$10 Million Gift Expands William & Mary MBA ProgramOctober 18, 2018 | :
by James Paterson
- The College of William & Mary will expand its online graduate business degree offerings through the new School of Business Center for Online Learning funded by a longtime supporter’s $10 million gift, one of the largest donations the department has ever received.
- The W&M Raymond A. Mason School of Business will offer a wider array of students more access to online graduate-level instruction. The center is the next step in the college’s plan established five years ago to offer an MBA online, which started in 2015, and a business analytics master’s degree, which launched this summer. Officials say they expect to quadruple online offerings soon.
- W&M has one of the lowest student-to-teacher ratios among U.S. institutions, according to college officials, including in its online business school courses. They also say the low ratios help attract prominent faculty members to the online business program, which has an average retention rate of about 90%, above the national average
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