Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Introduction

The Pamplin College, as a center of excellence, is an academic generator of high quality applied and theoretical research that translates into teaching superiority and practitioner applications for all of its audiences.

Statement of Purpose


The Pamplin College of Business will be recognized as Virginia's best undergraduate business school through outstanding teaching by full-time faculty who are also nationally recognized in theoretical and applied research. The Pamplin College is further committed to being known for its graduate programs throughout the Commonwealth, and to serving business and society through the expertise of its faculty, alumni and students.

Range of Programs


The Pamplin College of Business offers majors in accounting and information systems, business information technology, economics, finance, hospitality and tourism management, management, and marketing. Its on-campus enrollment is about 3,800 undergraduates and 230 full-time graduate students in the MBA, Master of Accounting and Information Systems, Master of Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Ph.D. programs. The college enrolls 160 part-time MBA and 57 executive MBA students at Virginia Tech's Northern Virginia Center in metropolitan Washington, D.C., and about 70 professional MBA students, who take classes that alternate between two other sites in the state.

Groundbreaking Research, Eminent Scholarship


Pamplin faculty members are tackling major issues in industry, finance, management practice, and information technology, to name a few areas. Their research has contributed to greater understanding of business issues, been cited in government hearings and court testimony, and played a role in policy making. Though sponsored research is not a central aspect of the research programs of business schools, several Pamplin faculty members have attracted national funding for their research, working as members of interdisciplinary teams. The college's departments are also regularly ranked among the nation's or world's top programs for scholarly productivity, based on article publication in the leading academic journals in their fields.

Nationally and Internationally Recognized Faculty Experts


Pamplin’s senior faculty teach many of the required courses; students learn from the professors who win teaching and research awards, write the books used in classrooms everywhere, serve as consultants to companies, or have worked in business and industry. The college has had 20 winners of the university’s Wine Award for teaching excellence since the award was established in 1957.

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Programs

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MSc

M.S. in Accounting and Information Systems

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 USA Blacksburg Abingdon + 1 more

The Master of Accounting and Information Systems (MACIS) program is open to students with a bachelor's degree in any discipline. [+]

The Master of Accounting and Information Systems (MACIS) program is open to students with a bachelor's degree in any discipline. Entering students who have not already done so must complete the following prerequisite courses: one course each in fundamentals of accounting, principles of macro- and micro-economics, business statistics, business law, principles of management, principles of marketing, principles of finance, fundamentals of management science, and business policy. There are several other prerequisite courses that are unique to the option chosen. Students without prior collegiate studies in accounting and business administration can expect to spend at least two years in the program. For those who have fulfilled the background requirements - ie., students who studied business, accounting, or information systems as undergraduates - the program can normally be completed in 12-15 months. The Master of Accounting and Information Systems program requires the completion of 30 semester hours. It is designed to provide graduates with specialized knowledge in one of four program options: information systems, financial reporting and assurance services, financial services, or tax accounting. Students choose an option upon entering the program. Financial Reporting and Assurance Services... [-]


Master

Full Time MBA Program

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Blacksburg Abingdon

The Virginia Tech Master of Business Administration program in the National Capital Region combines the resources of the university's Blacksburg campus with accessibility to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. [+]

The Virginia Tech Master of Business Administration program in the National Capital Region combines the resources of the university's Blacksburg campus with accessibility to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

 It offers the quality and challenge that you would expect of a well-established, program that is fully accredited by the AACSB, the International Association for Management Education. And it is specially designed for the needs of the full-time professional who is earning the MBA on a part-time basis.

AdmissionsStudents may enroll during the Fall, Spring or Summer semester. Applications should be received at least six weeks before the start of classes. Applicants will be notified of the admission decision approximately six weeks after the application packet has been submitted.... [-]


Master in Hospitality and Tourism Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Blacksburg Abingdon + 1 more

The Master of Science in HTM provides opportunity for growth as a student and a career directed individuals interested in careers as middle management personnel, educators, consultants and researchers to all aspects of the hospitality industry. [+]

The Master of Science in HTM provides opportunity for growth as a student and a career directed individuals interested in careers as middle management personnel, educators, consultants and researchers to all aspects of the hospitality industry. Students can expect a stimulating environment encouraging the seeking application of new knowledge to this industry. The program includes interface and focus, through coursework and the completion of a professional paper, with industry and educational leaders on issues of immediate and long term importance to the industry.

After completing the first year of core courses, students have the opportunity to focus their choice of electives by completing concentrations. The hospitality and tourism management concentration provides specialized course work for those interested in pursuing a career in the hospitality and tourism industry, one of the largest and fastest growing industries worldwide. Elective courses within the concentration are provided as choices for those interested in gaining more expertise in a particular area.... [-]


Master of Information Technology

Online Full time 1 year September 2018 USA Blacksburg Abingdon + 1 more

The VTMIT program is a joint degree between the College of Engineering and the Pamplin College of Business, both of which hold national rankings that consistently place Virginia Tech among the top fifty universities nationwide in business and engineering. A degree in Information Technology from Virginia Tech is well-known and highly-respected amongst employers and IT professionals world-wide. [+]

How will an IT degree from Virginia Tech expand your future?

Since its founding as a land-grant college in 1872, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, popularly known as Virginia Tech, has grown to become Virginia's largest university. With about 200 degree programs and $148 million in research projects each year, Virginia Tech is the state's leading research institution. Visit the Virginia Tech Overview for additional information.

The VTMIT program is a joint degree between the College of Engineering and the Pamplin College of Business, both of which hold national rankings that consistently place Virginia Tech among the top fifty universities nationwide in business and engineering. A degree in Information Technology from Virginia Tech is well-known and highly-respected amongst employers and IT professionals world-wide.... [-]