Huntley Hall: The Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics
W&L is one of the only top liberal arts colleges in the nation to have a nationally accredited business school--The Ernest Williams II School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics. The Williams School consists of the Departments of Accounting, Economics, Management, and Politics, and offers the Bachelor of Science degree with Special Attainments in Commerce and the Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in economics, politics, or public policy.
Although each has its own faculty and is administered by its own dean, there is a close relationship between the College and the Williams School. Students majoring in the College often elect courses in the Williams School to fulfill certain requirements or to take courses they particularly desire. In the same way, students in the Williams School frequently elect courses in the College.
Politics majors can take advantage of W&L's unique Washington Term program, which combines the practical experience of a political internship with academic study. Students interested in business and finance often participate in the Williams Investment Society, which gives students an opportunity to manage a portion of W&L's endowment, primarily in equity securities. Washington and Lee Student Consulting provides students with excellent practical experience, offering pro bono consulting services to for-profit and not-for-profit business and community organizations.