The MBA Built For Today's Working Professional

Transform your career at your own pace with our part-time MBA.

Visit a Flex MBA Class

The best way to understand what the William & Mary classroom is all about is to see for yourself. Join us to sit in on your choice of classes and see our award-winning faculty, extraordinary students, and our state-of-the-art William & Mary Peninsula Center.

Contact us today to schedule a class visit:

Amy Blackburn, Associate Director of Admissions and Recruitment
(757) 221-2912 | amy.blackburn@mason.wm.edu

Application Deadlines and Requirements

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The Flex MBA Program reviews applications on a rolling basis and we encourage early applications to ensure a seat is available in the class. Round 1 benefits include waiving the $100 application fee; eligibility to apply for the 1693 Scholarship; and an admission decision with plenty of time to prepare for success.

Spring Application Deadlines
Application Round Application Deadline
Round 1 September 1
Round 2 November 1*

*Applications received after November 1 are reviewed on a rolling basis through January 1, as seats are available in the Spring Class.

Fall Application Deadlines
Application Round Application Deadline
Round 1 June 1
Round 2 August 1

Want to know more? Contact Amy Blackburn at 757-221-2912.

The W&M Flex MBA Program accepts applications in both Spring and Fall. We encourage you to apply by Round One, to ensure the best chance of a seat being available in the class. Please see each application item for more details.

Access the Online Application Form

Candidates access the application portal and create an account with a user name and password. Applicants may re-enter the application as many times as needed to complete it.

A non-refundable $100 application fee is required of each applicant. A waiver of the application fee is offered to active-duty military; veterans; those who have served in such organizations as the U.S. Peace Corps and AmeriCorps; Tribe Scholars; and applicants meeting certain application round deadlines. Please request the application fee waiver within the application before submitting the application. Do not submit credit card information if you are requesting a waiver, as those charges cannot be reversed.

Upload Transcripts

We require a scanned copy of transcripts from every college or university you have attended. Transcripts for transfer credit or study abroad programs are not required if the course and grade are included on the transcript of the degree-granting institution. Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for an admission decision. Once admitted, students must provide an official transcript for every college or university attended.

Send official transcripts as described below:

Electronic (preferred and faster):
FlexMBAadmissions@mason.wm.edu

Hard copy (if that is all that is available):
Mail to:
William & Mary
Raymond A. Mason School of Business
Attn: Macie Osborn
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187

OR

Hand deliver to a William & Mary Flex MBA Program staff member in a sealed envelope with the signature of the Registrar across the seal. Do not open official transcripts or they will automatically become unofficial.

If your undergraduate transcript is international, please contact our office for further requirements.

Request 2 Professional Recommendations

Your two recommenders should be people who know you professionally, and typically people to whom you report or have reported. They should be able to provide specific and relevant information about your abilities, performance, and motivation to pursue an MBA degree.

We want your recommenders to fill out our form, rather than composing a letter of recommendation. Enter each recommender name, email address, and other requested information in the recommender section of the application. Once this information is entered, your recommenders will receive an automated email with a link to our recommendation form. They complete the form and submit it directly to us.

You do not have to wait for your recommendations to be submitted before you submit your application, as long as your recommender information is entered. Recommendations may be received before or after you submit your application.

Upload Professional Resume

Flex MBA Program applicants are required to have at least two years of professional experience by the time they begin classes. This experience gives students a framework within which to understand what is being discussed, as well as the ability to contribute to classroom learning from their own perspective.

Upload an Organizational Unit Document

This document does not need to be long. Our Admissions Committee would like to understand where your contributions fit into the organization as a whole. An organizational chart or paragraph is sufficient.

Write and Upload 2 Essays

Essays give our Admissions Committee greater insight to you as a person and allow you to share your aspirations, strengths, leadership, challenges overcome, and your unique perspective. Each essay should be about 800 words. Our two prompts are:

  1. Explain what has led you to want to pursue a graduate degree, why specifically an MBA and why now? Please address your post-MBA professional goals as part of your response.
  2. Describe a professional situation where you demonstrated one of the following leadership competencies: Focusing on results, solving problems, building relationships, communicating with impact, demonstrating integrity, or being flexible.
Complete a Class Visit

All applicants are required to complete a class visit, and they enjoy seeing the William & Mary classroom in action. Please contact Amy Blackburn at amy.blackburn@wm.edu or (757) 221-2912 for a schedule of available class visits. We look forward to hosting you at the William & Mary Peninsula Center.

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Interview with the Admissions Team

An interview is the last step in the admission process, once the application is complete. Interviews are offered by invitation only to candidates whose applications have passed through an initial evaluation. Interviews are available in person or via Zoom. Tribe Scholars are not required to complete an interview. Once the interview is complete, the Flex MBA Admissions Committee will make an admission decision, typically within two to three weeks. We will post the admission decision in the application portal and will send an email to each applicant notifying them that their decision is ready for viewing.

Questions?

Contact Us
email:
757-221-3208


Mailing Address

Hard copy application items should be mailed to:

William & Mary – Raymond A. Mason School of Business
Attn. Macie Osborn
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187

Why we don't require GMAT or GRE to apply.
Data indicates that these test scores are not necessarily the best predictor of success for professionals, like you, who have multi-dimensional applications that include information about academic performance and impressive professional experience. If you have already taken the GMAT or GRE, we are always happy to accept your test scores, and our admissions committee can consider that information as part of their decision, but scores are not required.

MBA Math Ensures Quantitative Preparation for Admitted Students

MBA Math is not a component of our application. However, students who are admitted to the Flex MBA Program are required to complete MBA Math prior to Orientation. We welcome students from a broad range of backgrounds, both quantitative and non-quantitative, and value the resulting diversity of perspective. That said, it is important that all entering students are prepared to succeed in quantitative coursework, and completing MBA Math does just that.

Detailed Information About MBA Math

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MBA Math is a tool external to William & Mary, providing both teaching and assessment. It covers the main MBA quantitative subjects: Economics, finance, accounting and statistics, plus spreadsheets. In each topic, admitted Flex MBA Program students review/learn any material they are not familiar with or have forgotten, and then take the assessment for that topic. If necessary, students may take as many assessments as they want to reach the required score of 80% in each section. The MBA Math website estimates 20-40 hours to complete the course and MBA Math costs $149.00, payable by the student directly to MBA Math.

William & Mary applicants may request a promotion code from the Flex MBA Admissions Office to reduce their MBA Math price to $120.00. Once a student has completed the assessments, they must request that MBA Math send us their transcripts to FlexMBAAdmissions@mason.wm.edu.

Flex MBA Tuition, Scholarships and Financial Aid

Students of the Flex MBA Program at William & Mary receive an exceptional Public Ivy MBA education with comparatively low tuition and fees. And the return on investment is undeniable. Our Flex MBA alumni reap the financial benefits of a degree from the Raymond A. Mason School of Business over the course of their career, and the payback often begins with a promotion or new higher-level position before they have even completed the Program.

Part-time students in the Flex MBA Program enjoy the lowest tuition of all Mason School MBA programs, yet earn the same degree with the same faculty. There is a distinct financial advantage for our Flex MBA students.

2020 - 2021 Academic Year
Tuition In-state Out-of-state
Per Credit Hour (less than nine per semester) $875 $1,275
Six Credit Hours (typical semester load) $5,250 $7,650
Fees
Student Orientation/Administrative Fee (billed with tuition) $300 $300
Flex MBA Association Dues (one-time fee) $95 $95
Summer Session Administrative Fee (billed with tuition) $80 $80
Graduation Fee $145 $145

Flex MBA students pay per credit hour and qualify for the part-time tuition rate as long as they take less than nine credit hours per semester in Fall or Spring. If a Flex MBA student registers for nine or more credit hours in these semesters, W&M will automatically charge the significantly higher full-time tuition rate. In the Summer semester, this rule does not apply, and Flex MBA students are charged the part-time tuition rate no matter how many credit hours they register for.

Annual increases in tuition and fees are announced each May by the W&M Board of Visitors, and take effect in August.

Virginia residents and military service members at a permanent duty station must apply to receive in-state tuition status. Applications for in-state tuition privileges are due before the first day of classes for the term in which you plan to enroll as an in-state student.

Flex MBA 1693 Scholarship

This scholarship is available only to applicants meeting the Round One deadline. Applicants must complete the form and submit an essay on the biggest issue facing their industry today. Two 1693 Scholarships are awarded in each application cycle.


Corporate Partnership Scholarship

This scholarship awards a 10% tuition discount to admitted students who work for one of our Corporate Partners.

*Scholarship is applied to tuition only and is not applicable to other program-related fees.

William & Mary undergraduate alumni now receive preferred admission to the W&M Flex MBA Program through our new Tribe Scholars Program. Because we know the extraordinary caliber of our alumni, we offer them:

  • $100 application fee waiver
  • Interview waiver
  • Guaranteed admission with an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or above

Tribe Scholars must complete the Flex MBA application as well as MBA Math.

Flex MBA students get financial support from their companies, the military and from student loans. Please contact the following offices for information on each kind of financial aid:


 
Need more time? Consider our Flex FastStart Non-Degree Option

Flex FastStart is an option for students who are not quite ready to apply for full admission into the Flex MBA Program. We offer several of our Flex MBA courses on a non-degree seeking basis, in spring, summer and fall. It truly is a fast start: No recommendations, no essays, no interview, and a short, simple application.

Flex FastStart students may take up to nine credit hours without gaining full admission into the program as long as there is a capacity in the course. If Flex FastStart students become degree-seeking students, all non-degree classes transfer automatically to their degree.

Tuition for non-degree seeking students is the same as fully admitted Flex MBA students. Please review tuition details. Non-degree graduate-level courses are not eligible for federal financial aid, but some private loans are available through traditional lending institutions, like banks. Just make sure the lender does not require degree-seeking status.

Flex FastStart Application Requirements and Deadlines

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We are currently launching a new online application for our Flex FastStart option, which will be available soon. In the meantime, please see details below and contact Amy Blackburn at amy.blackburn@mason.wm.edu or (757)-221-2912 for more information about the Flex FastStart program.

Access the Online Application Form

Our Flex FastStart online application will be available soon. There is no application fee for a Flex FastStart application.

Upload Transcripts

We require only unofficial transcripts for a Flex FastStart application. Please submit a scanned copy of transcripts from every college or university you have attended. Transcripts for transfer credit or study abroad programs are not required if the course and grade are included on the transcript of the degree-granting institution.

Upload Professional Resume

Flex FastStart applicants are required to have at least two years of professional experience by the time they begin classes. This experience gives students a framework within which to understand what is being discussed, as well as the ability to contribute to classroom learning from their own perspective.

Submit the W&M Domicile Form

Complete and submit the Domicile Form to the William & Mary Registrar’s Office at domicile@wm.edu. If a domicile form has not been received by the first day of classes on August 26, tuition will be charged at the out-of-state rate. Please confirm with the Registrar’s Office at (757) 221-2800 that your form has been received and you have been designated in-state.

Once we receive a complete Flex FastStart application, Flex MBA Admissions staff will seek faculty and program approval. If the class is approved, we will notify you via email and request that you submit an Intent to Enroll.

Registration will not take place until closer to the beginning of the semester, and depends on availability of a seat in the class. Degree-seeking students have registration priority for all classes. We will notify you when you are registered and give you further information.

Do not wait until the deadline to apply. There are a number of processes that take place after the application is submitted. Later applicants run the risk of not being prepared for the first day of class.

Application Term Application Deadline
Spring Semester First weekday of January
Summer Semester May 1
Fall Semester August 1

Registration depends on availability of a seat in the class. We will notify you when you are registered and give you further information.

Application Term Registration Window
Spring Semester Second week of January
Summer Semester Second week of May
Fall Semester Second week of August
Flex MBA Courses Available to Non-Degree Seeking Students

Non-degree classes requiring no business pre-requisites:

BUAD 5013 - Communication for Managers

3 credits | Spring & Summer

The need to communicate well is a critical part of a manager’s professional development. This course helps prospective and practicing managers assess and develop their communication abilities to be a successful managerial communicator. Through course activities, students will understand the importance of effective communication in managerial and leadership roles, appreciate the value of strategic organizational communication, and enhance their speaking, writing, and other communication abilities. Special topics in the course include: presentation graphics, ethics, intercultural communication, and media relations.

BUAD 5403 - Marketing

3 credits | Summer & Fall

Examination of marketing from a managerial viewpoint; emphasis on evaluating marketing alternatives and in choosing from these alternatives.

BUAD 5503 - Organizational Behavior

3 credits | Fall & Spring

Designed to provide you with the analytic frameworks and tools to diagnose events in and to take effective action in today's changing organizations. The course draws on knowledge from the domains of Organizational Behavior (OB), Organizational Theory (OT), and Human Resource Management (HRM) to provide you with the understanding and skills that you need to be an effective manager of people in these changing organizations. OT, OB, HRM are concerned with developing understanding about how human beings act in organized settings and how organized systems affect human behavior through policies, structures and strategies. In addition to conceptual understanding, ongoing assessments and experiential exercises provide you opportunities to reflect on your own behavior in order to develop new and more effective ways of interacting with others to accomplish work.

Non-degree classes requiring business or quantitative pre-requisites:

BUAD 5103 - Financial Accounting

3 credits | Fall & Spring

Concepts and principles of financial and administrative accounting essential to the interpretation and analysis of accounting information, including financial reports, bankruptcy analysis, budgeting, control, production and costing, stock options, and board governance.

BUAD 5703 - Quantitative Methods

3 credits | Spring & Summer

Role and application of statistics in the analysis of business problems including estimation, statistical measures, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, simple and multiple linear regression and time series analysis.

BUAD 5723 - Managerial Economics

3 credits | Summer & Fall

This course studies economic analysis applied to managerial decision making. Besides basic topics of demand, cost and production, and market structures, this course also covers demand forecasting, pricing strategies, game theory, and information economics.

Flex MBA Admission FAQs

Is work experience required to apply?
Yes. We require at least two years of professional experience by the time a student starts the program. This experience allows students to better understand class discussion, as well as contribute to the learning of the other students from their personal experience.
Is a business background or business undergraduate degree required?
No. We welcome applications from those with a variety of academic and professional backgrounds.
Is the GMAT or GRE required for admission?
No. We do require that all admitted students complete MBA Math before Orientation.
What is MBA Math?
MBA Math is a tool that ensures admitted students are prepared to succeed in the quantitative aspects of an MBA program. It is not part of the application, but all admitted students must complete this requirement, regardless of background. MBA Math is both an assessment and teaching tool. It covers the main MBA quantitative subjects (economics, finance, accounting, statistics, plus spreadsheets.) In each topic, you review/learn any material you are not familiar with or have forgotten, and then you take the assessment. If necessary, you may take as many assessments as you want until you reach the required score of 80% in each section. The website estimates 20-40 hours to complete the course and MBA Math costs $149.00, payable by the student directly to MBA Math. Please request a code from Flex MBA admissions staff for a cost reduction to $120.00.
What is the minimum undergraduate GPA required?
Undergraduate GPA is one of a number of components our Admissions Committee considers, including professional experience, quantitative skills, clear goals, and recommendations. GPA is evaluated in the context of the rigor of the institution and the program in which it was earned.
Are transcripts required for transfer credit classes?
Yes. We must receive transcripts with course names and A/B/C grades for all courses applied to your degree(s). If transfer credits show a grade of “T” or “TR,” on your degree-granting institution transcript, we require a transcript from the institution you took the course from as well.
My undergraduate degree is international. Are there any special requirements?
Yes. We welcome international transcripts, but please contact Amy Blackburn at (757) 221-2912 or amy.blackburn@mason.wm.edu for special requirements related to international transcripts.
Who is an appropriate recommender?
Your two recommenders should be people who know you professionally, and typically people to whom you report or have reported. They should be able to provide specific and relevant information about your abilities, performance, and motivation to pursue an MBA degree. We ask that they fill out our form.
Must all application materials be submitted at one time?
No. Application components, including recommendations, can be received in any order, both before and after the actual application is submitted.
How can I arrange a class visit?
Contact Amy Blackburn at (757) 221-2912 or amy.blackburn@mason.wm.edu to schedule a class visit for in-person insight into the William & Mary classroom.
How long will it take to receive an admission decision?
Once your application is submitted and your interview is complete, you can expect to receive an admission decision within 4 weeks, and often in 3 weeks or less.
Whom do I contact with further questions?
Amy Blackburn, Flex MBA Associate Director of Admissions at (757) 221-2912 or amy.blackburn@mason.wm.edu

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