M.B.A. Program at Prince William Campus Gets Boost From Local Industry

Posted: March 22, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Patty Snellings

A master of business administration degree program premieres at the Prince William Campus this fall, with a member of the local business community leading the way in recruiting students. Indicators suggest other area businesses and residents also have a strong interest in the program.

“George Mason is happy to be able to extend our popular M.B.A. program for working professionals to the Prince William area,” says Andres Fortino, director of the M.B.A. and technology management programs in the School of Management. “I know we will enjoy a great partnership with area firms in providing business education to their employees.”

To help launch the new program, Lockheed Martin has committed scholarships for 20 of its employees who wish to enroll. “Lockheed Martin and George Mason have enjoyed a long association, particularly in the areas of educational outreach, ethics education, and most recently, in support of the university’s newly created Center for Biodefense,” says Ed Lewis, manager of education at the company’s Manassas facility and former president of the George Mason Century Club. “We are pleased that they are offering this program to benefit our employees and other residents of Manassas.”

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