In the Williams School, we educate students in the liberal arts tradition, preparing them to lead and to serve society and their professions with competence, vision, and integrity. Through our teaching and scholarship, we create and share knowledge about the role of commerce, economics, and politics in a diverse and global society. The mission of the University uniquely conditions the academic setting and environment in which the Williams School operates. Small class sizes allow faculty to focus on the development of analytical skills, writing and oral communication, and moral and ethical issues interwoven throughout business and public administration.