Graduate Pathway in Management

Do you want to study for a graduate degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to a graduate degree program through curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout the program.


2-SEMESTER PATHWAY

DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN

  • 36 credit hour program
  • 6 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 30 credit hours remaining toward degree

 

 

 

 

 

Semester 1  

  • Introduction to Graduate Study I
  • Graduate Communication in Disciplines I
  • Interpersonal Communication for International Students** or Advanced English for Academic Purposes**
  • Statistical Analysis for Management or Financial Reporting and Firm Analysis
  • GRE Preparation*

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Graduate Study II
  • Graduate Communication in Disciplines II
  • Financial Reporting and Firm Analysis** or Statistical Analysis for Management
  • Linguistics Capstone
  • GRE Preparation

1-SEMESTER PATHWAY

DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN

  • 36 credit hour program
  • 3 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 33 credit hours remaining toward degree

 Semester 1

  • Accelerated Introduction to Graduate Study
  • Accelerated Graduate Communication in Disciplines
  • Financial Reporting and Firm Analysis or Statistical Analysis for Management
  • GRE Preparation

* This Pathway accepts students with certain 3-year degrees. Students will substitute 2 Mason Core or equivalent courses for Interpersonal Communication for International Students: Practicum and Theory/Advanced English for Academic Purposes and selected major course in consultation with an academic advisor.

Dual degree option

Are you interested in adding on the MS Accounting degree after you complete the MS Management Pathway and degree program? In addition to two MS degrees, this dual-degree option provides students with the requisite number of credits to take the CPA exam. Students must complete pre-requisite Accounting courses before beginning the MS Accounting degree. For more information about this option, see the Graduate Pathway in Accounting page.

Career Paths

As a graduate of a graduate degree program in Management at George Mason University, you might find work as a:

  • Business analyst
  • Brand manager
  • Chief executive officer
  • Senior management consultant
  • Director of operations
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Graduate Pathway in Management

Graduate Entry Paths and Requirements

There are multiple routes to graduate admission at George Mason University.  As an international graduate student, admission is determined by academic performance and English language proficiency.

Program Entry Requirements Academic English Language
Direct Admit:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA, varies by program
  • TOELF iBT 88 (20 subscores)
  • IELTS 6.5
  • PTEA 59+ or
  • Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 7 with no grades below B
2-Semester Pathway:
  • 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent*
  • 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent
  • TOEFL iBT 75 (17+ subscores in reading and listening)
  • IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and listening)
  • PTEA 52
  • Password 7.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or
  • Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester
Pathway:
  • 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent
  • TOEFL iBT 85 (20+ subscores in reading and writing)
  • IELTS 6.5 (6.5+ subscores in reading and writing)
  • PTEA 58
  • Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 6
Bridge Pathway:
  • Select 3-year undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent
  • TOEFL iBT 85
  • IELTS 6.5
  • PTEA 58+ or
  • Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 6

*This Pathway accepts students with certain 3-year degrees; see bridge entry requirements. Students will substitute two Mason Core or major courses for EAP 503/504 and selected major course in consultation with an academic advisor.

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Graduate Pathway in Management

When can I start?

2017-18 Dates and Prices

Pathway Program Start Dates Tuition

2-Semester Pathway

Spring: January 16, 2018 

$35,650

1-Semester Pathway

Spring: January 16, 2018

$20,500

2018-19 Dates and Prices

Pathway Program Start Dates Tuition

2-Semester Pathway

Fall: August 20, 2018
Spring: January 14, 2019 

$36,800

1-Semester Pathway

Spring: January 14, 2019

$21,150

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Graduate Pathway in Management

What are the progression requirements? 

Upon successful completion of an INTO Mason Pathway program and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, students may enter their second semester of graduate study at George Mason University. This transition from an INTO Mason Pathway program to a university degree program is called progression. Students must meet the following George Mason University Pathway progression criteria in order to progress:

  • Minimum overall GPA: 3.0
  • B or better in all course work
  • No grade of NC, W or IN permitted
  • GRE: 144V+, 155Q+ OR minimum GMAT: 23V, 29Q, 500 overall
  • Statement of purpose
  • 2 letters of recommendation, preferably one from a School of Business faculty member

Students are fully admitted to George Mason University provided successful completion of conditional admission criteria at the end of the Pathway and submission of all required admission credentials. 

Progression Advising

The INTO Mason Progression Advisor is available to assist Pathway students as they transition from INTO Mason to full George Mason University admission. From helping with paperwork to initiate the transition to ensuring students have completed their required courses, the Progression Advisor is ready to help students throughout the process.

Does this program lead to further study?

This program leads a Master of Science in Management at George Mason University.


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