A Transformative Journey

A supportive, collaborative experience in and out of the classroom

Student Experience

Experiential learning, exceptional instruction, and an exclusive coaching program all in the heart of America's second-oldest institution for higher learning. Colonial Williamsburg is regarded as the birthplace of our nation and is the perfect small-town setting for an immersive and transformative two-year journey.

Outside of academics, students are supported by their fellow classmates, dedicated program and career staff, and small-town community that takes pride in their tribe.


Student Life

At William & Mary, our motto is One Tribe One Family, and it accurately represents the Full-Time MBA experience. In addition to broadening your perspective by interacting with a diverse cohort of classmates, you'll be welcomed into a tight-knit community that is supportive and inclusive with a dose of healthy competition.

Before you arrive on campus for orientation, you'll begin interacting with the program staff who are available to provide you with information to ease your transition to Williamsburg. Students are introduced to one another through virtual applications, and these early conversations will lay the foundation to the life-long network you'll leave with upon graduation.

Learn more about the academic, professional and personal experiences that will enhance your MBA journey.


Living in Williamsburg

Ask anyone with an MBA and they will surely recount stories of staying up late to polish presentations, study for exams and prepare cases for five different classes.

The stories are all true, but that's what you're investing in -- the preparation you need to be not only a manager but also a visionary business leader. The Mason School of Business MBA Program will no doubt be a tough academic challenge, but it isn't all about the work.

The historic William & Mary campus takes visitors through more than 300 years of history and tradition. We are located in the heart of Williamsburg, where you will find students reading, checking their email, or playing Frisbee in the Sunken Gardens, running through the scenic trails surrounding Lake Matoaka or walking the DoG (that's Duke of Gloucester Street) in Colonial Williamsburg.

You can kayak on the James River or practice your golf swing at one of the more than 20 PGA-quality golf courses nearby. At night, you can walk across the street to meet your classmates at a cafe or head to Virginia Beach, Norfolk, or Richmond, each about a 45-minute drive away. We are just over two hours from Washington D.C. and a half a day from New York City.

Yes, the MBA program will be demanding. Yes, you will spend a lot of time on projects and coursework, preparing to interview and to network with visiting executives. But you will also make lifelong friendships and have more fun than you imagined.


Meet our Cohort

At William & Mary, we know the value a global perspective brings to our classrooms; we are proud to have representation from the following countries in both our 2021 and 2022 cohort: China, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Russia, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, United States, and Vietnam. Meet some of the dynamic individuals making up the diverse cohort of the Full-Time MBA program.

Steve Mannewitz
Carl Liu
Amanda Ko
David Hudson
Kei Isoiwa
Mackenzie Latham

Outside the Classroom

Clubs, committees, and activities vary from year to year as the interest of the MBA student body evolves. Recently active clubs, committees, and Executive Partner Events include: