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The B.S. in Information Technology degree program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,

George Mason University is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research and Education.

Funding Opportunities for Student Entrepreneurs

The Laboratory for IT Entrepreneurship has funding available to support students working on business ideas.

Pragmatics Pitch IT 2015 on April 10, 2015

Pragmatics Pitch IT 2015 is a business idea competition open to all Mason students with IT related business ideas. This year’s competition is named after our generous corporate sponsor, Pragmatics, a Northern Virginia-based company delivering innovative technology solutions to a large number of government clients. Our Engineering Building is named after Pragmatics’ Founder and CEO, Dr. Long Nguyen. Thanks to the generous support of Pragmatics, participants will have the opportunity to compete for grants totaling $2,000. For more details about the competition and how to apply, please visit:

Prototype IT: Apply by March 15, 2015 to Fund your Prototype Development

Prototype IT is a program aimed at providing funding to student entrepreneurs with a promising business idea and a preliminary prototype or proof of concept. In each funding cycle, entrepreneurial teams can request up to $1,000 for materials and supplies needed to further develop their prototype. The next deadline to apply is March 15, 2015. For more information about eligibility criteria, application requirements, and selection process, please visit