Undergraduate Admissions

Welcome to Our Learning Community!

Here at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, we view education as a comprehensive endeavor. We encourage students to create a unique Individual Program of Study (IPS) that combines academic interests and curiosities with career goals.

Students must apply directly to the School of Business if they wish to major or minor in a business discipline; this application process typically begins during the second semester of a student's sophomore year due to the prerequisites required within the program. Our admissions process is holistic as well as competitive: we seek a diverse array of students who are committed to academic excellence, extracurricular involvement, and personal achievement. Successful students exhibit:

  • Academic achievement to date as exhibited by grades, course load, difficulty of courses trends in academic performance, and recovery from academic setbacks.
  • Personal attributes and life experiences that illustrate resilience in the face of challenges, ethical character, openness to diverse perspectives, entrepreneurial and creative spirit, and collaborative ability.
  • Strong communication skills as demonstrated by one's application essay.

We offer students the choice of applying to be a business major or minor. Business major coursework consists of a comprehensive core curriculum as well as major-specific classes and the potential for further study through a concentration. The minors program offers non-business majors the opportunity to gain in-depth exposure to one business discipline. Our program provides an adaptable course of study that can flex and bend according to a student's own educational and professional goals. Here at the Mason School of Business, we are committed to equipping students with the tools, resources, and support they need to successfully personalize their education.

discrimination and security information

Unless otherwise constrained by law, William & Mary is committed to providing an environment for its students that is free from discrimination based on any personal factor unrelated to qualifications or performance such as race or color, citizenship, national origin or ethnicity, ancestry, religion or creed, political affiliation or belief, age, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, marital status, pregnancy status, parental status, height, weight, military service, veteran status, caretaker status, or family medical or genetic information.  (Full non-discrimination notice available online at https://www.wm.edu/compliance/discrimination.)


Information about campus safety and security may help you in your decision to apply.  The most recent Campus Security and Fire Safety Report for William & Mary, including the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, is available on William & Mary’s website for review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus building or property owned or controlled by the university or on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus.  This report is available online at: https://www.wm.edu/offices/compliance/university-compliance-requirement/clery/index.php or you may request a paper copy in person or to be mailed to you at no expense from the Office of Compliance & Equity, James Blair Hall, Suite 101, Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185,  757.221.3146.