Develop Business Skills for Successful Executive Leadership in the National Security and Defense Industry.

Executive MBA in National Security

Our Executive MBA in National Security transforms current and aspiring leaders from the military, government, and corporate defense sectors into business leaders who can provide mission-critical products and services and understand the unique demands of the dynamic national security sector.

In 16 months, you will acquire the core skills of an MBA with deep insights into national security, the defense industry, and the government contracting business.

The role of leadership in the national security industry has never been more essential and our program will help you face these new global challenges head-on.

Why Choose Mason's Executive MBA in National Security?

  • Hybrid Curriculum. For each module, you will complete two courses, one in-person and one online, in an applications-oriented sequence.
  • Industry Expert Faculty. Our faculty draw on their real-world national security and government contracting experience to enrich your classroom experience.
  • Center for Government Contracting. Connect with the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. national security and government contracting community through our partnership with Mason’s GovCon Center.

Learn from the Best and Brightest

Our faculty live, work, and consult in the Washington, D.C. area and draw on their real-world national security and government contracting experience to enrich classroom instruction—partnering with business leaders and bringing relevant research and new insights into the classroom. In addition to teaching, they serve as your mentors and are involved in every aspect of your educational program.


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