The William & Mary School of Business Ranked Among Nation's 10 Most Environmentally-Aware Business Schools

Mason School's Alan B. Miller Hall LEED Gold Certification highlighted

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary was recognized for being one of the nation's "10 Environmentally-Aware Business Schools," according to a ranking released by MBAPrograms.org.

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The ranking cited a 2011 McKinsey & Company survey that found more companies are integrating sustainability principles that could improve processes, promote growth and value to their names beyond reputation alone. In short, green business is good business.

The ranking focuses on 10 business programs that "are doing their part" for sustainability and how many are training the next generation of leaders to push for a more eco-focused business culture. And according to MBAPrograms.org, the Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary is among the very best at spreading this new way of thinking, both in the minds of the students and in the structure of the building in which the instruction takes place.

"We feel that this ranking is an affirmation of our effort to create a culture of stewardship for generations to come. I commend our faculty, staff, and students on this achievement," said Dean Lawrence B. Pulley.

The ranking detailed how Alan B. Miller Hall is one of the most environmentally friendly buildings in the nation to house a business school. Miller Hall's prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification is a true honor recognizing its energy and water savings, while after the building was completed, 70 percent of the site with native or adaptive plant species were restored to the site.

"New architecture blends with the historic environment of the Williamsburg, VA, campus, integrated with a landscaping design concept from Thomas Jefferson," read the ranking statement.

MBAPrograms.org also noted that in 2011, the Mason School of Business' undergraduate program was ranked #1 for its sustainability efforts by Businessweek, thanks to courses like "Green Supply Chain" and "Environmental Consulting."

The complete ranking can be seen here:

http://www.mbaprograms.org/news/10-green-business-schools.html

The Mason School of Business is an AACSB-accredited school of business. Students are immersed in real business situations throughout the undergraduate and graduate business education programs. Executive Partners, the school's pioneering model of faculty-executive partnership in and out of the classroom, Career Acceleration Modules, and Leadership Advantage combine to form a highly personalized, experience-based education that is unmatched by most business schools today. The school was named for William and Mary alumnus, Raymond A. "Chip" Mason in November 2005. It will move into its new state-of-art building, Alan B. Miller Hall, in Fall 2009. Miller Hall was named for William and Mary alumnus, Alan B. Miller in March 2007.

The College of William and Mary, located in Williamsburg, VA, is one of the nation's premier state-assisted liberal arts universities and believes that excellence in teaching is the key to unlocking intellectual and personal possibilities for students. Dedicated to this philosophy and committed to limited enrollment, the College provides high-quality undergraduate, graduate and professional education that prepares students to make significant contributions to the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation. As the second-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and educational home to many early American leaders, The College is revered as the "alma mater of a nation." 

Contact: Andrea Sardone
Phone: 757-221-2043
Email: andrea.sardone@mason.wm.edu

SOURCE The Mason School of Business at The College of William & Mary



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