From the School

William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business educates the next generation of leaders by offering a highly personalized, experience-based learning environment that fosters team-building skills, self-reliance, an entrepreneurial spirit and ethical character.

The College of William & Mary, founded in 1693 is the second oldest educational institution in the United States. Alma mater of three presidents (Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and John Tyler) and countless other Republic luminaries, the College offered its first business class in 1798. The College established the Master of Business Administration in 1966.

The Raymond A. Mason School of Business has deep roots in the history and traditions that have made the College of William & Mary one of the most distinguished liberal arts universities in the nation. The school’s missions is to educate the next generation of business leaders by offering a highly personalized, experience-based learning environment that fosters team-building skills, self-reliance, an entrepreneurial spirit and ethical character.

Overview

From The School

Admissions Requirements
  • GMAT/ GRE score
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE score (global candidates only)
  • Official undergrad transcript
  • Two professional recommendations
  • Essays
  • Personal Interview

Applicants
370
Acceptance Rate
54%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.30
Years Work Experience
4
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
578 - 660
GPA
3.1 - 3.6

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
July 15

Rolling Admission Deadline
July 15

Round 1
November 6

Round 2
January 15

Round 3
March 19

Round 4
May 7

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Overall

From the School

Degrees Offered

MBA: Master of Business Administration. Depending on the academic program (full-time/part-time/executive/online), course of study includes a rigorous core curriculum with a strong focus on Career Development, Leadership Development Experience, Executive Partner mentoring, market-driven concentrations, Career Acceleration Modules, Field Consultancy, Batten Fund, Global Business Immersion (optional), and Global Issues Discussion Groups (Juntos). (22 Months)

JD/MBA: Dual-degree program with the William & Mary School of Law, Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration. (4 years)

MBA/MPP: Dual-degree program with The William & Mary Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy. (3 years)

MBA/MACC: Master of Business Administration and a Master of Accounting degree. (2.5 years)

Master of Accounting: Master of Accounting degree. (1 year)

MSBA: Master of Business Analytics (10 months)

BBA: Bachelor of Business Administration. (120 credit hours – typically 4 years)

Academic Programs

Full-Time MBA: Master of Business Administration. Depending on the academic program (full-time/part-time/executive/online), course of study includes a rigorous core curriculum with a strong focus on Career Development, Leadership Development Experience, Executive Partner mentoring, market-driven concentrations, Career Acceleration Modules, Field Consultancy, Batten Fund, Global Business Immersion (optional), and Global Issues Discussion Groups (Juntos). (22 Months)

Flex-MBA: a part-time evening Master of Business Administration designed to provide flexibility for working professionals.

Executive MBA: 19-month Master of Business Administration. Meets on weekends twice a month. Includes three domestic residency periods and an international business practicum.

Online MBA: 20-month online Master of Business Administration designed for working professionals who are looking for a revolutionary yet highly flexible program.

JD/MBA: Dual-degree program with the William & Mary School of Law, Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration. (4 years)

MBA/MPP: Dual-degree program with The William & Mary Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy. (3 years)

MBA/MACC: Master of Business Administration and a Master of Accounting degree. (2.5 years)

Master of Accounting: Master of Accounting degree. (1 year)

BBA: Bachelor of Business Administration. (120 credit hours are required for the degree)

Special Academic Programs

The William & Mary School of Business launched its new Entrepreneurship Center on October 29, 2010 with revolutionary discussions on healthcare, family business, real estate and social entrepreneurship.

Faculty

Professors at the Mason School of Business received an "A+" in the BusinessWeek ranking of faculty and they are perennial top ten in Princeton Review's Best Professor category.

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
49

78
Full-time
22
Part-time
18
Female
10
Minority


Students Say

The College of William & Mary is "the second oldest college in the Nation." Its "placement in the historic triangle offers students the opportunity to learn where Thomas Jefferson studied" as well as walk "the streets where the ideas of America were founded." MBAs appreciate the "amazing history" of the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary, "the quality instructors, the scope of the courses that are taught" and "the quality connections the school has in the business community." Many students are first dawn to the program because of its strong reputation and "high prestige" but stay because of the "strong academics," "collaborative culture" and the "focus on leadership development." In addition, the program is military-friendly and features a flexible schedule for part-time and non-traditional students, including weekend and night classes, as well as a newly launched online MBA program.

MBAs call the quality of professors "absolutely phenomenal" and appreciate the "small class size, collaborative environment, and opportunity for guided professional work and mentoring with professors, Executive Partners, fellow classmates, and alumni." The faculty is "enthusiastic and easily accessible to students," and most of them "live within walking distance." "The college itself is perfect in size," which leads to a "[v]ery personal program with lots of involvement from professors and staff."

William & Mary provides excellent opportunities for advancement through programs like the MBA Executive Partners Program. The Executive Partners are "over 100 retired high ranking executives in their industry that bring a vast amount of knowledge and experience to the MBA program." These "top-level business executives mentor students," and give them an insight into the job market "like none other." The program provides each student with her or his "own 'coach' who is a retired executive." As one student notes these "retired executives [are] willing to meet with you at any time to help you advance in your career goals." The program "encourages team-projects whenever possible, which creates a very collaborative atmosphere in many classes." With its emphasis on collaboration and strong ties to the business community, it's clear that "this program is excellent at developing leaders and team players—not just teaching subjects."

Students also note the invaluable experience and connections gained from the "global business immersions, the student-managed investment fund[s] (Batten Fund and Dittrick Fund), field consultancies, Career Acceleration Modules (CAM)," and the "MBA Association." Students feel "well prepared to pursue" their "entrepreneurial goals in the future as a result of the networks, the mentoring, and the lessons gained through the Entrepreneurship CAM." Military and non-traditional students appreciate the "outstanding program" that fits their "full-time work schedule, with no online classes," as well as the "highly competitive" and highly selective program for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. The flexibility of the program doesn't diminish the quality of the education because as one student notes, "the faculty set the standards of success and the students uphold them and even surpass the expectations of the faculty."

Students say the "program has a 'small school' feel but [the] degree has a 'big school' impact." It is easy to see the appeal of a program that many students call a "private-school experience" without having to pay "private-school level tuition." MBAs agree that the "price, location and reputation" make this a great program.



Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
The Graduate Career Management Center cosponsored a student trip, tour and presentation of a bcorp manufacturing company that manufactures organic mattresses this year.We also provided stipends and staff support this year for students who wanted to attend the net impact conference. The Graduate Career Management Center also continues to invite companies to campus from the sustainability area.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
mason.wm.edu/faculty/directory/sustainability

School's environmental commitment 1:
Innovation and Design Studio http://www.wmidstudio.com/mission/

School's environmental commitment 2:
Sustainability http://masonweb.wm.edu/sustainability

School's environmental commitment 3:
Net Impact Club is focused on sustainability issues for MBA students. This club works closely with our Undergraduate Business students.

Career overview

From The School

William & Mary Mason Career Services (MCS) begins in the first-year core curriculum with in-class and out-of-class long-term, ongoing, career-management strategies, taught by MCS professionals. MASONlink, CareerLeader, Power Pitches, ProNet (The Mason Professional Network), Career Treks and the Executive Partner Ambassadors program are innovative career services. The Mason Career Services team is available to assist with resumes, interviews and internship, career and job search management. Walk-in hours, Quick Question Time (QQT) and individual appointments are available.

Average Starting Salary
$87,480
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
81%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
56%
School Facilitiated
45%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
67%
School Facilitiated
33%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

49%
Consulting
16%
Finance/Accounting
12%
Marketing
12%
General Management
8%
Operations/Logistics
4%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

65%
Mid-Atlantic
11%
Northeast
7%
International
7%
West
6%
South
4%
Southwest

Students Say

William & Mary is known for providing "a great career network" and students note that there are "many opportunities to build your professional network with alumni, executive partners, and fellow students." Students appreciate the "great graduate resources," "great career center," and "huge alumni network." Alumni "are positioned in great places, with good access to job networks," but there could stand to be more "female networking with alumni" and more "recruiting specifically in marketing fields—the focus is typically finance, consulting, and operations." Several students expressed a desire for a larger "diver- sity of potential employers."

The base salary for full time MBA graduates averaged $77,990. Within three years of grad- uating, students averaged a 50 percent increase in salary. At least 33 percent of Executive MBAs go on to start their own business, and an additional 26 percent of graduates were offered promotions after graduating. The majority of MBAs went into consulting, followed by the financial services industry and commercial and professional services.


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 49% $90,000 $92,333 $60,000 $125,000
Finance / Accounting 16% $72,500 $76,929 $50,000 $105,000
Marketing / Sales 12% $86,500 $84,105 $60,000 $110,000
General Management 12% $100,000 $106,400 $50,000 $175,000
Operations / Logistics 8% $70,000 $70,000 $55,000 $85,000
Other 4%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 32% $93,000 $93,933 $60,000 $125,000
Technology 21% $90,000 $88,152 $61,628 $117,000
Real Estate 13% $65,000 $68,750 $55,000 $83,000
Other 13% $80,000 $80,000 $60,000 $100,000
Financial Services 9% $91,000 $79,200 $50,000 $105,000
Manufacturing 6% $85,000 $111,666 $75,000 $175,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 6%

Prominent Alumni

C. Michael Petters, MBA '93
President and Chief Executive Officer, Huntin

Nathan Ticatch, MBA '91
Partner, Stonecourt Capital; President, Petrologistics

James P. Kaplan, Jr., MBA '92
President, Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc.

Jeffry R. Gardner, MBA '97
CEO, MONI

Nicolas Boel, MBA '89
Chairman, Solvay

Overview

From The School

The Mason School offers an affordable MBA from a top-ranked public ivy institution. Tuition and fees for the Full-Time MBA for one year are outlined below:
2016-2017 Tuition and Expenses In-state
Per Year
Out-of-state
Per Year
Tuition and fees $31,992 $43,148
Room/Board (estimated) $8,330 $8,330
Computer/Software (estimated) $3,500 $3,500
Miscellaneous (transportation, medical, etc.) $3,000 $3,000
Books and Supplies (estimated) $1,900 $1,900
MBA Program Fee (one-time expense) $500 $500
MBAA Dues (one-time expense) $475 $475
Total (estimated) $49,697 $60,853

Every new entering student is automatically considered for merit-based scholarships, leadership awards and graduate assistantship.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jul 16

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$31,965

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$19,562

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
82%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
84%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
83%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
78%

New Students Receiving Loans
30%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$31,992
Tuition (Out-State)
$43,148
Fees (In-State)
$750
Fees (Out-State)
$750

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$800
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,200
Fees (In-State)
$125
Fees (Out-State)
$125

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$10,000
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$10,000
Academic Expenses
$1,900

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
362
Part Time
51%

In State
34.0%
Out of State
66.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
20

Demographics

20.00%
Minorities
40.00%
International

37% female
63% male

Campus Life

From The School

The Full-time MBA Program has a diverse student body that unites in a collegial team-centered living/learning Mason School community.
Men: 65%
Women: 35%
International Students: 37%
Minority Students: 15%

Clubs
  • Consulting Club
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club
  • Finance Club
  • Healthcare Club
  • International Student Association
  • Mason Military Association
  • Marketing Club
  • National Association of Women MBAs
  • Net Impact Club
  • Operations/IT Club
  • Real Estate Club
Committees
  • Alumni Relations Committee
  • Grad-Council
  • Student Assembly
  • Community Service Committee
  • Intramural Activities Committee
  • Social Events Committee
  • MBA Association

Students Say

Students note that the "town of Williamsburg is beautiful and filled with history, as are the grounds of this amazing school." "There is plenty to occupy yourself [with] inside and out- side the business school." In addition, students say the community is "friendly" and note that "the town heavily supports the college." The proximity to D.C. is also appreciated.

They find their fellow students to be "goal oriented, professional, and diverse," as well as "eager to learn and challenge themselves, and unafraid to challenge the status quo." "It is a wonderful learning environment," where the "sense of community is very strong." Since many of the Flex MBA students are working professionals they "understand the difficulty in balancing work, school, and personal responsibilities. This creates a very supportive environment where students are quick to help others and pull their own weight." Students consider the student body a major strength and appreciate that "admissions and recruit- ment have done a phenomenal job selecting the talent entering the college." In addition, the "large international and military enrollment provides a lot of unique perspectives."


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

From The School


Campus and Location

The campus, comprising approximately 1,200 acres of land, extends from the western edge of the restored area of Colonial Williamsburg to Lake Matoaka and its surrounding wooded land. Consisting of approximately 6,301 undergraduates and 2,183 graduate students, William and Mary is a university community – small enough to provide for relationships that allow collaborative teaching and learning, large enough to have the resources to achieve excellence. Williamsburg’s proximity to Richmond, Norfolk and Virginia Beach and Washington, D.C. allow students to partake in a vibrant business, political and cultural life.

The Raymond A. Mason School of Business dedicated its new home, Alan B. Miler Hall, with a public ceremony on October 2, 2009. Miller Hall, designated as a Gold LEED Certified building, demonstrates the College’s commitment to innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, vision and sustainability.

Facilities

Boehly Center: Founded in 2014, the Boehly Center for Excellence in Finance prepares students for careers of principled achievement in finance. The Center not only delivers innovative courses taught by industry leaders, but also boasts an array of experiential learning opportunities that are second to none.

Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurship Center: Forged out of the Mason School’s commitment to revolutionary thinking, the Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurship Center is creating a dynamic community of innovators and visionaries who are redefining the future of business. Launched in 2010, the Center provides a combination of academic programs, clubs, and activities that transforms students into successful and principled entrepreneurs.

Jim and Bobbie Ukrop Innovation & Design Studio: The Innovation & Design Studio provides students with tools and activities to explore the role of creativity in business. Featuring movable whiteboards, open spaces and unique problem-solving tools, the center enables students to tap into imaginative ideas and think beyond the usual boundaries.


Contact
Amanda Barth
Director, Full-Time MBA Admissions

Address
Alan B. Miller Hall
101 Ukrop Way, P. O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23185
United States

Phone
757-221-2900

Fax
757-221-2958

Email
admissions@mason.wm.edu


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