The Raymond A. Mason School of Business is the business school at William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. It was set up in 1919 as the Department of Business, becoming the School of Business in 1968, two years after it started its MBA Programme.
A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) followed in 1971. The college changed its name in 2005, after alumnus and founder of investment management company, Legg Mason, Raymond A. "Chip" Mason. It currently offers: full-time MBA, part-time MBA, executive MBA, master's in accounting, the accelerated master of science in business analytics and undergraduate business degrees.
The bachelor of business administration falls within an IPS – an individual programme of study that allows students to major in more than one area of business (accounting, finance, marketing, and business analytics, mini majors include entrepreneurship and consulting). They can also combine business with arts and science subjects offered on campus, take advantage of international study, internships, research opportunities and leadership programmes.
The full-time MBA programme expands upon these disciplines and offers inspiration from distinguished speaker series, on-site visits to corporations, competitions and cultural and philanthropic activities and sustainability initiatives.
The business school sits within the main campus of William in, since 2009, the Georgian style Alan B. Miller Hall, named after the 1958 alumnus who founded United Health Services.
Other notable alumni include: Pete Snyder, CEO of Disruptor Capital, Beth Comstock, vice-president of public relations for general electric and co-founder of Hulu; Mark McCormack, sports agency pioneer; founder of International Management Group (IMG); author of bestseller What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School and Lewis Glucksman (1945) Wall Street trader and former CEO of Lehman Brothers.