2019 News Stories

Out of the Darkness group
MBA students walk Out of the Darkness

This year’s Out of the Darkness Walk was held on Saturday, April 30th. We had over 250 registered participants and raised a total of $11,197. The MBA team was responsible for $3,207!

WSP Keynote in Brinkley
"Stock"-full of Women in Finance

“As a woman in finance, you have to use your voice and stay the course. And you absolutely have to be resilient. If you can do that, you’ll succeed. No doubt about it,” urged Kelly Grier, EY’s US Chairman and Managing Partner and Americas Managing Partner, last month at William & Mary’s 4th annual Women’s Stock Pitch & Leadership Summit.

Jefferson Lab
W&M professors analyze Jefferson Lab economic, intellectual impact

Just how much the presence of the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility influences Hampton Roads, Virginia and the world is evident in two William & Mary professors’ recent economic impact study on the facility.

Juliana Olm Cunha
My Circuitous Journey to a W&M MBA

So far, my favorite part of the MBA experience is the people I’ve met. They have different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences than me. I am very lucky to have an amazing learning team, brilliant executive partners and great classmates. They are inspiring me to think outside the box and see from new perspectives.

Shantanu Chandra
Marketing with Mavericks

Master of Business Administration student, Shantanu Chandra, graduates this May. His focus will be in MarTech, ideally product management. If that doesn’t work out, he says with a smile, “Then I’ll start my own business.”

BGS Inductees
Beta Gamma Sigma Graduate Inductees

Earlier this month an honorable 85 graduate students at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary were inducted into the worldwide Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society for excellence in business education.

John Maxwell
Mastering the Quantitative

Having had experience in a more qualitative environment, I knew I needed to pursue an MBA program that could provide me with the technical expertise I desired.

Quittmeyer Portrait Reveal
Quittmeyer portrait unveiled

On Monday, March 4, at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, a portrait of Charles L. Quittmeyer BA ’40, the founding dean of the school, was revealed to donors, former colleagues and members of the Quittmeyer family.

Sarah Tanzer
Navigating a career pivot with a Mason School MBA

William & Mary allowed me to create quantitative connections to my previous business experiences in a place where I was safe to learn, explore, and challenge myself.

Steven Hojnicki and Joe Mays
Broadening My Perspective: Thoughts from a MGJW Fellow

The decision to go back to school mid-career in any profession is a hard one to make. For me, this meant leaving a position I was thriving in, on a team that I was deeply committed to, in order to pursue an advanced degree.

Women in Venture group
Getting More Women in Venture

In 2018, women received only 2.2% out of the $96.7 billion available in venture capital funding, and women of color received less than 1%. Women in Venture wants to change that…starting now!

Tim Blackwood, Jerome Conquest, Bradford Downs
Conquering the Unknown

Current MBA student, Bradford Downs, will be graduating this May. Over the course of the last three years, he has been leading a busy life. During William & Mary’s recent Global Film Festival, his debut documentary, The Conqueror, was screened in Tucker Hall.

MAcc Students during DC Trek
MAcc Students Embark on their Annual DC Trek

This past fall, members of the Raymond A. Mason School of Business Masters in Accounting program (MAcc) embarked on their annual D.C. trek to learn more about the intersection between the public and private sectors of the accounting field.

Miguel Bardaji
Miguel Bardaji started his MBA at William & Mary in 2018

With the modern and award-winning Raymond A. Mason School of Business as its epicenter, the program is a reflection of the dynamic world of business and a celebration of the diversity that prevails in a global economy.

Anthony Siradakis
How one student's PhD expanded to an MBA

In my mind, the MBA coupled with the PhD is a bulletproof combination, as it allows for the deep exploration of some of the theoretical underpinnings of business topics, with the real-world applicability of an MBA; working with teams, networking, examining cases and exploring current business issues.

Emily Nuss
Siempre pa'lante - One MBA Student's Mantra

My newfound mantra ‘Siempre pa’lante’, followed me to William & Mary, as I dove into my MBA courses, balanced a 15-hour weekly volunteer commitment, searched for a summer internship, and networked amongst top business leaders.

Students at Banister in Miller Hall
Move over Harvard, Wharton, and Stanford

Mason Means Business. For the second year in a row, William & Mary’s undergraduate business program at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business has been recognized as one of the ten undergraduate business programs to watch in 2019.

Praveen Nigam
My MBA Journey and how it led to Sanofi Success

When I came to William & Mary, I prioritized what I expected to gain from my MBA, specifically having a holistic approach to develop my professional behavior and abilities.

Carlee Anderson
From VMI to an MBA

Values that I developed at VMI helped me make the decision to come to the Raymond A. Mason School of Business straight after I graduated as an undergraduate.

Lauren Fithian and classmates
People - the #1 value driver in my MBA endeavor

(Photo by: Shantanu Chandra) My experience at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business has taught me that the quantitative piece alone won’t be what sets your experience apart and it won’t be what sets you apart.

Hands holding breast cancer ribbon
Business School Partners with Breast Cancer Organization

In the business world, non-profit organizations often face the unique challenge of striving to make an impact with limited resources. Here for the Girls, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides support to young women diagnosed with breast cancer, became interested in expanding their services due to the increased demand for their kind of support.

Carl Liu
One Student's Journey to William & Mary

It’s really a big move to go back to school after working for 7 years in the offshore oil & gas sector. The MBA application process is not only about submitting written materials online, but also a unique experience, especially for an international applicant just like me.

100 Years of Women Banners in Atrium
The Year of the Woman

In the Flex MBA Program, the number of women students has been increasing in recent semesters. But the majority-women entering classes in fall 2018 and spring 2019 represent the first time the 220-student program has seen the trend sustained for a full academic year.