The Williams School

Established in 1905, the Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics is distinct among its peers--offering a business education within a larger liberal arts curriculum. In fact, Washington and Lee is the only top tier liberal arts college in the United States to claim a nationally accredited commerce school. The Williams School has been fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1927.

The school is led by Crawford Family Dean Larry Peppers and has 40 faculty members who teach in the departments of accounting, business administration, economics and politics, as well as a number of interdisciplinary programs such as environmental studies and women, gender and sexuality studies. The Williams School is the proud home to the Connolly Center for Entrepreneurship.


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Mitchell '17 Wins Phi Beta Kappa's Goehring Award

At its March 19 convocation, the Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Washington and Lee University gave Stephen C. Mitchell Jr. '17 the Phi Beta Kappa J. Brown Goehring Sophomore Award.

Upcoming Events

Date Event
Mar 29
Fulbright Program Information Session
Hillel Multipurpose Room, 4:00 PM
Mar 31
Mar 31
Beta Alpha Psi Graduate School Panel
Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library, 7:00 PM
Apr 8
Economics 399 Capstone Poster Session
Elrod Commons Living Room, 11:15 AM
Apr 8
Council on Foreign Relations Lunch Series: U.S. Defense Policy
Chavis Board Room, Elrod Commons #206, 12:00 PM


Friday, February 27, 2015

Advertising, Marketing and Communications in New York City: Day 3

Today we wrapped up our trip with seven visits, starting with Ruder Finn, a public relations firm. Our host was Senior Vice President and Ethics Officer Emmanuel Tchividjian, who was able to provide additional insight about PR as well as lead us in our first discussion about ethics on the trip. He is part of Ruder Finn's ethics committee, which serves to mitigate issues such conflicts of interest among clients and ensure that clients' values align with their own.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Advertising, Marketing and Communications in New York City: Day 2

The second day of the trip was even busier than the first. We began at Grey NY, where Courtney Berry '05, Courtney Ridenhour '13, Erica Giordano '09, Jessica Kingsbery '09 and Colleen Paxton '14 hosted us, proving several different perspectives on the advertising business.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Advertising, Marketing and Communications in New York City: Day 1

After the first day of the trip, we have already been exposed to a variety of different types of firms and agencies. Jeff Hamill '81, executive vice president at the Hearst Corporation, hosted us for our first visit. Mr. Hamill manages advertising sales, and he spoke about the challenges of determining whether or not businesses providing free content and generating revenue from advertising sales alone are sustainable.