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New Evening MBA rankings

STUDENTS such as Mala Lal balance work, study, and family in the highly ranked Evening MBA program.
Students such as Mala Lal balance work, study, and family in the highly ranked Evening MBA program. Photo by Donnie Gray

Virginia Tech’s Evening MBA ranking in U.S. News & World Report has improved to No. 7 among the nation’s part-time MBA programs, according to the 2018 survey released today. It was ranked No. 16 for the previous two years.

The MBA program, offered by the Pamplin College of Business, serves aspiring business leaders in the Washington, D.C., area with classes taught at the Northern Virginia Center. As the college’s flagship MBA program, the Evening MBA has seen significant growth in recent years.

“Our Evening MBA’s top 10 ranking solidifies Virginia Tech’s position among the premier part-time MBA programs in the country and is unsurpassed in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.,” said Pamplin Dean Robert Sumichrast.  “We intentionally focused on enhancing our Evening MBA as we suspended the full-time MBA.”

“Working professionals enjoy the convenience of evening classes, a flexible schedule that fits within demanding lives, and building their network with the vast Hokie Nation,” said Dana Hansson, director of the Evening MBA program.

Parviz Ghandforoush, associate dean for graduate programs, credits the climb in rankings to students who are highly academically qualified and professionally accomplished, faculty who are deeply engaged in teaching and research, and program staff who have created a positive learning community.

To learn more about the Evening MBA program, please contact Dana Hansson, at 703-538-3761, or visit the program website mba.vt.edu or one of the program’s social media sites.

In other rankings, the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management was ranked No. 6 in the world, according to the latest QS World University Ratings by Subject. The program was ranked second in the U.S., ahead of prestigious ones at Penn State and Cornell.

“QS has an extremely rigorous rankings process. Our No. 6 world and No. 2 U.S. rankings are a testament to how hard our faculty and staff work to create a program that is well respected globally,” said Nancy McGehee, professor and head of the Virginia Tech department.

“The high quality of Pamplin’s hospitality and tourism programs is consistent with Virginia Tech’s overall improvement and reputation,” Pamplin Dean Robert Sumichrast said.