Business School Overview
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#34 in Part-time MBA
Business School Overview
The Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech offers graduate programs in these departments and concentrations: accounting, finance, general management, leadership, marketing, and management information systems. Its tuition is full-time: $10,677 per year (in-state); full-time: $20,926 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $657 per credit (in-state); part-time: $1,247 per credit (out-of-state); executive: $79,500 total program (in-state); and executive: $79,500 total program (out-of-state). At graduation, 52.6 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.
The Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech is located in Blacksburg, near the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains. Although Blacksburg is home to only about 41,700 residents, half of which are Virginia Tech students, the town has more than 150 local businesses for Pamplin students to explore, such as restaurants, shops, and galleries. On campus, Pamplin students can connect with the university community by cheering on the Division I Virginia Tech Hokies athletic teams, or by checking out a few of the more than 600 student organizations. Graduate students in the Pamplin College of Business can also take advantage of the Graduate Life Center on campus, which has a 24/7 computer lab, café, study room, lounge, and meeting rooms for reservation—all specifically for grad students.
In the classroom, Pamplin College of Business offers many types of master’s degrees. Graduate students can earn an M.S. in marketing, information technology, hospitality and tourism management, or accounting and information systems. Students pursuing an M.B.A. from Virginia Tech can do so full time in Blacksburg, or part time in Falls Church, Va. Those working full-time who have at least three years of experience in the field can also pursue a professional M.B.A., which meets once per month for two years, at alternating locations in Richmond and Roanoke. Professionals with at least eight years of experience can check out the executive M.B.A. program, which is offered in Blacksburg and in the Washington, D.C., area.
Pamplin College of Business students can check out the university’s Career Center, which hosts on-campus interviewing and helps with cover letters, negotiating salaries, and networking, among other things.
|Application deadline (U.S. residents)||June 1|
|Application deadline (international students)||April 1|
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|Average base salary||$67,392|
|Full-time graduates employed at graduation||52.6%|
* Business School Overview details based on 2012 data