The Mason School of Business MBA: What You Need To Know
Since 1967, the Full-Time MBA Program at William & Mary has provided a high touch community that challenges students to broaden their perspectives and discover new possibilities.
This 22-month program welcomed 110 students this year. The program starts right out of the gate with an emphasis on experiential learning. First year studies at the Mason School of Business are divided into three modules, each composed of core courses. Students begin fostering mentorships in the Leadership Advantage Program and are given opportunities to apply what they learn in a variety of settings such as Sprint and Global Immersion experiences. While the William & Mary MBA is a leadership and business degree, students also select a specialization where they deep-dive into one of six market-driven areas, two of which are STEM designated; Finance and Business Analytics. The other four are Consulting, Marketing, Supply Chain, and Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
All students participate in summer internships with companies and organizations across the world, unless the students are sponsored by their employers. Each are partnered with an Executive Partner; a working, semi-retired or retired mentor who serves as their leadership development coach. Following a summer internship, the second-year places students in the business world. Students take part in two Career Acceleration Modules during the fall semester, followed by a Field Consultancy project, and a mixture of core and elective courses in the spring.
For prospective students, the Mason School of Business asks for GMAT/GRE scores, a required essay, an optional essay, and sometimes an interview by invitation. They prefer at least two years of professional work experience but will accept those who don’t have the experience yet are academically qualified and highly motivated.
Anyone seeking an MBA belongs at William and Mary, and all are supported. “The high touch support students receive in the William & Mary MBA program from faculty, staff, Executive Partners, alumni and classmates is simply unparalleled. Our “You Belong” culture ensures every student has a transformational experience in a supportive environment” says Ken White, Associate Dean, MBA & Executive Programs.