Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

Students seeking admission to the Mason School of Business's Undergraduate Program must first be accepted to the College of William & Mary. If you are not currently at the College, or are not currently accepted into the College, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Majors

The School of Business admits a total of 225 students to the business major program each year (180 in the Fall semester, and 45 in the Spring semester). Students must have a 2.5 GPA to apply to the majors program; however, meeting this minimum benchmark does not guarantee admission. In addition, prospective majors must completely obtain junior standing (54 credits) and complete the following prerequisite courses prior to their first semester in the School of Business:

  • Principles of Accounting (BUAD 203)
  • Introductory Microeconomics (ECON 101)
  • Introductory Macroeconomics (ECON 102)
  • Introductory Calculus (MATH 108, MATH 111, MATH 112, MATH 131, or MATH 132)
  • Introductory Statistics (BUAD 231, MATH 106, ECON 307, PSYC 301, SOCL 353, MATH 351, or KINE 394)

Students transferring from the Virginia Community College System, Richard Bland or other institutions should consult the transfer credit guidelines available on the College Admissions website to determine how their coursework will transfer to William & Mary.

Minors

The School of Business admits approximately 125 students to the minor program each year (100 in the Fall semester, and 25 in the Spring semester). Applicants for the minors program must select a choice of discipline at the time of application. Students must have a 2.5 GPA to apply to the minors program; however, meeting this minimum benchmark does not guarantee admission. Prospective minors must obtain junior standing (54 credits) and certain prerequisite courses prior to their first semester in the School of Business. For the requirements for specific minor disciplines, please see below:

Prerequisite Courses Accounting Business Analytics Finance Management Marketing Supply Chain
Principles of Accounting Required
Macroeconomics Required
Microeconomics Required
Statistics Required Required * Required
Calculus
Credits Earned 54 54 54 54 54 54
* Statistics is not a required prerequisite, however it is required before students can take BUAD 452 Marketing Research.