Ph.D. Programs

The Pamplin College of Business offers the PhD in Business on the Blacksburg campus. The program is offered only on a full-time basis with admission for the Fall semester. Financial aid is available for qualified PhD students; most students making satisfactory academic progress receive tuition and stipend support for four years. A total of 90 credit hours is required to complete the PhD, of which at least 30 hours must be in graded classes. Included in the graded coursework are five core courses in research methods and statistical analysis: MGT 5124 Business Research Methods, MGT 5384 Ethical Dimensions of Leadership, BIT 5724 Managerial Statistics, STAT 5615 and 5616 Statistics in Research. Students pursuing the PhD. in Business must select one of five concentrations (majors). Details on each concentration including admission and specialized course requirements as well as faculty are available at the concentration websites:

  Pamplin Hall, Suite 3007, Virginia Tech
880 West Campus Drive Blacksburg, VA 24061

 (540) 231-6591

  231-2511

  acis@vt.edu

ACIS Website

  Pamplin Hall, Suite 1007, Virginia Tech  
880 West Campus Drive Blacksburg, VA 24061

 (540) 231-6596    

 (540) 231-3752    

  rrussell@vt.edu

BIT Website

  Pamplin Hall, Suite 1016, Virginia Tech
880 West Campus Drive Blacksburg, VA 24061

 (540) 231-5904

  (540) 231-3155

  fin@vt.edu

FIN Website

  362 Wallace Hall, Virginia Tech
295 West Campus Drive Blacksburg, VA 24061

 (540) 231-5515

  (540) 231-8313

  htmdpt@vt.edu

HTM Website

  Pamplin Hall, Suite 2007, Virginia Tech
880 West Campus Drive Blacksburg, VA 24061

  (540) 231-6353

  (540) 231-3076

  mgtdept@vt.edu

MGT Website

  Pamplin Hall, Suite 2016, Virginia Tech
880 West Campus Drive Blacksburg, VA 24061

  (540) 231-6949

MKTG Website

Effective fall 2016, Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business is launching a new concentration within its Ph.D. Program in Business. This concentration in Executive Business Research is designed specifically to serve experienced executives seeking the advanced knowledge and skills needed to conduct high quality research on emerging business issues. Tailored for high-ability working professionals, this three-year part-time program will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the scholarly literature in their chosen business discipline, rigorous training in relevant analytical research techniques, as well as experience in conducting high quality original research embodied in a dissertation addressing a complex business problem.