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Virginia Tech’s Online MBA is completed in just 24 months. Students starting in May 2024 will graduate in May 2026.

In your first year in the Online MBA, you will master business fundamentals. The core business functions of accounting, finance, management, business information technology, and marketing are taught by experienced Pamplin College of Business faculty to provide a quantitative and analytical foundation for the more rigorous, advanced courses in your second year.

The following summer semester allows for a selection of elective tracks to personalize your MBA experience in an area of importance to your career. Available elective tracks include topics like cybersecurity, healthcare IT, and entrepreneurship.

During your second year in the Online MBA, you will delve into advanced business concepts, supplemented by coursework in communications and learning tools utilized in business data analytics and visualization. To conclude your MBA experience, you will integrate the knowledge and skills learned in a capstone project, acting in the role of consultant to address a current business challenge.

Workshops in career development, public speaking and effective business communication, negotiations, and an executive speaker seminar are spread throughout the program to round out your MBA experience.

Explore the Curriculum


  • Strategic Business Environment
  • Financial & Economic Environment of Business
  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Marketing Principles
  • Management of Information for Business Decisions
  • Managing the Global Supply Chain
  • Career Planning and Management Workshop
  • Principles of Financial Management 
  • Designing & Managing Organizations
  • Ethics & Leadership in a Global Environment
  • Financial Statements for Managers
  • Implementing Management Controls 


  • Choice of Elective Track
    • Cybersecurity   
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Global Immersion Experience
    • Healthcare IT
  • Investments & Portfolio Management
  • Leadership for Change Management
  • Executive Speaker Seminar
  • International Marketing
  • Program Management
  • Negotiations Workshop
  • Business Analytics & Visualizations for Executives
  • Predictive Analytics & Data Mining for Executives
  • Strategic Management
  • Capstone Experience 


  • Workshops - Career Management & Negotiations
  • Executive Speaker Series
  • Alumni Mentoring
  • Cohort & Team Support


  • Highly Engaged Faculty
  • Hokie Alumni Network
  • AACSB Accreditation

Elective Tracks

The ​elective tracks provide an opportunity for you to focus your MBA in an area of particular interest to your career.

Each topic builds on Virginia Tech's significant expertise in areas like cybersecurity, entrepreneurship, and healthcare. Faculty in these areas are at the forefront of research on emerging issues and technologies in their fields and provide students with current insight into private and public industry, government, and entrepreneurial solutions.​

In addition, some of the ​elective courses will allow you to meet professional students outside your cohort, including those enrolled in our Evening MBA and online Master of Information Technology programs.

Global Immersion Experience (Study Abroad)

Online MBA students have an opportunity to choose a global immersion experience as a part of their elective track. The study abroad course is typically ten days to two weeks in length, during which students visit several multinational and international corporations, local businesses, and cultural venues. Examples of previous courses are included below.

Products and Processes in Scandinavia

The Scandinavia study abroad program includes traveling to Finland, Sweden and Denmark. Students participate in corporate visits with companies such as LEGO, IKEA, Fiskars, Stora Enso, Vestas, Tetra Pak, Carlsberg and Marimekko. The opportunity to see and discuss current strategies and issues with these leading multi-national companies adds an invaluable dimension to the study of global supply chains.

International Business Strategy & Culture

The locations for this course vary and recent destinations include China, Argentina & Peru, Germany & the Czech Republic, and South Africa. This program is designed for students to explore a country’s role in the global economy by visiting businesses that represent key industry sectors and engage the core competencies of the MBA program. The experience provides students with a unique worldview of business that that can use to guide and structure their own management practices and careers.