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Business Week: Mason School of Business among the best

In its 2007 ranking of undergraduate business programs, BusinessWeek magazine ranked The Mason School of Business at The College of William and Mary in the Top 30 of the 50 best undergraduate business programs in the U.S. With an overall ranking of 29, The Mason School is also a Top 10 school among public universities.

To rank the programs, BusinessWeek surveyed students and recruiters, developed an academic quality score, and calculated letter grades on teaching quality, facilities and services, and job placement. The ranking is based on the "index number," which represents the sum of all five ranking measures. BusinessWeek also calculated letter grades on teaching quality, facilities and services, and job placement based on the student survey. Mason received letter grades of “A” on both the teaching quality and facilities and services. Of particular note in the ranking was the responsiveness of the administration to students’ concerns. The magazine’s ranking listed The Mason School as 11th among publics in the category of “Return on Investment.”

“The Undergraduate Business Program exemplifies the core strengths of the great tradition of the William and Mary education. Our Individualized Program of Study empowers students in designing an educational experience that will provide a strong foundation for a personalized, comprehensive path toward fulfilling their aspirations,” said Lawrence B. Pulley, dean of The Mason School of Business.

The Undergraduate Business major is the largest on The William and Mary campus with roughly one-sixth of the student population seeking the business major. Students are accepted at the beginning of the third year of their undergraduate study. At the core of the Undergraduate Business Program is the commitment to a customized experience. This experience incorporates a multidisciplinary approach with an emphasis on leadership opportunities and experience gained through study abroad, live cases, and faculty and executive mentoring.

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The complete ranking is published on the BusinessWeek website.