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W&M’s Business School featured in NetImpact’s Student Guide

The Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary is featured in the new “Business as Unusual: Guide to Graduate Programs” report published by NetImpact. NetImpact is a leading nonprofit that supports a new generation to work for a sustainable future. The report was published on Aug. 16.

“More than 3,300 graduate students shared their perspectives on their schools in this year’s Business as UNusual Guide, and it’s clear that addressing social and environmental themes have become student ‘must-haves’ in competitive MBA curricula,“ said Liz Maw, CEO of Net Impact.

That data is reflected in the survey responses about the Mason School, especially the courses which take a focus on social entrepreneurship, field consultancy and non-profit management.

Another example of the business school’s dedication to these revolutionary new learning themes is the home of the Mason School — Alan B. Miller Hall — which was awarded a LEED Gold Certification by the U.S Green Building Council in 2010.

Major conclusions from Business as UNusual 2013 include:

  • Respondents overwhelmingly support integrating sustainability into their careers with 83 percent reporting they would take a 15 percent pay cut to work for an organization whose values match their own.
  • Job seekers are also optimistic that this is possible, with 88 percent expressing that companies are better at integrating sustainability into their business compared to five years ago.

“We’re proud to be part of this movement of emerging leaders,” said Maw. “Students who are passionate about making an impact are demanding a new kind of education, one that allows them to use their career within and beyond business to tackle the toughest social and environmental problems of our time.”

The 2013 Business as UNusual guide is available at