Admissions Types

Students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher from an accredited university and a GMAT score of 600 or higher, or a GRE score of 154 or higher, are admitted to the program as regular students with no restrictions.

Provisional Admission to the MBA Program is open to applicants whose GPA is below the minimum of 3.0, but is above 2.75, as required by Graduate School. The applicant must demonstrate other experience or qualifications that show the potential to undertake graduate study. A GMAT score of 600 or higher, or a GRE score of 154 or higher, is required.

After taking 12 credit hours in the MBA program and earning at least a 3.00 GPA, a student is changed to Regular status by the Graduate School.

Prospective students may choose to apply as Commonwealth Campus students prior to being fully admitted into the MBA Program. In this case, students must first meet the minimum GPA requirement to be admitted into the MBA program as Commonwealth Campus students and will then be enrolled in only one MBA core course. This provides the applicant with more time to complete his/her application packet and to be considered for regular admissions status in the following semester.

Commonwealth Campus admittance into the Evening MBA Program is granted by the Program Director. The Applicant must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA; GRE/GMAT scores are not required for this phase and can be provided later to fulfill regular admission requirements. The Commonwealth Student Status is a temporary status and students cannot register for courses in the Evening MBA Program without the consent of the Program Director.

Students enrolled in an MBA course under the Commonwealth Campus status, who decide to pursue the MBA on a Regular status basis, must submit a new online application to enter the MBA program. A non-refundable application fee is required. Please refer to the Graduate School for more information on Commonwealth Campus status.

No exemption of core courses is allowed.

In certain cases, it is possible to transfer up to nine hours of elective courses from an AACSB-accredited institution to the Pamplin MBA Program with prior approval. Only elective courses which meet the requirements of the MBA program and were completed prior to admission to Virginia Tech are considered. Courses completed more than five years prior to admission are not eligible for consideration. Enrolled Pamplin MBA students are required to take all their required and elective courses in the program at Virginia Tech. Students will not be permitted to take or transfer any of the MBA courses from other universities following their admission into Pamplin MBA program.

The MBA Program Director will review the appropriateness of all requests for transfer credit of courses completed prior to admission. Usually this takes place when the student formalizes his/her application for admission and should be completed as early as possible prior to the admission decision.

Transfer credits must also follow the requirements of the Virginia Tech Graduate School. In part, this requires that the student has received at least a grade "B" to transfer the course. An official copy of the transcript from the transfer institution should be sent to the MBA Program Office.