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Pamplin College of Business – Virginia Tech - Executive MBA

Program Structure

The Executive MBA class schedule is designed to allow students to balance work and other priorities with minimal disruption. Classes meet every other Friday (2–9 p.m.) and Saturday (8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.) for 18 months with seasonal breaks in the winter and summer. The EMBA program is lockstep, which means all students start at the same time, work within their cohort, and all finish together. The EMBA program has a fall (August) start date.


The Virginia Tech Executive MBA’s interdisciplinary curriculum provides students with a formal core of business education in the areas of accounting, economics, organizational behavior and decision theory. Followed by the core courses are courses in the more traditional functional areas of business: information technology, marketing, finance and operations management. An international perspective underlies several of the advanced courses, as does a strong focus on high technology management. Entrepreneurial leadership and change management are key components of the curriculum and are designed to leverage students’ leadership qualities in day-to-day business practice, irrespective of area of specialization or job function.

The course delivery is team-based using case studies. All students will participate in both a domestic and international residency.

Class Profile

There are currently 25 Pamplin College of Business Executive MBA students that are, on average, 37-years old. About 75 percent of students in the program are male and 25 percent are female. About 30 percent enrolled students are minority students.

The average GPA of enrolled students is 3.0, who join with 15 years of professional work experience.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Tuition for the Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business Executive MBA is $85,500. The tuition covers all courses, books and required materials, technology package (software), student and administrative fees, parking and meals on class days, and transportation, lodging, and some meals affiliated with the required residencies.

The Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business has partial merit-based scholarships (ranging from $2,000-$4,000) available to assist working professionals earn their MBA while continuing their careers.


To apply to the Virginia Tech Executive MBA program, applicants must submit the following:

● Completed application form
● Official transcripts
● Current resume
● Short answer
● Two letters of recommendation
● TOEFL or IELTS if your degree was earned from an academic institution in a country where English is not the native language
● A $90 application fee

The GMAT/GRE is not required for the Virginia Tech Executive MBA.

The application deadlines for the Virginia Tech Executive MBA are as follows:

Round 1 – January 15
Round 2 – April 15
Final – June 1

Early application is encouraged, as scholarship amounts are greater in earlier rounds.

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