Barron's in Education Program from Dow Jones enhances experiential learning for b-school

The William & Mary Raymond A. Mason School of Business has been invited to be one of the first business schools in the nation to take part in the Barron’s in Education Program from Dow Jones. This partnership was made available thanks to a generous gift from PagnatoKarp, a wealth management firm based in Reston, VA, and alumnus Lars Okeson ’86 who introduced the company’s CEO and founder, Paul Pagnato, to the Mason School. “At PagnatoKarp, our goal is to positively impact a million lives, and Barron’s in Education is an excellent program to impact and grow the educational opportunities for students,” said Mr. Pagnato. “We are thrilled to sponsor William & Mary with experiential learning aimed at helping tomorrow’s leaders gain real-world perspective.”

“It is an honor to bring the Barron’s in Education program to the Mason School,” Dean Larry Pulley said. “Through engaging our alumni and corporate partners to work with our faculty, staff, and executive partners, we’ve ensured our students are truly career ready and connected to world-class opportunities.”

The Barron’s in Education program aims to improve financial literacy and proficiency in universities across the nation, providing multiple benefits to students pursuing careers in business. The partnership includes a digital subscription to America’s premier financial magazine, which provides daily in-depth analysis and commentary on the markets. Faculty, staff and students from all across the W&M campus will have the same 24/7 access to online, real-time content, perspective and analysis utilized by Barron’s subscribers.

In addition to the digital subscription, partnership with the Barron’s in Education program consists of numerous experiential learning opportunities for students and faculty, including an open invitation for students to visit the Dow Jones headquarters in the heart of Midtown, Manhattan and a private tour of Barron’s and MarketWatch classroom.

Through connecting real-world analysis to textbook theory and exposing students to a wide range of careers in global business, the Barron’s in Education program intends to foster professional growth in students and promote their financial proficiency.

Jim Haltiner, co-director of the Boehly Center, is particularly excited about the opportunity for students to visit the Dow Jones in New York. “Our partnership with Barron’s will prove itself to be a critical resource in preparing Mason School students as the next generation of business professionals.”

PagnatoKarp helps high-net-worth families streamline their lives. The Wealth Management Experience fuses investments, planning, tax, legal, private banking, family coaching and concierge with True Fiduciary® standards that place clients’ interests first. With over $3.8 billion assets under advisement, PagnatoKarp is frequently ranked on top financial advisor lists by Barron’s and Forbes and is a Virginia Best Places to Work.