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An Online MBA for the Next Generation of Business Leaders

The Raymond A. Mason School of Business Online MBA blends the best of William & Mary—a “Public Ivy” education, world-class faculty, small classes and a global community of peers—with the convenience of an online program. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a prestigious honor held by fewer than 5 percent of the world's business programs, our Online MBA program seeks dynamic and driven applicants who are looking to push the boundaries of expectation. They're the ones who find opportunity in uncertainty. Join us in rewriting the rules as we create the next generation of business leaders.

Emphasizing breadth of knowledge, communications, critical thinking and creative problem-solving, our program delivers an exemplary business education unlike any other by focusing on an innovative theme: “Renaissance Thinker, Revolutionary Leader.”

Your Revolution Starts at William & Mary

As the second oldest institution of higher education in the United States, William & Mary is steeped in a rich history. Founded in 1693, W&M boasts notable alumni including 10 U.S. presidents and some of the country's most prominent business leaders. Alumni work at and hold executive positions at organizations including Capital One, IBM, Deloitte, the U.S. Armed Forces and many more.

William & Mary's Online MBA program is unlike any other in the country. At the start of the program, students identify a “wicked problem” they will work to solve throughout the entirety of their studies. This issue is directly related to their real work or is a larger business issue that they are likely to encounter in the future. The program demands strategic analysis and creative efforts to find solutions, which are invaluable skills for business leadership careers today.

The Online MBA program also includes a residency component, which is an immersive three-day experience on campus that allows students to meet their peers, hear lectures from business leaders and connect face-to-face with faculty. By combining this in-person residency with our convenient online learning platform. William & Mary's Online MBA program provides a rich educational experience that can help prepare students to advance their careers in business.


Renaissance Manager

William & Mary’s Renaissance Manager course provides a context for business, historically, functionally and cross-culturally.

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Revolutionary Leader

The Revolutionary Leader practicum is a supervised business workshop that allows each student to apply the functional and design skills they have learned in the Online MBA program.

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Wicked Problem

Our Online MBA curriculum hinges on the concept of a “wicked problem,” or a complex problem with an unknown set of potential solutions.

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How Can an Online MBA Benefit You?

William & Mary's diverse base of Online MBA students includes seasoned executives, veteran business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs and many more types of passionate business-minded individuals. The innovative, highly esteemed Mason School of Business attracts online students who:

  • Are working professionals who want to work and study at the same time
  • Wish to receive the excellent education that William & Mary offers but don't want to relocate
  • Have personal responsibilities that demand a flexible study schedule

Obtaining an online MBA can provide a substantial return on investment. According to the 2016 Alumni Perspectives Survey Report by the Graduate Management Admission Council, graduate business school alumni earn an average of $2.5 million in cumulative base salary over 20 years after graduation.1 On average, alumni make back their financial investment in their degrees in less than four years after graduation.

Studying for an MBA online at William & Mary provides the following advantages:

  • A sophisticated and intuitive learning platform which makes online study fun and simple
  • The potential to graduate in as few as 24 months
  • An available GMAT waiver, allowing students to enter the program without having to take a standardized test
  • Small class sizes, ensuring personalized attention from instructors and the ability to connect with classmates

Classes are taught by a faculty comprised of prominent experts in the business world with extensive practical experience. A collaborative, guided learning experience that gives students the support and feedback they need to confront challenging topics, the Online MBA at William & Mary can position students to succeed in their studies and beyond.

Contact William & Mary for More Information

Whether you're currently a working professional looking to earn more responsibility or a more fulfilling role, or you want to enter a business career with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed, the Online MBA program from William & Mary can give you the tools to achieve your goals. Schedule an appointment to talk with one of our Admissions Advisors to see how an Online MBA program can help you, or call us at 757-500-5532 for more information.


  1. Retrieved on January 3, 2018, from gmac.com/market-intelligence-and-research/research-library/measuring-program-roi/2016-alumni-perspectives-survey-report.aspx



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