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About the Mason School of Business

In 1919, William & Mary President Julian A.C. Chandler established the Department of Business in an attempt to expand the College's educational program offerings. Over the course of the 20th century, the study of business became hugely popular, with substantial increase in interest seen at the conclusion of World War II.

In 1966, William & Mary created the Master of Business Administration program, and renamed the Department of Business to the School of Business two years later. Currently, 1 in 6 William & Mary students either major or minor in business, making it the most popular degree program on the campus.

In 2005, the School of Business once again underwent a name change, this time for William & Mary alumnus, Raymond A. Mason, former CEO, chairman and president of investment firm, Legg Mason.

As part of William & Mary, the Mason School of Business is redefining business education by challenging the status quo, teaching students how to think differently and challenging them to push boundaries and find new solutions. Our Online MBA program aims to create a new generation of business leaders who will deliver unexpected, yet innovative and effective solutions for the challenges of today and tomorrow.



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