The Pamplin College of Business generates high quality applied and theoretical research that supports superior teaching and business applications. Graduates of the Pamplin College, applying their analytical and decision making skills, help businesses create solutions, enhancing their competitiveness in the global business environment and improving the lives of their families and society.
Richard E. Sorensen,
Dean Pamplin College of Business
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, and through the placement of its graduates. The Pamplin College will be nationally known for its graduate programs that are held at various locations throughout the Commonwealth, and for serving business and society through the expertise of its faculty, alumni and students. The college will be known for conducting all of its activities in an open and ethical manner.
Ethical behavior in all of our activities
Enhancing the high quality of our undergraduate programs
Providing a high quality MBA program at locations throughout the Commonwealth
Raising the research and scholarship reputation of faculty
Integrating the computer and technology into the academic curriculum
Developing the leadership skills and ethical values of our students
Preparing students for global business challenges, including providing opportunities for global experience before graduation
Enhancing our commitment to diversity
Heightening our level of service to the business community through the research and expertise of faculty, students, and graduates
Enhancing the quality of the Ph.D. program
Diversity as a Core Value
Virginia Tech and the Pamplin College of Business regard diversity as a source of strength and pride. Building upon this commitment, the Pamplin College of Business affirms the following principles:
All students, regardless of their background (race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, national origin, religion, or political affiliation) deserve and are promised equal opportunity to an education in the Pamplin College of Business.
We support an environment for all students, faculty, and staff that is free from hostility and intolerance.
We pursue a supportive and diverse community that respects each individual and allows ideas and opinions to be openly discussed.
The Pamplin College of Business is committed to the goal of developing its students, faculty, and staff in a manner that inspires them to successful participation and effective leadership in a pluralistic society and considers equal opportunity, freedom from hostility and intolerance, and respect for individuals and ideas to be values essential to that goal.