2011-2012 University Catalog 
2011-2012 University Catalog

School of Management

Enterprise Hall
Phone: 703-993-1880
Web: som.gmu.edu
College Code: BU

Dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research, the School of Management (SOM) educates future business leaders through world-class teaching, innovative academic programs and strategic business partnerships. With a curriculum rooted in entrepreneurship, corporate governance and global business education the school prepares undergraduate and graduate students for increased globalization through a range of academic programs and international alliances. SOM faculty are deeply engaged in the regional, national and international business communities and their academic expertise combined with real world experience provides a bridge in the classroom from academic theory to business practice.

Business leaders and organizations are actively involved with the School of Management through executive education programs, speaker engagements, classroom lectures, case competitions, internships, and career placement. SOM also maintains close connections to the business community through its advisory board and advisory councils to academic programs. More than 125 business leaders representing 75 different companies serve as advisory board or council members.

SOM enrolls more than 3,500 undergraduate students and more than 450 graduate students in its programs.

The School of Management’s programs offer students a variety of opportunities to enhance their professional endeavors.

  • Our innovative curriculum meets the demands of the marketplace, focused on business fundamentals, strategic thinking and teamwork.
  • Our highly respected distinguished faculty are cross-disciplinary collaborators and innovative practitioners that are passionate about education.  They bring both theoretical and applied expertise to the classroom.
  • Our outstanding career management professionals are dedicated to providing tailored support to promote our students’ professional advancement and leverage their degree over the short- and long-term.
  • Our diverse student population offers unique opportunities to network and learn from your fellow classmates. Students at Mason represent over 130 different countries and all 50 states.


Jorge Haddock, Dean
Robert D. Johnston, Associate Dean, Graduate Programs
Roy W. Hinton, Associate Dean, Executive Programs
Alison S. O’Brien, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs
Pamela A. Allen, Assistant Dean, Academic and Career Services
Karen Hallows, Academic Director, Executive Programs
Angel J. Burgos, Director, MBA/MSA Programs
Anthony B. Sanders, Director, Center for Real Estate Development
Hun Lee, Interim Director, Center for Global Business Innovation & Transformation 



Aier, Buchanan, Chen, Dafashy, Douthett, Hasan, Hylton, Jones, Kitching, Larsen, Lei, Magro, Nutter, Pevzner, Sengupta, Shen, Visvanathan, Warne, Yahya-Zadeh, Zhang


Canterbury, Christophe, Crockett, Ferri, Gao, Hanweck, Hsieh, Johnston, Philipov, Pilloff, Pinheiro, Sanders, Stahel, Wang, Xie

Information Systems and Operations Management

Beard, Bockstedt, Das, Druehl, Dutta, Mazumdar, Mehta, Menon, Mishra, Naor, Porter, Sanyal, Singer


Coffinberger, Cramton, Cronin, Demory, Joshi, Klimoski, Kravitz, Langfred, C. Lee, H. Lee, Ling, O’Brien, O’Neil, Parker, Rockmann, Samuels, Wolf, Wolfe, Yasai


Cheng, Harvey, Hoppner, Jaju, Joiner, Kulick, Li, McCrohan, Meamber, Mouri, Philpot, Rose-Robinson, Scott, Sussan

Courses and Programs

SOM offers all course work designated ACCT, BULE, EMBA, FNAN, GSOM, MBA, MGMT, MIS, MKTG, MSEC, MSOM, OM, REAL, SOM, and TECM in the Courses  chapter of this catalog.


The programs in management education culminate in a BS degree with a major from one of five areas: accounting, finance, information systems and operations management, management, or marketing.


SOM offers an MBA, Executive MBA, MS in Accounting, MS in Taxation,  MS in Technology Management, and MS in Management of Secure Information Systems.  Its Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship focuses on real estate research and education in real estate development and finance.

Academic Policies

Students should become familiar with the university’s general academic policies in addition to those specific to each academic unit.  Please see the Academic Policies  section of this catalog.

Appeals Process

The School of Management strives to maintain policies and procedures that are consistent with those of the University, as well as in the best interest of our students.  If you have any questions concerning a particular policy or procedure, please contact the Office of Academic and Career Services, Room 008 of Enterprise Hall (703-993-1880).


Undergraduate Degree

Bachelor's Level Certificate

Undergraduate Minor

Master's Degree