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Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Pamplin College of Business

Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    596
  • Program Enrollment
    204
  • Yield
    77%
  • Selectivity
    86%
Contact Information
7054 Haycock Road
Suite 314
Falls Church, Virginia 22043, United States
Website
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Pamplin College of Business

About Pamplin College of Business

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.

What Recent Grads Say See All 5 Comments >

This was a non-cohort based program; there was a lot of flexibility in choice of courses each semester. When necessary, I could select courses for a semester based on the day of the week. I also chose one of the international semesters (to Scandinavia), this was a great experience. Some of the faculty members are truly outstanding in their fields and make the program worthwhile.

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Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 76
  • Median 60
  • Middle 80% 24 to 168
Admissions Selectivity
86% Pamplin College of Business 72% Average Across All Schools

596 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
73% 582
75% 596
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 44
86% 86.0
77% 77.0
Female
38% 38
International
3% 3
Wait-listed
100% 0
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Application Essay Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Interviews Not Considered
  • Resume / Work Experience Important
  • Recommendations Considered
Pre-MBA Careers
Finance / Accounting
25% 25
Consulting
14% 14
General Management
14% 14
Marketing / Sales
14% 14
Operations
11% 11
Other
8% 8
Management
7% 7
Human Resources
7% 7
Consulting
25% 25
Technology
25% 25
Government
18% 18
Other
10% 10
Manufacturing
7% 7
Real Estate
7% 7
Consumer Products
4% 4
Financial Services
4% 4
Pharma / Health Care
0% 0
Petroleum / Energy
0% 0
Media / Entertainment
0% 0
Non-Profit
0% 0
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
0% 0
0% 0
710 to 739
3% 3
5% 5
680 to 709
15% 15
5% 5
650 to 679
6% 6
11% 11
620 to 649
9% 9
11% 11
590 to 619
15% 15
21% 21
560 to 589
20% 20
16% 16
530 to 559
20% 20
26% 26
500 to 529
6% 6
5% 5
Under 500
6% 6
0% 0
English Language Requirements
550 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Long Term Pay by PayScale

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $862
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $1,526
6 Full Tuition Scholarships
38% of Students Receive Aid
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Academics: What will I learn?

Faculty
  • All Teachers
  • Tenured
Total Number of Teachers
3% 10
3% 8
Students in Core Classes
25 Pamplin College of Business 33 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Lectures
60% 60
Case study
20% 20
Team project
20% 20
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Leadership
Top Areas of Study
  • General Management
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Management Information Systems
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Credits required for graduation 48
  • Average # of months to complete program 42
  • Six-Year completion rate 92%
  • Max time allowed to complete 60
  • Separate Full-Time MBA Yes
  • Distance learning No
Time Classes Offered
  • Evenings
Semester Classes Offered
  • Fall, Spring, Summer
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?

Yes Part-time students have a campus area
Ethnicity of Students
White
79% 79
Asian American
9% 9
African American
6% 6
Activities
Professional Clubs
Networking Clubs
  • 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.