The first bachelor’s degree in business at what would eventually become Virginia Tech was offered in 1925 and the first master’s degree in 1931. A school of business was established in 1961 with 28 faculty members and 823 students. Business became one of the colleges of the university in 1965. Find out more about Pamplin's history and mission, facilities, and academic units and programs.

Administrative faculty for the Pamplin College of Business are Robert T. Sumichrast, Dean; Kay P. Hunnings, Associate Dean for Administration; Kent Nakamoto Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs; Lara Khansa, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs; Parviz Ghandforoush, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Executive Director of MIT and Evening MBA Programs

This Implementation Plan translates the goals described in the strategic plan into more detailed actions, measures of performance, and objective goals that we intend to complete by the end of the planning period, 2019. In addition, this document estimates resources necessary to achieve the objectives and provides plans for the source of the additional revenues. The Implementation Plan is structured to parallel Pamplin’s strategic plan. Find out more about Pamplin's Implementation Plan.

Pamplin will be a leader in business education, developing knowledge and skills to enhance success in a complex, digital economy, and recognized by companies that employ our graduates and by individuals at influential universities. We will be particularly known for our expertise and accomplishments in business intelligence/analytics, innovation through entrepreneurship, and for our international programs. Find out more about Pamplin's Strategic Plan.