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Wicked Problem

The William & Mary Online MBA curriculum hinges on the concept of a “wicked problem” - or a problem with an unknowable set of potential solutions, no necessary agreement on the nature of the problem itself and no way to know with absolute certainty that the chosen solution is the best.

In your first course, you will identify your own wicked problem pulled from your professional or personal lives to grapple with throughout the program. Each subsequent functional course, such as Finance, Integrated Technology and Economics, will have touch points that tie thematically to solving your wicked problem. This uniquely structured curriculum is designed to create a centered learning experience that teaches you to think critically in order to tackle the complex issues that exist in modern business.



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