Profile Data from 2012
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  • AVG. GMAT SCORE
    634
  • Program Cost
    $32,626
    $ $ $ $ $
Contact Information
1044 Pamplin Hall
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061, United States
Website

Virginia Tech’s nationally ranked Pamplin College of Business offers undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting and information systems, business information technology, economics, finance, hospitality and tourism management, management, and marketing. The college emphasizes leadership, technology, multicultural, and international knowledge and skills and serves business and society through the expertise of its faculty, alumni, and students. It is named in honor of two alumni: the late Robert B. Pamplin, retired chief executive of Georgia-Pacific, and businessman and philanthropist Robert B. Pamplin Jr.

Quick Stats

  • Yield
    54%
  • Selectivity
    52%
  • Job Offers
    66%
  • Average Salary
    $67,392.00
  • Top Industry
    Consulting

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About Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.33 GPA of All Applicants 3.44 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 30
  • Median 25
  • Middle 80% 0 to 77
Admissions Selectivity
52% Pamplin College of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

634 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
75% 601
79% 634
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 173
52% 52.0
54% 54.0
Female
34% 34
International
62% 62
Re-Applicants
0% 0
0% 0
Wait-listed
100% 0
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Other Business
  • Accepted
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Other Business
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • Virginia Tech
  • Roanoke College
  • Soochow University
  • University of Mumbai
  • Visveswaraiah Tech-Univ India
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Interviews Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Important
  • Recommendations Considered
  • Application Essay Considered
$34,849 Applicant Average Base Salary
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
1% 1
1% 1
710 to 739
2% 2
4% 4
680 to 709
7% 7
12% 12
650 to 679
19% 19
25% 25
620 to 649
20% 20
23% 23
590 to 619
18% 18
24% 24
560 to 589
14% 14
10% 10
530 to 559
7% 7
1% 1
500 to 529
3% 3
0% 0
Under 500
9% 9
0% 0
English Language Requirements
550 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Consulting 40%
Top Industry
  • Other 24%
  • Financial Services 20%
  • Manufacturing 8%
PWC 3
Top Employer
  • Nielsen 1
  • Timkin Company 1
  • Heery International 1
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
66% Pamplin College of Business 85% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
53% 53
64% 63.699022556390986
53% Receive Offers
53% 53
58% 57.85206896551723
53% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
13% 13
21% 21.110859375
13% Receive Offers
13% 13
25% 24.93132867132867
13% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0% 0
5% 5.492558139534883
0% Receive Offers
0% 0
7% 7.091818181818181
0% Accept Offers
38% Graduates seeking full-time employment
19% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • PWC 3
  • Nielsen 1
  • Timkin Company 1
  • Heery International 1
  • Turner Construction 1
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
20% 20
$81,200.00
56K 125K
Finance/Accounting
20% 20
$65,000.00
60K 70K
General Management
0% 0
Data not provided
Human Resources
0% 0
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
12% 12
$65,333.00
56K 75K
Information Technology
12% 12
$70,667.00 Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
12% 12
$64,000.00 Data not provided
Other
16% 16
$55,405.00 Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
40% 40
$75,000.00
56K 125K
Consumer Products
0% 0
Data not provided
Financial Services
20% 20
$60,333.00
56K 65K
Government
0% 0
Data not provided
Manufacturing
8% 8
$65,000.00
60K 70K
Media/Entertainment
0% 0
Data not provided
Non-profit
0% 0
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
0% 0
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
0% 0
Data not provided
Real Estate
4% 4
$56,000.00 Data not provided
Technology
4% 4
$75,000.00 Data not provided
Other
24% 24
$58,124.00
43K 65K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
36% 36
$59,946.00
43K 76K
More than one year, up to three years
40% 40
$64,300.00
60K 70K
More than five years
8% 8
$102,500.00
80K 125K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
8% 8
Data not provided
North America
92% 92
$67,392.00
43K 125K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
4% 4
$70,000.00 Data not provided
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
64% 64
$69,867.00
56K 125K
U.S. South
12% 12
$57,873.00
43K 75K
U.S. Southwest
4% 4
$65,000.00 Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
4% 4
$60,000.00 Data not provided
U.S. West
4% 4
$66,000.00 Data not provided
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Industry

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$119,564
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $32,626
  • Budget $33,473
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$138,556
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $54,332
  • Budget $44,326
10 Full Tuition Scholarships
$13,857 Average Scholarship Amount 94% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
27% 27
94% 94
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$795,196
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Financial Need
  • Academic Merit
  • A Combination Of Need And Merit
82%
Of first-year institutional scholarship recipients who received at least the same amount for the second year
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt $34,375
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
43 Pamplin College of Business 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Top Areas of Study
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
  • Other
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
  • Technology
  • Concentrations: Marketing; Finance; Org. Mgmt & Strategy; Information Technology
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/MIM (International Management)
  • MBA/MSIE (Industrial Engineering)
  • MBA/MSM (Management)
  • Other
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning No
Technology Improvements
  • Pamplin College of Business provides 9 Bloomberg Terminals for primary student use, which increased from 3 in 2011. A license for WebEx has been purchased increasing the ability to have virtual meetings and classes. All classrooms are equipped with projectors and document cameras for classroom instruction.

Students: Who are my classmates?

53% International Students
29% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
79% 79
Asian American
9% 9
Hispanic
4% 4
Student Citizenship
North America
49% 49
Asia
37% 37
Europe Free Trade Zone
4% 4
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Women in MBA
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

5,028 Living MBA Alumni
0 Active alumni clubs
10% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.