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Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Degree Level: Graduate
College: Strome College of Business
Major : Business Administration
Department: Master of Business Administration
Degree Earned: Master of Business Administration


  • High quality
  • Ease of completion
  • Rich online experience
  • Fast paced MBA (short 7.5 week courses) AACSB online, dual credentials, flexible delivery and speed to completion set the ODU MBA program apart from other similar programs
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  • AACSB accredited program
  • Strong core curriculum
  • All courses taught by Ph.D. faculty
  • ODU's expertise in distance learning
  • Culturally and professionally diverse student body


  • Convenience (can take classes anytime during the week)
  • Online and on-campus options
  • Ability to shift between online and on-campus
  • 2/3/4 year completion plans
  • Adaptability to life situations

Program Benefits Include:

  • A degree from a respected, internationally recognized university;
  • Rigorous core courses, taught by Ph.D. qualified faculty;
  • Relevant skill development to be used immediately-Leadership, Marketing, Finance with Portfolio and Investments;
  • Enriching experience with fellow students with interesting work backgrounds from the military, banking, consulting, health care, defense, retailing and consumer products industries

Non-Degree Seeking Student Policy

Non-Degree Seeking Students

The non-degree entry form should be submitted online, mailed, or faxed to the address/fax number on the forms if you are taking any of the courses on this page. There is a $50 non-refundable fee for attending ODU as a Non-Degree student.

Unless you have met all of the MBA Program criteria for non-degree status, you will not be permitted to take MBA courses.

The MBA Program requires an evaluation of GMAT scores and GPA to qualify for non-degree status. Unofficial copies of both the GMAT and transcripts can be used for this purpose.

If you have not met the criteria for enrollment as a non-degree MBA student, you might consider the following courses. If you choose these courses, you do not register in the MBA Program Office or see the MBA Graduate Program Director.


  1. The only prerequisite for the MBA Program is the successful completion of a Calculus course. This can be taken at ODU (MATH 200) or another college or community college (MATH 270 at TCC).
  2. Or, there are courses in other graduate programs that may be used as electives in the MBA Program once you are admitted.

These include

  • Economics (ECON, prerequisites apply). To contact the Economics Department, please call 683-3567.
    You may not take ECON 604, ECON 607, 612, or 618.
  • Public Administration courses (PADM, prerequisites apply). To contact the Public Administration Program, please call 683-3961.
  • PORT 6XX Please call 683-3964 for more information.
  • TAX (prerequisites apply). To contact the Tax Program, please call 683-3529

Related Experiences

Career Advantage Program

The Career Advantage Program assists interested students in identifying internship opportunities and career coaching.

There are many student consulting projects for on-campus students. For example, a program called "Students on Site," a small group of students who have done projects for Liberty Tax, VirginiaStage Company, Eastern Virginia Medical Center, the Modeling and Simulation Center, and the Football program at Old Dominion University.

Bloomberg Terminal

Propeller Club



With an ODU MBA, career options include:

  • Logistics Manager
  • IT Manager
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Banking & Finance
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Port & Maritime Manager
  • Non-profit Management

Classes & Requirements

Rigorous General Management MBA

  • 40 credit hour general management MBA program for business undergraduate students (45 credits for non-business undergraduates)
  • 36 hours of core course in functional areas including Accounting, Business Analytics, Business Law, Economics, Finance, International Business, Leadership, Management, Marketing and Supply Chain Management

Expand your horizons with MBA Plus

  • Additional unique specializations with certificates in selected areas including Maritime and Port Management, Modeling and Simulation, Public Procurement and Contract Management, Global Health, Science Administration and many others.
  • Opportunity to get Bloomberg terminal trained and certified at the Lumsden Bloomberg Trading Room

Subject areas covered in the major:

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Supply Chain Management

Unique Certificates

Maritime and Port Management, Modeling and Simulation, Public Procurement and Contract Management, Executive Health Science Administration


Next Steps & Admission

All MBA entrance candidates must complete the University's application for graduate admission through the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Fall Spring Financial Assistantship
Domestic June 1
November 1
With admissions package
International April 15
October 1
With admissions package


Test GMAT or GRE (in certain circumstances)
Recommendations 1 (either from academic or professional source)
Essay Yes, on personal goals
Resume Yes
Transcripts From all prior institutions
Additional Instructions

TOEFL Requirement of non-native English speakers: (570/213/88)

Application and all supporting documents may be submitted online or to
the Graduate Admissions Office.

Mail to:
Graduate Admissions Office
220 Rollins Hall
Norfolk, VA 23529

Full-time applicants are eligible for Graduate Assistantships and should apply at: http://admissions.odu.edu/forms/ODU_GRAD_AIGFA.pdf

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