Residential MSBA Student Experience

Enhance Your Experience

The William & Mary MSBA program is a rigorous yet rewarding program. In addition to full-time classwork, you will interact with a diverse cohort of students from across the US, Europe, Asia and Africa. You will grow your network with the support of a world-class faculty.

Experiential learning and exceptional instruction, 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 one-year journey. Outside of academics, students are supported by their fellow classmates, dedicated program and career staff, and a small-town community that takes pride in their Tribe.

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Student Life

Student Life

From the beginning, you'll work closely with your classmates in team-based learning, from conquering the ropes course during orientation, to tackling challenging projects with your learning team, to mastering your technical skills and business acumen during the end-of-program Capstone.

Our students are intellectually curious, hard-working, and enjoy a healthy level of competition. You'll find MSBA students engaged in Tribe athletics, organizing community initiatives, exploring the Williamsburg area, and dominating trivia night. Through our program, students cultivate close relationships and become a family because they live and learn closely together.

In addition to professional opportunities, our students are integrated into many aspects of the William & Mary campus and the greater-Williamsburg community. You'll find MSBA students involved in athletics - organized and recreational, the arts, volunteer work, and more. Whether you are a new student to William & Mary or are simply moving over to the Mason School of Business, you are immediately welcomed into our family, our Tribe!

Academic, Professional & Personal Experiences

Living in Williamsburg

Living in Williamsburg

The Raymond A. Mason School of Business MSBA program will no doubt be a tough academic challenge, but it isn't all about coding and analysis. Located on a historic campus in Williamsburg, students enjoy activities like reading in the Sunken Gardens, kayaking on the James River, and golfing at nearby courses. Social opportunities abound, with cafes, nearby cities, and numerous recreational options. Despite the hard work, you'll forge lifelong friendships and have more fun than you imagined.


Ashley Chiasson

Ashley Chiasson '22

"It has been super beneficial for me to work in groups because I've learned so much from my teammates. I've built some strong relationships and made many connections with people in the program who I know I will stay in touch with through my professional network and throughout my career."