This week’s release of the Princeton Review’s Best
290 Business Schools, 2008 edition, placed The Mason School of Business
at #3 in the top 10 “Best Professors” category. This rank is up from #6
and indicates that the School has grown in its perception and value
among students, notably with regard to professors, and thereby
continues to maintain its reputation as an outstanding business school.
"We compile our ranking lists in multiple categories based on what
students report to us about their schools to help applicants decide
which of these academically outstanding schools is best for them,"
stated Robert Franek, VP / Publisher, Princeton Review. There are 11
ranking lists of top 10 schools in various categories from "Best
Professors" to "Best Career Prospects." The lists are posted at www.PrincetonReview.com.
Ranking lists are based on surveys of business school students
conducted during the 2006-07, 2005-06 and 2004-05 academic years. The
80-question survey asked students about their school's academics,
student body and campus life, themselves and their career plans.
Included in the Best 290 Business Schools book are two-page profiles of
the schools plus ratings on their academics, selectivity and career
placement services. In a favorable profile on The Mason School of
Business, students boast “…highly of the curriculum at the College of
William & Mary’s Mason School of Business, but for most it’s ‘the
intangibles, particularly the Executive Partners Program, Career
Acceleration Modules, and Field Consultancy Programs’ that elevate this
program and have MBAs declaring it ‘absolutely wonderful.’” When it
comes to the faculty, students concur: the faculty “are absolutely
“This new ranking is a strong acknowledgement by our students of the
talent and commitment of our faculty. Although no surprise to us, it is
gratifying to be ranked so highly among our exceptional peer business
schools. I am also pleased with the success of our curricular
innovations and our executive partners as indicated in the school
profile pages,” commented Lawrence B. Pulley, Dean of The Mason School
The Mason School of Business, with AACSB accreditation, offers
top-ranked business education for students seeking to “launch,
transform or advance” their careers. Its highly-ranked MBA, Masters of
Accounting, Executive MBA, Undergraduate Business, and corporate
education programs engage students in innovative educational
experiences to nurture creativity, to mentor high ideals, and to
accelerate ambitions of leadership. In November 2005, the business
school was named after William and Mary alumnus Raymond A. “Chip”
Mason, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Legg Mason, Inc. In Fall
2009, the school will move into its new home, Alan B. Miller Hall.
Miller is also an alumnus of the College and is president and chief
executive officer of Universal Health Services.
The College of William and Mary is the second-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Established in 1693 by British royal charter, William and Mary is proud of its role as the alma mater of generations of American patriots, leaders and public servants. Now in its fourth century, it continues this tradition of excellence by combining the best features of an undergraduate college with the opportunities offered by a modern research university.