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:
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.