Graduate Catalog
2019-2020
 
Policies, Procedures, Academic Programs
Business Administration
Pamplin College of Business
Virginia Tech in the National Capital Region (NCR) is dedicated to furthering the university's three missions - education, research, and outreach. With facilities, faculty, graduate degrees, and research in the region since 1969, Virginia Tech has a long tradition of creating new knowledge and applying it to the critical problems facing the Washington DC area, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world.
Pamplin Graduate Programs Northern Virginia Center Virginia Tech 7054 Haycock Road, Ste 341 Falls Church, VA 22043 Falls Church VA 22043
Northern Virginia Center
Degree(s) Offered:
• MBA
MBA Degree in Business Administration
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Offered In:
National Capital Region
Roanoke
Richmond
• MS
MS Degree in Business Administration
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Offered In:
National Capital Region
Blacksburg
Email Contact(s):
Web Resource(s):
Phone Number(s):
703/538-8410
540/231-4570
Application Deadlines:
Fall: Aug 01
Spring: Jan 01
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Department Head : Parviz Ghandforoush
Graduate Program Director(s) : Dana Hansson (Director - MBA Programs), Mahmood Khan (Director - MSBA - HTM), Joseph Winkeler (Executive Director - MSBA - Analytics), Cliff Ragsdale (Academic Director - MSBA - Analytics)
Professors: Sudip Bhattacharjee (National Capital Region); Dipankar Chakravarti (National Capital Region); Parviz Ghandforoush (National Capital Region); Mahmood Khan (National Capital Region); Raman Kumar (National Capital Region); Sattar Mansi (National Capital Region); Cliff Ragsdale
Associate Professors: Wade Baker (National Capital Region); William Becker (National Capital Region); Donald Hatfield (National Capital Region); Barbara Hoopes (National Capital Region); Tabitha James; Raymond Major (National Capital Region); Quinton Nottingham
Professor of Practice: David Simpson (National Capital Region)

Business Administration Introduction

The Pamplin College of Business offers graduate level programs in Blacksburg on the main campus, at the extended campus in the National Capital Region and other locations in Virginia.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program has three program formats (options): Evening (part- or full-time) based in Falls Church, Executive with classes in Arlington, and Professional with cohorts meeting in Roanoke and Richmond. The plan of study leading to the Master of Business Administration degree is a 48-credit program requiring a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree from an accredited college or university.

Faculty teaching in the Evening MBA program are members of the following departments in Pamplin;  Accounting & Information Systems, Business Information Technology, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Management, and Marketing. 

The MBA degree program offered by the Pamplin College of Business is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). 

Masters of Science in Business Administration (MSBA) with a concentration in Hospitality and Tourism Management is offered primarily at our National Capital Region Campus in Falls Church, Virginia but with availability via online capabilities on our Blacksburg campus.  

Masters of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics is offered at the Blacksburg campus.

Offered In (National Capital Region, Roanoke, Richmond)

Degree Requirements

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Institution code: 5859
Testing Requirements:
  • TOEFL
    • iBT
      • 90.0
  • GRE
    • General
      • Verbal : 154.0
      • Quantitative : 154.0
  • GMAT
      • Total : 600.0
Three program options (formats) of EvMBA, EMBA and PMBA. Completion of 48 credit hours of coursework (49 for EMBA), 3.0 undergraduate GPA, GMAT/GRE for EvMBA, and PMBA programs.

Evening MBA - flexible part- or full-time program, classes in the evening, fall and spring start. Located in Falls Church, VA. https://evening.mba.vt.edu/index.html

Executive MBA - cohort based, classes on alternating weekends, fall start only. Located in Arlington, VA. https://executive.mba.vt.edu/index.html

Professional MBA - cohort based, one weekend/month classes, fall start only. Located in Richmond and Roanoke, VA. https://professional.mba.vt.edu/index.html

Concentrations

Available in the Evening MBA program

Business Intelligence/Analytics, Cybersecurity, Entrepreneurial Leadership, 
Financial Management, General Management, Global Business, Health Information Technology, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Information Technology Management, Organizational & Leadership Management, Dual degree option with Master of Information Technology degree, Dual degree option with Masters of Science in Business Administration - Hospitality and Tourism Management degree
Offered In (National Capital Region, Blacksburg)

Degree Requirements

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Institution code: 5859
Testing Requirements:
  • TOEFL
    • iBT
      • 90.0
MSBA-Business Analytics:  The program requires the completion of 30-credit hours including a 15-hour business core and 15-hour analytics core, including two courses directly related to a corporate sponsored capstone project.

cbia.pamplin.vt.edu

MSBA-Hospitality and Tourism Management:  The MS in Business Administration (MSBA) with a concentration in Hospitality and Tourism Management is located in the Washington DC metro area, the nations’ hub for hospitality business; it is offered exclusively at the Virginia Tech National Capital Region Campus in Falls Church VA.  The MSBA is a professional degree designed to either help students advance their professional career in HTM or as an important step to pursuing a Ph.D. and a subsequent academic career.

http://www.htm.pamplin.vt.edu/

Concentrations

Business Analytics

The concentration in business analytics in the Master of Science in Business Administration (MSBA-BA) is designed to give students from multiple disciplines the necessary business knowledge, technical expertise, and professional skills to be effective business analytics practitioners. Admission to the program is competitive with selected based on leadership and communication skills, motivation and quantitative aptitude and computing experience. Undergraduate students who want to pursue an accelerated program or graduating students who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree may apply for the program.

The application process includes the following:

  • Online application, including transcripts and test scores (GRE or GMAT and TOEFL or IELTS scores for international students)
  • Personal essays
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Applicant interview

The capstone project is the cornerstone activity of the Master of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics (MSBA-BA program). It is essential to the learning that takes place during the intensive year-long curriculum. Students work on interdisciplinary, four-to-five member teams on a corporate project that has significant strategic importance to corporations. At the end of the project, students will prepare a professional consulting report that summarizes and supports their findings and builds a business case for their recommendations. They will also make a formal presentation. Corporations provided data and a project coordinator. Students will gain experiential learning and apply classroom learning to real-world problems. This experience will not only enhance students' technical skills, but provided business acumen that facilitates execution of those skills.

Business Administration Facilities Introduction

National Capital Region

Virginia Tech in the National Capital Region is dedicated to furthering the university's three missions – education, research, and outreach. With facilities, faculty, graduate degrees, and research in the region since 1969, Virginia Tech has a long tradition of creating new knowledge and applying it to the critical problems facing the Washington D.C. area, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. The MBA in the NCR has program options in Falls Church and Arlington Centers.  MBSA-Hospitality and Tourism Management classes are taught in the Falls Church location.

Commonwealth Campus Centers

The Professional MBA is taught at the Richmond and the Roanoke Centers.

Pamplin Hall

The MSBA-Business Analytics courses are taught on the main campus in Blacksburg at Pamplin Hall.

Falls Church, Arlington and Richmond, Roanoke Centers

The Graduate Programs offices are housed at the Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church at 7054 Haycock Road, just across from the West Falls Church metro station, and near Rt. 7, I-66 and I-495.

The Evening MBA program holds classes at the Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church.  

The Executive MBA program holds classes at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington at 900 N. Glebe Road, near the Ballston stop of the metro and off I-66.

Professional MBA courses are held at the Richmond and Roanoke Virginia Tech centers in alternating months.

MBSA-Hospitality and Tourism Management classes are taught in the Falls Church location.

Pamplin Hall, Room 1030

Classes for the MSBA-Business Analytics degree are taught at Blacksburg in Pamplin Hall:  https://vt.edu/about/locations/buildings/pamplin-hall.html