Please note that if you have started an application prior to the Fall 2019 season, you will need to create a new application, as we have moved application systems. Each season a new application will need to be created, even if you have submitted an application in the past. For this reason, the MBA Admissions Team suggests saving your test scores, resumes, and transcripts.
Please create your application with an email that is easily accessible for the entire year. We encourage applicants to use a personal email address-- do not use a work or school email address.
Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for the MBA Admissions Team to initially review your application and make an admission decision. Official transcripts are not required to submit your application, but will be required later in the admissions process.
Admissions to the Mason full-time MBA program requires completion of the following steps:
Take the GMAT/GRE
Applicants are required to submit current scores from the GMAT or the GRE. When you fill out the online application, indicate your score and include a copy of the unofficial score report. We will review your application using your unofficial score but you will need to have your official test score report sent directly to The College of William & Mary Mason School of Business Full-time MBA Program.
- GMAT Institution Code: 9DDX725
- GRE Institution Code: 6987
Global Candidates: Complete a Standardized English Language Test
Those applicants who have not completed a degree within the United States or in an English-speaking country (not simply an English-speaking institution), or who have not lived and worked full-time in an English-speaking country for the past two or more years must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or the PTE (Pearson Test of English).
- TOEFL Institution Code: 6987
- IELTS and PTE test takers: Simply request your scores be sent to William & Mary.
Ms. Toni Sturdivant
Office of MBA Admissions
Mason School of Business
The College of William & Mary
101 Ukrop Way, Miller Hall, Ste. 1049
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Get in touch with our International Center
Emily Bailey | (757) 221-3567
Access the Online Application Form
Each candidate is required to create an account and submit an application form.
A non-refundable application fee of $100 is required of all applicants. The fee is payable by credit card, personal check, cashier's check drawn from a U.S. bank or subsidiary, or wire transfer. Active-duty military, veterans and those who have served in humanitarian organizations such as the U.S. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, etc. are eligible for an application fee waiver. Please contact MBA Admissions to receive a waiver prior to submitting your online application.
Please ensure that you are using a personal, easily accessible email address. Do not use a work or school email address when creating your online application.
Upload Official Transcripts
We require a scanned copy of the transcripts from every college or university you have attended. Transcripts for study abroad programs or transfer credits are not required if the course and grade are included on the transcript of the degree-granting institution. If your transcripts are in languages other than English, also submit translated versions. It is helpful to request official transcripts in advance of submitting your application, but it is not required. Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for our initial evaluation and admissions decision.
Once admitted, you will be required to provide an official transcript from each of the colleges and universities you have attended as a registered student. Official transcripts should arrive in a sealed envelope with the signature of the Registrar across the seal. Do not open official transcripts. Official transcripts can also be submitted electronically to Toni Sturdivant (email@example.com) via your institution's electronic vendor and using secure portals. A transcript sent directly by the applicant will not be accepted as official.
Submit two Recommendations
Your recommender should be someone who can provide specific and relevant information about your intellectual and professional abilities, performance, and motivation to pursue an MBA degree.
If one of your recommenders is not able to complete the recommendation letter online, a recommendation form may be submitted by mail. The form can be found in the supplemental application forms section of the online application.
We require a response to the first essay question and offer you the opportunity to submit an optional personal statement.
At the top of each page, please put your full name and a complete statement of the question being answered.
- Why is an MBA the next logical step towards achieving your short-term and long-term professional goals? Why is the William & Mary MBA the right program for you? (800 words)
- (Optional) The William & Mary School of Business culture is one of collaboration, leadership engagement and service; how do you see yourself contributing to our unique learning community beyond the classroom? (500 words)
- Optional: Is there any additional information that you would like to share with the Admissions Committee which would be helpful in reviewing your application? (250 words)
Upload your Resume
Most of William & Mary MBA candidates will have obtained several years of post-undergraduate professional experience. However, the impact a candidate has made on an organization, growth in responsibility over time, leadership experience and other factors are all considered when evaluating experience.
Candidates with limited professional experience must be strong in other aspects of their MBA application, including academic performance, demonstrated leadership achievement and campus or community involvement, and possess clearly articulated goals to offset the lack of experience.
We encourage you to limit your resume to two pages - one page resumes are preferred.
Interview with the Admissions Team
An interview is the last step of the Admissions process. Interviews are offered by invitation only to candidates whose applications have passed through an initial evaluation. We encourage you to conduct the interview in person in conjunction with a campus visit, but we understand that this is not possible for all candidates. For applicants unable to meet in person, interviews are also offered via phone, Skype, Facetime, Google Hangouts, or in select locations around the world.
The Full-Time MBA Admissions team welcomes inquiries from and interactions with prospective students in all stages of the admissions application process. Find out how to connect with us.
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*After April 29, rolling admission through July 16, 2019 as seats are available in the Class.
Major General James Wright Applicants
This program is an exclusive partnership between William & Mary and the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). It has been tailored with an intensity meant to match the pedigree of Army leaders, and requires admission to the university and final approval from the military.
Application deadlines for Summer 2019 MGJW cohort:
|January 18, 2019
||Request to Compete due to HRC
|January 25, 2019
W&M MGJW MBA application for admission deadline
|February 15, 2019
||W&M MGJW MBA decision notification to candidates
|February 19-22, 2019
||HRC Selection Panel convenes
|March 15, 2019
||HRC Notification to candidates
|Before July 1, 2019
||MGJW MBA Candidates report to campus
|July 8-9, 2019
||Required MGJW MBA Program orientation
|July 10, 2019
||MGJW MBA Classes begin