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It's Time to Reimagine Business Education

The Online Classroom at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business

In the online business programs available from the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, our simple and user-friendly digital environment brings together all of the tools you'll need to succeed in your online studies, and organizes them in one easily accessible place. Before diving into a course module or completing an assignment, you can quickly review weekly objectives and tasks from the homepage, or take advantage of dynamic communications tools to interact with your faculty and classmates.

And in your Student Success Coordinator-led New Online Student Orientation, you can get to know the digital classroom long before class even begins.

W&M Connect Mobile App

The W&M Connect mobile app is a multi-touch online learning platform that allows you to complete your coursework, interact with faculty and fellow students, and stay connected with the William & Mary community—all in a way that seamlessly integrates with your life and keeps you fully immersed in the online experience.

The W&M Connect app also allows instructors to see the content available to students and helps them keep track of assignments and additional information relating to the class.

Within the W&M Connect mobile app, you can:


  • Access course content on the go
  • Participate in discussions with your fellow students and instructors
  • Track your grades
  • Receive announcements from instructors for your courses
  • Keep your calendar and schedule organized
  • Stay up to date with W&M news and events
  • Contact your Student Success Coordinator for support and assistance

Explore Our Online Experience

View the Mobile App

Meet Your Student Success Coordinators

Learn About Orientation

"For an online course, I was pleasantly surprised by the level of interaction with fellow classmates and professors. I expected the course to be predominantly self-taught with limited opportunity for debate and building one's network of contacts. This is certainly not the case, as each course has an element of collaborative work where students are assigned to groups and instructors are on hand to assist when required."

Matthew Queripel

Matthew Queripel
MBA '19 Candidate

"I am constantly amazed at how insightful and intelligent my classmates are in the class discussions, group assignments and Twitter feeds. I learn as much or more from them as I do from the professors and materials."

Jerry Kelly

Jerry Kelly
MBA '19 Candidate

Student Success Coordinators

As a student in one of William & Mary’s online graduate business programs, you'll receive support from a network of people who are dedicated to your success in the program. Prior to the first day of class, your Student Success Coordinator will contact you to help you develop your personalized success plan. Your Student Success Coordinator will continue to offer support throughout your program as part of an extended network that includes faculty, peers and cutting-edge technology.

In addition, you’ll have access to 24/7 technology support, academic advising, career services, and other student support services offered by William & Mary and the Raymond A. Mason School of Business.

Meet Your Student Success Coordinators

Paul White

Paul White

757-500-5532 ext. 728

Paul has four years of experience in education, and he is motivated and driven by the success of his students. Paul has supported students at William & Mary for over a year. He is driven to help his students reach their maximum potential and achieve their goals. Paul holds a BA in Elementary and Special Education from Carthage College.

Samar Dababneh

Samar Dababneh

757-500-5532 ext. 352

Samar has six years of experience in higher education, serving in a variety of roles supporting adult students. She has worked as an instructor/lecturer for various communication courses, as well as in admissions and academic advising. Samar is motivated and driven by the success of her students and loves working with William & Mary online business students. Samar is student-centered and can effortlessly establish rapport with her students from various age groups and academic backgrounds. She has found that she is able to utilize her previous experience as a graduate student and her communications background to efficiently deliver solutions for her students.

New Online Student Orientation

All online business program students are required to attend William & Mary’s New Online Student Orientation, an interactive virtual seminar that helps set students up for success in our rigorous programs. If you have any questions or concerns about your courses or about studying online, the program or matriculation, the orientation is the perfect time to get answers.

Your Student Success Coordinator will cover an array of topics in the New Online Student Orientation, including:

  • An introduction to William & Mary and the Raymond A. Mason School of Business
  • Tips for managing your work/life balance while in grad school
  • Educational expectations for the program
  • Academic policies and standards
  • The virtual classroom and learning management system (LMS)
  • Tips for networking while studying online
  • Advice for making the most of your digital learning experience

By participating in orientation, you can start the program already acclimated to the virtual classroom, so you’ll be comfortable and able to hit the ground running on the first day of class!

Interested in Our Online Programs?


Application Deadline

November 27
Spring 2020 term


Next Start

January 6
Spring 2020 term


Priority Application Deadline

February 22
Summer 2020 term