2018 News Stories

Christopher Groll
MAcc Alum Christopher Groll '17 Wins Prestigious Elijah Watt Sells Award

The summer of 2018 was one to remember for Christopher Groll, MAcc ‘17, who received the highly prestigious Elijah Watt Sells award for his outstanding performance on his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination administered by the American Institute of CPAs in 2017.

Agnew group
Agnew installed as Kraemer Professor of Business

Agnew was formally installed Tuesday as the Richard C. Kraemer Business Professor, a position endowed with a gift from Kraemer, president of Chartwell Capital Inc., a private investment firm, and a William & Mary alumnus.

Michael Luchs sitting down
'Wise consumers' show the way to better living, professor finds

Americans hear a lot about consumerism and materialism. But most either think it applies to others or succumb to the notion that there’s no way around it, given our culture and the pervasive influence of the market, which doesn’t always have their best interests at heart.

Veteran sitting in crowd at graduation
Providing hope to soldiers and veterans

William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business announced a $1 million commitment from Dan Akerson and his late wife, Karin Akerson, to create a scholarship for students who are active duty or veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces enrolled in the business school.

Alan B. Miller Hall
William & Mary Business School Foundation Appoints New Trustees

The Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary is dedicated to providing students, faculty and staff with the resources necessary for success. In 1970, the William & Mary Business School Foundation was established to promote and oversee this goal. Foundation trustees advance the mission of the Mason School and provide strategic leadership while working closely with Dean Larry Pulley and his leadership team.

Ed Tokar and wife with painting
Miller Hall unveils portrait of MBA graduate

The Edward T. Tokar Graduate Wing of Alan B. Miller Hall now houses a new portrait of alumnus Ed Tokar, MBA ’71, in recognition of his leadership contribution to the MBA program at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business.

Grace Hopper Conference Group
Grace Hopper from the MSBA Perspective

Last month, fourteen women in the MSBA program traveled to Houston for the annual Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing (GHC). GHC aims to showcase women in tech and all that we can accomplish, and it was an amazing experience to be able to attend it.

Chandelier in Wren
William & Mary inducts 25 into honor society

Twenty-five students at William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business will be inducted tonight into Beta Gamma Sigma, the scholastic honor society for business education.

Top Online MBA Programs in Virginia
Online MBA Program Ranks #1 in Virginia

William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business has been ranked the No. 1 online MBA program in Virginia by Online MBA Today.

Rajiv Kohli Headshot
W&M Alumni Attend Webinar Hosted by Professor Kohli

This past summer, William & Mary alumni from around the globe tuned into the Raymond A. Mason School of Business Webinar, a special online seminar designed for alumni to engage in lifelong learning through the college. At no cost to them, the alumni are able to participate and learn about a relevant business topic.

Online Learning
$10 Million Gift Enables Expansion of Online Programs

William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business is launching a new William & Mary School of Business Center for Online Learning to grow its portfolio of online graduate business degree programs and to build on its tradition of delivering high-engagement and student-centric experiences.

Global Minor
Global Studies Minor Give Students Global Experiences

The Global Business Minor consists of 18-credit hours that includes a one-week residency at the business school, two weeks of on-line learning and an eight week summer experience in Dublin, Ireland.

Pierre
Online MBA Class of 2018 Class Gift

The Online MBA graduates from the Class of 2018 recently gathered together virtually to celebrate the announcement of their class gift. Collectively, the group raised $4,051 to go toward both the Raymond A. Mason School of Business Annual Fund as well as the Kyle Milliken Memorial Scholarship.

Bioventus group
Improv and Business: How Improvisation and Business Meet

On June 13th, a group of business professionals from Bioventus, a cutting edge orthobiologics company, stood in a circle in Miller Hall’s Innovation & Design Studio at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary.

Executive Partner
Executive Partners Celebrate Twenty Years

This year the EPs program is celebrating its 20th anniversary. From humble roots—born of a simple desire to connect students to retired or working executive who could help them navigate studies and careers—the program has become one of the signature features of William & Mary business education.

Miller Hall Entrance
Business School Welcomes New Faculty

As the fall semester starts, the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary is welcoming eight new faculty members to campus.

CCE Students
Center for Corporate Education Offers Leadership Development

Through the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary, the Center for Corporate Education (CCE) provides executive education experiences to develop the skills professionals need to be successful.

Student in CCE class
Center for Corporate Education to Host Certificate in Business Management Course

This week, July 9th-13th, the Center for Corporate Education will host a five-day Certificate in Business Management program with participants from Smithfield Foods. This certification is one of many open enrollment programs the William & Mary School of Business offers throughout the year.

Robert McKenna
William & Mary's School of Business Welcomes New Chamber of Commerce President

The Raymond A. Mason School of Business would like to welcome Robert S. McKenna as the Chamber’s new President and CEO. McKenna’s active involvement in the Chamber since attaining this new role in February signals a new vitality for the Peninsula area, as well as growth for the business community.

Maddox Family
Flex MBA family business earns Chesapeake Small Business Award

Since 1997, Chesapeake’s MiCar Collision Center has been the epitome of a family business – right down to the name. When starting their auto repair business, Mike and Carolyn Maddox took the first letters of their first names, signaling both what they do and their personal commitment to the business.

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Inaugural MBA Alumni Weekend a huge success!

The Raymond A. Mason School of Business welcomed more than 300 MBA graduates and guests from across five decades for its first MBA Alumni Weekend held last month.

Hallway in Miller Hall
The launch of a new minor

In today’s fast-changing economy, businesses are more focused than ever on entrepreneurship and innovation. Not surprisingly, the Raymond A. Mason School of Business is responding.

Sarah Marksteiner Performing
Another Poet & Quant Amidst

“I’ve been wanting to work in the theater industry for a while,” Marksteiner says, “but I didn’t apply to any conservatory programs because I wanted to supplement my skills in theater with other skills I could learn at a liberal arts college.

James Haltiner and Philip Shane
Professors prepare for retirement

James Haltiner and Phil Shane, two long-serving faculty members at William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business plan to retire at the end of the academic year.

DIW group
Diversity in the Workplace Class Ventures to D.C.

Twenty-one undergraduate students studying diversity in the workplace at William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business got a chance to learn directly from the working world on a recent trip to the Washington, D.C., area.

Atrium with WSP signage
Taking Stock in Women's Finance Futures: Third Annual Women's Stock Pitch Competition

Excitement filled Alan B. Miller Hall on a Saturday morning in March as more than 50 women from 16 top universities prepared to compete in the Mason School’s third annual Women’s Stock Pitch. For the undergraduate women who came to compete, the event provided the direct, hands-on experience that will help them launch a career in an industry that is typically dominated by men.

Candid Campus Tours
Entrepreneurship Week Winner Takes Second Place in Tom Tom Founders Festival

More than 65 students, making up 9 teams, participated in the competition. Each team proposed an idea and was given a $100 budget to develop the concept into a website for the proposed business. At the end of the week, all of the teams presented their business ideas and websites to four venture capitalist judges.

Students in Atrium
Undergraduate students advise on the best tips for getting into B-school

There's no one type of ideal candidate for the Mason School, but current students know what it takes to be successful and happy in the business school. Here are their tips for how prospective business majors can strengthen their applications in hopes of attending classes in Miller Hall.

BGS Graduate Inductees Spring 2018
Graduate students inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma

As 79 graduate students at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary were inducted into the worldwide honor society for business education, they were urged not only to continue their hard work but also to take a similarly rigorous approach to themselves and their careers.

Atrium with Pierre and students
Undergrads Weigh In On Top 10 Favorite Business School Classes

Registration is just around the corner, and that means students are starting to feel anxious about what courses to choose for next term. But luckily for students at William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business, there's no shortage of amazing options.

Frances McGlothlin
Frances G. McGlothlin '66 Receives Honorary Degree

McGlothlin is a philanthropist whose generosity has benefited many arts, medical and educational institutions, including the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary.

Stack of books
Top 10 Great Reads According to Undergrad Business Students

At William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business, students read all the time, and not just business-related books. Though business students have busy schedules packed with classes, clubs and networking, most still find time during the semester to crack open a good book for fun.

TechDay
TechDay unites big data needs with tomorrow's up and coming workforce

William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business is focused on adapting today’s curriculum to meet the needs of companies in the technology industry. Equipping students with big data knowledge and how to apply analytics in terms of driving company results is helping to craft the ideal candidates for big tech companies.

Tania Bukach
From costume design to a MAcc

Tania Bukach never planned to be an accountant. Originally from the west coast of Canada, Bukach graduated from the University of Richmond in 2012 with an interdisciplinary studies degree focused on historic costume design.

SMA NYC group
SMA Takes on NYC

Immersive. That’s the way 18 members of William & Mary’s Student Marketing Association described the trip they took in February to New York City. They embarked on a three-day excursion to experience firsthand some of the world’s top marketing executives in action, many of whom are alumni of W&M’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business.

Ken Bouyer
Building a better world through diversity and inclusion

Ken Bouyer develops and implements the global recruiting strategy for Ernst & Young, but he is the first to acknowledge that an emphasis on diversity was nearly nonexistent when he joined the firm in 1990.

Entrepreneurship Center
Have what it takes to build a web-based business?

Students interested in learning more about starting and operating online businesses are invited to Entrepreneurship Week: Building a Web-based Business, an event sponsored by the student-led Miller Center Fellows at William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business.

Wagih Dafashy
Professor Wagih Dafashy

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of beloved Professor Wagih Dafashy who passed away on Friday at his home in Williamsburg at the age of 78.

Military members
From Military to MBA

Military personnel from across the country make Williamsburg their temporary home as they undertake a new endeavor. In the full-time MBA program at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, 20 percent of students are active-duty military members or veterans.

msba graduate classroom
The changing face of business education

William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business is highlighted for developing the unique program that allows participants to earn a Master of Science Degree in Business Analytics in 10 months. The program requires full-time enrollment and intensive coursework. Students complete the program as a cohort.