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Mason School faculty ranked #3 by Princeton Review

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

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 amazing.”

“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 of Business.

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.