Degree Programs

The College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools and the benchmark of quality for business education worldwide, accrediting only 5% of the world’s schools offering business degrees.  As such, UMW’s College of Business delivers undergraduate and graduate degree programs providing a distinctive blend of opportunities for learning, scholarship, and professional development that meets the needs of a diverse student population.

Officially founded on July 1, 2010, the new UMW College of Business will build on the Mary Washington tradition of a well-rounded undergraduate program in the liberal arts, with small classes that encourage direct interaction with its expert faculty. As other schools of business are just discovering the value of a solid grounding in the liberal arts for tomorrow’s leaders, our undergraduate business program has been, and will remain, firmly rooted in its liberal arts foundation. The College of Business currently offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Courses are primarily offered on the Fredericksburg campus and follow a traditional 16-week semester calendar.

The College of Business graduate program has, from its inception, been devoted to providing a solid academic core curriculum and innovative programming designed to meet the changing needs of the next generation of business leaders in the Fredericksburg region. We intend to continue both these long standing traditions. The College of Business currently offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA).  Graduate-level courses are primarily offered in the evening on the Stafford campus and consist of 8-week, hybrid formats as well as 16-week courses.

For detailed information regarding the degree programs offered by the College of Business, please see the Academic Catalogs or program specific links provided in the table below.  New Admission criteria for the Graduate Degree Programs took effect in the Fall of 2011.

Degree Program

Degree Programs

New Admissions Policies

Business Administration
Effective Spring, 2013
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Business Administration
Effective Fall, 2011
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