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Mason School ranks high on Best Business Schools lists

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    Business school:  Alan B. Miller Hall is home to William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business.  Photo by Stephen Salpukas
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The Princeton Review’s annual Best Business Schools rankings are out for 2018, and the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary placed high in several key categories.

William & Mary’s business school ranked second in the Best MBA Professors category, up from fourth in the 2017 rankings.

The Mason School also ranked fourth as a Family Friendly business school — one with an environment that makes students with families feel welcome. It ranked eighth in the Most Competitive category, measuring academic rigor and the quality of classmates. In addition, Mason ranked ninth in the Green category, which assesses how programs prepare their students to address environmental, sustainability and social responsibility issues.

The Mason School was one of only a few MBA programs ranked in the top 10 in multiple categories in the 2018 edition.

The Princeton Review’s rankings include information from 267 schools offering on-campus MBA programs. The Princeton Review does not include one overall ranking of schools, instead compiling 18 lists that each name the top 10 schools in a specific category deemed important to students and their success.

The lists are based on surveys of more than 23,000 MBA students and administrators at the business schools.

“We’re honored by this recognition,” Mason School Dean Larry Pulley said. “It is yet another testament to the remarkable outcomes our faculty, administrators and students achieve here on campus and the impact our alumni have pursuing lives of principled achievement where they work, at home and in their communities.”

Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs Dean Kurt Carlson said: “There are many great teachers in the world, but they tend to be distributed broadly over the thousands of business schools across the globe. The Mason school is a rare exception where many great teachers have congregated to perfect and apply their craft.”

He added: “While it is nice to be recognized nationally for our commitment to teaching, anyone who spends significant time here knows that Mason is special. It’s not our state-of-the-art building that makes us special, nor is it our amazing campus or even our delightful location. It is our rare mix of excellent students and great teachers — teachers dedicated to creating and supporting transformational education experiences — that makes Mason special.”

The full 2018 listings can be viewed at The Princeton Review, based in New York City, is a tutoring, test-preparation and college-admission company that helps students choose and prepare for college and graduate school.