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Business Pathway

Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business offers programs in accounting and information systems, business information technology, finance, hospitality and tourism management, management, marketing management, and real estate management.

Pamplin emphasizes technology and analysis that improve business, entrepreneurship that leads to innovation and innovative companies, international opportunities for learning and research, and an inclusive, collaborative community. 

Students walking in front of Pamplin Hall

Spotlight

Marketing

At Pamplin College of Business, you will be taught by leading researchers as well as experienced professionals. Our undergraduate program in marketing management is designed to offer a broad business education with an emphasis on professional training for development of marketing strategies and managing marketing operations.

Management

This major prepares students to be effective managers capable of adding value in a range of organizations and business contexts in the global economy employing an entrepreneurial approach to business. We emphasize the development of versatile skills that are essential to achieve organizational goals: analytical problem-solving, communication skills, cross-functional thinking, leadership, ethical decision-making, and teamwork. 

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Recently ranked No. 2 in the U.S. and No. 6 in the world*, our program focuses on the “business of hospitality and tourism.” Our students gain skills in finance, accounting, marketing, revenue management, business information technology, and social media. All students are required to engage in field study/internship activities, and we enjoy one of the highest placement rates on campus. Recruiters often brag to us about the way our graduates are ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work, confident and unafraid of challenges. 

*QS World University Rankings

Program Components*

Level 3 (three-semester pathway)

Semester 1 Hours Per Week Credit Hours
EAP 300: English for Academic Purposes 20  
University Success Seminar 4  
Semester 2    
EAP 400: English for Academic Purposes
10  
University Success Seminar
4  
Freshman English Course 3 3
Select Math Course 4 4
Semester 3    
EAP 500: English for Academic Purposes 10  
Freshman English Course 3 3
Requisite Business Courses (2) 6 6
TOTAL 64 16

 

Level 2 (two-smester pathway)

Semester 1 Hours Per Week Credit Hours
EAP 400: English for Academic Purposes
10  
University Success Seminar
4  
Freshman English Course 3 3
Select Math Course 4 4
Semester 2    
EAP 500: English for Academic Purposes 10  
Freshman English Course 3 3
Requisite Business Courses (2) 6 6
TOTAL 40 16

 

Level 1 (one-smester pathway)

Semester 1 Hours Per Week Credit Hours
EAP 500: English for Academic Purposes 10  
University Success Seminar 4  
Freshman English Course 3 3
Select Math Course 4 4
TOTAL 21 7


*Credit course components may vary by semester. Six credits are included in the course price in the first semester of credit instruction, and nine credits are included in the second semester of credit instruction.

Program Requirements

In order to advance in the Business Pathway from semester to semester, all students must achieve a 2.5 or better grade-point average in their credit-bearing courses. Students must also maintain a minimum 70 percent in their English for Academic Purposes courses and University Success Seminars.

Majors

  • Accounting and Information Systems
  • Business Information Technology
  • Finance, Insurance and Business Law
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Management
  • Marketing Mangagement
  • Real Estate Management