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The Pamplin College of Business offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Accounting & Information Systems, Business Information Technology, Finance, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Management, and Marketing. The College’s degree programs are accredited by the AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. Pamplin provides an education that emphasizes real-world learning, collaboration, and technical skills. Our graduates are prepared for post-graduate life and the dynamic future of business.
Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, and the school is getting bigger every day! From the new Global Business & Analytics Complex to the biannual Business Horizons career fair, there are plenty of reasons your son or daughter should #PickPamplin this spring.
Business students at Virginia Tech are not limited to the classroom. Pamplin has a number of ways for undergraduates to get involved, even as early as their first semester!
Student-led organizations like BASIS and SEED get hands-on finance and management experience, and regularly attend trips to New York City. PRISM, Pamplin’s student-run marketing agency, recently won a Telly Award for the 2015 “Welcome to Hokie Nation” video. The school is also home to Pi Sigma Epsilon and Delta Sigma Pi, two co-ed business fraternities.
In addition to clubs and organizations, students may have the opportunity to attend trips like Hokies on Wall Street or visiting Coca-Cola headquarters in Atlanta. Simply put, there’s plenty to do other than coursework!
Pamplin also offers numerous study abroad programs throughout the year! Some of the most popular programs are the annual trips to Switzerland, Spain and Italy. In recent years, faculty have started new programs in Cuba, Dominican Republic and Belize.
From courses in international marketing to business leadership, Pamplin’s study abroad programs are open to all majors within the school! Students earn course credit and come back with an international perspective on their field of study.
One unique aspect of Pamplin is the fact that all students have the same business foundation. Marketing students take the same core classes as finance majors, and vice versa. This gives all students a strong foundation in modern business practices, from personal branding to analytics!
With mandatory courses across all areas of business, students need not worry about being unprepared after college. Classes that are taken by all majors include microeconomics, principles of accounting and marketing management.
In addition to classes currently offered at Pamplin, students have new learning experiences to look forward to in the coming years. Dean Sumichrast recently unveiled the Global Business & Analytics Complex, which will bring a new analytical perspective into students’ coursework. Plans for a digital marketing minor are underway, and students in finance and accounting will continue to have access to data-driven projects and courses.
Our business students have no problem finding a job after graduation! Pamplin boasts the highest job placement rate of any college in the university at 90 percent, and its students make up nearly half of all on-campus interviews.
Each semester, hundreds of company recruiters come to Virginia Tech’s Business Horizons career fair. Students within Pamplin have this opportunity to meet potential employers, drop off resumes and potentially earn on-campus interviews. “Company Days” within the Pamplin atrium also offer students a chance to meet with recruiters throughout the semester to discuss internships and jobs.
The college of business has a close relationship with the Pamplin Advisory Boards, meaning that senior-level alumni stay connected with undergraduates throughout the year! With frequent Q&A sessions and networking events, students in Pamplin have numerous opportunities to learn from experienced professionals in their respective industries.
Alumni are also heavily involved in Career Services! Hokies who work in the hiring process for their companies often hire current Hokies, so your student won’t need to go far to find a job or internship. Virginia Tech has close relationships with top companies such as KPMG and Deloitte, with many students going to work for some of the nation’s best firms.
Pamplin prides itself on getting its undergraduates started on their first day! Once accepted, students do not need to reapply at a later date, and freshmen can take business courses during their first semester. Students at other business schools often have to wait until their sophomore or junior year to take classes for their major, but freshmen at Virginia Tech are enrolled in the core business classes upon being accepted!
To make freshman year easier, the college offers a peer mentoring program where upperclassmen meet and advise new students to foster a positive experience. The program also has workshops tailored towards choosing a major and preparing a resume for internships.
From inside the classroom to out in the community, Hokies in Pamplin get involved starting on Day One! Students don’t need to wait to take economics their junior year or hold off on joining organizations. This allows students the opportunity to get plugged in and comfortable with their studies right away, which is something that most universities can’t say.
Students who apply and are accepted directly into the College of Business will not have to reapply at a later date. Students will be able to take business classes in their first semester.
All Pamplin students are required to take core business classes, which give them an opportunity to learn about all facets of business. Graduates develop business acumen and become successful business leaders.
Pamplin has a dedicated team of professionals who focus solely on the career success of its students. Various professional workshops and networking opportunities are offered, and as a result, 90% of students actively seeking full-time employment graduated with a full-time job with a median salary of $56,500.
Pamplin students develop key business and life skills through hands-on projects and activities in their courses, study abroad opportunities, internships/externships, and our numerous student organizations.
The Pamplin College of Business has a close working relationship with the Pamplin Advisory Council and Pamplin Advisory Boards, whose members are senior-level alumni volunteers that promote, support, and improve the quality of education in Pamplin. The employers and recruiters also engage their alumni throughout the Career Services process…Hokies hire Hokies!
All applications to the Pamplin College of Business are reviewed by the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Admissions directors use a holistic approach throughout the application review process. Many factors are considered, the most important being rigor of academic program, grades in academic courses, and standardized test scores. Other factors include: ethnicity, first-generation, leadership and service, legacy, major requested, participation in Virginia Tech pipeline programs, personal statements, disciplinary record, and residency.
To directly enroll in the Pamplin College of Business, applicants can list one of our seven majors or ‘BUS’ for Business, Undecided. Around 50% of our incoming freshmen enroll as Business, Undecided students.
For more information regarding Admissions requirements, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website.