Business Matters

Mason research pinpoints another factor in Great Recession bank failures

Posted: March 13, 2019 at 9:11 am

Bank failures attributed to the Great Recession had several root causes. But a George Mason University study by Jerry Hanweck and Anthony Sanders, professors of finance in the School of Business, points to a previously underreported component: declining home values. Their study, “Residential House Prices, Commercial Real Estate and Bank Failures,” which they wrote with Gary Fissel, a senior economist at […]

A conversation with Amazon at Mason

Posted: March 13, 2019 at 9:08 am

  George Mason University hosted a community dialogue with Amazon on its Arlington Campus on Thursday, providing a window into the tech giant’s plans for its new headquarters in Northern Virginia. The intimate, 90-minute meeting with the company gave more than 100 community stakeholders an opportunity to pose questions about Amazon’s plans and impact on […]

Mason ranks 11th  nationally in cybersecurity education

Posted: March 13, 2019 at 8:56 am

George Mason University was ranked 11th nationally by Cyber Degrees in its recently released top-20 list of institutions with top cybersecurity programs. Mason was also ranked fourth nationally for its online cybersecurity bachelor’s program, 10th for its online master’s in information technology program and 12th for its online information technology bachelor’s program. Daniel Garrison, director of Mason Engineering Online in the Volgenau School of […]

Strada Education Network awards $1 million grant for employment pathways

Posted: March 13, 2019 at 8:50 am

Strada Education Network recently announced a $1 million grant to support the creation of education-to-employment pathways for students participating in ADVANCE, George Mason University’s innovative partnership with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). The three-year grant will fund the ADVANCE Career Accelerator—a new career support model that will provide students personalized coaching and a menu of services designed to help identify career goals and create direct connections to the workforce. […]

Schar School’s Fuller, Gov. Northam deliver economic forecast

Posted: February 1, 2019 at 9:09 am, Last Updated: March 13, 2019 at 8:52 am

As many in the audience of nearly 600 regional business leaders already knew, 2018 was a pretty good year for the Washington, D.C., regional economy. But the business community’s leadership was attending the 27th Annual Economic Conference Thursday morning at the Tysons Hilton Hotel to hear what they didn’t know, and Schar School of Policy and Government professor […]

Leading the commonwealth in computing

Posted: January 28, 2019 at 10:12 am

When Deb Crawford, George Mason University’s vice president for research, assembled the data for the state’s pitch to bring Amazon to Northern Virginia, the numbers were eye-opening. Mason has nearly 5,000 undergraduate students majoring in computer science, computer engineering, information technology, information systems and operations management, cybersecurity and systems engineering—substantially more than Virginia’s other public […]

Mason and the U.S. Navy partner to promote STEM activities

Posted: January 28, 2019 at 10:03 am

Two teams of George Mason University seniors majoring in mechanical engineering are spending this semester applying what they’ve learned to a U.S. Navy-sponsored senior capstone project with real-world applications. That’s just what Oscar Barton Jr., chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in Mason’s Volgenau School of Engineering, had in mind with the $265,000 grant he received from the U.S. […]

Mason ranks among nation’s best employers for diversity

Posted: January 28, 2019 at 10:00 am

George Mason University is one of the nation’s best employers for diversity, according to a just-released evaluation by Forbes and its online statistics partner Statista. Mason is ranked 180th on the list of 500 companies in the annual rankings, which were released Jan. 15. The rankings include some of the country’s most influential and recognizable companies, including […]

Mason online programs trending upward in U.S. News rankings

Posted: January 28, 2019 at 9:58 am

George Mason University has some of the nation’s top online programs as evaluated by U.S. News & World Report in its just-released 2019 rankings, with several programs making significant gains over last year. Mason was ranked 24th in the category of information technology graduate programs; 39th (tied, and up from 56th in 2018) for non-MBA business […]

Mason’s winter graduation class largest in history

Posted: January 28, 2019 at 9:55 am

George Mason University held its largest Winter Graduation ceremony in university history at EagleBank Arena on Thursday, with more than 4,400  students earning degrees. This year’s class includes 2,749 bachelor’s degree recipients from 43 countries and 31 states. About 40 percent of graduates were the first in their families to earn a four-year degree. In addition, 1,501 […]