program is market driven and focuses on giving students the skills necessary to set the direction for organizations in a changing world and bring people together to achieve objectives. The Management program prepares students for a managerial career in the public and private sectors. It offers a wide variety of management related courses covering subjects such as human resource management, management of organizations, organizational behavior, labor management relations, small business management, and entrepreneurship.


Finance, BS

Produces Professionals with Ability to Generate And Apply Financial Information To Solve Business Problem.

Finance majors enjoy great demand in the labor market because they take the lead in making decisions concerning asset valuation, initial public offerings, stock portfolios, financial statements, dividend policy, market regulation, international diversification, and capital budgeting. Our BS in finance program is designed to prepare student for a professional, managerial, or investment career in the private and public sectors. Finance faculty mentors provide additional information on the profession and a career in finance.


Accounting, BS

The accounting major is designed to produce accounting professionals with an ability to critically analyze and apply financial information to solve business problems.

The BS in accounting (ACCT) prepares students for professional careers in the private and public sectors. The accounting major is designed to produce accounting professionals with an ability to critically analyze and apply financial information to solve business problems. Our students learn principles of business and accounting as well as the specific skills and specialized technical knowledge necessary for success in the dynamic field of accounting.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at George Mason University is committed to providing a challenging education to undergraduate and graduate students, expanding the frontiers of knowledge through research, and contributing intellectual leadership to the community. The college values the rich scholarly traditions of the past while embracing evolving disciplinary and interdisciplinary innovations. It believes that a liberal arts education is the best preparation for a lifetime of careers.


Economics, BS & BA

Ranked 75th in Economics in the world
Promotes analytical thinking
Graduates pursue jobs in government, academic and private sectors

As a Mason Economics major, you will participate in an international top-ranked program— Mason Economics is ranked No. 1 among all programs in the southern United States and is one of only 63 programs in the world to have formal relationships with Chinese universities endorsed and supported by the Chinese Ministry of Education. You will be taking classes from faculty in a department that includes world renowned professors who have earned significant national and international awards. In addition, the faculty of Mason Economics is popularly known for engaging and informative blogs, including “Café Hayek” and “Marginal Revolution”. Experimental economics, public choice, and Austrian economics are three fields that give Mason’s Economics Department its altogether unique personality, encouraging students from the world to study Economics at Mason. We welcome you to join the faculty and students in this program, one that is in the top 50 worldwide in the Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU rankings.

World-Renowned Faculty of the Economics Department

  • James M. Buchanan, received the Nobel Memorial Prize in 1986 for Economics
  • Vernon Smith, received the Nobel Memorial Prize in 2002 for Economics
  • Tyler Cohen, nominated by “The Economist” 2011 as one of the most influential economists in the last decade


Global Affairs, BA

Top 50 social science unit in the world
Trains students to become global leaders
Graduates are employed in a variety of roles by organizations worldwide

As a Global Affairs major, you will study with international experts and learn about global politics, economics, culture, and international development. Students must complete a concentration and can choose Asian Studies or Global Economy and Management. Students who select Asian Studies as a concentration have the additional option to complete a minor in Business. With an understanding of historical and contemporary global trends and advanced language skills, Global Affairs students are prepared for international careers or advanced graduate study. If the idea of a global career intrigues you, join the faculty and students in the Global Affairs program, consistently ranked as one of the top 50 in the world.


School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR), is committed to the development of theory, research, and practice that interrupt cycles of violence. The school community includes scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, alumni, practitioners, and organizations in the field of peace making and conflict resolution. Building on the strengths of our four research centers, field-based courses, and faculty with expertise from over a dozen disciplines, earning a degree at S-CAR will take you to the epicenter of conflict and prepare you for a meaningful career.


Conflict Analysis and Resolution, BS & BA

A Commonwealth Center of Excellence
World-renowned faculty
Pioneer in the conflict analysis field

Conflict Analysis and Resolution (CAR) is a unique and highly sought after program, and the first of its kind in East Asia. CAR incorporates theory, research, and practice needed to look at a diverse range of issues and conflicts facing our global society between individuals, groups, organizations, communities and states. The program is offered by the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR), the first and largest CAR program in the world. S-CAR is home to world-renowned faculty whose teaching focuses on hands-on immersion and scholarly rigor. The program provides its graduates with a vast competitive edge and the work skills needed for high impact careers around the world in such diverse fields as social work, business, NGO’s, diplomacy, government and politics.

College of Visual and Performing Arts


Computer Game Design, BFA

Related to “Serious game” and “Gamification” field
Faculty from related industries and academic field

Required courses include computer science, art and visual technology, music, the humanities, and computer game design. Students study both the sciences and the arts, all in a revolving-role team-based, project-based new pedagogical environment. The GMU Computer Game Design program hosts the only U.S. Serious Game Institute (in partnership with the University of Coventry U.K.), that concentrates on game-related applied research and new innovative game company cultivation.


Graduate School of Education


High quality and research-based graduate degree program
Ability to earn a teaching license and Master’s degree while living overseas
Consistently ranked among top 50 Schools of Education in the nation (U.S. News & World Report)
Flexible schedules including face to face, online, and hybrid classes



The international ESOL Master’s Degree and licensing certificate program at George Mason University is designed to prepare teachers to work in international school English language classrooms (PK-12). As part of the Teaching Culturally, Linguistically Diverse, & Exceptional Learners Master’s degree program, you will be licensed to work in ESOL classrooms to support and differentiate instruction for highly diverse learners. This program will provide you the skills and credentials to begin or enhance your teaching career.


IB, M.Ed

Enroll in Mason’s Advanced IB Studies program and join the first university in North America to gain recognition from the IBO as a leader in IB teacher preparation. Fully online certificate courses allow you to choose your specialization in Primary Years (PYP), Middle Years (MYP), or Diploma Programme (DP).


Volgenau School of Engineering


Systems Engineering, MS

Career paths in Systems engineers, Operations Researchers, Data Analytics, and many more
No. 16 among the best engineering graduate programs by GraduatePrograms. com
Research expenditures of $19 Million in 2013 by the Volgenau School of Engineering
Ranked No. 6 by “Affordable Colleges Online” for return on investment

Systems Engineering is the “people-oriented engineering profession.” Systems Engineers determine the most effective ways for an organization to use all of a given system’s components — people, machines, materials, information, and energy. Systems engineers plan, design, implement and manage complex systems that assure performance, safety, reliability, maintainability at reasonable cost and delivered on time. The program is offered by the Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research (SEOR) at Mason. It is ranked among the top 30 by U.S. News and World Report for the Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering category. With the support of the prestigious faculty in the program, students participate annually in national systems engineering design capstones competitions. Over the past decade, they have won over 35 national awards.