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Pamplin College of Business – Virginia Tech

Program Structure

The Virginia Tech Professional MBA is a 24-month program during which students attend classes one weekend a month, rotating between the Virginia Tech centers in Richmond and Roanoke.

The monthly weekend classes are held all day Friday and Saturday. Outside of the monthly in-person class meetings, there is a distance learning component for out-of-class content that is dependent on professor preference. Examples include online discussion forums, simulations, group collaboration, Skype presentations, and one-way delivery of presentations.

Curriculum

The Virginia Tech Professional MBA curriculum focuses on the core management concepts of leadership, finance, and marketing with an emphasis on global business, business analytics, innovation and strategy. The program’s hybrid format blends 60 percent in-class and 40 percent online instruction. Students work in teams and learn through a combination of case studies and project-based experiential learning.

Class Profile

There are currently 28 Pamplin College of Business Professional MBA students that are, on average, 37-years old. The majority of the class is made up of male students (87 percent). About 25 percent enrolled students are minority students.

The average GMAT of students in the program is 625, while the undergraduate GPA is 3.3, and the average professional work experience of students is 14 years.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Tuition for the 2018-19 academic year is $42,500 for in-state students and $63,180 for out-of-state students.

The Professional MBA program offers merit-based scholarships (ranging from $1,000 – $2,500) based on academic and professional accomplishments.

Admissions

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

● Completed application form
● Official transcripts
● Current resume
● Two essays
● 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
● $75 application fee

The Virginia Tech Professional MBA program will consider GMAT/GRE waiver requests. Please note that the waiver is not guaranteed, and your request will undergo evaluation by the admissions committee whose decisions are final.

The application deadlines for the Virginia Tech Professional MBA program 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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