Build Your Career on the Strongest Foundation

An online master's degree from William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business is based on a simple but revolutionary premise: The most effective way to develop successful business leaders is to provide them with world-class instruction and unparalleled opportunities for mentorship and experiential learning.

Build the dynamic mindset and skills necessary to lead in today’s complex and rapidly changing business environment. With the essential business knowledge imparted through career-defining programs from the Mason School of Business, alumni increased their salaries by 26% on average during or upon completion of their degree program.1

Mason School of Business alumni increased their salaries by 26% on average

Reimagine Your Potential

Set your sights higher than you thought possible. Learn leading-edge strategies for dynamic leadership at the home of the No. 4 Online MBA Program for Career Outcomes and the Top 20 Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (non-MBA)3. Graduate with the perspective to envision positive change, the skills to strategize it and the confidence to make it happen. Then, land your dream job, whether you want to advance your career or find your ideal work environment. Alumni have proudly stepped into the roles of president, CEO, vice president and owner.

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Set your sights higher than you thought possible. Learn leading-edge strategies for dynamic leadership at the home of the No. 4 Online MBA Program for Career Outcomes and the Top 20 Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (non-MBA)3. Graduate with the perspective to envision positive change, the skills to strategize it and the confidence to make it happen. Then, land your dream job, whether you want to advance your career or find your ideal work environment. Alumni have proudly stepped into the roles of president, CEO, vice president and owner.

Connect and Collaborate

A William & Mary education is not just a degree, but a unique connection to a tight-knit community of bold, driven, principled and connected leaders. Surround yourself with an active network of highly-accomplished alumni who generate big ideas, solve wicked problems and do bold things. Master essential teamwork and leadership skills through our collaborative online coursework and develop an outward-looking mindset that will make you an asset to any organization.

Experience Online Distinction and World-Class Faculty

Don’t settle for a substandard online learning experience. Discover William & Mary’s refined approach to online education and see what you can achieve with an intuitive learning management system and direct access to faculty members who made their way to the C-suite.

Your future professors have led as CFOs, COOs, senior partners and EVPs for global companies like General Electric, Kraft Foods, IBM, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Walt Disney Company, Department of Homeland Security, KPMG, PWC and Geico. No wonder we were ranked No. 5 for Best Business Professors.4

#5 Best Business Professors

Rankings

Top 10%
in Best Online MBA Programs2
(U.S. News & World Report)
#4
in Career Outcomes1
(Poets&Quants)
#2
in Academic Outcomes1
(Poets&Quants)
#15
Best Business School for Learning6
(Bloomberg)
#5
Best Business Professors3
(The Princeton Review)
#18
Best Online Master’s in Business Programs—Non-MBA3
(U.S. News & World Report)

Find Your Place

At William & Mary, you are connected to students, alumni and educators that are willing to go the extra mile for you. Your network of support builds before you enter the university as you engage with a tenured and knowledgeable Admissions Advisor. Your advisor acts as your personal point of contact and advocate, saving you time and guiding you through the application process.

Matt Williams
The community of William & Mary is the thing that makes this place and this program so special. There are other top-flight academic institutions like William & Mary, but there are very few, I think, that have the kind of community and dedication to one another that you’ll find here.
MATT WILLIAMS
FACULTY DIRECTOR

Join a Powerful, Lifelong, Global Network

When you choose a W&M online business program, you will benefit from our “Public Ivy” excellence. W&M Mason School of Business alumni were asked to share their thoughts on their education and experience, and the results are in:

95%
of alumni rate their satisfaction with the program as “very high” or “high”1
99%
would recommend the W&M Mason School of Business to a friend or colleague1

Go Further With the Mason School of Business

W&M is also the highest-ranked national university for placement of its graduates in public or government services, according to Washington Monthly magazine.

Check out some of our distinguished alumni:

Beth Comstock
Beth Comstock ’82
Former Vice-chair of GE, co-founder of Hulu, Author
Pete Snyder
Pete Snyder, '94
CEO at Disruptor Capital
Ellen Stofan
Ellen Stofan ’83
Former Chief Scientist at NASA
Joe Plumeri
Joe Plumeri ’66
Named by Treasury & Risk Management as one of the world’s 100 Most Influential People in Finance (2005)

Explore Our Online Graduate Programs

The online graduate programs at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business are built on William & Mary’s centuries-long commitment to educational innovation and academic excellence. Choose a program below and see how our mission to revolutionize business and transform careers remains as vibrant as ever.

MBA

Our top-ranked, rigorous academic program combines theory and essential knowledge with practical application that you can immediately use in your career. Learn how this led to our MBA alumni earning 18% more than the average of the typical MBA graduate.1

MS in BUSINESS ANALYTICS

Gain a competitive advantage in this top-ranked program by combining expertise in the latest analytical tools with keen business acumen and communication skills.

MS in MARKETING

Join a new generation of marketing leaders equally versed in the field’s time-tested strategies and its latest technological developments.

MS in FINANCE

Master the finance principles and practices needed for immediate and sustained success across multiple industries.

MASTER OF ACCOUNTING

Master the professional and technical skills needed to excel in the continually changing world of accounting.

Explore Our Online Graduate Certificate Programs

The online graduate programs at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business are built on William & Mary’s centuries-long commitment to educational innovation and academic excellence. Choose a program below and see how our mission to revolutionize business and transform careers remains as vibrant as ever.

BUSINESS ANALYTICS CERTIFICATE

Build a foundation of hard skills, soft skills and business acumen to propel your career transition into the field of analytics.

REAL ESTATE FINANCE CERTIFICATE

Develop your expertise on a four-part foundation covering diverse topics, from various mortgages to funding complex real estate deals.

INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE

Gain a strong foundation in financial modeling, analysis and decision-making, global financial strategy, and effective communication of complex strategies.

CORPORATE FINANCE CERTIFICATE

Delve into corporate financial strategy, financial valuation models, firms’ interactions with financial markets, and corporate investment valuation.

Interested in Our Online Programs?

Oct
21

Priority Application Deadline

October 21st
Spring 2023 Term
Dec
12

Application Deadline

December 12th
Spring 2023 Term
Jan
9

Next Start

January 9th
Spring 2023 Term
Sources
  1. Based on a limited sample of self-reported data from alumni of W&M’s Online MBA program from graduating cohorts between 2019 and 2022
  2. Retrieved on February 14, 2022, from usnews.com/education/online-education/mba/rankings
  3. Retrieved September 16, 2022, from usnews.com/education/online-education/college-of-william-and-mary-OBUS0134/business
  4. Retrieved on January 27, 2021 from usnews.com/education/online-education/mba/rankings
  5. Retrieved on February 6, 2020 from princetonreview.com/business-school-rankings?rankings=best-professors
  6. Retrieved on February 6, 2020 from bloomberg.com/business-schools/2018/#ranking=2
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