Executive Partners

You're going to work and lead in the real world. And the Mason School goes far beyond the classroom to support your transition. We do something unique in undergraduate and graduate business education. We bring business into the business school by calling in the experts - our Executive Partners (EP) network.

Imagine more than 140 senior business executives from over 30 different industries across every functional area supporting you. Active, semi-retired or retired, these leaders have been there and done what you plan on doing. Almost one-third have international career experience. And our Executive Partners are part of our community. They live here in Virginia, and are always available to work with you and provide guidance.

A personal touch

Look anywhere in the William & Mary graduate and undergraduate business programs and you'll find our Executive Partners working up front in formal settings as well as behind the scenes. For Full-Time MBA students, one of their first contacts after arriving on campus will be with a coach focused on Leadership Development. That's right. Their own coach.


Our Executive Partners know what's under the hood of business and nonprofits - the nitty gritty - the nuts and bolts. They speak from deep experience. You'll find them sharing their expertise in the classroom and with student clubs, serving on career panels, helping you with mock interviews, taking you on field trips to major corporations, and helping you hone that all-important two-minute elevator pitch.

A view to your career

Our Executive Partners have hired thousands of people and are attuned to what companies seek. They'll be frank about what skills you'll need as a new hire - and what is required down the line when you're ready to assume your own leadership role.

Whatever program you're in, and at whatever stage, EPs are available to help you. Their insight is invaluable. They bring real-world perspective, advice, friendship, and a helping hand. Make use of what our Executive Partners offer and you'll break out from the pack - get noticed - get hired - and go on to lead.

That's the W&M Advantage.